Political leaders

Political leaders
Ammons, John
by Stroupe, Henry S. Ammons, John by Henry S. Stroupe, 1979 4 July 1831–9 Sept. 1914 John Ammons, Western North Carolina Baptist leader, was born in the Gabriel's Creek community of present Madison County, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Armstrong, Martin
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. Martin Armstrong, Revolutionary War soldier, surveyor, and politician, was born in Augusta County, Va., the fourth son of James and Jean Armstrong, previously of Lancaster County, Pa. About 1750, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Avery, Alphonso Calhoun
by Avery, Isaac Thomas, Jr. Alphonso Calhoun Avery, Confederate officer and judge, was born at Swan Ponds in Burke County, the fifth son of Isaac Thomas and Harriet Erwin Avery. While his father was a wealthy man, he believed [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aycock, Charles Brantley
by Orr, Oliver H., Jr. Charles Brantley Aycock, governor of North Carolina, was born on a farm near Fremont in the broad, flat valley of the Neuse River. Ancestors of his father, Benjamin Aycock, and his mother, Serena [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bagge, Traugott
by Hiester, Jan. Traugott Bagge, Moravian leader, was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, the fourteenth and youngest child of merchant Lorenz Bagge and Anna Margaretha Calms. He was educated in the town schools and trained [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Balch, Hezekiah James
by Dudley, H. J., Troxler, George. Hezekiah James Balch, Presbyterian clergyman and revolutionary leader, was born at Deer Creek, Hartford County, Md., the son of James and Ann Goodwin (or Goodwine) Balch. His brothers were the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barker, Penelope
by Martin, Michael G., Jr. Penelope Barker, revolutionary patriot, was born in Edenton, Chowan County. Her parents were Samuel Padgett, physician and planter, and Elizabeth Blount, daughter of the prominent Chowan planter and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barker, Thomas
by Martin, Michael G., Jr. Thomas Barker, lawyer and political leader, was born in the colony of Rhode Island. Little is known of his ancestry or life before he moved to North Carolina. He received legal training in Rhode [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barnes, Joshua
by Johnston, Hugh B., Jr. Joshua Barnes, justice, militia officer, and legislator, was born in Edgecombe County. His parents were Jesse Barnes and Edith Jordan, both from families long established in that area. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barrow, William
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Barrow, Louisiana pioneer, was born in Halifax County, the son of William Barrow and his wife, Olivia, who was the daughter of Robert Ruffin of Northampton County. His grandfather William had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Cullen Andrews
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Cullen Andrews Battle, lawyer, politician, and Confederate general, was born in Powelton, Ga., but removed with his parents to Irwinton, Ala., in 1836. His father, Dr. Cullen Battle, was a native of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Richard Henry
by Mitchell, Memory F. Richard Henry Battle, attorney and civic leader, was born in Louisburg, Franklin County, the son of William Horn and Lucy Martin Plummer Battle. His father was a justice of the North Carolina Supreme [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beal, Fred Erwin
by Veto, R. Beal, Fred Erwin by R. Veto, 1979 See also: Labor Unions- Part 1: Introduction; Gastonia Strike 1896–15 Nov. 1954 Fred Erwin Beal, union organizer for the National Textile Workers' Union [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beard, John, Jr.
by Brawley, James S. John Beard, Jr., newspaper editor and politician, was born in Salisbury, the son of Lewis and Susan Dunn Beard. He was graduated from Yale University and was elected to the House of Commons from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berry, Harriet Morehead
by Mckown, Harry W. Harriet Morehead Berry, leader in the good roads movement in North Carolina and a civic and political activist, was born in Hillsborough, the daughter of Dr. John and Mary Strayhorn Berry. Harriet [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, Robert
by Steelman, Bennett L. Robert Bingham, headmaster of Bingham School and educational advocate, was born in Hillsborough, the fourth child of William James Bingham, then principal of Hillsborough Academy, and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bost, William Thomas ("Tom")
by Burns, A. M., III. William Thomas ("Tom") Bost, long-time columnist for the Greensboro Daily News, "Boswell to the state government," and one of the most widely known political reporters in the state's history, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Briggs, Willis Grandy
by Powell, William S. Willis Grandy Briggs, lawyer, newspaperman, and political leader, was born in Raleigh, the son of Thomas Henry and Sarah Grandy Briggs. He was educated at a school conducted by Charles C. Holden, at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brooks, Aubrey Lee
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Aubrey Lee Brooks, lawyer, politician, and author, was born at Bethel Hill near Roxboro, in Person County, of English and Ulster Scot ancestry. His father was Zachary Taylor Brooks, a physician, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bruton, John Fletcher
by Johnston, Hugh B., Jr. John Fletcher Bruton, lawyer, educator, banker, civic leader, and churchman, was born at Wentworth in Rockingham County, a son of the Reverend David Rasberry Bruton and his wife, Margaret Nixon, both [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, James Augustus
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Bryan, James Augustus by Gertrude S. Carraway, 1979 13 Sept. 1839–30 Jan. 1923 James Augustus Bryan, soldier, planter, and banker, was born in New Bern to James West Bryan and Ann Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Joseph Hunter
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Joseph Hunter Bryan, congressman and planter, was born in Windsor, Bertie County. He represented Bertie in the House of Commons in 1804, 1805, 1807, 1808, and 1809. He was a trustee of The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burges (Burgess), Dempsey
by Johnson, Elmer D. Burges (Burgess), Dempsey by Elmer D. Johnson, 1979 1751–13 Jan. 1800 Dempsey Burges (Burgess), Revolutionary War leader and member of Congress, was born near Shiloh in Pasquotank (later [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burleson, Edward
by Pickens, Donald K. Edward Burleson, Texas politician and Indian fighter, was born in Buncombe County. After moves to Tennessee and Alabama in 1814, he went to Missouri, where he commanded a company of Howard County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burton, Robert
by Bernhardt, Mrs. John C. Robert Burton, member of the Continental Congress, Revolutionary War officer, and planter, was born in Goochland County, Va., the son of Tabitha Minge and Hutchings Burton and perhaps the grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Busbee, Fabius Haywood
by Phillips, J. D. F. Fabius Haywood Busbee, attorney, was born in Raleigh, the second son of Perrin Busbee (22 Oct. 1816–16 Sept. 1853) and Anne Eliza Gales Taylor (13 Oct. 1825–23 Jan. 1892). Fabius Busbee was fourteen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cabe, John
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. John Cabe, planter, miller, and politician, was probably born in Pennsylvania, the son of Barnaby and Elizabeth Perkins McCabe, later Cabe. The family moved into Orange County in the late 1750s. They [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caldwell, David Franklin
by Harrelson, Ronald. David Franklin Caldwell, businessman, editor, and politician, was born in Guilford County, about one mile from Greensboro, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Caldwell. He received the limited education [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Campbell, John
by Parramore, Thomas C. John Campbell, legislator, political leader, and merchant, is believed to have been a native of northern Ireland, possibly from the town of Coleraine. He purchased land in Hertford (then Bertie) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carter, Landon
by Herndon, G. Melvin. Landon Carter, political leader, was the only child of John and Elizabeth Taylor Carter. Born in Cumberland County, Va., Landon accompanied his parents to the raw frontier of the Holston River, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cary, Thomas
by Price, William S., Jr. Thomas Cary, deputy governor and council president, was born in England and related by marriage to the Quaker proprietor John Archdale. Cary apparently emigrated to South Carolina late in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Charles Cauthen
by Morawetz, Edward R., Jr. Charles Cauthen Clark, lawyer and politician, was born in New Bern, the eldest child of William Willis and Martha Stevenson Clark. He was the descendant of a wealthy and prominent New Bern family. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clarkson, [Robert] Heriot
by Magruder, Nathaniel F. [Robert] Heriot Clarkson, civic leader and associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born in Kingville, Richland County, S.C. His father, William Clarkson, was an officer in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coffin, Addison
by Hoskins, Mary Katherine. Addison Coffin, abolitionist and educational, temperance, and agricultural leader, was born at New Garden (now Guilford College), son of Vestal and Alethea Fluke Coffin. The Coffins were descendants [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colton, Marie Watters
by . Colton, Marie Watters By Univeristy of North Carolina Libraries, 2007 1922 - Marie Watters Colton of Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., represented the 51st district in the North Carolina [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Cowles, Josiah
by Raper, Horace W. Josiah Cowles, Western North Carolina merchant, manufacturer, and political leader, was born in Farmingbury (now Wolcott), Conn., the son of Calvin Cowles. Little is known of Josiah's early boyhood, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Craig, Locke
by Meehan, James. Locke Craig, governor and legislator, was born in Bertie County of Scottish heritage. His paternal ancestors had come in 1749 from Ireland to Orange County, where they played an active role in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cramer, Stuart Warren
by Morgan, Thomas S. Cramer, Stuart Warren by Thomas S. Morgan, 1979 31 Mar. 1868–2 July 1940 Stuart Warren Cramer, leader in the development and improvement of textile mills, inventor, and leader in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crawford (Crafford), William
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. William Crawford (Crafford), council member and leader in Culpeper's Rebellion, came to the North Carolina colony, then called Albemarle, in his mid-twenties. A contemporary document calls him a New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Culpeper, John
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. John Culpeper, surveyor general and member of parliament in South Carolina, is known chiefly for his participation in the so-called Culpeper's Rebellion in North Carolina and for his subsequent trial [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cunningham, John Wilson
by Gass, W. Conard. John Wilson Cunningham, planter, merchant, and political leader, was born in Petersburg, Va. His parents were Alexander Cunningham, a wholesale merchant of Petersburg, and Mattie Wilson Cunningham; [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniel, Robert
by Price, William S., Jr. Robert Daniel, a prominent figure in the politics of both North Carolina and South Carolina, arrived in South Carolina from Barbados about April 1677 and took up warrants on 1,500 acres of land. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniels, Josephus
by Watson, Richard L. Josephus Daniels, newspaper editor, secretary of the navy, and ambassador to Mexico, was born in Washington, N.C., the fourth of five children of Josephus and Mary Cleaves Seabrook Daniels. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Darden, William Abram
by Steelman, Lala Carr. William Abram Darden, farmer, politician, and Alliance leader, was born in Greene County to William Augustus and Harriet Speight Darden. He was educated in neighborhood schools before he began the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dawson, John
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. John Dawson, member of the Assembly for Bertie and Northampton counties, justice of the court, and member of the governor's council, was born in Isle of Wight County, Va. His grandfather, William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Day, John
by Holloman, Charles R. John Day, political leader and jurist, was one of the American founders of the African republic of Liberia and for four years was chief justice of its supreme court. He was born in Halifax County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dickson, William
by Ingram, Charles M. William Dickson, colonial leader, was born in Chester County, Pa., of English and Irish ancestry. His paternal grandfather, a stern English Puritan, fought with Oliver Cromwell and was rewarded with [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dobbs, Arthur
by Davis, Richard Beale. Arthur Dobbs, colonial governor of North Carolina, surveyor-general of Ireland, promoter of exploration for a Northwest Passage, and scholar and scientist, was a son of the Enlightenment and one of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Doughton, Robert Lee
by Gatton, T. Harry. Robert Lee Doughton, farmer, banker, congressman, and Democratic party leader, was born at Laurel Springs in Alleghany County, the son of Jonathan Horton and Rebecca Jones Doughton. The family was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edwards, Weldon Nathaniel
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Weldon Nathaniel Edwards, planter, state senator, and congressman, was born near Gaston in Northampton County, son of Priscilla Williamson and Benjamin Edwards. He attended Warrenton Academy, read [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eller, Adolphus Hill
by Powell, William S. Adolphus Hill Eller, lawyer, banker, and political leader, was born in New Hope community, Wilkes County, the son of James E. and Mary Ann Carlton Eller. He was prepared for college at the Moravian [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Elliott, Harriet Wiseman
by Bowles, Elisabeth Ann. Elliott, Harriet Wiseman by Elisabeth Ann Bowles, 1986 10 July 1884–7 Aug. 1947   Harriet Wiseman Elliott, teacher, administrator, and political leader, was born in Carbondale, Ill., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ervin, Samuel James, Jr.
by Ducey, Mitchell F. Ervin, Samuel James, Jr. by Mitchell F. Ducey, 1986 27 Sept. 1896–23 Apr. 1985 Samuel James Ervin, Jr., lawyer, jurist, legislator, congressman, and United States senator, was descended from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Evans, Charles Napoleon Bonaparte
by Stokes, Durward T. Charles Napoleon Bonaparte Evans, editor and civic leader, was born in Norfolk County, Va., the son of James E. and Jane Shirley Evans. He left home at an early age after his father's death, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fels, Joseph
by Hirsch, Jerrold. Joseph Fels, soap manufacturer and reformer, was born in Halifax County, Va., the second son and fourth of seven children and the first American-born child of Lazarus and Susanna Frieberg Fels, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fisher, Charles
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Charles Fisher, congressman and speaker of the House of Commons was born near Salisbury, the son of Frederick Fisher, who moved to Rowan from Shenandoah County, Va., before the American Revolution [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fountain, Richard Tillman
by Lennon, Donald R. Richard Tillman Fountain, lawyer, legislator, lieutenant governor, and gubernatorial candidate, was born at Cedar Lane near Tarboro, the son of Almon Leonidas and Sarah Louisa Eagles Fountain. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Edwin Wiley
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Edwin Wiley Fuller, poet and novelist, was born in Louisburg, Franklin County, the son of Jones Fuller, a cotton broker and merchant, and of Anna Long Thomas, a lady of culture, religion, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gaston, William
by Bowman, Charles H., Jr. William Gaston, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and jurist, was born in New Bern. His father, Alexander Gaston of Huguenot ancestry, was a native of Ireland, trained in medicine, and served as a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Green, Thomas Jefferson
by Kerr, M. H. D. Thomas Jefferson Green, planter, legislator, soldier, and author, was born near Ridgeway, Warren County, the son of Solomon and Frances ("Fanny") Hawkins Green. His father was a lifelong resident of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hall, James
by Wiest, Timothy J. James Hall, clergyman, was born in Carlisle, Pa., to James and Prudence Roddy Hall. James, Sr., a Scotch-Irish immigrant, arrived in America with his father prior to 1723. In 1751, the Halls migrated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haralson, Herndon
by Harrelson, Ronald. Herndon Haralson, soldier, politician, and planter, was born in what is now Person County, one of thirteen children of Paul and Nancy Lea Haralson. His grandfather had immigrated from Holland to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, James Henry
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. James Henry Harris, North Carolina politician, was born in Granville County. Described as "a base born boy of color," he was apprenticed on 3 Aug. 1840 to Charles Allen to learn the carpenter trade; [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, John Cebern Logan
by Poe, Charles Aycock. John Cebern Logan Harris, attorney, newspaperman, and Republican political leader, was born in Rutherfordton, the son of Cebern Lemuel and Susan Logan Harris. In 1862, at age fifteen, he went to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harvey, John
by Reidinger, Martin. John Harvey, colonial and Revolutionary leader, was born at the family home at Harvey's Neck in Perquimans County, one of twins, the son of colonial justice and Council member Thomas Harvey [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hasell, James
by Price, William S., Jr. James Hasell, judge, councillor, and acting governor, was a native of Bristol, England, the son of James Hasell, a merchant. He served an apprenticeship in Bristol from 1714 to 1721. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hecklefield, John
by Pennywitt, Neil C. John Hecklefield, militia officer, justice of the peace, provost marshal, and vestryman, moved to North Carolina from England in 1701. Court records of 1701 and 1702 refer to him as a doctor. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Helper, Hinton Rowan
by Wall, James W. Hinton Rowan Helper, abolitionist author and lecturer and consul to Argentina, was born on the Squire Boone homesite two miles west of Mocksville, the son of Daniel J. and Sarah Brown Helper. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Herritage, William
by Willard, George-Anne. William Herritage, lawyer and planter, served for thirty years as clerk of the General Assembly of North Carolina. His early life remains shrouded in mystery and his parentage unknown. Herritage [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holden, Joseph William
by Raper, Horace W. Joseph William Holden, poet, newspaperman, and state political leader, was born in Raleigh, the son of William Woods and Ann Augusta Young Holden. He attended the Lovejoy School in Raleigh and later [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, William Rainey
by Sink, M. Jewell. William Rainey Holt, physician, public servant, and planter, was born in Alamance County, the oldest son of Michael and Rachel Rainey Holt, and the grandson of Captain Michael and Jean Lockhart Holt. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holton, Alfred Eugene
by McKinney, Gordon B. Alfred Eugene Holton, lawyer and Republican political leader, was one of eight children of Quinton and Harriet Holland Holton. He was born near Jamestown, Guilford County, into a most unusual family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Houston, William, Sr.
by Golnick, W. Michael, Jr. William Houston, Sr., was a physician, apothecary, and local political leader of Duplin County. His early life is obscure until he arrived in North Carolina about 1735 from County Antrim, Northern [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, James
by Alger, Vearl G. Hunter, James by Vearl G. Alger, 1988 Ca. 1735–Ca. 1783 See also:  Regulator Movement (from the Encyclopedia of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Husband (or Husbands), Herman (or Hermon, Harman)
by Jones, Mark H. Herman (or Hermon, Harman) Husband (or Husbands), legislator, county official, planter, surveyor, miner, pamphleteer, and social radical, was born in Cecil County, Md., the son of William and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Huske, John
by Powell, William S. John Huske, early state and local official, and merchant, may have been related to British Major General John Huske (1692[?]–1761), some of whose family settled in New England. The younger John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Andrew
by Haskins, Ralph W. Johnson, Andrew by Ralph W. Haskins, 1988 29 Dec. 1808–31 July 1875 See also:  Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson, seventeenth president, was born in Raleigh, the son of Jacob Johnson and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Alexander Hamilton
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. Alexander Hamilton Jones, newspaper editor and Republican congressman, was born in Buncombe County near Asheville where he received his early education. He explained that during his youth he taught [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Edward
by London, Lawrence F. Edward Jones, legislator and lawyer, was born in Lisburn, Ireland. He was the second son of Dr. Conway and Mary Wray Todd Jones and the brother of William Todd Jones, the Irish patriot. On his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, John
by Powell, William S. John Jones, businessman and leader for blacks' rights, was born in Greene County, the son of a German named Bromfield and a free mulatto mother. Afraid that his father would take away her son, John's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Thomas Laurens
by Bennington, David Allen. Thomas Laurens Jones, lawyer, legislator, and congressman, was born on his father's estate, White Oak, in Rutherford County. He was the son of George Jones, a planter of Welsh-English descent and a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Thomas McKissick
by Parris, Richard W. Thomas McKissick Jones, lawyer, judge, legislator, and Confederate congressman, was born in Person County, the son of Wilson and Rebecca McKissick Jones. When Thomas was an infant, the family moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Willie
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Willie Jones, Revolutionary patriot, consummate politician, Jeffersonian Democrat, and ardent states' righter, was born in Surry County, Va., of Welsh and English parentage. His father, Robin Jones, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jordan, Benjamin Everett
by Troxler, George W. Jordan, Benjamin Everett by George W. Troxler, 1988 8 Sept. 1896–15 Mar. 1974 See also:  Charles Edward Jordan (from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography) Benjamin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Justice, Edwin (or Edward) Judson
by Flannagan, Clara Hamlett Robertson. Edwin (or Edward) Judson Justice, lawyer, Democratic party leader, legislator, and special prosecutor, was born in Rutherfordton, one of six children and the oldest son of Margaret L. Smith and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kennedy Rockers
by Kemp, Amy. The Kennedy Rocker, formerly called the Carolina Rocker, originated from the P & P Chair Company in Asheboro, North Carolina. P & P, founded in 1926 by World War I buddies W.C. Page and [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Kinchen, John
by Lewis, Henry W. John Kinchen, lawyer, Revolutionary patriot, and legislator, was born at the home of his father, William Kinchen, Jr., a well-to-do merchant-planter who settled on the south side of the Roanoke River [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, Claude
by Watson, Richard L., Jr. Kitchin, Claude by Richard L. Watson, Jr., 1988 24 Mar. 1869–31 May 1923 Claude Kitchin, attorney and congressman, was born in Halifax County near Scotland Neck, the third of eleven children [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lamb, William
by Deaton, Joseph Edmund. Lamb, William by Joseph Edmund Deaton, 1991 27 Sept. 1835–23 Mar. 1909 William Lamb, publisher, Confederate soldier, and politician, was born in Norfolk, Va., the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Last Days of the Confederacy: Jefferson Davis in Greensboro and Charlotte, April 1865
by Stokes, Matt. The President of the Confederacy held two meetings of his cabinet, April 12-13, 1865, at the home of J. T. Wood in Greensboro, N.C., which was a few yards north of the intersection of present [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Lawler, Joab
by Terry, George David. Joab Lawler, minister, educator, and politician, was born in Union County. Little is known about his parents except that his father was a small farmer who, shortly after the birth of his son, moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lemay, Thomas J.
by Powell, William S. Thomas J. Lemay, editor, publisher, and political and religious leader, was born in Granville County where a large number of people bearing his surname lived. The names of his parents have not been [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lillington, John Alexander
by Watson, Alan D. John Alexander Lillington, planter, politician, and soldier, was the son of John and Sarah Porter Lillington and the grandson of Alexander Lillington, who arrived in the Albemarle Sound area in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lloyd (or Loyd, Loyde), Thomas
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Thomas Lloyd (or Loyd, Loyde), Loyalist planter and colonial official of Orange County, member of the colonial Assembly, an officer in the Orange County militia, and sometimes accounted the most [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lloyd, Thomas
by McEachern, L. H. Thomas Lloyd, physician and justice of the peace, was a native of Philadelphia who moved to Wilmington, N.C., prior to 1765 and became a leader in local affairs. In various records he is referred to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Locke, Matthew
by Brawley, James S. Locke, Matthew by James S. Brawley, 1991 1730–7 Sept. 1801 Matthew Locke, colonial and Revolutionary leader and member of Congress, was born in Northern Ireland, the son of John and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, Henry Mauger
by Ballinger, Susan C. London, Henry Mauger by Susan C. Ballinger, 1991 11 Apr. 1879–30 Dec. 1939 Henry Mauger London, state legislative reference librarian, was born in Pittsboro, the oldest son and second of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, William Lunsford
by Wellman, Manly Wade. William Lunsford Long, business executive and legislator, was born at Longview, his maternal grandmother's plantation near Garysburg, Northampton County, the fourth child of Bettie Gray Mason and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Maclaine, Archibald
by Yanchisin, D. A. Archibald Maclaine, attorney and Patriot legislator, was born in Banbridge, Ireland, where his father, the Reverend Archibald Maclaine (b. 1695), was a Presbyterian minister. The Reverend Mr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Macon, Nathaniel
by Wilson, Clyde. Nathaniel Macon, "Old Republican" statesman, the foremost public man of North Carolina in the early nineteenth century, was the sixth child of Gideon and Priscilla Jones Macon; he was born at his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mangum, Willie Person
by Powell, William S. Willie Person Mangum, lawyer, judge, congressman, and U.S. senator, was born at Red Mountain in a part of northeastern Orange County that became Durham County in 1881. The son of William Person and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manly, Alex
by Miller, Daniel R. Alex Manly, black newspaper editor and Republican party leader in Wilmington, published the Wilmington Daily Record, which described itself as "the only negro daily in the world." The Record covered [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mare, John
by Moore, Elizabeth Vann. John Mare, painter, merchant, and politician, was born in New York City, the oldest child of John and Mary Bes Mare. His father was from Devonshire, England, and his mother was presumably of Dutch [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meares, Oliver Pendleton
by Jordan, John R., Jr. Oliver Pendleton Meares, jurist, lawyer, secession leader, political activist, and Confederate officer, was born in Wilmington, the sixth son of William Belvidere and Catherine Grady Davis Meares. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mewborne, James Marion
by Steelman, Lala Carr. James Marion Mewborne, farmer, Farmers' Alliance leader, state senator, and public servant, was born in Vance Township, Lenoir County, the son of Levi and Susan Parrott Mewborne. He became prominent [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mills, Columbus
by Powell, William S. Columbus Mills, physician and regional political leader in western North Carolina in the counties bordering South Carolina, was the son of Eleanor Morris and William Mills, a pioneer settler of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Monk, Archibald
by Bowman, Charles H., Jr. Monk, Archibald by Charles H. Bowman, Jr., 1991 ca. 20 Aug. 1788–7 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morehead, John Motley, II
by Robinson, Catherine L. John Motley Morehead, II, textile manufacturer, congressman, and state political leader, was born in Charlotte of Scottish ancestry. The grandson of Governor John Motley Morehead, he was one of four [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moseley, Edward
by Price, William S., Jr. Edward Moseley, colonial official, may have been the single most important political figure in the first half of the eighteenth century in North Carolina. He was a man of great and varied skills: [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mott, John James
by Keever, Homer M. John James Mott, "Iron Duke" of the Republican party in North Carolina during the last half of the nineteenth century, physician, and hydroelectrical pioneer, was born in Hillsborough, where his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nash, Francis
by Reed, John F. Nash, Francis by John F. Reed, 1991 1742?–7 Oct. 1777 Francis Nash, lawyer and Revolutionary general, was born in Amelia (now Prince Edward) County, Va., the son of John and Ann Owen Nash. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
O'Hara, James Edward
by Elmore, Joseph E. James Edward O'Hara, congressman, Halifax county commissioner, black politician, educator, and lawyer, was born in New York City, the son of an Irish seaman and a West Indian woman. At age six, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Osborne, Adlai
by Adams, D. W. Adlai Osborne, lawyer and political and educational leader, was the son of Alexander Osborne, of New Jersey, a prominent frontiersman of Rowan County, N.C., and a member of the 1761 colonial [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paine, Robert Treat
by Williams, Max R. Robert Treat Paine, lawyer, shipper, and politician, was born in Edenton. Little is known of his ancestry but the family was apparently well-to-do. He was graduated from Washington (now Trinity) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pearson, Robert Caldwell
by Poland, Jean Cameron. Robert Caldwell Pearson, merchant, postmaster, bank and railroad president, Democratic leader, jurist, and gold mine and flour mill owner, was born at the family plantation, Silvercreek, on Silver [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Perkins, Delia: The Waters Came Down
by Cecelski, David S. I met Mayor Delia Perkins at the town hall of Princeville, a historic little town next to the Tar River, 70 miles east of Raleigh. Founded by former slaves in 1865, Princeville was the first town in [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Perry, William Joel
by Perry, Percival. William Joel Perry, physician, planter, businessman, and state senator, was born in Union County, near Ames (now Wingate), the fifth of nine children of William Marion and Martha Moore Perry. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phillips, Samuel Field
by Trelease, Allen W. Phillips, Samuel Field by Allen W. Trelease, 1994 25 Feb. 1824–18 Nov. 1903 Samuel Field Phillips, solicitor general of the United States and Republican political leader during [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pogue, Joseph Ezekiel, Sr.
by . Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, Sr., tobacco manufacturer and Raleigh public official, was born September 13, 1851 in Rogersville Junction, Tennessee in Jefferson County, to Reverend John Pogue, a [...] (from North Carolina State University.)
Polk, James Knox
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Polk, James Knox by J. Isaac Copeland, 1994 2 Nov. 1795–15 June 1849 James Knox Polk, eleventh president of the United States and oldest of the ten children of Samuel and Jane Knox Polk, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Polk, Leonidas LaFayette
by Noblin, Stuart. Polk, Leonidas LaFayette by Stuart Noblin, 1994 24 Apr. 1837–11 June 1892 Leonidas LaFayette Polk, agrarian leader, was born in Anson County, the only child of Andrew Polk [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Polk, William
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. William Polk, hero of the Revolution, banker, and political leader, was born in Mecklenburg County. He was a descendant of Scots-Irish emigrants who went to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the early [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, John
by Harris, William C. John Pool, U.S. senator, was born on a plantation near Elizabeth City, the son of Solomon and Martha Gaskins Pool. After receiving his early education at home, he entered The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, Stephen Decatur
by Powell, William S. In September 1849 he was principal of the Elizabeth City Academy, and later his wife joined him as head of the Female Department. In 1850 he opened a night school for young men and apprentices whose [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Potter, Robert
by Wallace, Carolyn A. Robert Potter, lawyer and politician, was born in Granville County, the son of Thomas and Susan Walker Potter. Thomas Potter is said to have been a member of a family of substantial merchants and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pritchard, Jeter Conley
by Morgan, Joe L. Jeter Conley Pritchard, senator and judge, was born in Jonesboro, Tenn., the son of William H. and Elizabeth Brown Pritchard. Although he was seven years above the top age for enlistment in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pugh, Whitmell Hill
by Bullock, J. Marshall. Whitmell Hill Pugh, physician, planter, and state legislator, was one of ten children born to William Scott and Winifred Hill Pugh of Bertie County. The Pughs, who had moved to Bertie County in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ray, John Robert
by Powell, William S. John Robert Ray, labor organizer, printer, and newspaperman, a native of North Carolina, was probably born in Raleigh. Since his mother, Mrs. Rachel T. Ray, was identified in Raleigh city directories [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rayner, John Baptis
by Andrews, William L. John Baptis Rayner, educator and politician, was born into slavery in Raleigh, the son of Kenneth Rayner, a prominent plantation owner, and Mary Ricks, a slave. With the aid of his father, Rayner [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rayner, Kenneth
by Jordan, John R., Jr. Kenneth Rayner, congressman, legislator, national leader of the Whig party, and planter was born in Bertie County, the son of the Reverend Amos Rayner, a Baptist minister and a veteran of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Redden, Monroe Minor
by Pleasants, Julian M. Monroe Minor Redden, congressman and attorney, was born in Hendersonville, the son of John L. and Julia Trimble Redden. Educated in the public schools of Henderson County, he was graduated from the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reynolds, Robert Rice
by Pleasants, Julian M. Robert Rice Reynolds, U.S. senator and attorney, was born in Asheville, the son of William Taswell and Mamie Spears Reynolds. Reynolds was descended from a distinguished pioneering family. Colonel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhodes, Henry
by Powell, William S. Henry Rhodes, colonial office-holder and Revolutionary leader, was the son of Henry and Mary Rhodes. In 1751 he inherited his father's "manner plantation," in Onslow County, where the county militia [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Riddick, Joseph
by Powell, William S. Joseph Riddick, political leader, was likely born in that portion of Perquimans County that became a part of Gates County in 1779. He may have been the son of Joseph and Hannah Riddick. His surname [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, Leonidas Dunlap
by Medley, Mary L. Leonidas Dunlap Robinson, attorney and congressman, was born on the family plantation in Gulledge township, Anson County, the son of John and Araminta Robinson of English ancestry. Educated in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, William Smith O'Brien
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Robinson, William Smith O'Brien by Blackwell P. Robinson, 1994 27 Apr. 1852–17 Oct. 1927 William Smith O'Brien Robinson, judge, lawyer, and Republican [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sandburg, Carl August
by Gohdes, Clarence. Carl August Sandburg, poet, journalist, biographer, and folk song recitalist, was a national celebrity long identified with the Midwest when he moved to North Carolina in 1945 after purchasing the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sanders, Bunny: Serpents and Doves
by Cecelski, David S. Elmer Vanray "E.V." Wilkins was a legendary educator and black political leader in Roper, in Washington County. I recently visited with his daughter, Bunny Sanders, to learn more about his life and [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Sawyer, Lemuel
by Walser, Richard. Lemuel Sawyer, writer and politician, was born in Camden County, the youngest of nine children of Lemuel and his first wife, Mary Taylor Sawyer. The elder Sawyer, whose family connections were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Ralph Henderson
by Powell, William S. Ralph Henderson Scott, dairyman, political leader, and legislator, was born near Haw River in Alamance County, the son of Robert Walter and Elizabeth Jessie Hughes Scott. His brother, William Kerr [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Ralph James
by Jolly, Benjamin A. Ralph James Scott, congressman, state legislator, and district attorney, was born on a farm in southeastern Surry County's Shoals Township, the son of Samuel Martin and Daisy Murphy (Cook) Scott. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, William Kerr
by Stewart, A. W. William Kerr Scott, U.S. senator, North Carolina governor, and agricultural leader, was born at Haw River in Alamance County. He was the sixth of eleven children of Robert Walter and Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Settle, Thomas, Jr.
by Butler, Lindley S. Thomas Settle, Jr., state supreme court justice and a founder of the North Carolina Republican party, was the son of Thomas and Henrietta Graves Settle of Rockingham County. His father was a speaker [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shepard, James Biddle
by Powell, William S. James Biddle Shepard, lawyer, legislator, and poet, was born in New Bern, the son of William Biddle and Mary Blount Shepard of Elmwood, Pasquotank County. He was related to the Biddle and Pettigrew [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Simmons, Furnifold McLendel
by Watson, Richard L., Jr. Furnifold McLendel Simmons, U.S. senator, was born at his father's plantation near Pollocksville in Jones County, the son of Furnifold Green, Jr., and Mary McLendel Jerman Simmons. He attended Wake [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Simpson, John
by Maupin, Armistead J. John Simpson, Revolutionary leader, was born in Boston, the son of John and Mary Randall Simpson. Shortly after 1750 he moved to Beaufort County, N.C., with a group of New Englanders. In 1757 he was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sims, Leonard Henly
by Sims, E. Thomas. Leonard Henly Sims, congressman and farmer, was born in Burke County, the son of Dr. Swepson and Jane Meriwether Lewis Sims. The younger Sims, who received a limited amount of schooling, moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skinner, Harry
by Steelman, Lala Carr. Harry Skinner, lawyer, Populist leader, writer, and businessman, was born in Perquimans County, the son of James C. and Elmira Ward Skinner. His ancestors had been active in the political affairs of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Slocumb, Jesse
by Wilson, Joni Elisa. Jesse Slocumb, congressman, was born near the site of the future town of Dudley in southern Wayne County, the son of Ezekiel and Mary (Polly) Hooks Slocumb. He received a modest education locally and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Ashbel
by Brawley, James S. Ashbel Smith, Salisbury physician and Texas political leader, was born in Hartford, Conn., the son of Phoebe Adams and Moses Smith, Jr. He had a half brother, Curtis, and three siblings, Henry [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Nimrod Jarrett
by Perdue, Theda. Nimrod Jarrett Smith, principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from 1880 to 1891, was born near Murphy. His mother was Cherokee and his father was a white man who acted as translator [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sothel (or Sothell, Southwell), Seth
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. The plan discussed in Shaftesbury's letter was never executed, probably because Sothel found a more promising opportunity in North Carolina. About October 1677 he became one of the Lords Proprietors [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Southgate, James Haywood
by Russell, Mattie U. James Haywood Southgate, businessman and vice-presidential candidate, was born in Norfolk, Va., but lived in several localities before his parents settled in Durham, N.C. His father, James Southgate, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Starkey, John
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. John Starkey, assemblyman, Southern District treasurer, public school advocate, militia colonel, justice of the peace, attorney, coroner, and county treasurer, first appeared in the White Oak River [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stem, Thaddeus Garland, Jr.
by Glover, Erma Williams. Thaddeus Garland Stem, Jr., poet, essayist, newspaper columnist, and short-story writer, the son of Thaddeus G., attorney at law, and Hallie Mayes Stem, was born in his parents' home at 104 East [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swan (or Swann), John
by Stumpf, Vernon O. John Swan (or Swann), political leader and and state senator, was the son of John Swan, a prosperous planter living in Pasquotank County in 1760 and a councillor to Governor Arthur Dobbs. The elder [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tillett, Gladys Love Avery
by Roff, Carolyn. Gladys Love Avery Tillett, political leader and proponent of equal rights for women, was born in Morganton. Her parents were Judge A. C. Avery of the North Carolina Supreme Court and his wife, Sarah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tipton, John
by Miller, Patricia J. John Tipton, North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee statesman, was born in Baltimore, Md., the son of Jonathan II and Elizabeth Tipton. He was the brother of Joseph Tipton, who was a delegate to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vance, Robert Brank
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Robert Brank Vance, physician and congressman, was born on Reems Creek, near Asheville in Buncombe County, one of eight children of David (1745–1813) and Priscilla Brank (1756–1836) Vance. His father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vance, Robert Brank
by Reidinger, Martin. Robert Brank Vance, Confederate general and politician, was born at the family home at Reems Creek, near Asheville in Buncombe County. He was the son of Captain David (1792–1844) and Mira Margaret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vance, Zebulon Baird
by Barrett, John G. Zebulon Baird Vance, Confederate soldier, governor of North Carolina, congressman, and U.S. senator, was the third child and second son of David and Mira Baird Vance. He was born in the old homestead [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Waddell, Hugh
by Keating, Mary R. Hugh Waddell, lawyer and legislator, was born at his father's plantation, Newfield, in Bladen County. He was the son of John W. and Sarah Nash Waddell and the grandson of General Hugh Waddell, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walker, Felix
by Folmsbee, Stanley J. Felix Walker, soldier, politician, and pioneer, was born in Hampshire County, Va. His grandfather, John Walker, emigrated from Derry, Ireland, in 1720 and settled in Delaware. His father, John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warren, Edward Jenner
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. Edward Jenner Warren, lawyer, jurist, and legislator, was born in Wardsboro, Vt., the third of twelve children of John Parker and Lucy Maynard Wheelock Warren, both of whom descended from a long line [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Watts, Alston Davidson
by Gatton, T. Harry. Alston Davidson Watts, Democratic political leader, legislator, public official, and newspaper publisher, was born in Shiloh Township, Iredell County, near Statesville, the son of Margaret Morrison [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weaver, Zebulon
by Morgan, Thomas S. Zebulon Weaver, congressman and North Carolina legislator, was born on a farm near Weaverville in Buncombe County to William Elbert and Hanna E. Baird Weaver. His lineage included two prominent [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitaker, Spier
by Mokris, Mark. Whitaker, Spier by Mark Mokris, 1996 18 July 1798–2 Dec. 1869 Spier Whitaker, lawyer and politician, the sixth of ten children, was born in Enfield to Matthew Cary and Elizabeth Coffield [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilkinson, William
by Powell, William S. William Wilkinson, Revolutionary leader in New Hanover County, was a member of the Safety Committee in 1775 and 1776, serving as deputy chairman in November 1775. He was a member of the committee to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Willoughby (or Willoby, Willowby), John
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. John Willoughby (or Willoby, Willowby), Council member, public register, and leader in Culpeper's Rebellion, may have arrived in the North Carolina colony from Virginia, where at least one colonist [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, James William
by Bromberg, Alan B. James William Wilson, engineer, was born in Granville County, the son of the Reverend Alexander, a noted Presbyterian clergyman and educator, and Mary Willis Wilson. He grew up in Alamance County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston, Francis Donnell
by Fulghum, Neil. Francis Donnell Winston, lawyer, judge, state legislator, and lieutenant governor of North Carolina, was the third surviving son of prominent lawyer and planter Patrick Henry, Sr., and Martha [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston, John Reynolds
by Butts, Donald C. John Reynolds Winston, farmer, soldier, and politician, was born in Leaksville, the son of Edward and Susan Reynolds Winston. He received his early education in the local primary school and at the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Worth, Daniel
by Tolbert, Noble J. Worth, Daniel by Noble J. Tolbert, 1996 3 May 1795–12 Dec. 1862 See also: State v. Worth (Encyclopedia of North Carolina) Daniel Worth, missionary and Abolitionist, the son of Job and Rhoda [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Young, John Smith
by Fant, H. B. John Smith Young, Louisiana lawyer, Confederate officer, jurist, legislator, congressman, and sheriff, had ancestral connections with Granville County but was born on his father's twenty-slave [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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