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Alexander, Nathaniel
by Wager, Paul W. Nathaniel Alexander, physician, congressman, and governor, was born in Mecklenburg County, the oldest child of the six children of Moses and Sarah Alexander. Moses Alexander was an influential [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Nathaniel (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. Nathaniel Alexander (1756-1808), who served as a surgeon in the American Revolution, lived near Harrisburg in a house on the present site of Lowes (Charlotte) Motor Speedway. Born on March 5, 1756, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Archdale, John
by Daniels, Dennis F. John Archdale (ca. May 5, 1642-ca. July 4, 1717) served as Albemarle County’s acting governor between 1683 and1686 and as Carolina’s provincial governor from 1694 to 1696. He was born in [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Archdale, John
by Hood, Henry G., Jr. John Archdale, colonial governor and proprietary shareholder of Carolina, was born in England, the son of Thomas and Mary Nevill Archdale and the grandson of Richard Archdale, a London merchant. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ashe, Samuel
by Whiteside, Heustis P. Ashe, Samuel by Heustis P. Whiteside, 1979 See also: Ashe, Samuel 1725–3 Feb. 1813 Samuel Ashe, judge and governor, was born near Bath, where his father, John Baptista Ashe, was speaker [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ashe, Samuel
by Angley, Wilson. SAMUEL ASHE Governor: 1795-1798 by Wilson Angley Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2004. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: Samuel Ashe, Dictionary of North Carolina [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
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.)
Aycock, Charles Brantley (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. No North Carolina governor, with the possible exception of Zebulon B. Vance, has been as venerated and memorialized as Charles Brantley Aycock (1859-1912), with whose term in 1901 the Democratic [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Bare Boxing Incident
by Powell, William S. The loose structure of government institutions in colonial North Carolina at times resulted in lapses of decorum that appear outrageous and humorous from a modern perspective. An early example of the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bickett, Thomas Walter
by Magruder, Nathaniel F. Thomas Walter Bickett, attorney general (1909–17) and governor (1917–21) of North Carolina, was born in Monroe, the eldest of four children of Thomas Winchester and Mary Covington Bickett. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bickett, Thomas Walter (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. To Thomas W. Bickett (1869-1921), the first North Carolina governor to reach the office by way of a statewide party primary, fell the task of leading the state through World War I. The “War Governor” [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Blount, William
by Folmsbee, Stanley J. William Blount, governor and senator, was born in Bertie County, the first son of Jacob and Barbara Gray Blount, one of the colony's earliest families. He obtained a good education in the private [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Willie
by Folmsbee, Stanley J. Willie Blount, lawyer, judge, and governor of Tennessee, was born at Blount Hall, Craven County, the son of Jacob Blount and Hannah Salter Baker, widow of William Baker. He was educated at Princeton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bragg, Thomas
by Pitts, C. E. Thomas Bragg, lawyer, governor, U.S. senator, and Confederate cabinet member, was one of six sons of Thomas and Margaret Crossland Bragg of Warrenton. Two brothers, Braxton and John, had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bragg, Thomas (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Thomas Bragg (1810-1872) was a member of the prominent Bragg family of Warren County; Confederate General Braxton Bragg was his brother. Born on November 8, 1810 in Warrenton, he was one of the six [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
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