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Anti-Slavery Movement in North Carolina
by Lasley, Rebecca Graham. Appearances can be deceiving. At first glance, the wagon pictured to the right looks like an ordinary farm vehicle of the early 1800s. It consists of a simple wooden box mounted on wheels that are [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Binford, Helen Bills Titsworth
by Moore, J. F. Helen Bills Titsworth Binford, Quaker educator and leader, was born in Western Springs, Ill., of English ancestry. She was the daughter of Abraham Dunham Titsworth, Jr., and Mary E. Harrison [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Binford, Raymond
by Moore, J. F. Raymond Binford, president of Guilford College, was born in Carthage, Ind., of English ancestry. His father was Josiah Binford, a Quaker farmer, and his mother was Margaret Hill Binford. He grew up [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boone, Squire
by Wall, James W. Boone, Squire by James W. Wall, 1979 6 Dec. 1696–2 Jan. 1765 Squire Boone, pioneer settler in Western Piedmont North Carolina and father of Daniel Boone, was born in Devonshire, England. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Edwin Pierce
by Moore, J. Floyd. Edwin Pierce Brown, manufacturer and Quaker leader, was born in the community of George in Northampton County, the son of Walter Jay and Lula May Vaughan Brown. He attended Olney (Friends) School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bundy, William
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. William Bundy, colonial official, settled in Albemarle in 1663 or 1664. He was a member of the council of the Albemarle colony in 1684 and a justice of Perquimans Precinct Court, 1690–92. He lived in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cane Creek Connection
by Allen, John. Cane Creek connection refers to the large number of Quaker (Society of Friends) settlers that arrived in the Piedmont region of North Carolina in the mid-eighteenth century, primarily from [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannon, Joseph Gurney
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Joseph Gurney Cannon, congressman and speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was born in New Garden, Guilford County, the son of Gulielma Hollingsworth and Dr. Horace Franklin Cannon, one of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chancy (Chancey, Chansy), Edmund (Edmond)
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Edmund (Edmond) Chancy (Chancey, Chansy), council member in North Carolina, came to the colony before September 1670 and settled in Pasquotank Precinct. He was a member of the council in 1672 and [...] (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.)
Cox, Jonathan Elwood
by Chestnut, Paul I. Jonathan Elwood Cox, banker and manufacturer, was born on his father's farm in Rich Square, Northampton County. He was the son of Jonathan Elliott and Elizabeth Hare Cox, who had met while students [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dicks, Zacharias
by Newlin, Algie I. Zacharias Dicks, pioneer, itinerant Quaker minister, and abolitionist, was born in Chester County, Pa., the son of Nathan Dicks, Sr., who had moved to Pennsylvania in 1686, and the grandson of Peter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Hugh Woody
by Green, C. Sylvester. Hugh Woody Dixon, manufacturer and civic leader, was born at Snow Camp, the son of Joseph and Mary Woody Dixon. His father was of the line of Thomas Dixon, an English Quaker, who came to America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Simon
by Gust, Frances Osborne. Dixon, Simon by Frances Osborne Gust, 1986 1728–1781 Simon Dixon, quaker pioneer and miller, was born in Lancaster County, Pa. He was the grandson of William Dixon who moved to Pennsylvania [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Free Produce
by Powell, William S. "Free produce" was the term applied to anything grown, manufactured, or otherwise produced by nonslave labor. The term came into use when abolitionists, particularly Quakers, agreed to avoid buying [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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