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American Revolution (1763-1789)
1776-1860 Overview
by Anonymous. In early December, 1776, delegates to the Fifth Provincial Congress adopted the first constitution for North Carolina. On December 21, 1776, Richard Caswell became the first governor of North [...] (from North Carolina Manual.)
Abbot(t), Henry
by Cotten, Jerry W. Henry Abbot(t), Baptist minister and revolutionary patriot, was born in London. His father was the Reverend John Abbot, a minor or petty canon of St. Paul's Cathedral and rector of the city church of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Act of Pardon and Oblivion
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. The Act of Pardon and Oblivion was passed at Hillsborough by the North Carolina General Assembly of 1783, the state's first legislature to convene after the Revolutionary War. The act embodied the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
African Americans & the Revolution
by Crow, Jeffrey J. African Americans and the Revolution Originally published as "'Liberty to Slaves': The Black Response" by Jeffrey J. Crow Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Alamance Battleground
by Dalton, Bryan. On 16 May 1771 the North Carolina militia, under the command of royal governor William Tryon, defeated backcountry farmers known as the Regulators in a two-hour engagement at a site six miles south [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alamance, Battle of
by Troxler, George W. Alamance, Battle of by George W. Troxler, 2006 See also: Johnston's Riot Act; Alamance Battleground The Regulator Movement, also known as the War of the Regulation, involved the violent [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Hezekiah
by Preyer, Norris W. Hezekiah Alexander, Revolutionary statesman, was born in Cecil County, Md., of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His grandfather, Joseph Alexander, a tanner, is thought to be one of seven brothers who migrated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Joseph
by Stokes, Durward T. Joseph Alexander, clergyman and educator, born in Cecil County, Md., was the son of Theophilus and Catherine Alexander and grandson of James and Margaret McKnitt Alexander. His mother's maiden name [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Allen, Richard, Sr.
by Cross, Jerry L. Richard Allen, Sr., Revolutionary War captain and public official, was born in Baltimore County; Md. At the age of twenty-one, Allen moved to Frederick County, Va., where he spent seven years before [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alston, Philip
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Philip Alston, revolutionary patriot, was born in Halifax County, the son of Joseph John Alston and his first wife, Elisabeth Chancy. In 1772 he bought four thousand acres of land in a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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