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Blackburn, Edmond Spencer
by Steelman, Joseph F. Edmond Spencer Blackburn, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and Republican party leader, was born on a small farm near the upper waters of Meat Camp Creek in Watauga County. He attended a public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bowie, Thomas Contee
by Morgan, Thomas S. Thomas Contee Bowie, frequent member of the General Assembly of North Carolina, was a vocal representative of the mountain counties, an occasional state-wide political aspirant, and a caustic [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Calloway, James
by Iobst, Richard. James Calloway, physician and officeholder, was born on the South Fork of New River in Ashe County. He was a great-nephew of Daniel Boone and one of twelve children of Elijah and Mary Cuthbert [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cole, Willard Glover
by Lanier, Jerry. Willard Glover Cole, newspaper editor, was born in Wilkes County, the son of Maria Dumgarner and Thomas H. Cole. He graduated from high school in North Wilkesboro and began his journalistic career at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Doughton, Rufus Alexander
by Magruder, Nathaniel F. Rufus Alexander Doughton, legislator and state official, was born in Laurel Springs in what is today Alleghany County but was before 1859 part of Ashe County. He was the son of Jonathan Horton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hopkins, Nathan Thomas
by Morrill, James R. Nathan Thomas Hopkins, clergyman and Kentucky legislator and congressman, was born in Ashe County. He attended the common schools, was ordained a Baptist minister in 1876, and engaged in the ministry [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Miller, Banner Isom
by Bardill, Mark D. Banner Isom Miller, meteorologist, geophysicist, and an authority on tropical storms, was born in Lansing, Ashe County, in the northwestern corner of North Carolina. He was graduated from high school [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mitchell, Anderson
by Jernigan, Allen. Mitchell, Anderson by Allen Jernigan, 1991 13 June 1800–24 Dec. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Price, Gwyn Brantley
by Powell, William S. Gwyn Brantley Price, rural electrification advocate, was born in Clifton community, central Ashe County, the son of Avery Aster and Victoria Graybeal Price. He attended Jefferson High School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skiles, William West
by London, Lawrence F. William West Skiles, Episcopal missionary and teacher, was born in Hertford, Perquimans County. Following a few years of formal schooling in the local schools, he worked as a mechanic and later as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weaver, Charles Clinton
by Stafford, Garland R. Charles Clinton Weaver, Methodist clergyman, educator, and church administrator, was born in Ashe County of Scots-Irish ancestry, the son of James Harvey and Jennie Burkett Weaver. His mother was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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