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Adams, Junius Greene
by Moser, Artus Monroe. Junius Greene Adams, attorney and cattleman, was born in Statesville, the son of Joseph Shephard Adams and Sallie Greene Adams, a native of Greensboro. They were descendants of a long line of English [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Anderson, Robert Campbell, Jr.
by Spence, Thomas H., Jr. Robert Campbell Anderson, Jr., Presbyterian minister and son of the Reverend Robert Campbell and Justina Caroline Armistead Anderson, was born near Martinsville, Va. He was graduated from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bell, Lemuel Nelson
by Baker, James Thomas. Lemuel Nelson Bell, doctor and Presbyterian layman, the youngest child of James H. and Ruth McCue Bell, both of Scotch-Irish descent, was born in the house of the superintendent of the Longdale [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boynton, Charles Lawrence
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Charles Lawrence Boynton, botanist and zoologist, was born in Vineland, N.J., of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His father, Charles A. Boynton, was a descendant of John Boynton, who arrived from England in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, John
by Powell, William S. John Brown, congressman and land speculator, was born in Kishacoquilla Valley and later lived in Lewistown, Pa., where he attended local common schools. In 1800 in Lewistown he began grist and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, John Evans
by Johnston, Frontis W. John Evans Brown, land developer, was born in Lewiston, Pa., the son of William John Brown (1803–84). He attended school in Wilmington, Del., and afterward studied medicine and law until ill health [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, William Albert Gallatin
by Woodard, John R. William Albert Gallatin Brown, Baptist educator, was born in Blount County, Tenn. His father was Jonathan Brown and his mother Rebecca Bowers Brown. When he was twelve years old, his father moved to [...] (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.)
Cairns, John Simpson
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. John Simpson Cairns, ornithologist, was born in Lawrence, Mass., the son of John and Agnes Simpson Cairns. In 1855 his parents moved from Scotland to the United States, where the elder John Cairns [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Campbell, Olive Dame
by Whisnant, David E. Olive Dame Campbell, founder of the John C. Campbell Folk School, was born to Lorin Low and Isabel Arnold Dame in Medford, Mass. She married John C. Campbell on 21 Mar. 1907 and moved to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carson, Samuel Price
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Carson, Samuel Price by Daniel M. Mcfarland, 1979 22 Jan. 1798–2 Nov. 1838 Samuel Price Carson, congressman and secretary of state of Texas, was born at Pleasant Gardens, Burke County, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clingman, Thomas Lanier
by Kearney, H. Thomas, Jr. Thomas Lanier Clingman, antebellum political leader, Civil War general, and propagandist for Western North Carolina development, was born at Huntsville in Surry (now Yadkin) County. His grandfather, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cone, Moses Herman
by Powell, William S. Moses Herman Cone, industrialist and philanthropist, was born in Jonesboro, Tenn., the son of Herman and Helen Guggenheimer Cone, natives of Bavaria. For further details of the life of Moses Herman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Craig, Locke (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. Bertie native and Buncombe resident Locke Craig (1860-1924), the first governor from the mountain region since Zebulon B. Vance, made transportation improvements and conservation efforts the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Dargan, Olive Tilford
by Johnson, E. D. Olive Tilford Dargan, writer, was born at Tilford Springs in Grayson County, Ky., the daughter of Elisha Francis and Rebecca Day Tilford. About 1879 her schoolteacher father moved the family to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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