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Beach, Charles Maynard
by Green, C. Sylvester. Charles Maynard Beach, educator, was born in Caldwell County, near Lenoir, the son of Joseph Lawson and Anne Shuford Beach. He attended schools in the community, including Hibriten Academy, and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bower, William Horton
by Blair, Janet L. William Horton Bower, lawyer, legislator and congressman, was born near Wilkesboro, the son of David E. and Rebecca Horton Bower. He attended several academies and Finley High School in Lenoir, [...] (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.)
Cowles, Calvin Josiah
by Mcgrew, Ellen. Calvin Josiah Cowles, merchant, real estate and mine operator, union leader, and assayer, was born in Hamptonville, the son of Connecticut natives Deborah Sanford and Josiah Cowles. In describing his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daingerfield, Elliott
by Moore, James Elliott. Elliott Daingerfield, American artist, was born in Harper's Ferry, Va., the son of Captain John Elliott Daingerfield and Matilda Wickham DeBrau Daingerfield. The family moved to Fayetteville in 1861 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Folk, George Nathaniel
by Barger, Kimberly P., Howe, Richard D. George Nathaniel Folk, lawyer and president of his own law schools, was born in Isle of Wight County, Va., the son of William and Annie Folk. He was educated at the College of William and Mary and at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Greene, George Washington
by Woodard, John R. George Washington Greene, Baptist minister, teacher, and missionary to China, was born at Globe. The names of his parents are unknown. In 1865 he was baptized in the Lower Creek Baptist Church, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harper, George Washington Finley
by Shrader, Richard A. Harper, George Washington Finley by Richard A. Shrader, 1988 7 July 1834–16 Mar. 1921 George Washington Finley Harper, merchant, soldier, railroad builder, banker, and entrepreneur, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harper, James
by Bell, John L., Jr. James Harper, merchant and manufacturer, was the son of John Harper II (1767–1839) and Elizabeth Witherow Harper. Born on Butcher Creek in Cumberland County, Pa., he moved about 1815 with his family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harper, James Clarence
by Bell, John L., Jr. James Clarence Harper, surveyor, manufacturer, and congressman, was born in Cumberland County, Pa., the son of John Witherow Harper III, whose grandfather had emigrated to America from Ireland, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lander, Samuel
by Powell, William S. Lander, Samuel by William S. Powell, 1991 30 Jan. 1833–14 July [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lenoir, Walter Waightstill
by Cauble, Frank P. Walter Waightstill Lenoir, lawyer, planter, Confederate officer, and patron of education, was born at Fort Defiance, the family home, in Wilkes (now Caldwell) County, the son of Colonel Thomas and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Leventhorpe, Collett
by Branch, Paul. Collett Leventhorpe, physician and soldier, was born at Exmouth, Devonshire, England, where his parents were temporarily residing for reasons of sustaining his father's health. His family lineage [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lyon, John
by Inscoe, John. Lyon, John by John Inscoe, 1991 1765?–14 Sept. 1814 John Lyon, botanist and plant [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McGeachy, Neill Roderick
by Powell, William S. Neill Roderick McGeachy, clergyman, church historian, and author, was born in Lenoir, the son of the Reverend Daniel Patrick and Lila Peck English McGeachy. Educated at Greenbrier Military School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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