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Abernethy, Charles Laban
by Chestnut, Paul I. Charles Laban Abernethy, congressman and lawyer, was born in the town of Rutherford College, Burke County. His father, John Turner Abernethy, was the son of Robert L. Abernethy, the founder of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Amspacher, Karen Willis: Harkers Island Ends Here
by Cecelski, David S. I often visit Karen Willis Amspacher on Harkers Island, east of Beaufort. Karen is one of the nation's leading authorities on America's maritime heritage. She also has deep roots on Harkers Island. A [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Backhouse, John
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. John Backhouse, legislator, planter, mariner, and salt maker, first appeared in Carteret County records about 1758. That same year, he became a justice of the peace for Carteret County. In four deeds [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baily, Dykeman Waldron
by Walser, Richard. Dykeman Waldron Baily, sportsman, businessman, and novelist, was born in Mt. Kisco, N. Y. His father was Elbert Todd Baily, local politician and son of Benjamin Baily, personal attorney to Cornelius [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Branson, Eugene Cunningham
by Shrader, Richard A. Eugene Cunningham Branson, educator, author, and editor, was born in Morehead City, oldest of the seven children of the Reverend Levi and Edith Cunningham Branson. The Reverend Mr. Branson, an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brinson, Gretchen: A Born Nurse
by Cecelski, David S. I visited with Gretchen Brinson at her home in the Promised Land neighborhood of Morehead City. In the opening months of American involvement in World War II, German submarines sank more than 140 [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Bryan, James West
by Carraway, Gertrude S. James West Bryan, attorney and legislator, was born in New Bern to James Bryan (1769–1806) and Rachel Heritage Bryan (1782–1842), who after her first husband's death was married 1 Oct. 1807 to Dr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burns, Otway, Jr.
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh, Littleton, Tucker Reed. Burns, Otway, Jr. by Sarah Mcculloh Lemmon and Tucker Reed Littleton, 1979 See also: Burns, Otway 1775–25 Oct. 1850 Otway Burns, Jr., privateer, ship builder, and legislator, was born on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carter, David Miller
by Wallace, Carolyn A. David Miller Carter, Confederate officer, legislator, and attorney, the son of David Carter and his wife Sarah Lindsay Spencer, was born in Fairfield, Hyde County. His father was a prosperous planter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cogdell, Richard
by Watson, Alan D. Richard Cogdell, merchant, planter, and politician, was born in Beaufort, the eldest of fourteen children of George and Margaret Bell Cogdell. Contrary to the popular assumption that the Cogdells [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cooke, James Wallace
by Butler, Lindley S. James Wallace Cooke, Confederate naval officer and commander of the ironclad C.S.S. Albemarle, was born in Beaufort to Thomas and Esther Cooke. He was orphaned at the age of four years, and he and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Douglass, John Jordan
by Green, C. Sylvester. John Jordan Douglass, clergyman and poet, was born in Cumnock, Lee County, the oldest of nine children of William Campbell and Josephine Tysor Douglass. His father was a successful attorney and his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fowle, Daniel Gould
by Hicks, Julia Jones. Daniel Gould Fowle, lawyer, state legislator, judge, and governor, was a descendant of George Fowle, who emigrated from England to Concord, Mass., in 1638. Daniel G. Fowle was born in Washington, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Golden, H. O.: A Man's Work
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Hildred "H.O." Golden at his home in the remote fishing village of Stumpy Point, on the far edge of Pamlico Sound. He has been a commercial fisherman all his life and, by reputation, one of [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Henry, Jacob
by Cotten, Alice R. Jacob Henry, legislator, was the son of Joel and Amelia Henry. His birthplace is not known, but by the time of the 1790 census Jacob, then under age sixteen, and his parents were living in Carteret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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