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Brookes, Iveson Lewis
by Tise, Larry Edward. Iveson Lewis Brookes, Baptist clergyman, planter, and Southern sectionalist, was the eldest of five sons of Jonathan and Annie Lewis Brookes and was born in Rockingham County. His father was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Bedford
by Jones, H. G. Bedford Brown, farmer, legislator, and U.S. senator, was born in what is now Locust Hill Township, Caswell County, the third of eight children of Jethro Brown and Lucy Williamson Brown. He attended [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, John Blackwell
by Powell, William S. John Blackwell Cobb, tobacconist and capitalist, was born in Caswell County, the son of Henry Wellington and Mary Howard Cobb. He was educated in private schools in his native county, and at the age [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Day, Thomas
by Wrenn, Tony P. Thomas Day, cabinetmaker, was the son of Morning S. Day (b. ca. 1766 in Virginia), but his father is unknown. Thomas Day married Aquilla Wilson (b. ca. 1806) of Halifax County, Va., in Halifax on 7 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
DeBow, John
by Stokes, Durward T. John DeBow, Presbyterian minister and chaplain in the American Revolution, was born in either Monmouth or Hunterdon County, N.J. He was a descendant of migrants from Amsterdam, Holland, who changed [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Deems, Charles Force
by Keever, Homer M. Charles Force Deems, clergyman, educator, and author, is best known for his connection with the Church of the Strangers in New York City during the late nineteenth century and for his friendship with [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Archibald
by Powell, William S. Archibald Dixon, U.S. senator and lieutenant governor of Kentucky, was born in the Red House community of Caswell County, the son of Wynne and the grandson of Henry ("Hal") Dixon, both revolutionary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Henry ("Hal")
by Miller, Mark F. Henry ("Hal") Dixon, Revolutionary War officer, was born in the part of Granville County that later became Orange and then Caswell, the son of Henry Dixon, Sr. Little is known about his life before [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fels, Joseph
by Hirsch, Jerrold. Joseph Fels, soap manufacturer and reformer, was born in Halifax County, Va., the second son and fourth of seven children and the first American-born child of Lazarus and Susanna Frieberg Fels, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn by Grady L. E. Carroll, 1986 24 Aug. 1829–5 Aug. 1911 Oscar Penn Fitzgerald, Methodist clergyman, editor, educator, and author, was born in Caswell County near Ruffin, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Robert Thomas
by Niswonger, Richard L. Robert Thomas Fuller, attorney, circuit judge, and planter, was born at Leasburg, Caswell County. He was graduated from The University of North Carolina in 1844 and studies law. Beginning about 1850 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fulton, Hamilton
by Stevenson, George. Hamilton Fulton, civil engineer, was born in Great Britain into a Scottish family presumably connected with the engineering family of that name in Glasgow. He studied under John Rennie (1761–1821), [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graves, Calvin
by Humber, John L. Graves, Calvin by John L. Humber, 1986 3 Jan. 1804–11 Feb. 1877 Calvin Graves, legislator, lawyer, and farmer, was born in Caswell County near Yanceyville. He was a direct seventh generation [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graves, Henry Lee (Lea)
by Levy, Suzanne S. Henry Lee (Lea) Graves, Baptist minister, college president, and teacher, was born in Yanceyville, the son of Thomas and Mary Lee Bennett Graves. He was graduated from The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gwyn, Allen Hatchett
by Bullock, J. Marshall. Allen Hatchett Gwyn, lawyer and judge, was born near Yanceyville, Caswell County, the son of Joseph P. and Sarah E. Hatchett Gwyn. Gwyn attended the Yanceyville graded school and received the A.B. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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