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Ferebee, Percy Bell
by Stephens, George Myers. Ferebee, Percy Bell by George Myers Stephens, 1986 29 May 1891–30 Dec. 1970 Percy Bell Ferebee, banker and developer, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Frerichs, William Charles Anthony
by Williams, Benjamin F. William Charles Anthony Frerichs, painter of landscapes, portraits, and genre works and professor of art and languages, was born in Ghent, Netherlands, the son of Willem Daniel and Helen Eugenia [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, Harold Frank
by Williams, Max R. Harold Frank Robinson, plant geneticist and university administrator, was a native of Mitchell County, the son of Fred H. and Geneva J. Robinson. As a towheaded youngster growing up in the village of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rutherfurd, John
by Watson, Alan D. John Rutherfurd, receiver general of the quitrents and member of the Royal Council of North Carolina, was born at Bowland, Midlothian County, Scotland. He was a twentieth-generation descendant of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Nimrod Jarrett
by Perdue, Theda. Nimrod Jarrett Smith, principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from 1880 to 1891, was born near Murphy. His mother was Cherokee and his father was a white man who acted as translator [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swimmer
by Powell, William S. Swimmer by William S. Powell ca. 1835–March 1899 Swimmer, Cherokee traditionalist and storyteller, was born in the Cherokee country of southwestern North Carolina. His Cherokee name, Ayunini, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thomas, William Holland
by McKinney, Gordon B. William Holland Thomas, white chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, legislator, and Confederate officer, was born in rural Haywood County shortly after the death of his father, Richard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tomlinson, Ambrose Jessup
by Martin, Robert F. Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson, charismatic clergyman and sectarian leader, was born near Westfield, Ind., about twenty miles north of Indianapolis. One of six children, he was the only son of Milton and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tsali (Charley)
by Finger, John R. Tsali (Charley), a full-blooded Cherokee farmer, resided with his family near the mouth of the Nantahala River in western North Carolina at the time of the 1835 Cherokee census. Apparently of middle [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ward, Nancy (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Wilson, Emily Herring. Children born to Cherokee parents in what is now North Carolina before the Cherokee had any contact with European settlers would have been a members of their mother’s clan. Property belonged to the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Wiggins, Ella May
by Frederickson, Mary E. Ella May Wiggins, textile worker, balladier, and union organizer, was born in the mountains of Cherokee County, near Bryson City, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Maples May. Her father, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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