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Allen, William
by Fant, H. B. William Allen, congressman, governor of Ohio, lawyer, and nationally prominent Democratic leader, was born in Edenton, one of three natural sons of Nathaniel Allen (ca. 1755–1805) and Fanny Coulston. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Allison, Benjamin
by Parramore, Thomas C. Benjamin Allison, physician and member of Parliament, was a native of Sutton-cum-Lound, England. He was educated at East Retford Free Grammar School and trained with Joseph Bright, a surgeon of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alston, John
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Alston, early settler, is remembered more as the progenitor of a family whose members have played significant political and social roles in North Carolina than as an important figure in his own [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barker, Penelope
by Martin, Michael G., Jr. Penelope Barker, revolutionary patriot, was born in Edenton, Chowan County. Her parents were Samuel Padgett, physician and planter, and Elizabeth Blount, daughter of the prominent Chowan planter and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barker, Thomas
by Martin, Michael G., Jr. Thomas Barker, lawyer and political leader, was born in the colony of Rhode Island. Little is known of his ancestry or life before he moved to North Carolina. He received legal training in Rhode [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beasley, Frederic
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Frederic Beasley, Episcopal clergyman and philosopher, was born near Edenton, the son of John Beasley and Elizabeth Blount Beasley. His mother was a sister of James Blount, owner of Mulberry Hill, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benbury, Thomas
by Johnson, Elmer D. Thomas Benbury, revolutionary leader, was born in Chowan County of English ancestry. His father was John Benbury; his grandfather, William Benbury, came from England to settle near Edenton about [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benton, Angelo Ames
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Angelo Ames Benton, Episcopal clergyman and scholar, was born at Canea on the island of Crete. His father, the Reverend George Benton, was serving at the time as an Episcopal missionary in Greece. In [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blacknall, John
by Holloman, Charles R. John Blacknall, Anglican missionary, came to North Carolina from London in the retinue of Sir Richard Everard, who arrived in Edenton in July 1725 as the governor newly appointed by the Lords [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Frederick
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Frederick Blount, physician, the oldest son of James and Ann Hall Blount, was born at Mulberry Hill Plantation, Edenton. He is not to be confused with his uncle, Frederick Blount. His maternal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, John
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane, Flowers, John B., III. John Blount, member of the council and justice of the general court, was the son of Captain James Blount of Chowan County and his first wife, whose name is not known. The elder Blount came to Chowan [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, William Hill
by Parramore, Thomas C. William Hill Brown, novelist and poet, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of Gawen Brown, a noted clockmaker, and Elizabeth Hill Adams Brown. At the age of twenty-three, Brown published a novel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burkitt, Lemuel
by Johnston, Hugh B., Jr. Lemuel Burkitt, Baptist clergyman, member of the Hillsborough convention of 1788, and author of religious and other works, was born in the neighborhood of Yeopim Baptist Church, a few miles east of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burrington, George
by Price, William S., Jr. George Burrington, colonial governor, was born in Devonshire, England. His father was Gilbert Burrington, and his relatives were among the earliest supporters of William III in the Glorious [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cabarrus, Stephen
by Delp, Robert W. Cabarrus, Stephen by Robert W. Delp, 1979 See also: Speaker of the Assembly   29 Aug. 1754–4 Aug. 1808 Stephen Cabarrus, speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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