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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.)
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.)
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, 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.)
Collins, Josiah, Sr.
by Menius, A. C., III. Josiah Collins, Sr., merchant, politician, manufacturer, and land speculator, was born in Taunton, Somersetshire, England, the son of Joan and David Collins. Little is known of his early life until [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Corbin, Francis
by Stevenson, George. Francis Corbin, council member, judge of the court of admiralty, associate justice of the general court, legislator, colonel of the militia, county justice, and agent and attorney to John Carteret, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Craven, James
by Price, William S., Jr. James Craven, member of the royal council, was a native of Droughton in Yorkshire, England. Although the date of his immigration to North Carolina is unknown, he was serving as clerk of the court in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crawford (Crafford), William
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. William Crawford (Crafford), council member and leader in Culpeper's Rebellion, came to the North Carolina colony, then called Albemarle, in his mid-twenties. A contemporary document calls him a New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Creecy, Richard Benbury
by Silver, Betty Wales. Richard Benbury Creecy, author and newspaper editor, was born at Greenfield Plantation near Edenton, a son of Joshua S. and Mary Benbury Creecy. On his mother's side he was descended from Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Drane, Robert Brent
by Brewster, Lawrence F. Robert Brent Drane, episcopal clergyman, was born in Wilmington, the son of the Reverend Robert Brent Drane and Catherine Caroline Parker Hargrave. After his father's death in 1862, he was reared at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Earl, Daniel
by Troxler, George. Daniel Earl, Anglican clergyman, school teacher, and missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, was born in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland, the youngest son of an Irish nobleman. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Finch, Josiah John
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Finch, Josiah John by R. Hargus Taylor, 1986 3 Feb. 1814–21 Jan. 1850 Josiah John Finch, clergyman and educator, was born in Franklin County, the fourth child and oldest son of Caswell and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
FitzGerald, Frederick
by Moore, James Elliot. Frederick FitzGerald, Episcopal clergyman and Confederate chaplain, was born in London but came to North Carolina at an early age and was reared in the family of Josiah Collins at Scuppernong. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fletcher, (Minna) Inglis
by Walser, Richard. Fletcher, (Minna) Inglis by Richard Walser, 1986 20 Oct. 1879–30 May 1969 (Minna) Inglis Fletcher, novelist, was born in Alton, Ill., of English ancestry, the daughter of Maurice William and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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