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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.)
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.)
Bayard, Elizabeth Cornell
by Murphy, Eva Burbank. Elizabeth Cornell Bayard, the plaintiff in the North Carolina Superior Court case Bayard v. Singleton (1787), was the daughter of Samuel Cornell (1731–81) and Susannah Mabson (1736/37–10 Feb. 1778). [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blades, James Bishop
by Carraway, Gertrude S. James Bishop Blades, lumberman, industrialist, and financier, of English ancestry, was born at Bishopville, Md., the second son of Captain Peter Clowes Blades and Nancy Emeline West and a grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blanchard, Andrew
by Powell, William S. Andrew Blanchard, printer, revolutionary official, and planter, was born in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of John and Mary Joline Blanchard, and after 1740 settled in New Providence, N.J., probably on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Jacob
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. Jacob Blount, planter, landholder, and revolutionary soldier, was born in Beaufort County, son of Thomas Blount and Ann Elizabeth Reading. His father was a landowner and planter. In 1748, Jacob [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Thomas
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. Thomas Blount, landowner, merchant, congressman, and revolutionary soldier, was born in Craven County, the fourth son of Jacob Blount and Barbara Gray. His father was a prominent landowner, planter, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Willie
by Folmsbee, Stanley J. Willie Blount, lawyer, judge, and governor of Tennessee, was born at Blount Hall, Craven County, the son of Jacob Blount and Hannah Salter Baker, widow of William Baker. He was educated at Princeton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bright, Simon
by Holloman, Charles R. Bright, Simon by Charles R. Holloman, 1979 ca. 1702–ca. 1777 Simon Bright, colonial planter, county official, Anglican church leader, and militia officer, was the son of John Bright (ca. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bright, Simon, Jr.
by Holloman, Charles R. The grantee index of deeds (1746–1880) of old Johnston, old Dobbs, and early Lenoir counties indicates that in or about 1758 deeds from Simon Bright the elder were registered by his sons Simon and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Henry Ravenscroft
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Henry Ravenscroft Bryan, attorney and judge, was born in New Bern, the sixth son of John Heritage Bryan and his wife, Mary Williams Shepard. Bryan's paternal grandparents were James and Rachel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, James Augustus
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Bryan, James Augustus by Gertrude S. Carraway, 1979 13 Sept. 1839–30 Jan. 1923 James Augustus Bryan, soldier, planter, and banker, was born in New Bern to James West Bryan and Ann Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Nathan
by Johnson, Elmer D. Nathan Bryan, Revolutionary War leader and member of Congress, was born in Craven County. He was the son of Hardy Bryan, who died in 1760, and was raised and lived most of his life on a plantation on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clarke, Mary Bayard Devereux
by Crabtree, Beth G. Mary Bayard Devereux Clarke, author and editor, was born in Raleigh, the daughter of Thomas Pollock and Catherine Anne Johnson Devereux. Her illustrious ancestors included the New England divines [...] (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.)
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