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Barfield, Margie Velma
by Hollingsworth, Biff, West, Tim. Margie Velma (née Bullard) Barfield was a convicted murderer executed by the state of North Carolina;  the first woman put to death by lethal injection in the United States, the first woman [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
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.)
Bethune, Lauchlin
by Watson, Harry L. Lauchlin Bethune, congressman and planter, led the Democratic party in the upper Cape Fear region in the 1830s, the formative years of the second American party system. He was born in Cumberland [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Betts, Alexander Davis
by Smith, Louise C. Alexander Davis Betts, Methodist minister and Confederate chaplain, the son of Temperance Utley and William Betts, was born in Blockersville (now Stedman), Cumberland County. At the age of seventeen, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Campbell, Farquhard
by Fields, William C. Farquhard Campbell, legislator and soldier, was born in Scotland. Facts concerning his parentage, place of origin, and the exact date of his emigration to North Carolina are not known and are further [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Campbell, James
by Mackenzie, James. James Campbell, Presbyterian minister, was born at Campbelltown, Kintyre, Scotland, and emigrated to Pennsylvania in about 1730. He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of New Castle in 1735 and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Council, Arthur
by Rockwell, Paul A. Arthur Council, Revolutionary War officer, is noted as one of the youngest and most active leaders of the early revolutionary movement in North Carolina. He was the son of Joanna Willis and Captain [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Donaldson, Robert, Jr.
by Allcott, J. V. Robert Donaldson, Jr., banker and patron of the arts, was a native of Fayetteville and the son of Robert Donaldson, Sr., a wealthy Scottish merchant and importer who developed the largest mercantile [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eliot, John G. ("Ghost")
by Powell, William S. John G. ("Ghost") Eliot, teacher, was the son of George Eliot of Ellerslie on Lower Little River, Cumberland County. The father was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1747, educated at the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Bartholomew
by Webb, Mena F., Raney, Carolyn F. Bartholomew Fuller, lawyer, magazine editor, government employee, and civic leader, was the second of three children born to Thomas and Catherine Eleanor Raboteau Fuller in Fayetteville, where Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Williamson Whitehead
by Webb, Mena F. Fuller, Williamson Whitehead by Mena F. Webb, 1986 28 Aug. 1858–23 Aug. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, John
by Neal, Ellen Barrier. John Graham, educator, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Archibald and Ann McLean Graham. He inherited the red hair, fair complexion, and Presbyterian faith of his Scotch-Irish forebears. Graham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grove, William Barry
by Yanchisin, D. A. William Barry Grove, congressman, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Richard Grove and the stepson of Colonel Robert Rowan, who married his widowed mother, Susanna. Very little is known of Grove's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hay, John
by Hawkins, Linda. John Hay, lawyer and legislator, was born in Belfast, Ireland. In 1779, while still in Ireland, he purchased 2,800 acres of land in Duplin County, formerly the property of royal governor Arthur [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henry, Louis Debonair
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Louis Debonair Henry, state legislator, was a native of New Jersey, the son of Michael D. Henry (A.B., Rutgers, 1783); his mother was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Batchelor Graham of New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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