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Angelou, Maya
by Horton, Emily S. Maya Angelou was best known as a poet and the best-selling author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970). Angelou was also a singer, dancer, Grammy-winning composer, director, and actress. She was [...] (from NCpedia.)
Babcock, Charles Henry
by Green, C. Sylvester. Charles Henry Babcock, investment banker and counselor and philanthropist, was born the son of Charles Henry and Ella Park Babcock in Lafayette, Ind. Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Babcock, Mary Reynolds
by Wooten, Hubert K. Mary Reynolds Babcock, philanthropist, was born in Winston of Scottish ancestry. Her father was R. J. Reynolds, founder of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; her mother was Mary Smith Reynolds. As a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bagge, Traugott
by Hiester, Jan. Traugott Bagge, Moravian leader, was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, the fourteenth and youngest child of merchant Lorenz Bagge and Anna Margaretha Calms. He was educated in the town schools and trained [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bahnson, Agnew Hunter
by Wooten, Hubert K. Agnew Hunter Bahnson, textile manufacturer, was born in Salem, the son of Dr. Henry Theodore and Emma Fries Bahnson. His grandfather, George Frederic Bahnson, moved to Salem in 1849 from Lancaster, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Belo, Alfred Horatio
by Tilley, Nannie M. Alfred Horatio Belo, journalist, was born in Salem of Moravian ancestry. His father was Edward Frederick Belo, a cabinetmaker, merchant, and would-be railroad builder. His mother, Caroline Amanda [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bonn, Johann Jacob
by Mosley, Laura M. Johann Jacob Bonn, physician, justice of the peace, sheriff, and clerk of court, was born in Skippack, Pa., to Mennonite parents. When Jacob was thirteen they each joined the Moravian church and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Camp, Cordelia
by Stephens, George Myers. Cordelia Camp, teacher and writer, was born north of Rutherfordton, the daughter of Merritt Rickman and Letitia Morrow Camp. From her neighborhood one-room school she began teaching in McDowell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carlyle, Irving Edward
by Stroupe, Henry S. Irving Edward Carlyle, lawyer, legislator, and civic leader, was born in Wake Forest, the son of John Bethune and Dora Dunn Carlyle. John Bethune Carlyle, a native of Robeson County and of Scottish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clewell, John Henry
by Hiester, Jan. John Henry Clewell, Moravian minister and college president, was born in the Moravian community of Salem, the son of John David Clewell, a bookbinder and shoemaker, and Dorothea Matilda Shultz. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crittenden, Charles Christopher
by Jones, H. G. Charles Christopher Crittenden, university professor, historian, author, and state agency head, was born in Wake Forest, the only child of Charles Christopher and Ethel Taylor Crittenden. His father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eberhardt, Johann Ludwig
by York, Maury. Johann Ludwig Eberhardt, clockmaker, the son of Johann Gottfried Eberhardt, was born in Stadtilm, Thuringia (southeast Germany). Raised in a devout Lutheran family, he was educated in a Lutheran [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Efird, Oscar Ogburn
by Cauble, Frank P. Oscar Ogburn Efird, lawyer, jurist, teacher, and genealogist, was born in Winston, the son of Francis Bruner and Minnie Victoria Ogburn Efird and the grandson of the Reverend Adam Efird, a Lutheran [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Forsyth, Benjamin
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Benjamin Forsyth, officer in the Rifle Corps during the War of 1812, was born probably in Virginia, although some accounts give Stokes County, N.C. Family tradition says that his parents were James [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fries, Adelaide Lisetta
by Bair, Anna Withers. Adelaide Lisetta Fries, archivist, historian, author, and genealogist, was born in Salem. Her father, John William Fries, was an industrialist, inventor, church leader, and student who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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