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9th Wonder
by Eckard, Max. Patrick Denard Douthit, better known by his stage name, 9th Wonder (or, since 2010, 9thmatic), is a record producer and record executive from Winston Salem, NC. He is also a Grammy award-winning [...] (from NCpedia.)
Alspaugh, John Wesley
by Austin, Thomas W., Jr. John Wesley Alspaugh, banker, editor, and lawyer, was born in Forsyth County, one of ten children of John and Elizabeth Lashmit Alspaugh. He was the grandson of Henry Alspaugh, who came from Germany [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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 Katherine Smith Reynolds. As [...] (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.)
Belo, Frederick Edward
by Kirkman, Roger N. Frederick Edward Belo, an entrepreneur best known for his construction of the Belo House in Winston-Salem, was born in Salem. Edward was the second child of John Frederick and Maria Strupe Belo [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benzien, Christian Ludwig
by Hiester, Jan. Christian Ludwig Benzien, Moravian minister, was born in Westminster, London, to Christian Thomas Benzien and Anna Maria Neisser. As an infant, he came with his parents to America, where they settled [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blair, William Allen
by Morgan, Thomas S. William Allen Blair, chairman of the state welfare board in North Carolina, banker, and civic leader, was born in High Point to Solomon I. and Abigail Hunt Blair. His maternal grandfather had been a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blum, John Christian
by Hiester, Jan. Blum, John Christian by Jan Hiester, 1979 17 July 1784–18 Nov. 1854 John Christian Blum, printer and editor, was born in the Moravian community of Bethabara to Jacob Blum and [...] (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.)
Briggs, William Cyrus
by Powell, William S. William Cyrus Briggs, inventor, the son of Cyrus and Lydia F. Loring Briggs, was born in Turner, Maine, and educated locally. He moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was an engineer and machinist, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Henry Alfred
by Woodard, John R. Henry Alfred Brown, Baptist minister, was born in a log house near Wentworth in Rockingham County. His father was Robert Brown, a schoolteacher and farmer; his mother was Sarah Troth Brown. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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