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Bulwinkle, Alfred Lee
by Morgan, Thomas S. Alfred Lee Bulwinkle, congressman, was born in Charleston, S.C., to Herman and Frances McKean Bulwinkle. His father was a German immigrant who developed a successful career as a cotton factor and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cherry, Robert Gregg
by Morgan, Thomas S. Robert Gregg Cherry, post-World War II governor of North Carolina and speaker and long-time member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, was born at Catawba Junction, near York, S.C., to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Denny, Emery Byrd
by Denny, Bessie B. Emery Byrd Denny, lawyer and North Carolina Supreme Court justice, was born on a farm near Pilot Mountain in Surry County, the son of the Reverend Gabriel and Sarah Delphina Stone Denny. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Faduma, Orishatukeh
by Deveneaux, Gustav H. K. Orishatukeh Faduma, teacher and minister, was born in Guyana, South America (formerly British Guiana), to John and Omolofi Faduma, freed African slaves from Yorubaland (now in southwestern Nigeria, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gray, George Alexander
by Strong, Ellen R. George Alexander Gray, cotton manufacturer of Gastonia, was one of a group of self-educated, self-trained engineers in the South who brought technical proficiency to cotton manufacturing. He was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haid, Leo
by Bennington, Catherine Myers. Haid, Leo by Catherine Myers Bennington, 1988 15 July 1849–24 July 1924 Leo Haid, D.D., O.S.B., Roman Catholic abbot, orator, and educator, was born in Latrobe, Pa., the son of nurseryman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hambright, Frederick
by Goins, Michael Edgar. Frederick Hambright, colonial officer and local patriot, was born in Germany, probably the son of Conrad Hambright. Along with several members of the Hambright family, he emigrated to Philadelphia in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanks (Lincoln), Nancy
by Horne, Meade B. B. Hanks (Lincoln), Nancy by Meade B. B. Horne, 1988 5 Feb. 1784–5 Oct. 1818 Nancy Hanks (Lincoln), mother of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, was born in Campbell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henkel, David
by Carpenter, Robert C. David Henkel, theologian, Lutheran minister, and founder of the Tennessee Synod, was the son of the Reverend Paul and Elizabeth Negeley Henkel. Apparently his family had tutored him because he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, William
by Williams, Max R. William Johnston, attorney, was best known as a railroad builder and businessman of great frugality and sagacity; but, like many other public-spirited men of his day, he also was active [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Love, Robert Calvin Grier
by West, Walter Carr, III. Robert Calvin Grier Love, Gaston County textile pioneer, was born at or near Crowder's Creek (now Crowders, Gaston County), the fifth son and sixth of eight children of Andrew and Mary Wilson Love. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Maclean, William
by Davidson, Chalmers G. William Maclean, physician, was born in Rowan County, the son of Alexander, an emigrant from Northern Ireland, and Elizabeth Ratchford McLean. Alexander lived first in Pennsylvania, working to pay [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, John
by Shelby, Bradford M. John Moore, Loyalist officer, was born in Tryon (now Lincoln) County. His father was Moses Moore, a native of Carlisle, England, who, after migrating to Virginia in 1745 and marrying a Miss Winston [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Myers, Albert Gallatin
by Martin, Sophie S. Albert Gallatin Myers, banker, insurance executive, and textile manufacturer, was born in Chesterfield County, S.C., the sixth of ten children of Stephen Huntley and Winifred Crump Myers. In 1889 his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pope, Liston
by Green, C. Sylvester. Liston Pope, clergyman, theological educator, and ecumenist, was born in Thomasville, one of three children of Robie Lester and Dora Vivian Younts Pope. His sisters were Mildred (Mrs. Frank H. Wood) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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