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Benton, Lemuel
by Cheshire, Lucius Mcgehee, Jr. Lemuel Benton, planter and congressman, was born on his father's plantation, Oxford, in Granville County, the son of Samuel Benton and his wife, Frances Kimbrough Benton. His father was prominent in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benton, Samuel
by Powell, William S. Benton, Samuel by William S. Powell, 1979 d. 1770 Samuel Benton, colonial official, was a native of England (probably Worcester County); he owned land in the part of Craven County that [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benton, Thomas Hart
by Miles, Edwin A. Thomas Hart Benton, senator and representative from Missouri, was born near Hillsborough, the third child and eldest son of Jesse and Ann Gooch Benton. His paternal grandfather, Samuel Benton, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Broadwick, Tiny
by Roberson, Elizabeth Whitley. North Carolina was the site of the first powered airplane flight in 1903. In 1913, only ten years later, a native North Carolinian became the first woman to make a parachute jump from an [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Bryan, Joseph Hunter
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Joseph Hunter Bryan, congressman and planter, was born in Windsor, Bertie County. He represented Bertie in the House of Commons in 1804, 1805, 1807, 1808, and 1809. He was a trustee of The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burton, Robert
by Bernhardt, Mrs. John C. Robert Burton, member of the Continental Congress, Revolutionary War officer, and planter, was born in Goochland County, Va., the son of Tabitha Minge and Hutchings Burton and perhaps the grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Butner, Henry Wolff
by Powell, William S. Henry Wolff Butner, army officer, was born in Pinnacle, Stokes County, the son of Frank A. and Sarah Wolff Butner. He was a cadet at Davis Military Academy in Winston before receiving an appointment [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Paul Carrington
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Paul Carrington Cameron, planter, agricultural reformer, railway and road builder, and friend of education, was born at Stagville, the home of his grandfather, Richard Bennehan. Son of Duncan and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Christmas, William
by Kerr, M. H. D. William Christmas, surveyor, cartographer, legislator, and militia and civil officer during and after the Revolution, was a son of John and Mary Graves Christmas. Despite a statement in his obituary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Howell
by Menius, A. C., III. Howell Cobb, soldier and congressman, was born in Granville County, the son of John and Mildred Lewis Cobbs. He was given the name Howell for a maternal relative. The Cobbs family moved to Georgia in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cooper, David Young
by Blackburn, George T., II. David Young Cooper, tobacconist, industrialist, and financier, the son of Alexander Cooper and Harriet J. Young, was born in Granville County. His grandfather, James Cooper of Glasgow, Scotland, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Corbin, Francis
by Stevenson, George. Francis Corbin, council member, judge of the court of admiralty, associate justice of the general court, legislator, colonel of the militia, county justice, and agent and attorney to John Carteret, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniel, Robert Thomas
by Woodard, John R. Robert Thomas Daniel, Baptist minister and agent for benevolent agencies, was born in Middlesex County, Va., the fifth son of Samuel and Eliza Thomas Daniel. At the close of the Revolutionary War, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Henry ("Hal")
by Miller, Mark F. Henry ("Hal") Dixon, Revolutionary War officer, was born in the part of Granville County that later became Orange and then Caswell, the son of Henry Dixon, Sr. Little is known about his life before [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eaton, John Rust
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Rust Eaton, planter and legislator, was born in Granville County, the only son of Charles Rust Eaton (1743–1822) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Osborne Jeffreys. Charles Eaton, the youngest [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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