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Adams, Spencer Bell
by Steelman, Joseph F. Adams, Spencer Bell by Joseph F. Steelman, 1979 15 Oct. 1860–12 Jan. 1943 Spencer Bell Adams, lawyer, judge, and Republican party leader, was born near Dobson, in Surry County, the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benbow, De Witt Clinton
by Noblin, Stuart. De Witt Clinton Benbow, businessman and philanthropist, was born near Oak Ridge in Guilford County, the youngest of five children of Charles Benbow and Mary Saunders. His earliest ancestor in America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bethea, Neil Graham
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Neil Graham Bethea, Methodist Protestant evangelist and minister, was born in Little River, near Fayetteville, the son of William Cameron and Mary Jane Morris Bethea. At an early age, he moved with [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bethell, William
by Butler, Lindley S. William Bethell, revolutionary soldier and legislator, was born in Virginia and settled in northern Guilford County before the American Revolution. During the war he was a captain in the Guilford [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Charlotte Hawkins
by Anonymous. Emancipation from slavery in 1865 offered a new and prosperous lifestyle for some African Americans in North Carolina. Some became landowners or politicians; others started their own businesses. Yet [...] (from Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum.)
Byer, Kathryn Stripling
by Alley, Sierra. Byer attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and she also attained her Master of Fine Arts from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she also was poetry instructor. Byer studied [...] (from NCpedia.)
Caldwell, David
by Robinson, Blackwell P. David Caldwell, Presbyterian minister, educator, physician, and statesman, was born in Lancaster, Pa., of Ulster Scot ancestry. He was the oldest of four sons of Andrew and Martha Caldwell, who were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caldwell, David Franklin
by Harrelson, Ronald. David Franklin Caldwell, businessman, editor, and politician, was born in Guilford County, about one mile from Greensboro, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Caldwell. He received the limited education [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannon, Joseph Gurney
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Joseph Gurney Cannon, congressman and speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was born in New Garden, Guilford County, the son of Gulielma Hollingsworth and Dr. Horace Franklin Cannon, one of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannon, Newton
by Folmsbee, Stanley. Newton Cannon, military officer, congressman, and governor of Tennessee, was born in Guilford County, the son of Minos and Letitia Thompson Cannon. His father was a revolutionary soldier, and his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carrington, George Lunsford
by Fuqua, L. W. George Lunsford Carrington, pioneer surgeon, was born in Durham County, the son of Ursula Elizabeth Lunsford and Sterling R. Carrington, a prominent businessman in Durham. Carrington received his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chipman, Luzene Stanley
by Powell, William S. Luzene Stanley Chipman, religious writer and Methodist preacher, was born near the New Garden Meeting House in Guilford County of Quaker parentage. Her father probably was Strangeman Stanley; her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coffin, Addison
by Hoskins, Mary Katherine. Addison Coffin, abolitionist and educational, temperance, and agricultural leader, was born at New Garden (now Guilford College), son of Vestal and Alethea Fluke Coffin. The Coffins were descendants [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coffin, Levi
by Hoskins, Mary Katherine. Levi Coffin, abolitionist, temperance leader, and philanthropist, was born in New Garden, Guilford County, a descendant of Tristam Coffin, who came to America in 1642 and was one of nine purchasers [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coleman, Mary Channing
by Umstead, Elizabeth. Mary Channing Coleman, educator, was born near South Boston, Va. Her grandfathers were Ethelbert Algernon Coleman, a physician and planter, and Frederick Winslow Page, librarian of the University of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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