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Allen, William Cola
by Gainor, Samuel M. William Cola Allen, educator and historian, was born in Halifax of Scottish ancestry. His father was James V. Allen, the leading merchant in Halifax County and a major of the local regiment of Home [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alston, Willis
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Willis Alston, congressman, was born at the family plantation on Fishing Creek, near Littleton, in Halifax County. His parents were John Alston (1740–84) and Ann Hunt Macon, daughter of Gideon and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baker, Ella
by Townes, Mitzi. Ella Baker was born on December 13, 1903 in Norfolk , Va. When Ella was eight years old her family moved to Littleton, North Carolina. In 1918, Ella Baker entered Shaw University, a Baptist boarding [...] (from NCpedia.)
Barrow, Robert Ruffin
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Robert Ruffin Barrow, planter, was born in Halifax County, the eldest child of Bartholomew Barrow and his first wife, Ascension Slatter, daughter of James Slatter and Charity Cotten. He was reared in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barrow, William
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Barrow, Louisiana pioneer, was born in Halifax County, the son of William Barrow and his wife, Olivia, who was the daughter of Robert Ruffin of Northampton County. His grandfather William had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bond, William Robert
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Robert Bond, Confederate soldier and author, was born in Halifax, the only child of Dr. Robert Cannon Bond and his wife, Martha Long. Dr. Bond was a native of Raleigh and, after attending The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bradford, Henry Bartlett
by Cross, Jerry L. Henry Bartlett Bradford, Methodist minister and church founder, was the son of Colonel John Bradford and his first wife, Patience Reed Bradford, of Halifax County. He was a direct descendant [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Branch, John
by Counihan, Harold J. John Branch, governor of North Carolina, U.S. senator, secretary of the navy, and governor of Florida, was born in the town of Halifax. His father, John Branch, Sr., was a wealthy landowner and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, William Hill
by Parramore, Thomas C. William Hill Brown, novelist and poet, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of Gawen Brown, a noted clockmaker, and Elizabeth Hill Adams Brown. At the age of twenty-three, Brown published a novel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burges, Thomas
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Thomas Burges, Church of England clergyman, was born in the parish of Standon, Staffordshire, England, where he was baptized 6 Sept. 1712. He was the fourth of the fourteen children of John Burges [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burton, Hutchins Gordon
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Hutchins Gordon Burton, lawyer, congressman, and governor, was the son of John and Mary Gordon Burton. There is disagreement about his birthdate and birthplace, but the weight of evidence seems to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bynum, Jesse Atherton
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Jesse Atherton Bynum, lawyer, congressman, and planter, was born in Halifax County, attended Princeton in 1818–19, studied law, and practiced in Halifax. He represented Halifax borough in the House [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carney, Stephen Wright
by Modlin, J. Wayne. Carney, Stephen Wright by J. Wayne Modlin, 1979 1762–27 Dec. 1811 Stephen Wright Carney, legislator, general of the state militia, and racehorse owner, was born in Norfolk County, Va., the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chaloner, John Armstrong
by Chestnut, Paul I. John Armstrong Chaloner, author, industrialist, and philanthropist, was born in New York City in the home of his maternal ancestors, the prominent Astor family. The family name, originally spelled [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chavis, John
by Parramore, Barbara M. John Chavis, preacher and teacher, was probably the "indentured servant named John Chavis" mentioned in the inventory of the estate of Halifax attorney James Milner in 1773, though little is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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