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Blanchard, Andrew
by Powell, William S. Andrew Blanchard, printer, revolutionary official, and planter, was born in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of John and Mary Joline Blanchard, and after 1740 settled in New Providence, N.J., probably on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brock, Ignatius Wadsworth
by Brown, Dick. Ignatius Wadsworth Brock, photographer and painter, was born near Comfort in Jones County, the son of Isaac Brock, a planter, and Harriet Carolina Koonce Brock. He attended the William Rhodes School [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hargett (or Harget), Frederick
by Robinson, Catherine L. Frederick Hargett (or Harget), Revolutionary War captain, planter, and lawmaker, was probably born in the area that became Pitt County. The second son of Frederick Hargett, he had only one sibling, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Larkins, John Davis, Jr.
by Powell, William S. Larkins, John Davis, Jr. by William S. Powell, 1991 8 June 1909–16 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Miller, Stephen Franks
by Miller, Patricia J. Miller studied law and was admitted to the bar at age twenty-two. He then practiced law in Twiggs County, Ga., until the Georgia legislature elected him solicitor general of the Southern Circuit. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nixon, Robert
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. Robert Nixon, Baptist minister, local official, and saddler, perhaps a grandson of the Richard Nixon who died in Craven County in 1746, appeared in the Onslow County records as a witness to deeds as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palmer, Paul
by Stevenson, George. Paul Palmer, general Baptist clergyman and a founding father of Baptists in the upper South, is traditionally said to have been a native of Maryland, to have been baptized in Delaware, ordained in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Perry, Samuel L.
by Uzzell, Odell. Perry, Samuel L. by Odell Uzzell, 1994 Related Entries: African American; Civil Rights; Transportation; Exodusters b. 1849 Samuel L. Perry, teacher and civil rights activist, resided in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Simmons, Furnifold McLendel
by Watson, Richard L., Jr. Furnifold McLendel Simmons, U.S. senator, was born at his father's plantation near Pollocksville in Jones County, the son of Furnifold Green, Jr., and Mary McLendel Jerman Simmons. He attended Wake [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stanly, John
by Brown, Norman D. John Stanly, Federalist congressman and legislator, was born in New Bern. His father, John Wright Stanly, was the most famous shipowner in North Carolina during the American Revolution; his mother [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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