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Blunt (or Blount), Tom
by Johnson, F. Roy. Tom Blunt (or Blount), a head chief and king of the North Carolina Tuscarora Indians, of obscure parentage, lived in the Upper Towns. During his time these numbered seven and formed one of three [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Branson, Levi
by Holloman, Charles R. Levi Branson, educator, Methodist minister, writer, editor, and publisher, was born and reared on a farm in Randolph County about five miles south of Asheboro. He was the second of nine children born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bright, Simon
by Holloman, Charles R. Bright, Simon by Charles R. Holloman, 1979 ca. 1702–ca. 1777 Simon Bright, colonial planter, county official, Anglican church leader, and militia officer, was the son of John Bright (ca. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bright, Simon
by Holloman, Charles R. Bright, Simon by Charles R. Holloman, 1979 ca. 1757–1802 Simon Bright, Revolutionary War soldier, planter, county official, member of the convention that ratified the U.S. Constitution in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bright, Simon, Jr.
by Holloman, Charles R. The grantee index of deeds (1746–1880) of old Johnston, old Dobbs, and early Lenoir counties indicates that in or about 1758 deeds from Simon Bright the elder were registered by his sons Simon and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caswell, Richard
by Holloman, Charles R. Richard Caswell, militia officer and governor of North Carolina, was born at Joppa, then a flourishing seaport and the county seat of Baltimore County, Md. His parents were Richard Caswell and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Croom, Hardy Bryan
by Flowers, John Baxton, III. Hardy Bryan Croom, planter, politician, and naturalist, was born at his father's estate in Lenoir County. He was the son of Major General William Croom and his first wife, Mary Bryan, a daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Croom, William
by Flowers, John Baxton, III. William Croom, planter, politician, and militia officer, was born probably on his father's dwelling plantation on Lower Falling Creek in Dobbs (now Lenoir) County. His father, Major Croom, Sr., a son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Kathryn Rachel Sarah Rebecca Speight Darden
by Powell, William S. Kathryn Rachel Sarah Rebecca Speight Darden Davis, physician and legislator, who was usually known as Rachel Darden Davis, was born at Seven Springs, Wayne County, the daughter of Herbert W. and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dawson, John Gilmer
by Cowper, Albert W. John Gilmer Dawson, lawyer and legislator, was born in Institute Township, Lenoir County, the son of John H. and Ann Daly Dawson. His grandparents were Thomas J. Dawson and Huldah Daniels. The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Joseph
by Green, C. Sylvester. Joseph Dixon, congressman, was born in rural Greene County just across the county line from the town of Farmville in Pitt County. There apparently is no record of the names of his parents nor [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Herring, Harriet Laura
by Martin, Katherine F. Harriet Laura Herring, social science researcher and student of socio-industrial relations in the South, was born in Kinston, the seventh and last child of William Isler Herring and his second wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Herritage, William
by Willard, George-Anne. William Herritage, lawyer and planter, served for thirty years as clerk of the General Assembly of North Carolina. His early life remains shrouded in mystery and his parentage unknown. Herritage [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hines, Lovit
by York, Maury. Lovit Hines, merchant, the son of James Madison and Nancy Thompson Hines, was born in Wayne County but the next year the family moved to Lenoir Institute, Lenoir County. During the 1870–71 session, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Edmund
by Long, Joe O'Neal. Edmund Jones, soldier, attorney, and public servant, was born into a life of ease on his father's plantation, Clover Hill, situated about six miles north of Lenoir in Caldwell County. The family name [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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