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Cathey, George Leonidas
by Jones, H. G. George Leonidas Cathey, school teacher and soldier, was born in Danville, Va., the son of William A. and Jennie Lessly Cathey, who took him at an early age to Iredell County, North Carolina, where [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cuming, Sir Alexander
by McGibney, Ian. Cuming, Alexander By Ian McGibney, North Carolina State University, 2013. December 18, 1691-August ? 1775 Sir Alexander Cuming, Scottish aristocrat, adventurer, confidence man, and the [...] (from NCpedia.)
Davidson, Allen Turner
by Joyce, Janis Bridges. Allen Turner Davidson, lawyer, Confederate congressman, and member of the Council of State, was born in Haywood County, the son of William Mitchell, a Burke County farmer, and Betsy Vance Davidson. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Jesse Weimar
by Conway, Robert O. Jones, Jesse Weimar by Robert O. Conway, 1988 6 Nov. 1895–9 Mar. 1968 Jesse Weimar Jones, newspaper editor, was born in Franklin, one of ten children of George Andrew and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Junaluska
by McKinney, Gordon B. Junaluska, Cherokee warrior and hero of Andrew Jackson's victory over the Creeks at Horseshoe Bend in 1814, was born near the head of the Little Tennessee River in either Macon County, N.C., or Rabun [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McDowell, Silas
by Dunbar, G. S. McDowell, Silas by G. S. Dunbar, 1991 16 May 1795–14 July 1879 Silas McDowell, tailor, farmer, court clerk, scientific observer, and writer, was born in York District, S.C., the natural son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morgan, Lucy Calista
by Powell, William S. Lucy Calista Morgan, founder of the Penland School of Handicrafts, was born in the Cartoogechaye community of Macon County, the daughter of Alfred and Fannie Eugenia Siler Morgan. She received her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, James Lowrie
by Bromberg, Alan B. James Lowrie Robinson, legislator, lieutenant governor, and railroad champion, was born in Franklin, Macon County, the son of James, a merchant and native of Tennessee, and Matilda Lowrie Robinson, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Siler, Jacob
by Sloan-Farmer, Maryann. Jacob Siler, western North Carolina pioneer, state legislator, and Cherokee Indian agent, was born in South Carolina's Pendleton district, of German and Irish ancestry. His grandfather, Plikard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Conaro Drayton
by Powell, William S. Conaro Drayton Smith, clergyman, geologist, and author, was born in Buncombe County, the son of Samuel and Mary Jarrett Smith. The family moved in 1820 to land the elder Smith bought that year when [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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