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Blalock, Nelson Gales
by Green, C. Sylvester. Nelson Gales Blalock, physician, was born in rural Mitchell County. It is reported that his preparatory and subsequent college education were pursued in his home county, although the specific [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blalock, Sarah Malinda Pritchard and William McKesson ("Keith")
by Jordan, Weymouth T., Jr. Blalock, Sarah Malinda Pritchard (ca. 1840–9 Mar. 1901) , and William McKesson ("Keith") (ca. 1838–11 Aug. 1913), were Confederate soldiers. Malinda Blalock, North Carolina's only known female Civil [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bowman, Jacob Weaver
by Hightower, Emily K. Jacob Weaver Bowman, legislator and judge, was born in Relief, Burke (now Mitchell) County. His parents were Joseph Bowman, a farmer and justice of the peace, and Sarah Garland. Bowman spent his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, John
by Powell, William S. John Brown, congressman and land speculator, was born in Kishacoquilla Valley and later lived in Lewistown, Pa., where he attended local common schools. In 1800 in Lewistown he began grist and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lyon, John
by Inscoe, John. Lyon, John by John Inscoe, 1991 1765?–14 Sept. 1814 John Lyon, botanist and plant [...] (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.)
Peterson, Charles Augustus
by Childs, T. Mike, Hollingsworth, Biff, West, Tim. Peterson, Charles Augustus by Biff Hollingsworth and Tim West, Special Collections at Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008. Additional research by T. Mike Childs, [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Robinson, Harold Frank
by Williams, Max R. Harold Frank Robinson, plant geneticist and university administrator, was a native of Mitchell County, the son of Fred H. and Geneva J. Robinson. As a towheaded youngster growing up in the village of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sam Brinkley and His Beard
by Agan, Kelly. Sam Brinkley and His Beard by Kelly Agan,Government & Heritage Library, 2014 21 Sept. 1850-13 Dec. 1929 See also: Beards Standing six feet two with a beard of five feet four inches, [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Silver, Frances "Frankie" (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by McCall, Maxine. When Charlie disappeared on December 22, 1831, heavy snow was falling. Did he slip through the ice on the frozen river? Was he wounded or killed by a bear or a mountain lion? Friends and neighbors [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Silver, Frances [Frankie]
by Spell, Richard S. Silver, Frances [Frankie] by Richard S. Spell, 1994 d. 12 July 1833 See also: Silver, Frankie, Murder Case; Silver, Francis [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skiles, William West
by London, Lawrence F. William West Skiles, Episcopal missionary and teacher, was born in Hertford, Perquimans County. Following a few years of formal schooling in the local schools, he worked as a mechanic and later as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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