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Arrington, Archibald Hunter
by Yanchisin, D. A. Archibald Hunter Arrington, planter, lawyer, and representative in the U.S. Congress and the Congress of the Confederate States of America, was born at the family home in Hilliardston on Swift Creek, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Jacob
by Wilkinson, Dorothy B. Jacob Battle, lawyer, state senator, and superior court judge, was born at the Falls of Tar River in Nash County. He was the eldest son of Turner Westray Battle and Lavinia Bassett Daniel Battle, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, James Smith
by Battle, Elizabeth D. James Smith Battle, planter, judge, and manufacturer, was born at Cool Spring Plantation, Edgecombe County, the son of Penelope Langley Edwards and Jacob Battle. He entered The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Joel
by Sims, Anastatia. Joel Battle, planter, merchant, militia colonel, and cotton manufacturer, was one of the three children of William Butler and Charity Horn Battle. He was one of the founders of the Rocky Mount Mills [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Kemp Davis
by Roberts, B. W. C. Kemp Davis Battle, lawyer, was born in Rocky Mount. His grandfather, Kemp Plummer Battle, served as president and historian of The University of North Carolina. On his maternal side, he was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Turner Westray
by Wilkinson, Dorothy Battle. Turner Westray Battle, assistant to the U.S. secretary of labor, was born in Rocky Mount, the son of Jacob and Nell Gray Gupton Battle. The third Turner Westray Battle, he was a student at Staunton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Braswell, James Craig
by Johnston, Hugh B., Jr. James Craig Braswell, banker and community leader, was born and reared near Battleboro, a son of Thomas Permenter Braswell and his wife, Emily Stallings. The founder of the line was the Reverend [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bridgers, Robert Rufus
by Bridgers, H. C., Jr. Robert Rufus Bridgers, Confederate congressman and railroad official, elder son of Elizabeth Kettlewells Routh and John Bridgers, was born on a farm in southwestern Edgecombe County. Failing to apply [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bunn, Benjamin Hickman
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Benjamin Hickman Bunn, congressman, was the son of Redmund Bunn of Nash County and his wife, Mary Hickman Bryan. The Bunn family had long been prominent in Nash County, and members were among the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bunn, Henry Gaston
by Dougan, Michael B. Henry Gaston Bunn, Confederate colonel and chief justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, was born at Rocky Mount, Nash County, the son of David and Elizabeth Bunn. He removed with his parents to Fayette [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clinch, Joseph John, Jr.
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Joseph John Clinch, Jr., Revolutionary War officer and political leader in Edgecombe and Nash counties, was the son of Elizabeth Goodrich and Joseph John Clinch of Surry County, Va. He went to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Connor, Henry Groves
by Wallace, Carolyn A. Henry Groves Connor, judge, was born in Wilmington, where his parents, David and Mary Catherine Groves Connor, had moved from their native Florida. In 1855, David Connor, a carpenter described as a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cooley, Harold Dunbar
by Seegers, L. Walter. Harold Dunbar Cooley, lawyer, farmer, and congressman, was born in Nashville, Nash County, one of five children of Roger A. Pryor and Hattie Davis Cooley. He was educated in the public schools of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Creech, Oscar, Jr.
by Pittman, Rachel N. Oscar Creech, Jr., surgeon, researcher, teacher, administrator, was born in Nashville, N.C., the son of Oscar Creech, Sr., Baptist minister, and Martha Gulley Creech. He finished high school in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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