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Bellamy, John Dillard
by Powell, William S. John Dillard Bellamy, congressman, legislator, attorney, and manufacturer, was born in Wilmington, the son of Dr. John Dillard Bellamy and Eliza McIlhenny Harriss. He was educated under George W. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bernard, William Henry
by Gainor, Samuel M. William Henry Bernard, newspaper editor, was born in Petersburg, Va. His father was Peter Dudley Bernard, a printer and publisher, who owned and edited the Southern Planter, an agricultural magazine, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bernheim, Gotthardt Dellman
by Delp, Robert W. Gotthardt Dellman Bernheim, Lutheran pastor, educator, and author, was born in Iserlohn, Westphalia, East Prussia. His father was John Herman Bernheim, a Jewish convert to Christianity who, following [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berry, Charles
by Price, William S., Jr. Charles Berry, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court by appointment of the secretary of state for the southern department on 27 Nov. 1758. A resident of London but not a barrister, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bloodworth, Timothy
by Herndon, G. Melvin. Timothy Bloodworth, ardent patriot in the American Revolution, member of the Confederation Congress, vigorous anti-Federalist, U.S. congressman and senator, and collector of customs for the Port of [...] (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.)
Burgwin, George William Bush
by Moore, James Elliott. George William Bush Burgwin, planter, was born at his father's plantation, the Hermitage, in New Hanover County, six weeks before the death of his mother, Eliza Bush Burgwin. She was the daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, Hill
by Moore, James Elliott. Nathaniel Hill Burgwin, corporation lawyer, civic leader, and Episcopal layman, was born at the Hermitage, the ancestral home of the Burgwin family in New Hanover County. He was the son of George [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, John
by Lennon, Donald R. John Burgwin, colonial official and merchant, was born at Hereford, England. His father, John Burgwin (1682–1751), whose name was originally spelled Ap Gwyn, left his entire estate in South Wales, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwin, John Henry King
by Moore, James Elliott. John Henry King Burgwin, U.S. Army officer and hero of the Mexican War, was born at the Hermitage, the home of his father in New Hanover County. Descended from a prominent Cape Fear River family, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cruden, John, Jr.
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. John Cruden, Jr., a Loyalist merchant, was in partnership with his uncle, John Cruden, and his brother James. They established stores in Wilmington and Cross Creek in 1774, using money the uncle had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dalrymple, John
by Powell, William S. John Dalrymple, army officer, the second surviving son of Sir John Dalrymple of Cousland, second baronet, and his wife, Elizabeth Fletcher, probably was born in Edinburgh.* His great-uncle, John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Thomas Frederick
by Bass, Anna Jeanette. Thomas Frederick Davis, lawyer, Episcopal priest, and later bishop of South Carolina, was born in New Hanover County near Wilmington, the son of Thomas F. and Sarah Isabella Eagles Davis. His father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eliot, John G. ("Ghost")
by Powell, William S. John G. ("Ghost") Eliot, teacher, was the son of George Eliot of Ellerslie on Lower Little River, Cumberland County. The father was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1747, educated at the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fergus, John
by Stumpf, Vernon O. John Fergus, surgeon in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, became a leader in Wilmington and New Hanover County as justice of the peace and commissioner for examining veterans' [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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