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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.)
Bragg, Thomas
by Pitts, C. E. Thomas Bragg, lawyer, governor, U.S. senator, and Confederate cabinet member, was one of six sons of Thomas and Margaret Crossland Bragg of Warrenton. Two brothers, Braxton and John, had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Edwin Pierce
by Moore, J. Floyd. Edwin Pierce Brown, manufacturer and Quaker leader, was born in the community of George in Northampton County, the son of Walter Jay and Lula May Vaughan Brown. He attended Olney (Friends) School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner
by Sheppard, Juanita Ann. William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn, lawyer, soldier, and banker, has been described as the most versatile person ever to have lived in Vance County. The son of Anna Greenough of Boston and Henry King [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner
by Powell, William S. William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn, lawyer, judge, and bank president, was born in Jackson, the son of George Pollock and Emma Ridley Burgwyn. He attended John Graham's School in Warrenton, Episcopal High [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Conner, Andrew Jackson
by Durrill, Wayne K. Andrew Jackson Conner, teacher, county and city school superintendent, newspaper publisher, farmer and businessman, was born at Rich Square, Northampton County, the son of Elijah W. and Barbara [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Copeland, Oliver Perry
by Parramore, Thomas C. Oliver Perry Copeland, portrait artist, was born in Suffolk, Va., the son of Benjamin and Sophia Jones Copeland. He was still living at Suffolk in 1840, when he delivered a Fourth of July oration [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, Jonathan Elwood
by Chestnut, Paul I. Jonathan Elwood Cox, banker and manufacturer, was born on his father's farm in Rich Square, Northampton County. He was the son of Jonathan Elliott and Elizabeth Hare Cox, who had met while students [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, Joseph John
by Mcpherson, Holt. Joseph John Cox, physician and furniture manufacturer, was born on a farm near Rich Square, Northampton County, of English ancestry. His father was Jonathan E. Cox, a farmer who became superintendent [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniel, Robert Thomas
by Woodard, John R. Robert Thomas Daniel, Baptist minister and agent for benevolent agencies, was born in Middlesex County, Va., the fifth son of Samuel and Eliza Thomas Daniel. At the close of the Revolutionary War, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Darden, Mills (or Miles)
by Jones, H. G. Mills (or Miles) Darden, innkeeper and farmer, was reputed to be the heaviest human on record until the twentieth century. He was born on a farm near Rich Square in Northampton County but moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daughtry, Chris
by Horton, Emily S. Chris Daughtry 1979- by Emily Horton NC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Bucky Covington; Scotty McCreery; Anoop [...] (from NCpedia.)
Dawson, John
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. John Dawson, member of the Assembly for Bertie and Northampton counties, justice of the court, and member of the governor's council, was born in Isle of Wight County, Va. His grandfather, William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edwards, Weldon Nathaniel
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Weldon Nathaniel Edwards, planter, state senator, and congressman, was born near Gaston in Northampton County, son of Priscilla Williamson and Benjamin Edwards. He attended Warrenton Academy, read [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fanning, William
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Fanning, clergyman of the established church, was born at Riverhead, Long Island, N.Y., the son of Captain James and Hannah Smith Fanning. On 10 Mar. 1754 he was ordained priest by the Bishop [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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