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Battle, Ephraim
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. Ephraim Battle, farmer, patriot, and local official, was born in the part of Edgecombe County that is now Nash. He was the son of the Thomas Battle, who died in Onslow County in 1769, and a grandson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bright, Simon
by Holloman, Charles R. Bright, Simon by Charles R. Holloman, 1979 ca. 1702–ca. 1777 Simon Bright, colonial planter, county official, Anglican church leader, and militia officer, was the son of John Bright (ca. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Richmond Pearson
by Howerton, Timothy L. Richmond Pearson Davis, career military officer and major general of artillery, was born in Statesville, the son of Hayne and Mary Williams Davis. He was graduated from the United States Military [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dudley, Edward Bishop
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Dudley, Edward Bishop by Daniel M. McFarland, 1986 15 Dec. 1789–30 Oct. 1855 See also: Edward Bishop Dudley, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Edward Bishop Dudley, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferrand, William Pugh, Sr.
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. William Pugh Ferrand, Sr., merchant, exporter-importer, naval stores manufacturer and dealer, public official, postmaster, and large landowner, was born in Swansboro. He was the second son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Guion, Isaac
by Carraway, Gertrude S., Littleton, Tucker Reed. Isaac Guion, Revolutionary War surgeon, legislator, councillor of state, and merchant, the fourth in lineal descent to bear his name, was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., where his great-grandfather, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, Ezekiel
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. Ezekiel Hunter, Baptist minister and legislator, served in the Onslow County Regiment of militia during the French and Indian War in 1754 and represented Onslow County in the North Carolina House of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Janie Settles
by Parrish, Thomas, IV. Janie Settles was the the first African-American female rescue chief in North Carolina. She was born and grew up in Littleton in Halifax County, the youngest of the fourteen children of John Wesley [...] (from NCpedia.)
Nixon, Robert
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. Robert Nixon, Baptist minister, local official, and saddler, perhaps a grandson of the Richard Nixon who died in Craven County in 1746, appeared in the Onslow County records as a witness to deeds as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palmer, Paul
by Stevenson, George. Paul Palmer, general Baptist clergyman and a founding father of Baptists in the upper South, is traditionally said to have been a native of Maryland, to have been baptized in Delaware, ordained in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pollock, John Alfred
by Powell, William S. John Alfred Pollock, physician, legislator, and novelist, was born at Stones Bay, Onslow County, of Scottish descent, the son of W. A. J. Pollock, also a physician, and his wife, Olive Branch [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhodes, Henry
by Powell, William S. Henry Rhodes, colonial office-holder and Revolutionary leader, was the son of Henry and Mary Rhodes. In 1751 he inherited his father's "manner plantation," in Onslow County, where the county militia [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, John
by Massengill, Stephen E. John Roberts, planter, legislator, and militia officer, probably was born in the Bogue Sound area of Carteret County. His parents were William and Jemima (Jamima) Roberts, who owned a well-stocked, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Russell Jr., Daniel Lindsay (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Daniel Lindsay Russell, Jr. (1845-1908) was elected to office by the uneasy “Fusion” alliance of Republicans and Populists in the bitter and racially charged election of 1896. The “Maverick [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Shackelford, John Williams
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. Shackelford, John Williams by Tucker Reed Littleton, 1994 16 Nov. 1844–18 Jan. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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