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Bell, Martha McFarlane
by Suggs, Joseph R. Martha McFarlane McGee, one of the heroines of the American Revolution, was born in Orange County. No positive record of her parents' names has been located, but her maiden name indicates that she [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bennehan, Richard
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Richard Bennehan, merchant, planter, builder, and pioneer in the tobacco industry and in education, was born near Warsaw, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Va. The fifth of seven children, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berry, John
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. John Berry, self-taught builder-architect and Orange County politician, was born near Hillsborough, the son of John Berry, Sr., and Rhoda (Rosanna?) (Whitted?) Berry. According to family tradition, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bumpass, Frances Webb
by Jordan, Paula S. Frances Webb Bumpass, newspaper publisher, teacher, and church worker, was born in Halifax, Va., to Henry and Harriet Dickens Webb. Educated by her parents and by private teachers in North Carolina, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burke, Mary ("Polly") Williams
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Burke, Mary ("Polly") Williams By Mary Claire Engstrom, 1979 See also: Govenor Thomas Burke 1 Feb. 1782–31 Jan. 1869 Mary "Polly" Williams Burke, educator, was the only child of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Butler, John
by Butler, Lindley S. John Butler, brigadier general of the state militia and legislator of the revolutionary period, settled before May 1763 on the Haw River in the western edge of the Hawfields community, Orange County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Butler, William
by Huhta, James K. William Butler, farmer and insurgent, was probably born in Virginia before 1730 and was likely the son of William and Frances Watson Butler. He was one of at least seven children: brothers Aaron, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cain, William
by Willard, George-Anne. William Cain, civil engineer, mathematician, university professor, and author, contributed for over half a century to the advance of engineering theory and practice in his state and country. Although [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Bennehan
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Bennehan Cameron, planter, railway executive, industrialist, and promoter of good roads, was born at Fairntosh in what was then Orange County, the son of Paul Carrington and Anne Ruffin Cameron. At [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Duncan
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Duncan Cameron, planter, judge, politician, and banker, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va. His father, the Reverend John Cameron (d. 1815), an Episcopal priest, was the son of Duncan and Margaret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chamberlain, G. Hope Summerell
by Knapp, Sharon E. G. Hope Summerell Chamberlain, author, artist, clubwoman, house counselor at Duke University, and civic worker, was born in Salisbury. Although Mrs. Chamberlain did not use her first name, the first [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Christmas, William
by Kerr, M. H. D. William Christmas, surveyor, cartographer, legislator, and militia and civil officer during and after the Revolution, was a son of John and Mary Graves Christmas. Despite a statement in his obituary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cotten, Elizabeth Brownrigg Henderson
by Green, C. Sylvester. Elizabeth Brownrigg Henderson, women's rights leader and librarian, was born at Salisbury, the daughter of John Steele and Elizabeth Brownrigg Cain Henderson. She was a direct descendant of Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Craig, David Irvin
by Dudley, H. J. David Irvin Craig, Presbyterian minister and historian, was born in Orange County, the son of James Newton (14 Oct. 1816–12 Feb. 1879) and Emaline Strayhorn Craig. Craig received early education in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cruikshank, Margaret Mordecai Jones
by Powell, William S. Margaret Mordecai Cruikshank, teacher and college president, was born in Hillsborough, the daughter of Halcott Pride Jones and his wife, Olive Echols. She attended the Nash-Kollock School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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