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Blackwell, Robert Lester
by Tuttle, Marcia. Robert Lester Blackwell, Congressional Medal of Honor winner, was born in Hurdle Mills in the Bushy Fork Community of Person County. He was the second son and youngest of six children of James B. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brooks, Aubrey Lee
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Aubrey Lee Brooks, lawyer, politician, and author, was born at Bethel Hill near Roxboro, in Person County, of English and Ulster Scot ancestry. His father was Zachary Taylor Brooks, a physician, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cochran, James
by Powell, William S. James Cochran, planter and congressman, was born in or near the community of Mount Tirzah, Orange (now Person) County. He attended local schools and engaged in farming near the present Timberlake. At [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cunningham, John Wilson
by Gass, W. Conard. John Wilson Cunningham, planter, merchant, and political leader, was born in Petersburg, Va. His parents were Alexander Cunningham, a wholesale merchant of Petersburg, and Mattie Wilson Cunningham; [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Darby, John Fletcher
by Green, C. Sylvester. John Fletcher Darby, congressman and banker, was born in Person County, near Roxboro, but the names of his parents do not appear to be recorded. At the age of fifteen, he moved with his family to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dickins, Samuel
by Holeman, Sarah E. Dickins, Samuel by Sarah E. Holeman, 1986 ca. 1775–22 July 1840 Samuel Dickins, surveyor and congressman, was born in Person County near Roxboro, the son of Robert and Mary Dickins. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Green, John Ruffin
by Russell, Mattie U. John Ruffin Green, tobacco manufacturer, whose pioneering efforts in the production of bright-leaf smoking tobacco helped lay the economic foundation of the city of Durham, was the second of seven [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haralson, Herndon
by Harrelson, Ronald. Herndon Haralson, soldier, politician, and planter, was born in what is now Person County, one of thirteen children of Paul and Nancy Lea Haralson. His grandfather had immigrated from Holland to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Reginald Lee
by Burns, A. M., III. Reginald Lee Harris, lieutenant governor of North Carolina, politician, industrialist, and community leader, was born in Roxboro, one of eight children of William Henry and Rosa Lee Jordan Harris. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hubbard, Jeremiah
by Newlin, Algie I. Jeremiah Hubbard, educator and Quaker leader, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., the son of Joseph and Ann Crews Hubbard. He was the grandson of Hardiman Crews and his Indian wife, whose name has [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jeffreys, George Washington
by Neville, John D. George Washington Jeffreys, clergyman, agriculturalist, and author, of Person County, entered The University of North Carolina in 1813 and remained there for one academic year. In 1817 he married [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Thomas McKissick
by Parris, Richard W. Thomas McKissick Jones, lawyer, judge, legislator, and Confederate congressman, was born in Person County, the son of Wilson and Rebecca McKissick Jones. When Thomas was an infant, the family moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, William Walton
by Green, C. Sylvester. William Walton Kitchin, lawyer, congressman, and governor of North Carolina, was born in rural Halifax County near Scotland Neck, the son of William Hodge and Maria Figus Arrington Kitchin. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McGehee, Lucius Polk
by Cheshire, William Polk. Lucius Polk McGehee, lawyer and educator, was born at Woodburn, his father's plantation in Person County. He was the youngest of four sons of Montford (1822–95) and Sally Polk Badger McGehee [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McGehee, Montford
by Cheshire, William Polk. Montford McGehee, lawyer, planter, legislator, and public official, was born at Woodburn, his father's plantation in Person County, the youngest child of Thomas (1784–1867) and Elizabeth M. Jeffreys [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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