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Beach, Charles Maynard
by Green, C. Sylvester. Charles Maynard Beach, educator, was born in Caldwell County, near Lenoir, the son of Joseph Lawson and Anne Shuford Beach. He attended schools in the community, including Hibriten Academy, and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boyd, George Dillard
by Carter, Robert Wray, Jr. George Dillard Boyd, legislator, merchant, and plantation and mill owner, was born in Rockingham County. He was a son of Andrew Boyd, by whose will he inherited part interest in a gristmill and farm [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brodnax, Edward Travis
by Butler, Lindley S. Edward Travis Brodnax, physician and state legislator, was born in Brunswick County, Va., the son of William Edward Brodnax, a leading planter and horseman of Brunswick County, and Sally Jones [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brodnax, John Grammar
by Butler, Lindley S. John Grammar Brodnax, physician and Confederate surgeon, was born in Dinwiddie County, Va. He was the son of Brigadier General William Henry Brodnax of Greensville County, Va., and Ann Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brookes, Iveson Lewis
by Tise, Larry Edward. Iveson Lewis Brookes, Baptist clergyman, planter, and Southern sectionalist, was the eldest of five sons of Jonathan and Annie Lewis Brookes and was born in Rockingham County. His father was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Henry Alfred
by Woodard, John R. Henry Alfred Brown, Baptist minister, was born in a log house near Wentworth in Rockingham County. His father was Robert Brown, a schoolteacher and farmer; his mother was Sarah Troth Brown. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Courts, Daniel William
by Butler, Lindley S. Courts, Daniel William by Lindley S. Butler, 1979 26 Nov. 1800–April 1883 Daniel William Courts, legislator and state treasurer, was born in Culpeper County, Va., and by 1806 moved with his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dillard, John Henry
by Powell, William S. Dillard, John Henry by William S. Powell, 1986 29 Nov. 1819–14 May 1896 John Henry Dillard, attorney, judge, and law teacher, the son of Lucy Moorman of Campbell County, Va., and James [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Arminius Gray
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Arminius Gray Dixon, minister and official in the North Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, was born in Rockingham County, the son of John F. and Elizabeth Harrison Dixon. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Douglas, Robert Martin
by Butler, Lindley S. Douglas, Robert Martin by Lindley S. Butler, 1986 28 Jan. 1849–8 Feb. 1917 Robert Martin Douglas, associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born near Douglas, Rockingham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn by Grady L. E. Carroll, 1986 24 Aug. 1829–5 Aug. 1911 Oscar Penn Fitzgerald, Methodist clergyman, editor, educator, and author, was born in Caswell County near Ruffin, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gallaway, James
by Butler, Lindley S. James Gallaway, merchant and state legislator, was born probably in Scotland and moved to North Carolina before the American Revolution. His uncle, Charles Gallaway, was by 1765 living in the section [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gallaway, John Marion
by Butler, Lindley S. John Marion Gallaway, Confederate officer and tobacco planter, was the son of Thomas Spraggins and Lucinda Chalmers Gallaway of Rockingham County. Before the American Revolution the Gallaway family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gentry, Meredith Poindexter
by Haskins, Ralph W. Meredith Poindexter Gentry, tennessee congressman, was born in Rockingham County, N.C., the youngest of eleven children of Watson Gentry, a prosperous farmer and Revolutionary War veteran, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Glenn, Robert Brodnax
by Cotten, Alice R. Robert Brodnax Glenn, attorney, state political leader, and governor, was the son of Chalmers L. and Annie S. Dodge Glenn of Rockingham County. Chalmers Glenn, a tobacco planter and lawyer, became a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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