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Alexander, Evan Shelby
by Murphy, Eva. Evan Shelby Alexander, lawyer and legislator from Salisbury, was born in Mecklenburg County, probably in the Clear Creek Township area, where his father owned a plantation. He was the son of Colonel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, William Julius
by Kirkman, Roger N. William Julius Alexander, speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons, solicitor, and superintendent of the Charlotte branch of the U.S. Mint, was born in Salisbury, the son of William Alexander. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Balfour, Andrew
by Raper, Horace W. Andrew Balfour, Revolutionary War leader, officer in the North Carolina militia, and one of Randolph County's first representatives, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Andrew and Margaret Robertson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beard, John, Jr.
by Brawley, James S. John Beard, Jr., newspaper editor and politician, was born in Salisbury, the son of Lewis and Susan Dunn Beard. He was graduated from Yale University and was elected to the House of Commons from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beard, Lewis
by Brawley, James S. Lewis Beard, county and state official, was born in Salisbury of German ancestry. His father, John Lewis Beard, was born in Germany but immigrated to Philadelphia as a young man. John Lewis Beard was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beckwith, John
by Carraway, Gertrude S., Brawley, James S. John Beckwith, physician and surgeon, was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the son of Elizabeth Dart and John Beckwith, a Revolutionary War veteran of New York. The younger Beckwith was admitted to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bernheim, Gotthardt Dellman
by Delp, Robert W. Gotthardt Dellman Bernheim, Lutheran pastor, educator, and author, was born in Iserlohn, Westphalia, East Prussia. His father was John Herman Bernheim, a Jewish convert to Christianity who, following [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blackmer, Sidney Alderman
by Linn, Jo White. Blackmer, Sidney Alderman by Jo White Linn, 1979 13 July 1895–5 Oct. 1973 Sidney Alderman Blackmer, professional actor, was born in Salisbury, the son of Walter Steele and Clara De Roulhac [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boone, Daniel
by W., Ina, V. Daniel Boone, hunter and trusted leader, was several times a member of the Virginia legislature and a syndic (commander) of the Spanish Femme Osage District, now part of Missouri. Boone lived more [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boone, Squire
by Wall, James W. Boone, Squire by James W. Wall, 1979 6 Dec. 1696–2 Jan. 1765 Squire Boone, pioneer settler in Western Piedmont North Carolina and father of Daniel Boone, was born in Devonshire, England. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bost, Annie Kizer
by Morgan, Thomas S. Annie Kizer Bost, commissioner of the North Carolina State Board of Charities and Public Welfare and an active participant in women's clubs, civic work, and the Democratic party, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boyden, Nathaniel
by Williams, Max R. Nathaniel Boyden, lawyer, congressman, and jurist, was born in Conway, Mass., to John and Eunice Hayden Boyden. Both parents were of English ancestry and were descended from settlers who arrived in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Braun (or Brown), Michael
by Linn, Jo White. Michael Braun (or Brown), frontiersman, master builder, and entrepreneur, is said to have been born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. He stepped upon American soil at the port of Philadelphia 26 Sept. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brevard, John, II
by Davidson, Chalmers G. John Brevard, II, colonial official and patriot, was the son of John Brevard, first of the Brevards in the colonies. According to his grandson, Alexander, the first John Brevard "is supposed to have [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Calvin Scott
by Stephenson, E. Frank, Jr. Calvin Scott Brown, educator, editor, minister, and advisor, was born in Salisbury of black and Scotch-Irish ancestry. His father was Henry Brown, a farmer, and his mother was Flora Brown. Brought up [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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