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Baxter, Elisha
by Trelease, Allen W. Baxter, Elisha by Allen W. Trelease, 1979 1 Sept. 1827–31 May 1899 Elisha Baxter, governor of Arkansas and a protagonist in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baxter, John
by Newell, Charles A., Jr. John Baxter, lawyer, legislator, southern Unionist, and U.S. circuit court judge, was the son of Irish immigrants, Catherine Lee and William Baxter, who had settled in Rutherford County. He was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bechtler, Christopher
by Knapp, Richard F. Bechtler, Christopher by Richard F. Knapp, 1979 See also: Bechtler Mint 1782–ca. December 1842 Christopher Bechtler, metallurgist, goldsmith, jeweler, and coiner, was born in the Grand [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Camp, Cordelia
by Stephens, George Myers. Cordelia Camp, teacher and writer, was born north of Rutherfordton, the daughter of Merritt Rickman and Letitia Morrow Camp. From her neighborhood one-room school she began teaching in McDowell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coxe, Franklin
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Franklin Coxe, industrialist, banker, and railroad executive, was born in Rutherfordton, the son of Francis Sidney and Jane McBee Alexander Coxe. An ancestor, Daniel Coxe, had settled in New Jersey [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durham, Columbus
by Woodard, John R. Columbus Durham, Baptist minister and corresponding secretary of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, was born in Rutherford County, the son of Esther Baxter and Micajah Durham and brother of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durham, Plato
by Trelease, Allen W. Durham, Plato by Allen W. Trelease, 1986 20 Sept. 1840–9 Nov. 1875 Plato Durham, legislator and Conservative political leader during Reconstruction, was born at High Shoals (later [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Erwin, Clyde Atkinson
by Conway, Robert O. Clyde Atkinson Erwin, educator, was born in Atlanta, Ga., the son of Sylvanus and Mamie Putnam Erwin. He attended school in Charlotte and Waco, N.C., and was a student at The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Forman, Joshua
by Green, C. Sylvester. Forman, Joshua by C. Sylvester Green, 1986 6 Sept. 1777–4 Aug. 1848 Joshua [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Garibaldi, Angelo
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Angelo Garibaldi, steamboat captain and shipbuilder, was born in Italy of unknown parentage. He is said to have come to Baltimore as a boy with an uncle. On the death of this relative, young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gilbert, William
by Hughes, N. C., Jr. William Gilbert, legislator and Revolutionary War figure, was born in Ireland and as an infant was brought to Massachusetts by his parents. In Pennsylvania, about 1760, he married Sarah McCandless [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Griffin, Clarence Wilbur
by Lackey, Mark Dixon. Griffin, Clarence Wilbur by Mark Dixon Lackey, 1986 22 Mar. 1904–10 Jan. 1958 Clarence Wilbur Griffin, newspaper editor and historian, was born in Spindale, Rutherford County, the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, John Cebern Logan
by Poe, Charles Aycock. John Cebern Logan Harris, attorney, newspaperman, and Republican political leader, was born in Rutherfordton, the son of Cebern Lemuel and Susan Logan Harris. In 1862, at age fifteen, he went to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haynes, Raleigh Rutherford
by Crow, Mildred Martin. Raleigh Rutherford Haynes, textile manufacturer, the fourth child and oldest son of Charles H. and Sarah Walker Haynes, was born at Ferry, in Rutherford County. Charles Haynes, a landowner, teacher, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holland, James
by Hughes, N. C., Jr. James Holland, Revolutionary officer, legislator, and congressman, was born in either Pennsylvania or present-day Anson County, N.C., to which his parents moved about the time of his birth. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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