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Alderman, John Thomas
by Woodard, John R., Jr. John Thomas Alderman, educator, Baptist historian, and Mason, was born in Salemburg, Sampson County. His father was Amariah Biggs Alderman (1819–89), a Baptist minister in Sampson and adjoining [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Butler, Marion
by Durden, Robert F. Marion Butler, agrarian leader and U.S. senator, was born near Clinton in Sampson County. His grandfather, James Butler, fought in the Revolutionary War, and his father, Wiley Butler, served in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clinton, Richard
by Register, Alvaretta K. Richard Clinton, county and early state official, is believed to have been a natural son of John Sampson and a nephew of Colonel Charles Clinton, the father of Governor George Clinton and of General [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Needham Bryan
by Woodard, John R., Jr. Needham Bryan Cobb, Baptist minister, educator, historian, and author was born in Jones County, the son of William Donnell Cobb and his wife, Ann Spicer Collier. He received his B.A. degree from The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Faison, John Miller
by Moorf, Claude H. John Miller Faison, physician and congressman, was born on a plantation near Faison, the son of Henry W. and Martha Hicks Faison, the paternal grandson of Isham and Sallie Thomson Faison, and the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferrell, John Atkinson
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Atkinson Ferrell, health director, was born in Clinton, the son of James Alexander and Cornelia Murphy Ferrell. After attending the local schools he entered The University of North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fowler, John Edgar
by Moore, Claude Hunter. John Edgar Fowler, congressman, was born on his family farm in Honeycutts Township, Sampson County, the son of Miles Beatty and Mary Victoria Herring Fowler. He was a direct descendant of John Fowler [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grady, Benjamin Franklin
by Cheape, Kathleen S. H. Benjamin Franklin Grady, educator, soldier, congressman, and farmer, was born in Albertson Township, Duplin County, the oldest son of Alexander Outlaw and Anne Sloan Grady. His Grady forebears were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grady, Henry Alexander
by Ingram, Charles M. Henry Alexander Grady, teacher, lawyer, and judge, was born in Clinton, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Mary Charlotte Bizzell Grady. His ancestors came to America from Ireland, and one William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hay, John
by Hawkins, Linda. John Hay, lawyer and legislator, was born in Belfast, Ireland. In 1779, while still in Ireland, he purchased 2,800 acres of land in Duplin County, formerly the property of royal governor Arthur [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highsmith, Jacob Franklin (Frank)
by Wehlitz, Lou Rogers. Jacob Franklin (Frank) Highsmith, surgeon, was born at Hives (now Roseboro), the son of John James and Mary Ann Fowler Highsmith. His father, a well-to-do farmer, supported the Confederacy and fought [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highsmith, John Henry
by Holoman, Katherine Highsmith. John Henry Highsmith, public educator, was born in McDaniel Township, Sampson County, the son of Lewis Whitfield and Margaret Tatum Highsmith. He grew up in Durham where he was graduated from public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hobbs, Samuel Huntington, Jr.
by Hirsch, Jerrold M. Hobbs, Samuel Huntington, Jr. by Jerrold M. Hirsch, 1988 4 Feb. 1895–16 Nov. 1969 Samuel Huntington Hobbs, Jr., rural sociologist, was born on a family farm near Clinton, the first son and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holmes, Gabriel
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Gabriel Holmes, lawyer, governor, and congressman, was a native of Duplin (now Sampson) County. He attended Zion Parnassus Academy in Rowan County and for a time was a student at Harvard. Afterwards [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holmes, Gabriel
by Angley, Wilson. Gabriel Holmes (1769-1829) adopted a Jeffersonian view the importance of the agrarian life. He was the father of Theophilus H. Holmes, a Confederate general. Born in present-day Sampson (then Duplin) [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
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