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Armstrong, Martin
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. Martin Armstrong, Revolutionary War soldier, surveyor, and politician, was born in Augusta County, Va., the fourth son of James and Jean Armstrong, previously of Lancaster County, Pa. About 1750, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brower, John Morehead
by Rodabaugh, K. John Morehead Brower, congressman and state legislator, was born in Greensboro, the son of John W. Brower and his wife. His father was a businessman in Mt. Airy. Brower received his early education [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bunker, Chang & Eng (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Ayers, Annette. Chang and Eng Bunker Surry County’s Original Siamese Twins By Dr. Annette Ayers * Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Fall 2008.  Tar Heel Junior Historian [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Bunker, Eng and Chang
by Traywick, Darryl. Eng and Chang Bunker, the first Siamese twins to receive world-wide attention, were born in the fishing village of Meklong, Siam, of obscure parentage. Their nationality became the name for the birth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chatham, Hugh Gwyn
by Stafford, Garland R. Hugh Gwyn Chatham, industrialist, public servant, philanthropist, and promoter of various enterprises, was born in Elkin of English and Welsh ancestry. He was the eldest son of Alexander and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chatham, Richard Thurmond
by Pleasants, Julian M. Chatham, Richard Thurmond by Julian M. Pleasants, 1979 16 Aug. 1896–5 Feb. 1957 Richard Thurmond Chatham, U.S. congressman, industrialist, and philanthropist, was born in Elkin, Surry [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cleveland, Benjamin
by Waugh, Betty Linney. Benjamin Cleveland, frontiersman, was born in Virginia on the now-famous Bull Run. He was the son of John Cleveland and the grandson of Alexander Cleveland, who came from England and settled in [...] (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.)
Cowles, Calvin Josiah
by Mcgrew, Ellen. Calvin Josiah Cowles, merchant, real estate and mine operator, union leader, and assayer, was born in Hamptonville, the son of Connecticut natives Deborah Sanford and Josiah Cowles. In describing his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Denny, Emery Byrd
by Denny, Bessie B. Emery Byrd Denny, lawyer and North Carolina Supreme Court justice, was born on a farm near Pilot Mountain in Surry County, the son of the Reverend Gabriel and Sarah Delphina Stone Denny. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Folger, Alonzo Dillard
by Christian, Ralph J. Alonzo Dillard Folger, attorney, judge, and U.S. representative, was born in Dobson, the son of Thomas W. and Ada Robertson Folger. After attending the public schools, he entered The University of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Folger, John Hamlin
by Christian, Ralph J. John Hamlin Folger, attorney, state legislator, and U.S. representative, was born in Rockford, the son of Thomas W. and Ada Robertson Folger. Shortly after being graduated from high school in 1898, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Franklin, Jesse
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Franklin, Jesse by Daniel M. McFarland, 1986 24 Mar. 1760–31 Aug. 1823 See also: Jesse Franklin, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Jesse Franklin, Revolutionary War [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Franklin, Meshack
by Farnham, Thomas J. Meshack Franklin, congressman and legislator, was born in Orange County, Va., the son of Bernard and Mary Cleveland Franklin. In 1778 his parents sent their eldest son, Jesse, to North Carolina to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gilmer, William Franklin ("Dixie")
by Evans, Phillip W. William Franklin ("Dixie") Gilmer, congressman, was born at Mount Airy, the son of W. F. and Emma Elizabeth Prather Gilmer. The family soon moved to Oklahoma, where young Gilmer attended the public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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