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Blount, Mary ("Jackie") Sumner
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Mary Blount, daughter and wife of revolutionary generals, by whose benefaction Christ Episcopal Church, Raleigh, was built, was born in Warren County at the home of her father, General Jethro Sumner. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bragg, Braxton
by Pitts, C. E. Braxton Bragg, a professional soldier who served with distinction in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War and with less success as commanding general of the Army of Tennessee, Confederate States of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bragg, John
by Pitts, C. E. John Bragg, lawyer and Democratic political figure prominent in both North Carolina and Alabama, was the eldest of six sons born to Thomas and Margaret Crossland Bragg of Warrenton. Two brothers, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brehon, James Gloster
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. James Gloster Brehon, Revolutionary War surgeon, was born in Ireland and there received a liberal education. On arriving in America, he first settled in Maryland. In the records of Maryland's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burke, Mary ("Polly") Williams
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Burke, Mary ("Polly") Williams By Mary Claire Engstrom, 1979 See also: Govenor Thomas Burke 1 Feb. 1782–31 Jan. 1869 Mary "Polly" Williams Burke, educator, was the only child of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carr, Elias (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Elias Carr (1839-1900), leader of the statewide Farmers’ Alliance and the broader agrarian movement, exemplified the fading tradition of the planter-governor. The son of Jonas and Elizabeth Hilliard [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Christmas, William
by Kerr, M. H. D. William Christmas, surveyor, cartographer, legislator, and militia and civil officer during and after the Revolution, was a son of John and Mary Graves Christmas. Despite a statement in his obituary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cook, Charles Alston
by Anderson, Eric D. Cook, Charles Alston by Eric D. Anderson, 1979 7 Oct. 1848–21 Oct. 1916 Charles Alston Cook, state legislator and judge, was the son of the Reverend Charles M. Cook and Havana Alston Cook of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crossan, Thomas Morrow
by Iobst, Richard W. Thomas Morrow Crossan, naval officer, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of James C. and Nancy Morrow Crossan. He spent much of his childhood in Kentucky with a maternal uncle, Thomas Morrow, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cullom, Willis Richard
by Gass, W. Conard. Willis Richard Cullom, clergyman and educator, was born in Halifax County, near Weldon. He was the fifth child and second son of Joseph Joel and Mary E. Johnson Cullom, who ultimately became the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cupples, Charles
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Charles Cupples, Anglican clergyman, was born in Great Britain and sent to North Carolina as a missionary by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in 1766. Governor William Tryon assigned him [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Day, Thomas
by Umfleet, LeRae. Thomas Day, a cabinetmaker by trade, is the most celebrated of North Carolina’s antebellum craftsmen. He was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, in 1801 to a family of free, landowning African [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Dugger, John Edward
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Edward Dugger, teacher, was born in Brunswick County, Va., the son of Daniel Dugger, proprietor of the hotel in Lawrenceville. At a political dinner at the hotel in 1837, an argument developed [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Duke, William, Jr.
by Flowers, John Baxton, III, Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. William Duke, Jr., planter and public official, was born in Southside, Va., where his father, William Duke, was a prominent planter. Recent research and records now available support the contention [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eaton, Thomas
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Thomas Eaton, Revolutionary patriot, was the son of William Eaton (d. 1759) and his wife Mary Rives. He was born probably in North Carolina a short time after his father's removal there from Prince [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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