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Aycock, Charles Brantley
by Orr, Oliver H., Jr. Charles Brantley Aycock, governor of North Carolina, was born on a farm near Fremont in the broad, flat valley of the Neuse River. Ancestors of his father, Benjamin Aycock, and his mother, Serena [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aycock, Charles Brantley (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. No North Carolina governor, with the possible exception of Zebulon B. Vance, has been as venerated and memorialized as Charles Brantley Aycock (1859-1912), with whose term in 1901 the Democratic [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Blunt (or Blount), Tom
by Johnson, F. Roy. Tom Blunt (or Blount), a head chief and king of the North Carolina Tuscarora Indians, of obscure parentage, lived in the Upper Towns. During his time these numbered seven and formed one of three [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brogden, Curtis Hooks
by Anderson, Eric D. Curtis Hooks Brogden, governor and member of Congress, born on a small farm in Wayne County, was the son of Pierce Brogden and Amy Bread Brogden. As with most North Carolina farm boys of the time, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Byrd, Samuel ("Sam") Armanie, Jr.
by Flowers, John Baxton, III. Byrd, Samuel ("Sam") Armanie, Jr. by John Baxton Flowers III, 1979 18 Jan. 1908–14 Nov. 1955 Samuel ("Sam") Armanie Byrd, Jr., actor, producer, and playwright, was born in Mount Olive, Wayne [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Collier
by Eagles, Charles W. Collier Cobb, college teacher and geologist, was born near Goldsboro at Mt. Ashburn plantation in Wayne County. His parents were Needham Bryan and Martha Louisa Cobb. Joseph Cobb, his first paternal [...] (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.)
Davis, Kathryn Rachel Sarah Rebecca Speight Darden
by Powell, William S. Kathryn Rachel Sarah Rebecca Speight Darden Davis, physician and legislator, who was usually known as Rachel Darden Davis, was born at Seven Springs, Wayne County, the daughter of Herbert W. and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Amzi Clarence
by Woodard, John R. Amzi Clarence Dixon, Baptist pastor and evangelist for more than fifty years, was born in Shelby, the son of Amanda Elvira McAfee and Thomas Dixon, Jr., a pioneer preacher among the rural people of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eliot, John G. ("Ghost")
by Powell, William S. John G. ("Ghost") Eliot, teacher, was the son of George Eliot of Ellerslie on Lower Little River, Cumberland County. The father was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1747, educated at the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Exum, Benjamin
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Benjamin Exum, Revolutionary patriot and legislator, was born in Isle of Wight County, Va., the son of John and Elizabeth Exum. In 1750 he moved with his father to Edgecombe County, N.C., but later [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Faircloth, William Turner
by Kuhl, Paul E. William Turner Faircloth, lawyer, Confederate officer, legislator, and judge, was born at the family farm on Otter Creek in Edgecombe County, the son of William and Susan Edwards Faircloth. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gatlin, Richard Caswell
by Branch, Paul. Richard Caswell Gatlin, soldier, Confederate officer, and farmer, was born at Kinston, Lenoir County. His father was John S. Gatlin, the son of John Gatlin who was one of the early settlers of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grady, Paul Davis
by Powell, William S. Paul Davis Grady, businessman and legislator, was born in Seven Springs, Wayne County, the son of James Calhoun and Ella Smith Outlaw Grady. He attended Tennessee Military Institute and Wake Forest [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grant, Hiram Louis
by Bell, John L., Jr. Hiram Louis Grant, soldier, legislator, and businessman, was born in Woonsocket, R.I., the son of Lucinda C. Brown of Connecticut and John S. D. Grant, a superintendent of cotton mills. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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