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Allen, Richard, Sr.
by Cross, Jerry L. Richard Allen, Sr., Revolutionary War captain and public official, was born in Baltimore County; Md. At the age of twenty-one, Allen moved to Frederick County, Va., where he spent seven years before [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Hamilton
by Holeman, Sarah E. Hamilton Brown, planter, stockraiser, and land speculator, a resident of Wilkesboro, was the son of Jane McDowell and John Brown, a Scotch-Irish immigrant. Brown served as a lieutenant, Eighteenth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Hamilton Allen
by Holeman, Sarah E. Hamilton Allen Brown, Confederate officer and planter, was born the son of Hamilton and Sarah Gwyn Gordon Brown at Oakland, the old Gordon homestead in Wilkes County. He attended the Naval Academy at [...] (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, Alexander
by Stafford, Garland R. Alexander Chatham, merchant, farmer, and industrialist, was born near Wilkesboro of English ancestry. His father, Martin Chatham, had come from Augusta County, Va., and located in Wilkes County in [...] (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.)
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.)
Cole, Willard Glover
by Lanier, Jerry. Willard Glover Cole, newspaper editor, was born in Wilkes County, the son of Maria Dumgarner and Thomas H. Cole. He graduated from high school in North Wilkesboro and began his journalistic career at [...] (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.)
Cowles, Charles Holden
by Raper, Horace W. Charles Holden Cowles, editor, deputy clerk of U.S. District Court, state legislator, and congressman, was born in Charlotte, the son of Calvin J. and Ida Augusta Holden Cowles. His father was at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cowles, William Henry Harrison
by Keever, Homer M. Cowles, William Henry Harrison by Homer M. Keever, 1979 22 Apr. 1840–30 Dec. 1901 William Henry Harrison Cowles, attorney and congressman, was born in Hamptonville in the southern part of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Darnell, William Nelson
by Powell, William S. William Nelson Darnell, missionary, was born in Wilkes County, probably the son of Peter Darnell, Esq., the only one of that name in the county at the time of the 1830 census. In 1834 he moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, James Wagner
by Wood, Steve. James Wagner Davis, physician, was born in Statesville, the son of Lawson Davis of Wilkes County and Delia Josephine Wagner Davis of Statesville. He studied in the public schools of Statesville until [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dula, Thomas C. ("Tom Dooley")
by Mitchell, Thornton W. Dula, Thomas C. ("Tom Dooley") by Thornton W. Mitchell, 1986 See also: Ballad of Tom Dooley; Folk Music- Part 1: Introduction 20 June 1844–1 May 1868 Thomas C. ("Tom Dooley") Dula, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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