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Applewhite, James: The Essences Of Things
by Cecelski, David S. Born in Stantonsburg, in Wilson County, in 1935, James Applewhite is one of our nation's most acclaimed poets and an English professor at Duke University. At his home by the Eno River, he told me [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
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.)
Bruton, John Fletcher
by Johnston, Hugh B., Jr. John Fletcher Bruton, lawyer, educator, banker, civic leader, and churchman, was born at Wentworth in Rockingham County, a son of the Reverend David Rasberry Bruton and his wife, Margaret Nixon, both [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Joseph Shepard
by Willard, George-Anne. Joseph Shepard Bryan, educator and lawyer, was born in Wilmington, the only son of Robert Kedar Bryan, Jr., and Gertrude Foy Shepard Bryan. He had one sister, Gertrude, who married lawyer Edward M. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Connor, George Whitfield
by Traywick, Darryl. George Whitfield Connor, lawyer, legislator, and judge, was born in Wilson to Henry Groves and Kate Whitfield Connor. He was the first of twelve children, one of whom, Robert D. W. Connor, became a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Connor, Henry Groves
by Wallace, Carolyn A. Henry Groves Connor, judge, was born in Wilmington, where his parents, David and Mary Catherine Groves Connor, had moved from their native Florida. In 1855, David Connor, a carpenter described as a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Connor, Robert Digges Wimberly
by Jones, H. G. Robert Digges Wimberly Connor, historian and archivist, was born in Wilson, the fourth child and third son of the twelve children of Henry Groves and Kate Whitfield Connor. His father, an attorney, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coon, Charles Lee
by Willard, George-Anne. Charles Lee Coon, educator and reformer, was born on a farm four miles west of Lincolnton, the first of nine children of Frances E. Hovis Coon (1842–1907) and David A. Coon (1834–1921). He was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cotten, Robert Randolph
by Moore, James Elliott. Robert Randolph Cotten, planter and businessman, was born on his father's farm near Whitakers in Edgecombe County. He was the oldest son of John Lewellyn Cotten and his wife, Nancy Bell Penine Tart [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cotten, Sallie Swepson Sims Southall
by Copeland, Elizabeth H. Cotten, Sallie Swepson Sims Southall By Elizabeth H. Copeland, 1979 13 June 1846–4 May 1929 Sallie Swepson Sims Southhall Cotten, writer and Woman's Club and civic leader, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniels, Charles Cleaves
by Eagles, Charles W. Charles Cleaves Daniels, editor, lawyer, and government official, was born on Ocracoke Island where his mother had fled after Union troops wrecked the Daniels hometown of Washington. His father, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniels, Josephus
by Watson, Richard L. Josephus Daniels, newspaper editor, secretary of the navy, and ambassador to Mexico, was born in Washington, N.C., the fourth of five children of Josephus and Mary Cleaves Seabrook Daniels. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Douglass, John Jordan
by Green, C. Sylvester. John Jordan Douglass, clergyman and poet, was born in Cumnock, Lee County, the oldest of nine children of William Campbell and Josephine Tysor Douglass. His father was a successful attorney and his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ellis, Jim: Putting In Tobacco
by Cecelski, David S. I visited with Jim Ellis in Fountain, a small town 70 miles east of Raleigh. A retired tobacco farmer and country preacher, he grew up there between the two largest tobacco markets in the world, [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Fleming, Karl: Show Me Life
by Cecelski, David S. Karl Fleming recently visited Morehead City to talk about his riveting new memoir, "Son of the Rough South." Raised on a tenant farm in Eastern North Carolina and in the Methodist Orphanage in [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
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