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Arends, John Godfrey
by Allran, Austin. John Godfrey Arends, pioneer Lutheran minister, Revolutionary War patriot, and founding father and first president of the North Carolina Synod of the Lutheran Church, was born near Göttingen, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Armstrong, John
by Woodard, John R. John Armstrong, Baptist minister and educator, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Robert and Mary Armstrong. His early life was spent in poverty, and he served an apprenticeship as a tinker. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Asbury, Daniel
by Queen, Louise L. Daniel Asbury, pioneer Methodist preacher, was born in Fairfax County, Va., the son of Thomas and Pettie Jennings Asbury. At the age of sixteen he went to Kentucky, where he was captured by a band of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Asbury, Francis
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Francis Asbury, first bishop of American Methodism, was born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England, the only son of Joseph and Elizabeth Asbury. He completed only eight years of formal education. At the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ashley, Samuel Stanford
by Bell, John L., Jr. Ashley, Samuel Stanford by John L. Bell, Jr., 1979 12 May 1819–5 Oct. 1887 Samuel Stanford Ashley, minister, educator, and missionary, was the eldest of eleven children born to Samuel and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atkins, James, Jr.
by Carroll, Grady L. E. James Atkins, Jr., Methodist clergyman, was born at Knoxville, Tenn., the son of a Methodist preacher who served his church almost half a century and was elected a delegate to the general conference [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atkinson, James Oscar
by Bell, John L., Jr. James Oscar Atkinson, editor and religious leader, was one of six sons born to George Washington and Mary Elizabeth Jones Atkinson in Wake County. He received the M.A. degree from Wake Forest College [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atkinson, Joseph Mayo
by Tise, Larry Edward. Joseph Mayo Atkinson, Presbyterian clergyman in Raleigh for thirty-five years, was one of the eleven children of Robert and Mary Tabb Mayo Atkinson of Mansfield, Dinwiddie County, Va., and one of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atkinson, Thomas
by Tise, Larry Edward. Thomas Atkinson, third Episcopal bishop of North Carolina, was one of eleven children of Robert and Mary Tabb Mayo Atkinson of Mansfield, Dinwiddie County, Va., and one of four brothers who became [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Avery, Alphonso Calhoun
by Avery, Isaac Thomas, Jr. Alphonso Calhoun Avery, Confederate officer and judge, was born at Swan Ponds in Burke County, the fifth son of Isaac Thomas and Harriet Erwin Avery. While his father was a wealthy man, he believed [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)

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