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Battle, Thomas Hall
by Gatton, T. Harry. Thomas Hall Battle, banker, industrialist, attorney, and educator, was born in Raleigh, a descendant of a long line of jurists and educators. His father was Kemp P. Battle, president of The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, William Smith
by Battle, Elizabeth Dancy. William Smith Battle planter and manufacturer, was born in Edgecombe County, the son of Sally Harriet Westray and James Smith Battle. He began his education at Stony Hill and Louisburg academies and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bechtler, Christopher
by Knapp, Richard F. Bechtler, Christopher by Richard F. Knapp, 1979 See also: Bechtler Mint 1782–ca. December 1842 Christopher Bechtler, metallurgist, goldsmith, jeweler, and coiner, was born in the Grand [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beddingfield, Eugene Crocker
by Steelman, Lala Carr. Eugene Crocker Beddingfield, farmer, legislator, and railroad commissioner, was born in Wake County to Alexander Hanson and Palmyra La Fayette Chappell Beddingfield. His mother's original ancestor in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Belk, William Henry
by Wyche, Paul B., Jr. William Henry Belk, merchant, was born in Lancaster County, S.C., of English and Scottish ancestry. His father was Abel Nelson Washington Belk, a farmer, who was drowned by Sherman's raiders in 1865 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bellamy, John Dillard
by Powell, William S. John Dillard Bellamy, congressman, legislator, attorney, and manufacturer, was born in Wilmington, the son of Dr. John Dillard Bellamy and Eliza McIlhenny Harriss. He was educated under George W. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Belo, Alfred Horatio
by Tilley, Nannie M. Alfred Horatio Belo, journalist, was born in Salem of Moravian ancestry. His father was Edward Frederick Belo, a cabinetmaker, merchant, and would-be railroad builder. His mother, Caroline Amanda [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Belo, Frederick Edward
by Kirkman, Roger N. Frederick Edward Belo, an entrepreneur best known for his construction of the Belo House in Winston-Salem, was born in Salem. Edward was the second child of John Frederick and Maria Strupe Belo [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benbow, De Witt Clinton
by Noblin, Stuart. De Witt Clinton Benbow, businessman and philanthropist, was born near Oak Ridge in Guilford County, the youngest of five children of Charles Benbow and Mary Saunders. His earliest ancestor in America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bennehan, Richard
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Richard Bennehan, merchant, planter, builder, and pioneer in the tobacco industry and in education, was born near Warsaw, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Va. The fifth of seven children, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)

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