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Planters
Adair, James Robert
by Smith, Maud Thomas. James Robert Adair, author, planter, and Indian trader, eldest son of Thomas Adair, was born in County Antrim, Ireland. With his father and three brothers he came to the colonies in 1730, settling [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Mark
by Bracey, Susan L. Mark Alexander, lawyer, gentleman farmer, and politician, was born at the family home, Salem, Mecklenburg County, Va., the son of Mark and Lucy Bugg Alexander. His ancestors, Scotch-Irish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Allen, Nathaniel
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Nathaniel Allen, planter, promoter, and legislator, was a resident of Edenton and an owner of property in Chowan and Tyrrell counties. A nephew of Joseph Hewes—a North Carolina signer of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Andrews, Alexander Boyd
by Steelman, Bennett L. Alexander Boyd Andrews, railroad executive and construction engineer, was born near Franklinton, the son of William J. Andrews, a small planter, and his wife, Virginia Hawkins, daughter of Colonel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Arrington, Archibald Hunter
by Yanchisin, D. A. Archibald Hunter Arrington, planter, lawyer, and representative in the U.S. Congress and the Congress of the Confederate States of America, was born at the family home in Hilliardston on Swift Creek, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ashe, John Baptist
by Davis, Curtis Carroll. John Baptist Ashe, Continental and U.S. congressman, soldier, and tobacco grower, was born in the Rocky Point district of New Hanover County, presumably at his father's residence, The Neck, on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ashe, William Shepperd
by Clifton, James M. William Shepperd Ashe, lawyer, rice planter, state senator, congressman, and railroad president, was born in the Lower Cape Fear plantation community of Rocky Point, the third son of Samuel and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Avery, Isaac Thomas
by Avery, Isaac Thomas, Jr. Isaac Thomas Avery, politician, planter, and banker, only son of Waightstill Avery and Leah Probart Avery, was born at Swan Ponds, Burke County. He had little formal education: he received an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Backhouse, John
by Littleton, Tucker Reed. John Backhouse, legislator, planter, mariner, and salt maker, first appeared in Carteret County records about 1758. That same year, he became a justice of the peace for Carteret County. In four deeds [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barrow, Robert Ruffin
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Robert Ruffin Barrow, planter, was born in Halifax County, the eldest child of Bartholomew Barrow and his first wife, Ascension Slatter, daughter of James Slatter and Charity Cotten. He was reared in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barrow, William
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Barrow, Louisiana pioneer, was born in Halifax County, the son of William Barrow and his wife, Olivia, who was the daughter of Robert Ruffin of Northampton County. His grandfather William had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, James Smith
by Battle, Elizabeth D. James Smith Battle, planter, judge, and manufacturer, was born at Cool Spring Plantation, Edgecombe County, the son of Penelope Langley Edwards and Jacob Battle. He entered The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Joel
by Sims, Anastatia. Joel Battle, planter, merchant, militia colonel, and cotton manufacturer, was one of the three children of William Butler and Charity Horn Battle. He was one of the founders of the Rocky Mount Mills [...] (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.)
Benbury, Thomas
by Johnson, Elmer D. Thomas Benbury, revolutionary leader, was born in Chowan County of English ancestry. His father was John Benbury; his grandfather, William Benbury, came from England to settle near Edenton about [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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