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Ammons, John
by Stroupe, Henry S. Ammons, John by Henry S. Stroupe, 1979 4 July 1831–9 Sept. 1914 John Ammons, Western North Carolina Baptist leader, was born in the Gabriel's Creek community of present Madison County, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Armstrong, Martin
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. Martin Armstrong, Revolutionary War soldier, surveyor, and politician, was born in Augusta County, Va., the fourth son of James and Jean Armstrong, previously of Lancaster County, Pa. About 1750, the [...] (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.)
Aycock, Charles Brantley
by Orr, Oliver H., Jr. Charles Brantley Aycock, governor of North Carolina, was born on a farm near Fremont in the broad, flat valley of the Neuse River. Ancestors of his father, Benjamin Aycock, and his mother, Serena [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bagge, Traugott
by Hiester, Jan. Traugott Bagge, Moravian leader, was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, the fourteenth and youngest child of merchant Lorenz Bagge and Anna Margaretha Calms. He was educated in the town schools and trained [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Balch, Hezekiah James
by Dudley, H. J., Troxler, George. Hezekiah James Balch, Presbyterian clergyman and revolutionary leader, was born at Deer Creek, Hartford County, Md., the son of James and Ann Goodwin (or Goodwine) Balch. His brothers were the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barker, Penelope
by Martin, Michael G., Jr. Penelope Barker, revolutionary patriot, was born in Edenton, Chowan County. Her parents were Samuel Padgett, physician and planter, and Elizabeth Blount, daughter of the prominent Chowan planter and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barker, Thomas
by Martin, Michael G., Jr. Thomas Barker, lawyer and political leader, was born in the colony of Rhode Island. Little is known of his ancestry or life before he moved to North Carolina. He received legal training in Rhode [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barnes, Joshua
by Johnston, Hugh B., Jr. Joshua Barnes, justice, militia officer, and legislator, was born in Edgecombe County. His parents were Jesse Barnes and Edith Jordan, both from families long established in that area. He was [...] (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.)
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