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Cannon, Newton
by Folmsbee, Stanley. Newton Cannon, military officer, congressman, and governor of Tennessee, was born in Guilford County, the son of Minos and Letitia Thompson Cannon. His father was a revolutionary soldier, and his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carter, John
by Herndon, G. Melvin. John Carter, frontiersman, merchant, surveyor, land speculator, colonel of the militia, and legislator, was born in Cumberland County, Va. There is no known evidence that he was a relative of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caswell, Benjamin
by Holloman, Charles R. Benjamin Caswell, planter, revolutionary army officer, merchant, county official, and state legislator, was born at Joppa, Md., the fifth son of Richard Caswell the elder and Christian Dallam. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caswell, Richard
by Holloman, Charles R. Richard Caswell, colonial merchant, planter, Maryland legislator, county court clerk, justice, and militia officer, was a native of London. His father's family was notable among the ranks of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Clinton Levering
by Green, C. Sylvester. Clinton Levering Cobb, lawyer, merchant, and congressman, was born in Elizabeth City, the son of Thomas R. and Emily Harrington Cobb. A contemporary described him as having an average education. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cogdell, Richard
by Watson, Alan D. Richard Cogdell, merchant, planter, and politician, was born in Beaufort, the eldest of fourteen children of George and Margaret Bell Cogdell. Contrary to the popular assumption that the Cogdells [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coleman, Warren Clay
by Krieger, Marvin. Warren Clay Coleman, manufacturer, was the illegitimate son of Rufus Clay Barringer, afterward a Confederate general, and Roxanna Coleman, a slave owned by Daniel Coleman, Sr., of Concord. Prior to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Collins II, Josiah
by Powell, William S. Josiah Collins, II, planter, merchant, and banker, the son of Josiah Collins, Sr., and his wife, Ann Lewis, was born at Islington, London. In 1773 he came with his father to America, where they lived [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cook, James P.
by Green, C. Sylvester. James P. Cook, merchant and legislator, was born at Mt. Pleasant, Cabarrus County, the son of Matthew and Mary Costner Cook. His father (b. 1810) was a native of Baden, Germany, and came to America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cooke, John Rogers
by Branch, Paul. John Rogers Cooke, Confederate soldier, merchant, and civil administrator, was born at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. His father, Phillip St. George Cooke, then a first lieutenant in the First Dragoons, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)

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