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Scientists & Inventors
Briggs, William Cyrus
by Powell, William S. William Cyrus Briggs, inventor, the son of Cyrus and Lydia F. Loring Briggs, was born in Turner, Maine, and educated locally. He moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was an engineer and machinist, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brimley, Clement Samuel
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Clement Samuel Brimley, zoologist and entomologist, was born in Great Linford, Buckingham County, England, the son of Joseph and Harriet Brimley, who immigrated with their family to Raleigh in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brimley, Herbert Hutchinson
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Herbert Hutchinson Brimley, zoologist and director of the North Carolina State Museum, was born in Willington, Bedfordshire, England, the son of Joseph and Harriet Brimley, who immigrated with their [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cain, William
by Willard, George-Anne. William Cain, civil engineer, mathematician, university professor, and author, contributed for over half a century to the advance of engineering theory and practice in his state and country. Although [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cairns, John Simpson
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. John Simpson Cairns, ornithologist, was born in Lawrence, Mass., the son of John and Agnes Simpson Cairns. In 1855 his parents moved from Scotland to the United States, where the elder John Cairns [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Catesby, Mark
by Powell, William S. Mark Catesby, naturalist, artist, and author of books on the flora and fauna of Carolina, was born probably in Castle Hedingham, Essex, England, the home of his maternal grandparents. He was the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Collier
by Eagles, Charles W. Collier Cobb, college teacher and geologist, was born near Goldsboro at Mt. Ashburn plantation in Wayne County. His parents were Needham Bryan and Martha Louisa Cobb. Joseph Cobb, his first paternal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coker, Robert Ervin
by Caldwell, Martha B. Robert Ervin Coker, Kenan Professor of Zoology at The University of North Carolina, founder of the Institute of Fisheries Research at Morehead City, and a pioneer in the development of marine [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coker, William Chambers
by Couch, John N. William Chambers Coker, university professor, was born in Hartsville, S.C. His father, Major James Lide Coker, born at nearby Society Hill, was educated at the Citadel in Charleston and spent one [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colburn, Burnham Standish
by Caldwell, Martha B. Burnham Standish Colburn, banker, bridge builder, and real estate developer, was born in Detroit, Mich., to William Cullen Colburn and his wife, Mary Augusta Standish Colburn. A Mayflower ancestor [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)

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