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Alderman, John Thomas
by Woodard, John R., Jr. John Thomas Alderman, educator, Baptist historian, and Mason, was born in Salemburg, Sampson County. His father was Amariah Biggs Alderman (1819–89), a Baptist minister in Sampson and adjoining [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, John Brevard
by Murphy, Eva. John Brevard Alexander, physician, historian, and churchman, was born in Lemley's Township, Mecklenburg County. Of Scotch-Irish ancestry, he was the son of Robert Davidson Alexander, grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Julia McGehee
by Dudley, Harold J. Julia McGehee Alexander, attorney, author, legislator, and historian, was born of Scotch-Irish ancestry at Enderly, her father's plantation, three miles north of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County. Her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Allen, William Cola
by Gainor, Samuel M. William Cola Allen, educator and historian, was born in Halifax of Scottish ancestry. His father was James V. Allen, the leading merchant in Halifax County and a major of the local regiment of Home [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Arnett, Alex Mathews
by Hirsch, Jerrold M. Alex Mathews Arnett, historian and teacher, was born near Sylvania, Ga., the fourth son in a family of six children. His father, Hamilton John Arnett, was well known in Sylvania for his work as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bassett, John Spencer
by Woody, Robert H. John Spencer Bassett, historian, was born at Tarboro, the second child of Richard Baxter Bassett and Mary Jane Wilson Bassett. His father had come from Virginia to eastern North Carolina as a builder [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boyd, William Kenneth
by Woody, Robert H. William Kenneth Boyd, historian, was born at Curryville, Mo., the second son and the youngest of six children of the Reverend Harvey Marshall and Mary Elizabeth Black Boyd. His father, a native of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caruthers, Eli Washington
by Gass, W. Conard. Eli Washington Caruthers, Presbyterian minister, educator, and historian, was born in Rowan County, near Salisbury. His parents were James and Elizabeth Lawrence Caruthers. The second of seven [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Elmer Talmage
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Elmer Talmage Clark, world Methodist leader, author, historian, and publicist, was born in Randolph County, Ark. He attended West Plains College, Mo.; Hendrix College, Ark.; and Vanderbilt [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Connor, Robert Digges Wimberly
by Jones, H. G. Connor, Robert Digges Wimberly by H. G. Jones, 1979 26 Sept. 1878–25 Feb. 1950 See also: George Whitfield Connor, brother. Robert Digges Wimberly Connor, historian and archivist, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Corbitt, David Leroy
by Jones, H. G. David Leroy Corbitt, archivist and historical editor, was born in Chicod Township, Pitt County, the second of three children and only son of James Samuel and Mary Virginia Parkerson Corbitt. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crittenden, Charles Christopher
by Jones, H. G. Charles Christopher Crittenden, university professor, historian, author, and state agency head, was born in Wake Forest, the only child of Charles Christopher and Ethel Taylor Crittenden. His father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dillard, Richard
by Powell, William S. Richard Dillard, physician and local historian, was born at Farmers Delight, his father's plantation in Nansemond County, Va. The son of Dr. Richard and Mary Louisa Beverly Cross Dillard, he was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eaton, William Clement
by Hall, Louise MCG. Eaton, William Clement by Louise McG. Hall, 1986 23 Feb. 1898–12 Aug. 1980 William Clement Eaton, historian, was born in Winston, the son of Benjamin and Mary Gaston Hough Eaton. His father, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foard, John Hanby
by Foard, John Hanby, Jr. John Hanby Foard, textile executive, manufacturer, museum director, and Civil War historian, was born in Wilmington, the fourth child of Charles Deems (1863–1951) and Florence Hanby (1875–1932) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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