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Cartographers and surveyors
Brazier, Robert H. B.
by Stevenson, George. Robert H. B. Brazier, cartographer and civil engineer, was born of unknown parentage in Great Britain, where he received his professional training under John Rennie (1761–1821), the Scottish civil [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Campbell, Farquhard
by Fields, William C. Farquhard Campbell, legislator and soldier, was born in Scotland. Facts concerning his parentage, place of origin, and the exact date of his emigration to North Carolina are not known and are further [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Cape Fear
by Jackson, Claude V. Cape Fear in modern-day Brunswick County projects into the Atlantic Ocean at the southeastern tip of Smith Island, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River and adjacent to the area known as Bald Head. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, 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.)
Christmas, William
by Kerr, M. H. D. William Christmas, surveyor, cartographer, legislator, and militia and civil officer during and after the Revolution, was a son of John and Mary Graves Christmas. Despite a statement in his obituary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Churton, William
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. William Churton, pioneer surveyor and cartographer for the Granville District, colonial official of Childsburgh (Hillsborough) and Orange County, and member for Orange in the colonial legislature, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Collet (Collett), John Abraham
by Cumming, William P. John Abraham Collet (Collett), a Swiss military engineer, map maker, captain in the British army, and governor of Fort Johnston, N.C., was probably from Geneva, where his widowed mother, a Moravian, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cooke, William Dewey
by Stevenson, George. William Dewey Cooke, educator of the deaf, editor, publisher, and cartographer, was born in Williston, Vt., to Milo and Harriet Bulkley Cooke. He was educated in Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cotton, James
by Mcbride, Robert M. James Cotton, colonial officeholder and Loyalist, was born in Hamlet Parish, Ipswich, Mass., son of Leonard and Mary Frieze Cotton. He was the grandson of the Reverend Thomas and Bridget Hoar Cotton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dickins, Samuel
by Holeman, Sarah E. Dickins, Samuel by Sarah E. Holeman, 1986 ca. 1775–22 July 1840 Samuel Dickins, surveyor and congressman, was born in Person County near Roxboro, the son of Robert and Mary Dickins. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dugger, Shepherd Monroe
by Walser, Richard. Dugger, Shepherd Monroe by Richard Walser, 1986 26 Feb. 1854–13 Sept. 1938 Shepherd Monroe Dugger, educator, orchardist, landscape architect, mining prospector, geologist, surveyor, road [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fremont (née Fish), Sewall Lawrence
by Grant, Dorothy Fremont. Fremont (née Fish), Sewall Lawrence by Dorothy Fremont Grant, 1986 30 Aug. 1816–1 May 1886 Sewall Lawrence Fremont (née Fish), army officer, chief engineer, and superintendent of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grist, Franklin Richard
by Powell, William S. Franklin Richard Grist, artist, art critic, and diplomat, was born at Egypt plantation near New Bern, the son of Richard and Elizabeth Heritage Washington Grist. His father was a merchant of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harley, George Way
by Levy, Suzanne S. George Way Harley, Methodist missionary, physician, blacksmith, geographer, anthropologist, and researcher, was born in Asheville to George Gamewell (1862–1925) and Lillie [Lily] Way (1871–1959) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harper, James Clarence
by Bell, John L., Jr. James Clarence Harper, surveyor, manufacturer, and congressman, was born in Cumberland County, Pa., the son of John Witherow Harper III, whose grandfather had emigrated to America from Ireland, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lawson, John
by Holloman, Charles R. John Lawson, explorer, surveyor, and author of A New Voyage to Carolina (London, 1709), was apparently the only son of Dr. John Lawson (1632–ca. 1690) and his wife [Isabella] Love (ca. 1643–ca. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Masa, George
by Casada, Jim. Masa, George by Jim Casada, 1991 1882?–21 June 1933 George Masa, Japanese photographer and cartographer, for whom the Great Smoky Mountains were an adopted home, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Michel, Frantz Ludwig
by Dill, Alonzo Thomas. Frantz Ludwig Michel, colonist and explorer, also called Francis Louis Michel, assisted Christoph von Graffenried in establishing a Swiss-German colony at New Bern in 1710. His family, Michel von [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moseley, Edward
by Price, William S., Jr. Edward Moseley, colonial official, may have been the single most important political figure in the first half of the eighteenth century in North Carolina. He was a man of great and varied skills: [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mouzon, Henry, Jr.
by Stevenson, George. Mouzon, Henry, Jr. by George Stevenson, 1991 18 May 1741–25 Aug. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paint Rock
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. A significant rock outcropping, known as Paint Rock, can be found in Madison County very near the Tennessee border. John Strother wrote about Paint Rock in his 1799 diary kept during his survey of [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Pearce, Samuel
by Stevenson, George. Pearce, Samuel by George Stevenson, 1994 20 May 1807–25 Dec. 1878 Samuel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Person, Thomas
by Skinner, Sue Dossett. Person, Thomas by Sue Dossett Skinner, 1994 19 Jan. 1733–16 Nov. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pory, John
by Powell, William S. John Pory, explorer, newsletter writer, and geographer, was born at Butters Hall, Thompson, Norfolk, England. The son of William Pory, he was graduated in 1592 from Gonville and Caius College, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Price, Jonathan
by Stevenson, George. Price, Jonathan by George Stevenson, 1994 d. 23 May 1822 See also:  Maps Jonathan Price, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rondthaler, Theodore Edward
by Roberts, B. W. C. Theodore Edward Rondthaler, teacher, was born at Christ Church parsonage in Salem. The first of his forebears to come to America was Emanuel Rondthaler, who was raised by a Moravian pastor in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rowan, Matthew
by Stephens, H. Kenneth. Matthew Rowan, colonial official and acting governor, of Scottish descent but born in Ireland, was the son of the Reverend John Rowan and his wife, Margaret Stewart of County Antrim, Ireland. It is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rutherford, Griffith
by Cashion, Jerry C. Griffith Rutherford, colonial and Revolutionary official, military officer, and land speculator, was born in Ireland, the son of John and Elizabeth Griffith Rutherford. His grandfather, the Reverend [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sauthier, Claude Joseph
by Cumming, William P. Claude Joseph Sauthier, one of the ablest civilian and military surveyors and mapmakers of the Revolutionary period, was born in Strasbourg, Alsace, the eldest child of Joseph Philippe, a saddler, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sharpe, William (Lawyer Billy)
by Cashion, Jerry C. Sharpe, William (Lawyer Billy) by Jerry C. Cashion, 1994 13 Dec. 1742–6 July [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smyth, George Washington
by Price, Joseph L., Jr. George Washington Smyth, surveyor, jurist, and congressman, was born in North Carolina, the son of Samuel Smyth, a German-born millwright, and a Scots-Irish mother. His father owned a gristmill on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strother, John
by Stevenson, George. John Strother, land agent and topographic surveyor, was born in Culpeper County, Va., the son of George and Mary Kennerly Strother. He is usually confused with his cousin-german of the same name, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swann (or Swan), Samuel
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Swann (or Swan), Samuel by Mattie Erma E. Parker, 1994 11 May 1653–14 Sept. 1707 Samuel Swann (or Swan), Council member, secretary, justice in North Carolina, and burgess, justice, and high [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swann, Samuel
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Swann, Samuel by Mattie Erma E. Parker, 1994 31 Oct. 1704–February or March 1774 Samuel Swann, speaker of the Assembly, was the son of Samuel Swann (11 May 1653–14 Sept. 1707) and his second [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tatham, William
by Herndon, G. Melvin. William Tatham, clerk, merchant, soldier, lawyer, legislator, surveyor, engineer, civil servant, author, book and map collector, and cartographer, was born in the County of Cumberland, England. The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, John
by Quinn, David B. John White, colonizer and artist, who was closely associated between 1585 and 1590 with the area that became North Carolina, has not been firmly identified, but arms granted to him in 1587 are those [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, John (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Daniels, Dennis F. JOHN WHITE Governor: 1587-1590 by Dennis F. Daniels Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2006. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: John White, Dictionary of North Carolina [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Wicker, Rassie Everton
by Melvin, Katharine S. Rassie Everton Wicker, land surveyor and local historian, was born near Cameron at Hall's Planer in Moore County, the son of James A. and Lucretia Millis Wicker. He attended the Cameron School and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, William Sherley
by Meehan, James. William Sherley Williams, trapper and guide better known as Bill or Old Bill Williams, was born on a farm on Horse Creek in Rutherford (now Polk) County, the fourth of nine children of Joseph and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wimble, James
by Cumming, William P. James Wimble, mariner, trader, distiller, landowner, and privateer, was a Carolina chart maker and the cofounder of Wilmington. Baptized on 31 Jan. 1696, he was born on the Sussex coast near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Woodward, Thomas
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Thomas Woodward, surveyor general of the Albemarle, was born in England. Assay master of the Mint under Charles I, he was dismissed from this position on 23 Oct. 1649 by John Bradshaw, president of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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