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Dalton, John Thomas
by Roberts, B. W. C. John Thomas Dalton, inventor, was born on a farm near Franklin Junction (now Gretna) in Pittsylvania County, Va. At a very early age he demonstrated an interest in mechanical devices, such as a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Darr, Edward Austin
by Sartin, Deborah Darr. Edward Austin Darr, tobacco official, was born in Baltimore, Md., the son of William H. and Mary Coffman Darr. He was educated in the Baltimore public schools and the McDonogh School for Boys; by [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Deertongue
by Bullard, A. J. Deertongue, also called dog-tongue and vanilla plant (Trilisa odoratissima), is native to the U.S. coastal region from North Carolina to Florida. It is characterized by basal clusters of dog- or [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Exports
by Wait, Douglas A. North Carolina has produced and transported commercial exports since its establishment as an English colony. The primary exports from the colony were products of the forest. By the 1720s naval [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Williamson Whitehead
by Webb, Mena F. Fuller, Williamson Whitehead by Mena F. Webb, 1986 28 Aug. 1858–23 Aug. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Granville Wilt
by Yeargin, W. W. Granville wilt is a bacterial disease that affects the tobacco plant. It was discovered in 1881 in Granville County. By 1910 it would cost tobacco farmers in North Carolina between 25 percent and 100 [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gray, Bowman, Jr.
by Tilley, Nannie M. Bowman Gray, Jr., tobacco executive, was born in Baltimore, Md., the son of Bowman and Nathalie Fontaine Lyons Gray. He attended the Reynolda School in Winston-Salem, Woodberry Forest School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Green, John Ruffin
by Russell, Mattie U. John Ruffin Green, tobacco manufacturer, whose pioneering efforts in the production of bright-leaf smoking tobacco helped lay the economic foundation of the city of Durham, was the second of seven [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hogshead
by Ansley, John F. A hogshead is a large barrel used primarily to store and/or transport tightly packed, or "prized," leaf tobacco. By the mid-1700s, tradition, convenience, and statutes to discourage smuggling [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lyon, Zachariah Inge
by Flannagan, Clara Hamlett Robertson. Zachariah Inge Lyon, one of the founders of Durham and a pioneer smoking tobacco manufacturer, was born in Granville County, the son of Zachariah T. and Nancy Lanier Lyon. He was the grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)

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