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War of 1812
Blakeley Silver Service
by Murray, Elizabeth Reid, Farnham, Thomas J. Blakeley Silver Service by Thomas J. Farnham, 2006 Additional research provided by Elizabeth Reid Murray. See also: Wasp. Word that Captain Johnston Blakeley and the men of the U.S. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, William Augustus
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. William Augustus Blount, landowner and soldier, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of John Gray Blount and Mary Harvey. His father's possessions numbered hundreds of thousands of acres, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burns, Otway
by Bishop, RoAnn. Otway Burns The Ups and Downs of a Seafaring Man by RoAnn Bishop Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Fall 2008.  Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Forsyth, Benjamin
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Benjamin Forsyth, officer in the Rifle Corps during the War of 1812, was born probably in Virginia, although some accounts give Stokes County, N.C. Family tradition says that his parents were James [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawkins, William (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. William Hawkins (1777-1819) was governor during the War of 1812. He was born in present-day Vance (then Granville) County on October 20, 1777, being one of twelve children of Philemon Hawkins III and [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Jones, Johnston Blakeley
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Johnston Blakeley Jones, physician, was born at Rock Rest, the plantation of his father Edward Jones in Chatham County. Mary, his mother, was the daughter of Peter Mallett of Fayetteville. Young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Macon's Bill Number Two
by Pruden, Caroline. Following the War of 1812 Macon's Bill Number Two was one of a succession of economic retaliatory measures enacted in the years preceding the War of 1812. Determined to avoid war with Great Britain [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, William
by Branch, Paul. William MacRae, railroad manager, civil engineer, and Confederate general, was born in Wilmington. His family was descended from the clan MacRae from Rosshire on the seacoast of the western Highlands [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McRee, William
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. William McRee, career army officer, was born in Wilmington, the oldest son of ten children of Major Griffith J. McRee, of the North Carolina Continental Line, and his wife, Ann Fergus. Two of his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Norcom, James, Sr.
by Gass, W. Conard. James Norcom, Sr., physician, was born in Chowan County, the son of John and Miriam Standin Norcom. He received his early education at schools in Chowan County—among them, the Edenton Academy, of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peace, William
by Frazier, Mrs. S. David. William Peace, merchant and philanthropist, Presbyterian layman, and founder of Peace Institute, was born in Granville County. His father, John Peace, was a wealthy planter; his mother was Margaret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, John
by Massengill, Stephen E. John Roberts, planter, legislator, and militia officer, probably was born in the Bogue Sound area of Carteret County. His parents were William and Jemima (Jamima) Roberts, who owned a well-stocked, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Snap Dragon
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. The Snap Dragon was the most successful North Carolina privateer in combat with the British fleet in the War of 1812. The schooner was built on the West River in Maryland in 1808 and originally named [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stockard, Henry Jerome
by Sherwood, Mary Bates. Henry Jerome Stockard, poet and educator, was born in Chatham County. His ancestors emigrated from Scotland to Pennsylvania and moved to Chatham County between 1750 and 1760. His grandfather, John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tatum, Howell
by Davis, Curtis Carroll. Howell Tatum, officer in the Revolution and War of 1812, merchant, engineer, and lawyer, attorney general, and superior court judge in Tennessee, was the son of Joshua and Amey Tatum of Halifax [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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