War of 1812 (26)

War of 1812
Blakeley Silver Service
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R., 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 J. 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.)
Chesapeake Bay area, 1812-1814
by . Chesapeake Bay area, 1812-1814Map shows key locations in the Chesapeake campaign during the War of 1812, August—September [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
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.)
Fort McHenry
by . The entrance to Fort McHenry. In 1814, American forces fought off a British sea invasion of the busy port city of Baltimore, Maryland. The American defense of Baltimore’s Fort McHenry (seen [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
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. 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 yet desirous of defending [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, William
by Branch, Paul, Jr. 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. Norcom, James, Sr. by W. Conard Gass, 1991; Revised by Jared Dease, Government and Heritage Library, December 2022 29 Dec. 1778–9 Nov. 1850 See also: Jacobs, Harriet James Norcom, Sr., [...] (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.)
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