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Atkinson, James Oscar
by Bell, John L., Jr. James Oscar Atkinson, editor and religious leader, was one of six sons born to George Washington and Mary Elizabeth Jones Atkinson in Wake County. He received the M.A. degree from Wake Forest College [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, Robert Worth
by Steelman, Bennett L. Robert Worth Bingham, newspaper publisher and U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, was born in Mebane, the fourth child of Robert Bingham, headmaster of Bingham School, and his first wife, Delphine [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, William
by Steelman, Bennett L. William Bingham, author and educator, was born in Hillsborough, the fourth child and eldest son of William James Bingham, headmaster of Hillsborough Academy, and his wife, Eliza Alves Norwood. Named [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boyd, James Edmund
by Hester, Horace Alexander. Boyd, James Edmund by Horace Alexander Hester, 1979 14 Feb. 1845–21 Aug. 1935 James Edmund Boyd, lawyer and judge, was born in that part of Orange County which is now Alamance County, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brady, John Everett
by Moore, James Elliott. Brady, John Everett by James Elliott Moore, 1979 22 July 1860–20 Jan. 1941 John Everett Brady, educator and writer, was born in Alamance County, the son of Rufus Archibald Brady and his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carlyle, John Bethune, Jr.
by Fuqua, L. W. John Bethune Carlyle, Jr., physician, was born in Wake Forest, the son of Professor John B. and Dora Virginia Dunn Carlyle. Young Carlyle was graduated from Wake Forest High School and received his [...] (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.)
Cates, Charles Fletcher
by Ingram, Charles M. Charles Fletcher Cates, businessman and agricultural leader, was born near the town of Swepsonville in Alamance County. His ancestors came to America from England and settled in Orange County in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cook, Staley Albright
by Green, C. Sylvester. Cook, Staley Albright by C. Sylvester Green, 1979 6 Dec. 1895–8 May 1966 Staley Albright Cook, newspaper editor and civic leader of Burlington, was born in southern rural Alamance County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crawford, Emma: A Good Life
by Cecelski, David S. Listening to her, I felt almost dazed at how much has changed in one woman's lifetime. I couldn't get used to the fact that she was born the year that Thomas Edison patented his motion-picture [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
DeBow, John
by Stokes, Durward T. John DeBow, Presbyterian minister and chaplain in the American Revolution, was born in either Monmouth or Hunterdon County, N.J. He was a descendant of migrants from Amsterdam, Holland, who changed [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dicks, Zacharias
by Newlin, Algie I. Zacharias Dicks, pioneer, itinerant Quaker minister, and abolitionist, was born in Chester County, Pa., the son of Nathan Dicks, Sr., who had moved to Pennsylvania in 1686, and the grandson of Peter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Eula Louisa
by Newlin, Algie I. Eula Louisa Dixon, leader in agriculture, local industry, school management, and community development, was born at Snow Camp where she lived most of her life. She was the daughter of Thomas Clay and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Hugh Woody
by Green, C. Sylvester. Hugh Woody Dixon, manufacturer and civic leader, was born at Snow Camp, the son of Joseph and Mary Woody Dixon. His father was of the line of Thomas Dixon, an English Quaker, who came to America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Joseph Moore
by Kenner, Mary Bodman. Joseph Moore Dixon, legislator, congressman, U.S. senator, and governor of Montana, was born at Snow Camp, Alamance County, the son of Hugh Woody and Flora A. Murchison Dixon. His father owned an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Simon
by Gust, Frances Osborne. Dixon, Simon by Frances Osborne Gust, 1986 1728–1781 Simon Dixon, quaker pioneer and miller, was born in Lancaster County, Pa. He was the grandson of William Dixon who moved to Pennsylvania [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fitch, William Edwards
by Gillespie, James D. William Edwards Fitch, physician and author, was born in Burlington, the son of William James Fitch, a farmer, and Mary Elizabeth King Fitch. He was a descendant of Thomas Fitch, who came to America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foust, Julius Isaac
by Bowles, Elisabeth. Julius Isaac Foust, teacher, school superintendent, and college president, was born in Graham, the son of Thomas Carby and Mary Robbins Foust. As a boy he worked on his father's farm and attended [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fox, Michael Leonard
by Fox, Charlesanna L. Michael Leonard Fox, physician, teacher, Lutheran minister, legislator, and farmer, was born in Liberty Township, Randolph County, the eldest son of Christian and Charity Moser Fox. After reading [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, Robert Davidson
by Gass, W. Conard. Robert Davidson Graham, lawyer, was one of the ten children and the fifth son of Susannah Sarah Washington and William Alexander Graham, governor of North Carolina, U.S. secretary of the navy, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graves, Ralph Henry
by Crow, Mildred Martin. Ralph Henry Graves, educator, was born in Granville County, the second son of Henry Lewis and Mary Brown Dickens Graves. His mother was the granddaughter of Colonel Robert Dickens, a soldier in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harden, John William
by Pierce, Polly A. John William Harden, newspaperman, publicist, and author, was born in Graham, the son of Peter Ray and Nettie Cayce Abbott Harden. Upon graduation from high school he became circulation and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hodge (Hodges), William
by Stokes, Durward T. William Hodge (Hodges), clergyman, was born in the Hawfields section of Orange (later Alamance) County. Evidence is almost conclusive that he was the son of John and Agness Hodge, whose family also [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, Donnell Shaw
by Gibson, John. Donnell Shaw Holt, president and chairman of the board of Cannon Mills, was born in a mill house 100 feet from the gate of Trevora Mills in Graham, the son of Glenna and Seymour Holt, who eventually [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, Edwin Michael
by Holt, Rachel Y. Edwin Michael Holt, industrial pioneer and planter, was one of six children born to Rachel Rainey and Michael Holt III in Orange (now Alamance) County. His father's ancestors had emigrated from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, James Henry
by Stokes, Durward T. James Henry Holt, textile manufacturer, was born at Locust Grove, the home of his parents near the village of Alamance, in Alamance County. He was the son of Edwin Michael and Emily Farish Holt. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, Lawrence Shackleford
by Stokes, Durward T. Lawrence Shackleford Holt, textile manufacturer and capitalist, was born in Alamance County at Locust Grove, the home of his parents near the village of Alamance. He was the youngest of ten children [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, Louisa Matilda Moore
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Holt, Louisa Matilda Moore by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Holt, Michael, III
by Stokes, Durward T. Michael Holt, III, farmer, magistrate, and legislator, was born in Orange County, the son of Michael, Jr., and his second wife, Jean Lockhart Holt. He was reared on his father's farm and from him [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, Michael, Jr.
by Stokes, Durward T. Michael Holt, Jr., blacksmith and farmer who became a Patriot during the American Revolution, was born in Virginia, the son of Michael Holt, Sr., and his wife Elizabeth, whose maiden name is unknown. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, Thomas Michael
by Holt, Rachel Y. Thomas Michael Holt, textile manufacturer, legislator, and governor, was born at Locust Grove in Alamance (formerly Orange) County, near the site where the Regulators fought in 1771. He was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, Thomas Michael (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Taking office upon the unexpected death of Governor Daniel G. Fowle, Thomas Michael Holt (1831-1896) employed skills developed as a textile leader to captain the ship of state. The second of Edwin [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Holt, Walter Lawrence
by Holt, Rachel Y. Walter Lawrence Holt, leader in the textile industry, was the son of James Henry and Laura Cameron Holt. His father was a well known manufacturer, his mother was the daughter of a prominent Caswell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, William Edwin
by Holt, Rachel Y. William Edwin Holt, textile manufacturer and civic and religious leader, was born at Locust Grove in Alamance County, near the site where the Regulators fought in 1771. He was one of ten children [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunt, William
by Mathis, Treva W. William Hunt, minister and religious traveler, was born at Rancocas, N.J., the son of William and Mary Woolman Hunt. After the death of his parents when he was very young he was reared by an aunt in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, James
by Alger, Vearl G. Hunter, James by Vearl G. Alger, 1988 Ca. 1735–Ca. 1783 See also:  Regulator Movement (from the Encyclopedia of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Norman Huff
by Bullock, J. Marshall. Norman Huff Johnson, lawyer and economist, was born in Warrenton, the son of Edward Alston and Geneva Huff Johnson. He attended public schools and the Warrenton Academy before reading law under Judge [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kerr, Daniel Wilson
by Stokes, Durward T. Kerr, Daniel Wilson by Durward T. Stokes, 1988 10 July 1796–15 May 1850 Daniel Wilson Kerr, clergyman, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lindley, Jonathan
by Newlin, Algie I. Lindley, Jonathan by Algie I. Newlin, 1991 15 June 1756–5 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, Benjamin Franklin
by Avery, Caroline Long. Benjamin Franklin Long, superior court judge, was born in Alamance County, near Graham, at the home place settled by his great-grandfather, Conrad Long (Lange), who had emigrated from Germany to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, Daniel Albright
by Stokes, Durward T. Long, Daniel Albright by Durward T. Stokes, 1991 22 May 1844–26 Oct. 1933 See also: Long, William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, Jacob Alson
by Avery, Caroline Long. Jacob Alson Long, attorney and Ku Klux Klan leader, was born at the old Long home place near Graham, the son of Jacob and Jane Stuart Stockard Long. His grandfather, John Stockard, served in the War [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, William Samuel
by Stokes, Durward T. William Samuel Long, clergyman and educator, was born in Graham, the son of Jacob and Jane Stuart Stockard Long and the great-grandson of Conrad Long, who immigrated to America from Germany. He had a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Love, James Spencer
by Terrill, Thomas E. James Spencer Love, textile manufacturer and founder, president, and chairman of the board of Burlington Industries, was born in Cambridge, Mass., the son of James Lee and June Spencer Love. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McAden, Rufus Yancey
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. Rufus Yancey McAden, legislator and financier, was born in Caswell County, a member of a distinguished North Carolina family of Scottish ancestry. His great-grandfather, the Reverend Hugh McAden, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCorkle, William Parsons
by Brown, Nevin C. McCorkle, William Parsons by Nevin C. Brown, 1991 2 Apr. 1855–7 Mar. 1933 William Parsons McCorkle, clergyman and religious writer, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mebane, Benjamin Franklin
by Powell, William S. Benjamin Franklin Mebane, physician and manufacturer of a widely used patent medicine, was born at Mason Hall in the part of Orange County that became Alamance County in 1849, the son of George Allen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mebane, Benjamin Franklin, Jr.
by Eagles, Brenda Marks. Benjamin Franklin Mebane, Jr., textile industrialist, was born in Mebansville, the son of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, of patent medicine fame, and Frances Lavinia Kerr Mebane. He was educated at the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mebane, Giles
by Stokes, Durward T. Giles Mebane, lawyer, farmer, and legislator, was born in Orange (now Alamance) County, near the present town of Mebane, which was named for his family. He was the son of James Mebane, and the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mebane, James
by Kirkman, Roger N. James Mebane, legislator, was probably born at Hawfields, Orange County, one of four sons of Alexander, Jr., and Mary Armstrong Mebane. His father and uncles William, James, John, and Robert were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Montgomery, William
by Shrader, Richard A. William Montgomery, physician, state legislator, and congressman, was born near North Buffalo Creek in northeastern Guilford County three miles from Bethel Church. One of four children of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Newlin, John
by Newlin, Algie I. John Newlin, merchant, industrialist, land speculator, abolitionist, and Quaker leader, was born in the southeastern part of present-day Alamance County. He was in the sixth generation of descendants [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paine, Sidney Small
by Powell, William S. Paine, Sidney Small by William S. Powell, 1994 26 Feb. 1887–29 Dec. 1972 Sidney Small Paine, cotton manufacturer, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of Sidney Borden and Mary Adams Small [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paris, John
by Powell, William S. John Paris, Methodist Protestant clergyman, Confederate chaplain, and author, was born in that part of Orange County that became Alamance in 1849, the son of Henry and Mary Johnston Paris. There [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poole, Charlie Clay
by Rorrer, Clifford Kinney. Charlie Clay Poole, pioneer country music recording artist, banjoist, singer, and entertainer, was born in Randolph County, the son of Philip, whose father was an Irish immigrant, and Betty Johnson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Powell, Thomas Edward, Jr.
by Troxler, George W. Powell, Thomas Edward, Jr. by George W. Troxler, 1994 6 July 1899–3 Dec. 1987 Thomas Edward Powell, Jr., founder of the Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pyle, John
by Troxler, George W. John Pyle, was noted for his Loyalist activities during the American Revolution, which culminated in the massacre of a group of volunteers under his command by forces of Henry Lee and Andrew Pickens [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ramsey, Claude Swanson
by Cowles, Mary. Claude Swanson Ramsey, newspaper executive and political writer, was born in Burlington, the son of S. Clay and Lucy Pinckard Ramsey. As a youth he moved to Asheville with his family and began his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robbins, Karl
by Bingham, Warren L. Karl Robbins, textile manufacturer and philanthropist, was born near Kiev, Russia, and in 1905 moved to New York, where his father had already been living for four years and operating a small [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, William Anderson
by Plumblee, M. Q. William Anderson Roberts, artist, farmer, and Confederate soldier of English descent, was born in new Prospect Church three miles west of Yanceyville, the son of Elijah, a farmer, and Rebecca B. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robertson, Judge Buxton
by Powell, William S. Robertson, Judge Buxton by William S. Powell, 1994 26 Oct. 1875–20 Dec. 1946 Judge Buxton Robertson, teacher and author, was born in Alamance County, the son of Columbus [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ruffin, Thomas
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Thomas Ruffin, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, statesman, and agriculturist, was born at Newington, the residence of his maternal grandfather, Thomas Roane, in King and Queen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ruffin, Thomas, Jr.
by Austin, Thomas W., Jr. Thomas Ruffin, Jr., lawyer, North Carolina Supreme Court justice, and Confederate officer, was born in Hillsborough, the fourth son of Chief Justice Thomas and Anne Kirkland Ruffin. He was the [...] (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.)
Scott, James Edwin
by Willis, F. Craig. James Edwin Scott, merchant and tobacco manufacturer, was born in Alamance County, the son of Robert W. Scott. He attended the Bingham School when it was under the direction of Major Robert Bingham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Jessie Rae Osborne
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Scott, Jessie Rae Osborne by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Scott, Mary Elizabeth White
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Scott, Mary Elizabeth White by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Scott, Ralph Henderson
by Powell, William S. Ralph Henderson Scott, dairyman, political leader, and legislator, was born near Haw River in Alamance County, the son of Robert Walter and Elizabeth Jessie Hughes Scott. His brother, William Kerr [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Robert Walter
by Hill, Michael. ROBERT WALTER SCOTT Governor: 1969-1973 by Michael Hill Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Scott, William Kerr
by Stewart, A. W. William Kerr Scott, U.S. senator, North Carolina governor, and agricultural leader, was born at Haw River in Alamance County. He was the sixth of eleven children of Robert Walter and Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sheppard, Abraham
by Hohenwarter, William F. Abraham Sheppard, sheriff, legislator, and soldier. The first documentary evidence of Sheppard's private and public life is the notice of his appointment as a justice of the peace at the time of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Simpson, Francis Lucas
by Butler, Lindley S. Francis Lucas Simpson, militia general and state legislator, was the son of Moses and Mary Lucas Garrett Simpson of Guilford County. His parents, who were originally from Fairfax County, Va., moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spoon, William Luther, Jr.
by McKown, Harry W., Jr. William Luther Spoon, Jr., engineer, inventor, and farmer, was born near Kimesville, Alamance County, the only son of George Monroe and Nancy Stafford Shoffner Spoon. He attended the public schools [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, 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.)
Stockard, Sallie Walker
by Powell, William S. Stockard, Sallie Walker William S. Powell, 1994 4 Oct. 1869–6 Aug. 1963 Sallie Walker Stockard, teacher, author, and the first woman to receive a degree from The University of North Carolina, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thackston, James
by Menius, Arthur C. James Thackston, was a rather suspect figure of secondary importance in North Carolina mercantile, political, and military affairs throughout the Revolutionary period. Thackston (occasionally spelled [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thompson, David Matthew
by Keever, Homer M. David Matthew Thompson, educator, better known as D. Matt Thompson, was born near Long's Mill in Randolph County, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Moser Thompson. He attended the county's public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Trollinger, Benjamin Newton
by Fuqua, Larry W. Benjamin Newton Trollinger, textile manufacturer and business adventurer, was born in the community of Haw River in Orange (now Alamance) County, the son of Joseph John and Elizabeth Rony Trollinger. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turrentine, John William
by Stokes, Durward T. John William Turrentine, chemist, was born in Company Shops (later renamed Burlington), the son of William Holt and Ella Anvil Rea Turrentine and a descendant of Alexander Turrentine, a migrant from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wade, Thomas
by Dalton, Carol E. Thomas Wade, merchant, Revolutionary soldier, and legislator, was born possibly in Craven County. His father was probably the English immigrant John Wade. About 1743 Thomas Wade married Jane Boggan, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Watts, Alston Davidson
by Gatton, T. Harry. Alston Davidson Watts, Democratic political leader, legislator, public official, and newspaper publisher, was born in Shiloh Township, Iredell County, near Statesville, the son of Margaret Morrison [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Webb, John Maurice
by Murphy, Eva Burbank. John Maurice Webb, educator, was born in Alamance County at a place called Stony Point, near Oaks, the son of Alexander Smith Webb (1804–30 June 1849), who died several months before the last Webb [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, Arnold Howard
by Powell, William S. Arnold Howard White, newspaperman, was born in Burlington, the son of George Otis and Mamie Beckom White. After graduation from Burlington High School in 1937 he attended Catawba College, where he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williamson, James Nathaniel
by Bair, Anna Withers. James Nathaniel Williamson, cotton manufacturer, was born at Poplar Grove, the family plantation in Caswell County, the youngest child of Thomas and Frances Pannill Banks Farish Williamson. Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williamson, James Nathaniel, Jr.
by Bair, Anna Withers. James Nathaniel Williamson, Jr., cotton manufacturer, was born at the family home in Graham, the second son of James Nathaniel and Mary Elizabeth Holt Williamson. His paternal grandfather, Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Alexander
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Alexander Wilson, educator and Presbyterian clergyman, was born in Newforge, near Belfast, Ireland. He was the son of Alexander Wilson, Sr., a descendant of one of the Scottish families that had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, George Wood
by Wilson, Louis Round. George Wood Wilson, attorney and judicial officer, was born at Lenoir, the son of Jethro Reuben and Louisa Jane Round Wilson. A strong, vigorous child, he spent his early years in his home and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, James William
by Bromberg, Alan B. James William Wilson, engineer, was born in Granville County, the son of the Reverend Alexander, a noted Presbyterian clergyman and educator, and Mary Willis Wilson. He grew up in Alamance County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Woody, John Warren
by Hinshaw, Mary Edith Woody. John Warren Woody, educator, college president, and religious leader, was born at Saxapahaw, Alamance County, of English Quaker ancestry, the son of Nathaniel, a farmer, surveyor, and owner of land [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Yow, Kay
by Case, Steven. In 1975, Yow was hired as the first full-time women's basketball coach by North Carolina State University. During her tenure at NC State, her teams won five regular season championships and four ACC [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Zachary, Jonathan Thompson Walton
by Sumner, Jim L. Zachary, Jonathan Thompson Walton by Jim L. Sumner, 1996 7 May 1896–24 Jan. 1969 Jonathan Thompson Walton Zachary, professional baseball player, was born in Graham, one of eight children of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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