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Barfield, Margie Velma
by Hollingsworth, Biff, West, Tim. Margie Velma (née Bullard) Barfield was a convicted murderer executed by the state of North Carolina;  the first woman put to death by lethal injection in the United States, the first woman executed [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Bell, William
by Webb, Mena F. Bell, William by Mena F. Webb, 1979 28 Oct. 1783–17 Sept. 1867 William Bell, architect and builder of the U.S. Arsenal at Fayetteville, was born in Aberdour, Fifeshire, Scotland. The names [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benton, Angelo Ames
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Angelo Ames Benton, Episcopal clergyman and scholar, was born at Canea on the island of Crete. His father, the Reverend George Benton, was serving at the time as an Episcopal missionary in Greece. In [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bethune, Lauchlin
by Watson, Harry L. Lauchlin Bethune, congressman and planter, led the Democratic party in the upper Cape Fear region in the 1830s, the formative years of the second American party system. He was born in Cumberland [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Betts, Alexander Davis
by Smith, Louise C. Alexander Davis Betts, Methodist minister and Confederate chaplain, the son of Temperance Utley and William Betts, was born in Blockersville (now Stedman), Cumberland County. At the age of seventeen, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, Lemuel
by Keever, Homer M. Lemuel Bingham, newspaper editor, was a native of Pittsfield, Mass. A printer by trade, he was brought to Salisbury in 1820 by Charles F. Fisher to found the Western Carolinian, first successful [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bogle, James
by Kirkman, Roger N. James Bogle, portrait and genre painter, was born in or near Fayetteville, or in Georgetown, S.C., a twin son of Dr. James and Sarah Auld Bogle, Dr. Bogle made his living both as a physician and as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bogle, Robert
by Kirkman, Roger N. Robert Bogle, portrait and genre painter, was probably born in or near Fayetteville, or in Georgetown, S.C., a twin son of Dr. James and Sarah Auld Bogle. Of his early education nothing is known, but [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boylan, William
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. William Boylan, journalist, planter, and advocate of internal improvements, was born in Somerset County, N.J., the fourth son of fifteen children of John and Elizabeth Hodge Boylan. He moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buxton, Jarvis
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Jarvis Buxton, Episcopal clergyman and educator, was born near Washington, N.C., the son of the Reverend Jarvis Barry Buxton, also an Episcopal minister. A few years later his father became rector of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buxton, Ralph Potts
by Parker, David P. Ralph Potts Buxton, superior court judge, mayor, constitutional convention member, and gubernatorial candidate, was born in Washington, N.C., in 1826, the son of the Reverend Jarvis Buxton, Sr., and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Callis, John Benton
by Green, C. Sylvester. John Benton Callis, military leader and congressman, was born in Fayetteville. His parents moved to Tennessee when he was six years old and to Lancaster, Grant County, Wisc., six years later. Callis [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, John Adams
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. John Adams Cameron, lawyer, banker, editor, consul, and judge, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., son of John Cameron (1744–1815), a native of Scotland and Presbyterian minister, and Anne Owen Nash [...] (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.)
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell
by Andrews, William L. Chesnutt, Charles Waddell by William L. Andrews, 1979 20 June 1858–15 Nov. 1932 Charles Waddell Chesnutt, writer, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the first child of Andrew Jackson Chesnutt and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Jerome Bayard
by Clark, Edith Montcalm. Jerome Bayard Clark, congressman, was born on Phoebus Plantation near Elizabethtown, Bladen County, son of John Washington and Catherine Amelia Blue Clark. He was educated in the Clarkton schools, at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Thorne McKenzie
by Eagles, Charles W., Clark, David. Thorne McKenzie Clark, textile executive, banker, and community leader, was born in Raleigh to Chief Justice Walter Clark of the state supreme court and Susan Washington Graham. Clark was graduated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cole, Stephen William
by Rea, Kathleen M. Cole, Stephen William by Kathleen M. Rea, 1979 1 Jan. 1813–19 Sept. 1889 Stephen William Cole, planter and banker, son of William Terry and Judith Moseley Leake Cole, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colton, Henry Elliott
by Colton, Henry E., Stephens, George. Henry Elliott Colton, naturalist, geologist, and author, was born in Fayetteville, the son of the Reverend Simeon Colton, a native of Somers, Conn., and an 1806 graduate of Yale who moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colton, Simeon
by Fox, Charlesanna L. Although he was an ordained minister, Colton devoted most of his life not to the ministry but to education. He was principal of the Monson and Amherst academies in Massachusetts before he moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Copeland, John Anthony: Tar Heels at Harper's Ferry, October 16-18, 1859
by Howard, Joshua. Tar Heels at Harper's Ferry, October 16-18, 1859: John Anthony Copeland By Joshua Howard, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2011 Reprinted with permission from [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Council, Arthur
by Rockwell, Paul A. Arthur Council, Revolutionary War officer, is noted as one of the youngest and most active leaders of the early revolutionary movement in North Carolina. He was the son of Joanna Willis and Captain [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daingerfield, Elliott
by Moore, James Elliott. Elliott Daingerfield, American artist, was born in Harper's Ferry, Va., the son of Captain John Elliott Daingerfield and Matilda Wickham DeBrau Daingerfield. The family moved to Fayetteville in 1861 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dickson, James Henderson
by Sheppard, Juanita Ann. James Henderson Dickson, physician, was the son of James Dickson, a commission merchant of Wilmington. He was not only one of the first physicians of his day but also a man of remarkable intellect. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dobbin, James Cochran
by Kearney, H. Thomas, Jr. James Cochran Dobbin, legislator, congressman, and secretary of the navy under Franklin Pierce, was born in Fayetteville, the son of John Moore Dobbin and Anness Cochran. His paternal grandfather, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Donaldson, Henry A.
by Powell, William S. Henry A. Donaldson, merchant and builder of cotton mills, appears in Edenton, Chowan County, in 1807 when he married Elizabeth McDonald whose father apparently was a merchant in that county. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Donaldson, Robert, Jr.
by Allcott, J. V. Robert Donaldson, Jr., banker and patron of the arts, was a native of Fayetteville and the son of Robert Donaldson, Sr., a wealthy Scottish merchant and importer who developed the largest mercantile [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dudley, Guilford
by Butler, Lindley S. Guilford Dudley, Revolutionary militia officer, was born in Caroline County, Va., the son of Christopher and Elizabeth Dudley. In November 1763 his father moved to Halifax, N.C., where the younger [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eliot, John G. ("Ghost")
by Powell, William S. John G. ("Ghost") Eliot, teacher, was the son of George Eliot of Ellerslie on Lower Little River, Cumberland County. The father was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1747, educated at the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Evans, Henry
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Henry Evans, popular black preacher, was credited with being "the father of the Methodist Church, white and black, in Fayetteville, and the best preacher of his time in that quarter," according to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Bartholomew
by Webb, Mena F., Raney, Carolyn F. Bartholomew Fuller, lawyer, magazine editor, government employee, and civic leader, was the second of three children born to Thomas and Catherine Eleanor Raboteau Fuller in Fayetteville, where Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Thomas Blount
by Webb, Mena F., Raney, Carolyn F. Thomas Blount Fuller, manufacturer, civic leader, and Presbyterian layman, was born in Fayetteville of English, French, and Scottish ancestry. He was the son of Bartholomew Fuller, an attorney, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Thomas Charles
by Yearns, W. Buck. Thomas Charles Fuller, Confederate congressman and federal judge, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Catherine Raboteau and Thomas Fuller. His grandparents were living in North Carolina before the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, 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.)
Fulton, David Bryant
by Andrews, William L. David Bryant Fulton, black polemicist and author, was born in Fayetteville to Benjamin and Lavinia Robinson Fulton. His early childhood was spent in the Fayetteville area, but he grew up in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gales, Seaton
by Elliott, Robert N. Gales, Seaton by Robert N. Elliott, 1986 17 May 1828–29 Nov. 1878 Seaton Gales, editor, was born in Raleigh, the son of Weston R. and Love Freeman Gales. Graduated with honors from The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Giles, Denise: Places In The Heart A Hometown Hero
by Cecelski, David S. Denise Giles has come a long way since the days when she was homeless in Fayetteville and peddling her own blood to buy groceries. Getting off the streets and out of 18 years of alcoholism, she [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Graham, John
by Neal, Ellen Barrier. John Graham, educator, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Archibald and Ann McLean Graham. He inherited the red hair, fair complexion, and Presbyterian faith of his Scotch-Irish forebears. Graham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grove, William Barry
by Yanchisin, D. A. William Barry Grove, congressman, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Richard Grove and the stepson of Colonel Robert Rowan, who married his widowed mother, Susanna. Very little is known of Grove's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hale, Edward Jones
by Yanchisin, D. A. Edward Jones Hale, editor and publisher, was born in Chatham County, the son and youngest child of Joseph and Dorothy Herndon Hale. An orphan before he was ten, he became the ward of his namesake, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hale, Edward Joseph
by Mcarver, Charles H., Jr. Edward Joseph Hale, journalist and statesman, was born in Fayetteville. His father, Edward Jones Hale, was the longtime publisher (1825–65) of one of the South's leading Whig newspapers, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hale, Peter Mallett
by Mcarver, Charles H., Jr. Peter Mallett Hale, newspaper editor and publisher, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Edward Jones Hale, the longtime publisher of the influential Whig newspaper, the Fayetteville Observer. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hay, John
by Hawkins, Linda. John Hay, lawyer and legislator, was born in Belfast, Ireland. In 1779, while still in Ireland, he purchased 2,800 acres of land in Duplin County, formerly the property of royal governor Arthur [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henry, Louis Debonair
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Louis Debonair Henry, state legislator, was a native of New Jersey, the son of Michael D. Henry (A.B., Rutgers, 1783); his mother was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Batchelor Graham of New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hepburn, James
by Cain, Robert J. James Hepburn, Loyalist merchant, attorney, politician, and planter, was born in Scotland. The year and circumstances of his migration to America are unknown, but prior to 1772 he was a clerk for the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highsmith, Jacob Franklin (Frank)
by Wehlitz, Lou Rogers. Jacob Franklin (Frank) Highsmith, surgeon, was born at Hives (now Roseboro), the son of John James and Mary Ann Fowler Highsmith. His father, a well-to-do farmer, supported the Confederacy and fought [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hilliard, Henry Washington
by Martin, John M. Henry Washington Hilliard, lawyer, congressman, diplomat, and author, was born in Fayetteville but shortly after his birth moved with his parents to South Carolina. After graduation in 1826 from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hinsdale, John Wetmore
by Oliver, Mary W. John Wetmore Hinsdale, Confederate officer, attorney, and president of the North Carolina Bar Association, was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Dr. Samuel J. and Elizabeth Wetmore Hinsdale; he moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holmes, Theophilus Hunter
by Castel, Albert. Holmes, Theophilus Hunter by Albert Castel, 1988 13 Nov. 1804–21 June 1880 Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Confederate general, was born near Clinton in Sampson County, the son of Gabriel and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hood, James Walker
by Bell, John L. James Walker Hood, clergyman, educator, and bishop, the son of Levi and Harriet Walker Hood, was born on the farm of Ephraim Jackson in Chester County, Pa., nine miles from Wilmington, Del. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Howard, Caleb D.
by Bowers, Thomas A. Caleb D. Howard, printer and journalist, published in Wilmington The Wilmington Centinel and General Advertiser with his partner, Daniel Bowen; their first issue apparently appeared on 5 Mar. 1788. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
J. Cole
by Eckard, Max. Jermain Lamar Cole, better known by his stage name, J. Cole, is a Grammy-nominated rapper, singer and producer from Fayetteville, NC. In 2009, he became the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z's Roc [...] (from NCpedia.)
Jackson, Della Hayden Raney
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Jenkins, Ammie: Where The Cool Waters Run In Her Memory
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Ammie Jenkins in Spring Lake, in Cumberland County, 50 miles south of Raleigh. She is one of the state's most dynamic advocates for black farming and landownership. As the founder and [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Jones, Andrew Jackson
by Titchener, William D. Andrew Jackson Jones, legislator, financier, and railroad president, was probably the son of William Jones of Bladen County. In the 1850 census he was recorded as a twenty-four-year-old farmer in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Larkins, John Davis, Jr.
by Powell, William S. Larkins, John Davis, Jr. by William S. Powell, 1991 8 June 1909–16 Feb. 1990 John Davis Larkins, Jr., judge, legislator, and political leader, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Leary, Lewis S.: Tar Heels at Harper's Ferry, October 16-18, 1859
by Howard, Joshua. Tar Heels at Harper's Ferry, October 16-18, 1859: Lewis S. Leary By Joshua Howard, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2011 Reprinted with permission from North [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Lindsay, Colin
by Bullock, Walter Richard, Jr. Lindsay, Colin by Walter Richard Bullock, Jr., 1991 1744–1 Dec. 1817 Colin Lindsay, Presbyterian minister, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lutterloh, Thomas S.
by Perry, Percival. Lutterloh, Thomas S. by Percival Perry, 1991 16 July 1816–15 July 1900 Thomas S. Lutterloh, commission merchant, steamboat owner, turpentine distiller, and political leader, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacDonald, Allan
by Clifton, James M. Allan MacDonald, of Kingsborough, Scotland, was one of the most important Scottish Highlanders to serve the king's cause in North Carolina and elsewhere during the American Revolution. The husband of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacDonald, Flora
by Smith, Maud Thomas. MacDonald, Flora by Maud Thomas Smith, 1991 1722–5 Mar. 1790 See also:  Flora MacDonald Homesite (from the Encyclopedia of North Carolina); Flora MacDonald (from the Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacNeill, Janet Smith (Jennie Bahn)
by Smith, Nancy V. Janet Smith MacNeill (Jennie Bahn), subject of North Carolina legend, was born in Scotland, the daughter of John, a lowland Scot, and Margaret Gilchrist Smith. The Smiths migrated to the colonies [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, James Cameron
by Mylan, Linda. James Cameron MacRae, jurist, legislator, and educator, was born in Fayetteville, the son of John, the mayor and postmaster of Fayetteville, and Mary Shackleford MacRae, a native of Marion, S.C. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Maffitt, John Newland
by Roberts, B. W. C. John Newland Maffitt, Confederate navy captain and blockade-runner, was born at sea, the son of Ann Carnic and the Reverend John Newland Maffitt. His father was graduated from Trinity College in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mallett, Charles Beatty
by Burhoe, Agnes R. Mallett, Charles Beatty by Agnes R. Burhoe, 1991 18 June 1816–7 July 1872 See also: Mallett, Charles [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mallett, Charles Peter
by Burhoe, Agnes R. Charles Peter Mallett, planter and merchant, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Colonel Peter Mallett, commissary general of North Carolina during the Revolutionary War, and his wife, Sarah Mumford [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mallett, William Peter
by Snow, Claude H., Jr. William Peter Mallett, physician, pioneer surgeon, and benefactor of The University of North Carolina, was born in Fayetteville, the second son of Charles Mallett, who, along with his three Huguenot [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, James
by Rodenbough, Charles D. James Martin, merchant, soldier, and legislator, was born in Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County, N.J., the second son of Hugh and Jane Hunter Martin. His father conducted an English school for a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mason, Richard Sharpe
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Richard Sharpe Mason, Episcopal clergyman and educator, was born on the island of Barbados in the West Indies and came to the United States with his parents when he was quite young. In 1812, at age [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McArthur, Neil
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Neil McArthur, Loyalist leader during the American Revolution, moved from his native Scotland to Cross Creek in 1764 and opened a store. When the war began he was a prosperous merchant and planter, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McBryde, Archibald
by McBride, Benjamin Ransom. Archibald McBryde, congressman and state senator, was born in Wigtown, Scotland, the son of James, a farmer, and Janet McMiken McBryde. Because of "the high rent of land," his parents left Scotland [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McDaniel, James
by Wehlitz, Lou Rogers. James McDaniel, Baptist leader, was born in Cumberland County, the son of John and Rebecca Cade McDaniel. He received his education at Redia Marsh Academy and at Wake Forest Institute, which he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McDougald, Archibald
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Archibald McDougald, Loyalist militia leader, moved from Scotland to Cumberland County, N.C., in 1767. When the American Revolution began, he owned 640 acres. In 1779 he tried to reach the British in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McIver, Colin
by Johnson, Lucile Miller. Colin McIver, minister and teacher, was born on Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, in the Hebrides. In 1808 he was a student at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and a member of the Union Society. In 1809 he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKay, Neill
by Ross, Sue Fields. Neill McKay, Presbyterian minister, was born at Flint Hill on the Upper Cape Fear River in Cumberland (now Harnett) County. His mother, Flora McNeill (1785–1868), was the great-grand-daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKelway, Alexander Jeffrey
by Powell, William S. Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, clergyman, social reformer, and journalist, was born in Salisburyville, Pa., the son of John Ryan and Catherine Scott Comfort McKelway. His father, a Presbyterian minister [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKelway, Benjamin Mosby
by Brandon, Betty J. Benjamin Mosby McKelway, newspaperman, was born in Fayetteville of Scottish ancestry. His father was Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, Presbyterian minister, journalist, and child labor reformer; his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKethan, Alfred Augustus
by Perry, Percival. Alfred Augustus McKethan, carriage manufacturer, railroad promoter, and political and civic leader, was born in Cumberland County of Scottish Highland forebears who had settled the region prior to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McMillan, Alexander
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Alexander McMillan, lawyer and legislator, was born in Richmond (now Scotland) County. Because there are no known records of his birth and there were numerous families with the same given and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNeill, Daniel
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Daniel McNeill, Loyalist partisan fighter, was born near the Lower Little River in Cumberland County, the son of Archibald and Janet McNeill. When the American Revolution began, he owned over one [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNeill, James Hipkins
by Powell, William S. McNeill, James Hipkins by William S. Powell, 1991 23 May 1825–31 Mar. 1865 James Hipkins McNeill, Presbyterian clergyman and Confederate officer, was born in Fayetteville, the son of George [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McPheeters, Samuel Brown
by Tise, Larry E. McPheeters, Samuel Brown by Larry E. Tise, 1991 18 Sept. 1819–9 Mar. 1870 Samuel Brown [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McRae, Duncan Kirkland
by Reidinger, Martin. McRae, Duncan Kirkland by Martin Reidinger, 1991 16 Aug. 1820–12 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, William John
by Powell, William S. Moore, William John by William S. Powell, 1991 4 Apr. 1837–post-1901 See also:  African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (from the Encyclopedia of North Carolina); African Methodist [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morgan, Mark
by Glover, Erma Williams. Mark Morgan, Confederate soldier, industrial pioneer, banker, legislator, and philanthropist, was born on a farm near Lillington, Harnett County, the youngest son of Reese (or Reece) (1804–47) and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mumford, George
by Wall, James W. George Mumford, congressman, legislator, farmer, merchant, and dealer in real estate, was originally from the Fayetteville and Cumberland County area. His father, Robinson (or Robeson) Mumford, owned [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Munroe, John Peter
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. John Peter Munroe, physician and medical educator, was born in Cumberland County, the youngest of seven children of Peter and Isabella Jane Cameron Munroe. His father, of Scottish ancestry, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murchison, David Reid
by Mceachern, Leora Hiatt. David Reid Murchison, merchant, civic leader, and Confederate officer, was born a few miles west of Fayetteville at Manchester, Cumberland County. He was the son of Duncan (20 May 1801–24 Apr. 1870) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Murchison, Kenneth McKenzie
by Mceachern, Leora Hiatt. Kenneth McKenzie Murchison, merchant, banker, businessman, and Confederate officer, was born at Manchester, Cumberland County, the son of Duncan (20 May 1801–24 Apr. 1870) and Fannie Reid Murchison. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Myrover, James Henry (Harry)
by Powell, William S. James Henry (Harry) Myrover, teacher, newspaper reporter, editor, publisher, and Confederate officer, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Henry L. and Urbanna Cooper Myrover. He attended Donaldson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nichols, William
by Sanders, John L. William Nichols, architect and builder, was born in Bath, County Somerset, England, and probably received his early training in England. Arriving in North Carolina in 1800, he was a resident of New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Oates, John Alexander
by Stroupe, Henry S. John Alexander Oates, editor, lawyer, and educator, was born in Piney Grove Township, Sampson County, the son of John Alexander and Mary Jewell Ashford Oates. His father was sheriff of Sampson County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ochiltree, William Beck
by Ellis, L. Tuffly. William Beck Ochiltree, lawyer and public official, was born in Fayetteville. The only person of this name recorded in the 1810 census for the county was Elizabeth Ochiltree, whose household [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Page, Allison Francis (Frank)
by Holland, Irma Ragan. Allison Francis (Frank) Page, was born at Oaky Mount, a tobacco plantation in Wake County near Leesville, about twelve miles north of Raleigh. He was of English ancestry, having descended from John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Park, John Alsey
by Green, C. Sylvester. John Alsey Park, journalist, was born in Raleigh, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Frances Beavers Park. His ancestral lines extended from Scotland and Ireland on his father's side, and from Great [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paton, David
by Sanders, John L. David Paton, architect, the third of twelve children of John (1772–1842) and Elenor Roper Paton, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He attended the University of Edinburgh (1820–24) and was trained as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Polk, Sarah Hawkins
by Mitchell, Memory F. Little is known about her early life, but Sarah Hawkins obviously received a good education for a woman of her day. On 1 Jan. 1801 she married a widower, Colonel William Polk, who was a respected and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, Solomon
by Dowdy, Diana Dru. Pool, Solomon by Diana Dru Dowdy, 1994 21 Apr. 1832–8 Apr. 1901 Solomon Pool, educator, University of North Carolina president, and clergyman, was born at Elmwood on the Pasquotank, the Pool [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Purdie, Thomas J[ames?]
by Pate, James L., Jr. Thomas J[ames?] Purdie, Confederate officer, was born at Purdie Hall on the Cape Fear River in Bladen County, between Fayetteville and Elizabethtown, the second son of James B. (d. 1834) and Anna [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Purviance, Samuel Densmore
by Fields, William C. Purviance, Samuel Densmore by William C. Fields, 1994 7 Jan. 1774–ca. 1806 Samuel Densmore Purviance, lawyer, state legislator, and congressman, was born at his family's home, Castle Fin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reed, John
by Knapp, Richard F. He landed at Long Island in 1778 or 1779 as a Hessian soldier hired by George III of England to squelch the rebellion of his American colonies. Precise data on Reed's service are lacking, but it is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Register, Frank Murchison
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Frank Murchison Register, physician and public health officer, was born in Cumberland County, one of ten children of Robert and Mary McDuffie Register. Reared in Moore County, he was educated at the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Revels, Hiram Rhoades
by Harris, William C. Hiram Rhoades Revels, first black U.S. senator, Methodist minister, and educator, was born in Fayetteville of free black parents who were of mixed Croatan (Lumbee) Indian and African American blood. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Revels, Hiram Rhoades
by Case, Steven. Hiram Revels was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in approximately 1827 (the 1850 Census lists “about 1825”), but an exact birthplace has not been identified. He was born to free parents of [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Robinson, Benjamin
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Benjamin Robinson, newspaper publisher, editor, novelist, political activist, lawyer, and Confederate officer, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Dr. Benjamin (Young Ben) West (1811–85) and Joanna [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, John
by Johnson, Lucile Miller. John Robinson, clergyman and teacher, was born in Mecklenburg County near Charlotte, the son of David and Mary Hayes Robinson, of English and French descent. His grandfather, Andrew Robinson, settled [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rockwell, Elijah Frink
by Mcgeachy, Neill R. Elijah Frink Rockwell, Presbyterian minister, writer, historian, teacher, and college president, was born in Lebanon, Conn., the son of Joseph and Sarah Huntington Rockwell. He received his early [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ross, Reuben
by Flannagan, Clara Hamlett Robertson, Ross, Danforth. Reuben Ross, pioneer Baptist minister in the Cumberland settlements in Tennessee and Kentucky, was born in Martin County a few miles east of Williamston, the ninth of ten children of William and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roulstone, George
by Folmsbee, Stanley J. George Roulstone, first printer and newspaper publisher in the Tennessee country, was born in Boston, Mass., where he received a fair education and learned the printer's trade. He possibly was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rutherfurd, John
by Watson, Alan D. John Rutherfurd, receiver general of the quitrents and member of the Royal Council of North Carolina, was born at Bowland, Midlothian County, Scotland. He was a twentieth-generation descendant of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Said, Omar
by Parramore, Thomas C. Omar Ibn Said, a slave and Arabic scholar, was born in Futa Toro (now a part of the Republic of Senegal) of an aristocratic Moslem family. Educated in Koranic schools, he was a teacher and tradesman [...] (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.)
Shaw, John Gilbert
by Faulkner, Ronnie W. John Gilbert Shaw, lawyer and congressman, was born in Cumberland County, the son of Catherine Gillis and Colonel Duncan Shaw, a farmer. His Scottish grandfather, Gilbert Shaw, arrived in North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shepherd, Henry Elliot
by Green, C. Sylvester. Shepherd, Henry Elliot by C. Sylvester Green, 1994 17 Jan. 1844–29 May 1929 Henry Elliot Shepherd, college president, author, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sibley, John
by Parramore, T. C. Sibley, John by T. C. Parramore, 1994 19 May 1757–8 Apr. 1837 John Sibley, physician, Indian [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Slingsby, John
by Powell, William S. John Slingsby, Loyalist officer, was a native of England and at his death was reported to have been heir to "the Beverly Farm . . . a fine estate some twelve miles from London." Many [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Ezekiel Ezra
by Reidinger, Martin. Smith, Ezekiel Ezra by Martin Reidinger, 1994 23 May 1852–6 Dec. 1933 Ezekiel Ezra Smith, educator and diplomat, the son of free blacks Alexander and Caroline Smith, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Owen Lun West
by Johnston, Hugh Buckner, Eagles, Brenda Marks. Owen Lun West Smith, U.S. minister to Liberia and Methodist leader, was born in Giddensville, Sampson County, the son of Ollen and Maria Hicks Smith, both of African descent. As a youth he served as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stedman, Charles Manly
by Williams, Max R. Charles Manly Stedman, Confederate officer, lawyer, and congressman, was born in Pittsboro, the son of Nathan A. and Euphania W. Stedman. His father, a merchant, served in the state legislature and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Steele, John Hardy
by Brawley, James S. John Hardy Steele, designer and builder of textile machinery, was the first man to weave cotton cloth by waterpower in New Hampshire. He served his adopted state as governor for two terms and in 1833 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strange, Robert, Jr.
by Myers, John L. Robert Strange, Jr., lawyer, judge, author, and U.S. senator, was born in Manchester, Va., the son of James Strange, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, who with his wife settled in Petersburg in 1783. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Taylor, Marble Nash
by Parramore, Thomas C. Marble Nash Taylor, preacher and Civil War figure, is believed to have been born in Bedford County, Va. Said to have been orphaned as a child and reared by the Reverend Morgan Closs of Hillsborough, [...] (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.)
Thorington, James
by Faulkner, Ronnie W. James Thorington, lawyer, congressman, and diplomat, was born in Wilmington, the son of John A. Thorington, a Protestant Irishman. In 1827 he moved with his parents to Montgomery, Ala., where he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thorpe, James Francis
by Reising, R. W. Thorpe, James Francis by R. W. Reising, 1996 28 May 1888–28 Mar. 1953 See also: Jim Thorpe and Babe Ruth James Francis Thorpe, perhaps the greatest performer in the history of sport, spent [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thorpe, Jim and Babe Ruth (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Sumner, Jim L. Jim Thorpe and Babe Ruth are still considered among the greatest athletes of all time. When the sports television network ESPN compiled its list of top athletes of the twentieth century, it listed [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Tolson, John Jarvis III (Jack)
by Powell, William S. Tolson, John Jarvis III (Jack) by William S. Powell, 1996 22 Oct. 1915–2 Dec. 1991 John Jarvis III (Jack) Tolson, army officer and pioneer in the use of helicopters in combat, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tucker, Joel W.
by Tise, Larry E. Joel W. Tucker, Methodist clergyman and controversialist, a native of Virginia, was one of those individuals who appear from virtually unknown origins, reveal a flash of brilliance, and then [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walker, Carleton
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Carleton Walker, British-born collector of the Port of Wilmington, paymaster of troops in the War of 1812, and Cape Fear planter and lavish speculator, was the youngest of three sons of James (d. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, James
by Powell, William S. James White, physician, legislator, congressman, and western pioneer, was born in Philadelphia, the son of James and Ann Willcox White. His father was a native of Ireland, and Jesuits established [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, David Marshall (Carbine)
by Jones, H. G. Williams, David Marshall (Carbine) by H. G. Jones, 1996 13 Nov. 1900–8 Jan. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, John Taylor
by Powell, William S. John Taylor Williams, educator, physician, and businessman, was born in the northern part of Cumberland County, the son of free black parents, Peter Williams, a successful lumberman, and Flora Ann [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winslow, Warren
by White, Christopher Lewis. Warren Winslow, governor of North Carolina, congressman, and lawyer, was born and raised in Fayetteville, the son of John, magistrate of Fayetteville, and Caroline Martha Winslow. He had one brother, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winslow, Warren (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Warren Winslow (1810-1862) served as governor for less than one month, the shortest term of any of the state’s chief executives. The son of John and Caroline Martha Winslow, he was born in [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
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