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9th Wonder
by Eckard, Max. Patrick Denard Douthit, better known by his stage name, 9th Wonder (or, since 2010, 9thmatic), is a record producer and record executive from Winston Salem, NC. He is also a Grammy award-winning [...] (from NCpedia.)
Alspaugh, John Wesley
by Austin, Thomas W., Jr. John Wesley Alspaugh, banker, editor, and lawyer, was born in Forsyth County, one of ten children of John and Elizabeth Lashmit Alspaugh. He was the grandson of Henry Alspaugh, who came from Germany [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Angelou, Maya
by Horton, Emily S. Maya Angelou was best known as a poet and the best-selling author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970). Angelou was also a singer, dancer, Grammy-winning composer, director, and actress. She was [...] (from NCpedia.)
Babcock, Charles Henry
by Green, C. Sylvester. Charles Henry Babcock, investment banker and counselor and philanthropist, was born the son of Charles Henry and Ella Park Babcock in Lafayette, Ind. Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Babcock, Mary Reynolds
by Wooten, Hubert K. Mary Reynolds Babcock, philanthropist, was born in Winston of Scottish ancestry. Her father was R. J. Reynolds, founder of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; her mother was Katherine Smith Reynolds. As [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bagge, Traugott
by Hiester, Jan. Traugott Bagge, Moravian leader, was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, the fourteenth and youngest child of merchant Lorenz Bagge and Anna Margaretha Calms. He was educated in the town schools and trained [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bahnson, Agnew Hunter
by Wooten, Hubert K. Agnew Hunter Bahnson, textile manufacturer, was born in Salem, the son of Dr. Henry Theodore and Emma Fries Bahnson. His grandfather, George Frederic Bahnson, moved to Salem in 1849 from Lancaster, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Belo, Alfred Horatio
by Tilley, Nannie M. Alfred Horatio Belo, journalist, was born in Salem of Moravian ancestry. His father was Edward Frederick Belo, a cabinetmaker, merchant, and would-be railroad builder. His mother, Caroline Amanda [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Belo, Frederick Edward
by Kirkman, Roger N. Frederick Edward Belo, an entrepreneur best known for his construction of the Belo House in Winston-Salem, was born in Salem. Edward was the second child of John Frederick and Maria Strupe Belo [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benzien, Christian Ludwig
by Hiester, Jan. Christian Ludwig Benzien, Moravian minister, was born in Westminster, London, to Christian Thomas Benzien and Anna Maria Neisser. As an infant, he came with his parents to America, where they settled [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blair, William Allen
by Morgan, Thomas S. William Allen Blair, chairman of the state welfare board in North Carolina, banker, and civic leader, was born in High Point to Solomon I. and Abigail Hunt Blair. His maternal grandfather had been a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blum, John Christian
by Hiester, Jan. Blum, John Christian by Jan Hiester, 1979 17 July 1784–18 Nov. 1854 John Christian Blum, printer and editor, was born in the Moravian community of Bethabara to Jacob Blum and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bonn, Johann Jacob
by Mosley, Laura M. Johann Jacob Bonn, physician, justice of the peace, sheriff, and clerk of court, was born in Skippack, Pa., to Mennonite parents. When Jacob was thirteen they each joined the Moravian church and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Briggs, William Cyrus
by Powell, William S. William Cyrus Briggs, inventor, the son of Cyrus and Lydia F. Loring Briggs, was born in Turner, Maine, and educated locally. He moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was an engineer and machinist, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Henry Alfred
by Woodard, John R. Henry Alfred Brown, Baptist minister, was born in a log house near Wentworth in Rockingham County. His father was Robert Brown, a schoolteacher and farmer; his mother was Sarah Troth Brown. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buxton, John Cameron
by Green, C. Sylvester. John Cameron Buxton, attorney and banker, was born in Asheville, the son of Jarvis and Anne Cameron Buxton. He obtained his preparatory education in the local schools and at St. Clements Hall, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Camp, Cordelia
by Stephens, George Myers. Cordelia Camp, teacher and writer, was born north of Rutherfordton, the daughter of Merritt Rickman and Letitia Morrow Camp. From her neighborhood one-room school she began teaching in McDowell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carlyle, Irving Edward
by Stroupe, Henry S. Irving Edward Carlyle, lawyer, legislator, and civic leader, was born in Wake Forest, the son of John Bethune and Dora Dunn Carlyle. John Bethune Carlyle, a native of Robeson County and of Scottish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carter, Francis Graves
by Carter, Elizabeth H. After graduation from high school, Carter worked in his father's stores; this experience in selling Reynolds tobacco products, coming in contact with the salesmen for the company, first kindled his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chatham, Hugh Gwyn
by Stafford, Garland R. Hugh Gwyn Chatham, industrialist, public servant, philanthropist, and promoter of various enterprises, was born in Elkin of English and Welsh ancestry. He was the eldest son of Alexander and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clewell, John Henry
by Hiester, Jan. John Henry Clewell, Moravian minister and college president, was born in the Moravian community of Salem, the son of John David Clewell, a bookbinder and shoemaker, and Dorothea Matilda Shultz. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crittenden, Charles Christopher
by Jones, H. G. Charles Christopher Crittenden, university professor, historian, author, and state agency head, was born in Wake Forest, the only child of Charles Christopher and Ethel Taylor Crittenden. His father [...] (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.)
Dwire, Henry Randolph
by Green, C. Sylvester. Henry Randolph Dwire, editor and university executive, was born in Winston, the son of Henry Xenophon and Mary Hanes Dwire. His father was a deputy collector of internal revenue in Winston-Salem. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Easter, Mitch
by Coan, Fisher. Mitch Easter by Fisher Coan, 2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. November 15, 1954 - Songwriter, guitarist, session musician, producer, and indie-rock [...] (from NCpedia.)
Eaton, William Clement
by Hall, Louise MCG. Eaton, William Clement by Louise McG. Hall, 1986 23 Feb. 1898–12 Aug. 1980 William Clement Eaton, historian, was born in Winston, the son of Benjamin and Mary Gaston Hough Eaton. His father, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eberhardt, Johann Ludwig
by York, Maury. Johann Ludwig Eberhardt, clockmaker, the son of Johann Gottfried Eberhardt, was born in Stadtilm, Thuringia (southeast Germany). Raised in a devout Lutheran family, he was educated in a Lutheran [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Efird, Oscar Ogburn
by Cauble, Frank P. Oscar Ogburn Efird, lawyer, jurist, teacher, and genealogist, was born in Winston, the son of Francis Bruner and Minnie Victoria Ogburn Efird and the grandson of the Reverend Adam Efird, a Lutheran [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eller, Adolphus Hill
by Powell, William S. Adolphus Hill Eller, lawyer, banker, and political leader, was born in New Hope community, Wilkes County, the son of James E. and Mary Ann Carlton Eller. He was prepared for college at the Moravian [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ettwein, John (Johann)
by Reidinger, Martin. John (Johann) Ettwein, Moravian leader, was born at Freudenstadt in Würtemburg, Germany, the son of Matthias Ettwein (1694–ca. 1755), a local cobbler, and Elizabeth Margaretha Vogler Ettwein (d. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Flake, Nancy
by Stumpf, Vernon O. Nancy Flake, radio entertainer with the Columbia Broadcasting System and WABC in New York City and a vocalist with the big bands of Charlie Barnett, Al Kavelin, and Frank Dailey, was the central [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Fries, Adelaide Lisetta
by Bair, Anna Withers. Adelaide Lisetta Fries, archivist, historian, author, and genealogist, was born in Salem. Her father, John William Fries, was an industrialist, inventor, church leader, and student who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fries, Francis (Franz) Levin
by Albright, Frank P. Francis (Franz) Levin Fries, cotton manufacturer, was born in Salem, the son of John (Johann) Christian William (Wilhelm) Fries, who had been born in Barby, Germany, 22 Nov. 1775. William was trained [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fries, Francis Henry
by Terrill, Tom E. Francis Henry Fries, manufacturer, banker, and railroader, was born in Salem, the son of Francis Levin and Lisetta Maria Vogler Fries. His mother was the granddaughter of the silversmith, John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fries, Henry Elias
by Kirkman, Roger N. Henry Elias Fries, industrialist, third son of Francis Levin and Lisetta Maria Vogler Fries, was born in Salem and began his education at Salem Boys School. At age seventeen he enrolled at Davidson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fries, John William
by Bair, Anna Withers. John William Fries, industrialist, inventor, student, and church leader, was born in Salem, the oldest son of Francis Levin and Lisetta Maria Vogler Fries. In 1840 Francis L. Fries had opened a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fulton, Allen
by Bastin, Bruce. Allen, Fulton by Bruce Bastin 10 July 1907-13 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Glenn, Cornelia G. Deaderick
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Glenn, Cornelia G. "Nina" Deaderick by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Glenn, Robert Brodnax
by Cotten, Alice R. Robert Brodnax Glenn, attorney, state political leader, and governor, was the son of Chalmers L. and Annie S. Dodge Glenn of Rockingham County. Chalmers Glenn, a tobacco planter and lawyer, became a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graff, Johann Michael
by Hiester, Jan. Graff, Johann Michael by Jan Hiester, 1986 28 Sept. 1714–29 Aug. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gray, Bowman
by Powell, William S. Bowman Gray, tobacco executive, was born in Winston, the son of James Alexander and Aurelia Bowman Gray. He attended local schools and was enrolled in The University of North Carolina for the year [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, 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.)
Gray, James Alexander
by Gray, James A., Jr. James Alexander Gray, business executive, civic leader, and philanthropist, was born in Salem, the son of James Alexander and Aurelia Bowman Gray. The youngest of four children who grew to maturity, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grimsley, George Adonijah
by Arnett, Ethel Stephens. George Adonijah Grimsley, educator and insurance executive, the son of William Pope and Susan Dixon Grimsley, was born and raised on a large plantation in Greene County. At first, his parents [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hammer, Minnie Lee Hancock
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Minnie Lee Hancock Hammer, religious, civic, and cultural leader, and newspaper manager, was the daughter of Dr. J. M. and Jane Page Hancock and the granddaughter of James Page, doorkeeper in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hancock, Molly McCoy
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Hancock, Molly McCoy By Ralph Hardee Rives, 1988 28 June 1863–13 Dec. 1951 Molly McCoy Hancock, operator [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanes, Frederick Moir
by Roff, Carolyn F. Hanes, Frederick Moir by Carolyn F. Roff, 1988 18 Sept. 1883–25 Mar. 1946 See also: Robert March Hanes and John Wesley Hanes, Jr., brothers. Frederick Moir Hanes, physician, educator, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanes, James Gordon, Sr.
by Green, C. Sylvester. James Gordon Hanes, Sr., manufacturer and civic leader, was born in Salem, one of six sons of John Wesley and Anna Hodgin Hanes, and grandson of the first P. H. Hanes who moved to Salem in 1880 and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanes, John Wesley
by Smith, Jas. Howell. John Wesley Hanes, industrialist and civic leader, was born in Fulton, Davie County. The Hanes family in the United States began with Philip Höhns (the phonetic spelling "Hanes" soon came into use) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanes, John Wesley, Jr.
by Powell, William S. Hanes, John Wesley, Jr. by William S. Powell, 1988 24 Apr. 1892–24 Dec. 1987 See also: Robert March Hanes and Frederic Moir Hanes, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanes, Lewis
by Brawley, James S. Lewis Hanes, newspaper editor, was born in Forsyth County but spent most of his life in Davidson County. In addition to his work as a journalist, Hanes was active in politics. He was a Whig member of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanes, Pleasant Henderson
by Smith, Jas. Howell. Pleasant Henderson Hanes, manufacturer and civic leader, was born in Fulton, Davie County. A descendant of a Saxon family which spelled its name in various generations as Hoenes, Höhns, Haenes, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanes, Pleasant Huber, Sr.
by Green, C. Sylvester. Pleasant Huber Hanes, Sr., was born in Salem, the son of Pleasant Henderson and Mary Lizora Fortune Hanes. His mother was a native of Texas; his father was a native North Carolinian, a direct [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanes, Robert March
by Gatton, T. Harry. Robert March Hanes, banker, legislator, government official, and business and civic leader, was born in Salem, one of eight children of John Wesley and Anna Hodgin Hanes. After attending the local [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henderson, Barbara Bynum
by Happer, Carolyn Murray. Barbara Bynum Henderson, poet, translator, and pioneer leader in the North Carolina woman suffrage movement, was born into a family closely connected with the Episcopal church. Her father, William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hendren, William
by Cannon, Elizabeth R. William Mayhew Hendren, lawyer, was born in New Bern, the son of the Reverend Linville L. Hendren, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Mary Elizabeth Mayhew Hendren. Through his maternal line he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henkel, Paul
by Keever, Homer M. Paul Henkel, Lutheran pastor, missionary, and organizer on the American frontier, was born on Dutchman's Creek in present Davie County, the oldest son of Jacob and Mary Barbara Dieter Henkel, who had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Herbst, Johannes
by Bowling, George. Johannes Herbst, Moravian composer, was born at Kempten, Allgäu, Germany, to Lutheran parents. He was educated at Hernhut, Germany, where he served an apprenticeship in clockmaking. From 1762 to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highsmith, John Henry
by Holoman, Katherine Highsmith. John Henry Highsmith, public educator, was born in McDaniel Township, Sampson County, the son of Lewis Whitfield and Margaret Tatum Highsmith. He grew up in Durham where he was graduated from public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holsapple, Peter
by Coan, Fisher. Pioneering singer/songwriter, guitarist, and front man Peter Livingston Holsapple was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on February 19, 1956 to Henry Taylor Holsapple, a Harvard-educated lawyer and [...] (from NCpedia.)
Holton, Alfred Eugene
by McKinney, Gordon B. Alfred Eugene Holton, lawyer and Republican political leader, was one of eight children of Quinton and Harriet Holland Holton. He was born near Jamestown, Guilford County, into a most unusual family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jacobson, John Christian
by Bennett, Charlotte. John Christian Jacobson, educator and Moravian bishop, was born in Burkhall, Denmark. His parents, both missionaries in the Diaspora service of the Moravian church in Denmark, moved to Skjerne, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Joel, Lawrence
by Jones, H. G. Lawrence Joel, the first black man to receive the Medal of Honor for battlefield heroism, was born in the slums of Winston-Salem to Trenton and Mary Ellen Joel, but at age eight he was unofficially [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, John Lewis
by Auman, William T., Scarboro, David D. John Lewis Johnson, physician, druggist, and dental surgeon, was a founder and leader of the Unionist secret society known as the Heroes of America, or "Red Strings," during the Civil War and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Thor Martin
by Sparger, Celia C. Thor Martin Johnson, musician and educator, was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., the son of the Reverend Herbert B. and Anna Reusswig Johnson. In 1925 his father entered pastoral service in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Aquilla
by Powell, William S. Aquilla Jones, businessman and public official, was born near Salem in Stokes (now Forsyth) County, the son of Benjamin and Mary Jones of Welsh descent. In 1831 the family moved to Columbus, Ind., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kalberlahn, Hans Martin
by Mosley, Laura M. Hans Martin Kalberlahn, physician, was born in Drontheim, Norway. His parents were of the Lutheran faith, and he was sent to school regularly in the Lutheran fashion. After completing elementary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kapp, John Jacob
by Kapp, M. Keith. John Jacob Kapp, early Moravian miller, was born in Münchenstein, near Basel, Switzerland. His parents, Johannes and Judith Kapp, were members of the Reformed church. Fleeing religious persecution [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kramsch, Samuel Gottlieb
by Powell, William S. Kramsch, Samuel Gottlieb by William S. Powell, 1988 7 Sept. 1756–2 Feb. 1824 Samuel Gottlieb Kramsch, minister, educator, and botanist, was born in Rudelstadt, Silesia, the son of Lutheran [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lash (or Loesch), Jacob
by Powell, William S. Jacob Lash (or Loesch), craftsman, was born in Bethabara, the son of Johann Jacob and Anna Loesch. His father, who had moved from Pennsylvania, was justice of the peace for Wachovia from 1758 to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lash, Israel George
by Williams, Max R. Israel George Lash, businessman, banker, and congressman, was a native of Bethania in Forsyth County. A Moravian by heritage and choice, he was the son of John Christian and Anna Lash. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lehman, Emma Augusta
by Walser, Richard. Emma Augusta Lehman, teacher and poet, was born at Bethania, the daughter of Eugene Christian and Amanda Sophia Butler Lehman. Her father was director of the village orchestra. She had two brothers, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Leinbach, Traugott
by Peacock, Mary Reynolds. Leinbach, Traugott by Mary Reynolds Peacock, 1991 7 July 1796–30 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Loesch, Jacob
by Smith, Rosamond C. Loesch, Jacob by Rosamond C. Smith, 1991 22 Nov. 1722–8 Nov. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long Lance, Buffalo Child
by Smith, Donald B. Long Lance, Buffalo Child by Donald B. Smith, 1991 1 Dec. 1890–20 Mar. 1932 Buffalo Child Long Lance, author and actor, was one of the best-known North American Indians of the late 1920s. In [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ludlow, Jacob Lott
by Mcarver, Charles H., Jr. Jacob Lott Ludlow, engineer, was born in Spring Lake, N.J., the son of Samuel and Nancy Johnson Ludlow. He completed his education at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., where he received a degree in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lyerly, Jacob Martin Luther
by Powell, William S. Lyerly, Jacob Martin Luther by William S. Powell, 1991 18 Nov. 1862–17 Mar. 1923 Jacob Martin Luther Lyerly, clergyman, teacher, and newspaper editor, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacDowell, John
by London, Lawrence F. John MacDowell, Anglican missionary, was licensed on 8 Aug. 1753 by the bishop of London to serve in the colony of North Carolina and to receive the king's bounty of twenty pounds for travel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marshall, Frederic William
by Armstrong, Cynthia Grant. Marshall, Frederic William by Cynthia Grant Armstrong, 1991 5 Feb. 1721–11 Feb. 1802 Frederic William Marshall, senior civilis of the Moravian church, oeconomus (chief administrator) of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, John Sanford
by Byrd, Robert L. Martin, John Sanford by Robert L. Byrd, 1991 30 May 1886–14 Apr. 1957 John Sanford Martin, newspaper editor, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McDonald, Ralph Waldo
by Morgan, Thomas S. Ralph Waldo McDonald, educator, legislator, gubernatorial candidate, and president of Bowling Green State University, was born near Shawneetown in Gallatin County, Ill., the son of G. L. and Lillie [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McIver, Lula Verlinda Martin
by Bowles, Elisabeth. Lula Verlinda Martin McIver, educator and wife of the founder of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was born in Salem, the daughter of Dr. Samuel Martin, a physician and dentist whose [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McMillan, John Archibald
by Stroupe, Henry S. John Archibald McMillan, Baptist minister and editor, was born in Marlboro County, S.C., the son of Archibald Alexander and Mary Amanda Johnson McMillan, both of Scottish ancestry. Within a few weeks [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Milburn, Frank Pierce
by Wodehouse, Lawrence. Frank Pierce Milburn, architect and designer of numerous structures in most states south of the Mason-Dixon Line, was born in Bowling Green, Ky. His father, Thomas Thurmond Milburn, was a building [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mills, Luther Rice
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Luther Rice Mills, educator, was the youngest of five children of the Reverend John Garland and Martha Williams Haymes Mills of Halifax County, Va. Ordained to the ministry in 1825, the elder Mills [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Olive, Eugene Irving
by Green, C. Sylvester. Olive, Eugene Irving by C. Sylvester Green, 1991 7 Dec. 1890–6 Mar. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Page, Thaddeus Shaw
by Franklin, W. Neil. Thaddeus Shaw Page, automobile distributor, congressional secretary, and federal archivist, was born in Aberdeen, the son of Flora Eliza Shaw and Robert Newton Page, who had careers in lumbering, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palmer, Arnold
by Case, Steven, Agan, Kelly. Every sport has one quintessential player who transforms the game from pastime to art form, a person who attracts public attention by presence alone. In the world of golf, this person is Arnold [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Patterson, Andrew Henry
by Powell, William S. Andrew Henry Patterson, scientist and professor, was born in Salem, the son of Colonel Rufus Lenoir and Mary Elizabeth Fries Patterson. He was graduated from The University of North Carolina in 1891 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patterson, Jesse Lindsay
by Green, C. Sylvester. Jesse Lindsay Patterson, attorney, was born in Greensboro, the son of Rufus Lenoir and Marie Louise Morehead Patterson. His mother was the daughter of John Motley Morehead, governor of North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patterson, Lucy Bramlette Patterson
by Robertson, Clara Hamlett. Lucy Bramlette Patterson Patterson, organizational leader, literary figure, and Republican national committeewoman, was born at Castle Rock, her mother's family home in Tazewell, Tenn., the daughter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patterson, Rufus Lenoir
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. Rufus Lenoir Patterson, manufacturer and entrepreneur, was a member of a distinguished North Carolina family of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Born at Palmyra in the Happy Valley of the Yadkin in Caldwell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patterson, Rufus Lenoir, Jr.
by Neal, Ellen Barrier. Rufus Lenoir Patterson, Jr., inventor and businessman, was born in Salem, the son of lawyer, planter, and paper mill owner Rufus Lenoir (1830–79) and his second wife Mary Elizabeth Fries Patterson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peele, Herbert Evans
by Green, C. Sylvester. Herbert Evans Peele, newspaper editor and publisher and radio executive, was born in rural Halifax County at Crowell's Crossroads, the son of the Reverend Robert Evans and Adelaide Whitehouse Peele. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Perry, William Joel
by Perry, Percival. William Joel Perry, physician, planter, businessman, and state senator, was born in Union County, near Ames (now Wingate), the fifth of nine children of William Marion and Martha Moore Perry. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Perry, William Marion
by Perry, Percival. William Marion Perry, Confederate veteran, farmer, millwright, merchant, banker, and a founder of Wingate College and the town of Wingate, was born on Niggerhead Creek, in Union County, the third of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pfohl, Bernard Jacob
by Bair, Anna Withers. Pfohl, Bernard Jacob by Anna Withers Bair, 1994 13 Sept. 1866–5 Dec. 1960 Bernard Jacob Pfohl, church musician, was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pfohl, John Kenneth
by Spach, John Thom. John Kenneth Pfohl, was the 229th bishop of the worldwide Moravian church and the 167th bishop of the Renewed Moravian church. For thirty-one years he proclaimed "The Lord is Risen" to open the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pfohl, Samuel Frederick
by Spach, John Thom. Pfohl, Samuel Frederick by John Thom Spach, 1994 29 May 1871–18 Jan. 1961 Samuel Frederick Pfohl, the beloved and highly venerated "Doctor Fred" of Salem, was a practicing physician who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Plyler, Alva Washington
by Queen, Louise L. Alva Washington Plyler, Methodist minister and editor, was born in Iredell County, the son of Robert Conrad and Mary L. Kimball Plyler and the identical twin of Marion Timothy Plyler. He married [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Purefoy, James Simpson
by Taylor, R. Hargus. James Simpson Purefoy, merchant and Baptist clergyman, was the youngest of three sons of the Reverend John and Mary Fort Purefoy near Forestville, Wake County. His paternal great-grandfather, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Puryear, Richard Clanselle
by Yearns, Buck. Puryear, Richard Clanselle by Buck Yearns, 1994 9 Feb. 1801–30 July 1867 Richard Clanselle Puryear, planter and congressman, was born in Mecklenburg, Va., the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ramsey, Darley Hiden
by Riley, Jack. Darley Hiden Ramsey, editor, newspaper manager, historian, and scholar, was born in Gretna, Va., the son of Simeon Clay and Lucy Pinckard Ramsey of Ferrum, Va. In 1903 the family moved to Asheville, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rankin, Watson Smith
by Russell, Mattie U. Watson Smith Rankin, physician and foundation executive, was born on a farm near Mooresville. He was the son of John Alexander and Minnie Isabella McCorkle Rankin, who had at least five sons and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ray, John Edwin
by Mason, Rebecca S. John Edwin Ray, educator, was born near Neuse in Wake County, the son of Joseph and Mary Justice Ray. He was graduated from Wake Forest College with an A.M. degree in 1875. For ten years he served as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reichel, Carl Gotthold
by Goins, Michael Edgar. Carl Gotthold Reichel, educator and Moravian bishop, was born in Hermsdorff, Silesia, the son of Carl Rudolph and Eleonore Sophia Reichel. His father was a Lutheran clergyman and family members had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reichel, William Cornelius
by Sims, E. Thomas. William Cornelius Reichel, educator, historian, and Moravian clergyman, was born in Salem, the son of the Reverend Gotthold Benjamin and Henrietta Frederica Vierling Reichel. Reichel's ancestors were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reuter, Philip Christian Gottlieb
by Hinman, William. Philip Christian Gottlieb Reuter, Moravian surveyor, architect, and forester, was born in Steinbach, Germany, and lived a difficult childhood as the son of Dr. Johann Marsilius Reuter—a once-wealthy [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reynolds, Charles A.
by West, Warren F., III. Charles Albert Reynolds, lieutenant governor of North Carolina, civil engineer, tobacco manufacturer, and farmer, was born in Madison, the son of Dr. Thomas and Sarah Jane Fewel Reynolds. They were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reynolds, Richard Joshua
by Tilley, Nannie M. Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, was born in the shadow of Nobusiness Mountain, Patrick County, Va. His father was Hardin William Reynolds, a manufacturer of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rich, Joseph Hampton
by Jones, H. G. Joseph Hampton Rich, editor and promoter, was born in Davie County, the son of Samuel Chase and Betty Carolina McMahan Rich. He was graduated from Wake Forest College in 1898. For a short time he was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ricks, (David) Peirson
by Walser, Richard. Ricks, (David) Peirson by Richard Walser, 1994 21 Aug. 1908–21 Apr. 1950 (David) Peirson Ricks, writer, was born in Mayodan, the oldest of four children of David Absalom and Jessie Peirson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rights, Douglas LeTell
by Bair, Anna Withers. Douglas LeTell Rights, bishop-elect of the Moravian church, historian, and author, was born in Salem, the son of George Hanes and Emma Jones Rights. George Rights was an editor for the locally [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, John Calvin
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. John Calvin Roberts, active Methodist Protestant layman and benefactor of Kernersville, was a member of the board of trustees of the Methodist Protestant Publishing House in Greensboro and was almost [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rondthaler, Edward
by Allen, Walser H., Jr. Edward Rondthaler, Moravian bishop, pastor, administrator, teacher, historian, editor, writer, linguist, and community leader, was born at Schoeneck, Northampton County, Pa., in the parsonage of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rondthaler, Howard Edward
by Allen, Walser H., Jr. Howard Edward Rondthaler, Moravian bishop, college president, civic and cultural leader, scholar, and raconteur, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the Reverend Edward and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rondthaler, Theodore Edward
by Roberts, B. W. C. Theodore Edward Rondthaler, teacher, was born at Christ Church parsonage in Salem. The first of his forebears to come to America was Emanuel Rondthaler, who was raised by a Moravian pastor in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Royall, William
by Woodard, John R. William Royall, Baptist minister and educator, was born in Edgefield District, S.C., the son of William and Mary Ann Riley Royall. His great-grandfather, William Royall, settled on James Island near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Royster, James Finch
by Howell, A. C. James Finch Royster, university administrator and Kenan Professor of English Philology at The University of North Carolina, was born in Raleigh, the son of Wisconsin Illinois and Mary Willis Finch [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sarratt, Alexander Reed, Jr.
by Powell, William S. Alexander Reed Sarratt, Jr., journalist, was born in Charlotte, the son of Alexander R. and Joncie Elizabeth Hutchison Sarratt. He was graduated from The University of North Carolina in 1937 with a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scales, Hamilton
by Mylan, Linda. Hamilton Scales, tobacco manufacturer and warehouseman, was the son of James and his second wife, Elizabeth Deatherage Scales. Young Scales's mother died in 1824, and thirteen years later his father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Schloss, Simeon Archibald
by Wilson, Paul F. Schloss, Simeon Archibald by Paul F. Wilson, 1994   See also: Opera Houses. 10 Oct. 1865–22 Dec. 1913 Simeon Archibald Schloss, predominant figure in theatrical management in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Schweinitz, Emil Alexander de
by Edmonds, Marion M. Emil Alexander de Schweinitz, biochemist, author, and educator, was born in the Moravian town of Salem, the sixth child and only son of Bishop Emil Adolphus and Sophia Hermann de Schweinitz. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Schweinitz, Lewis David von
by Smith, Rosamond C. Lewis David von Schweinitz, Moravian clergyman and internationally respected botanist, was born in Bethlehem, Pa. His parents, Hans Christian Alexander and Dorothea Elizabeth von Watteville von [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Ralph James
by Jolly, Benjamin A. Ralph James Scott, congressman, state legislator, and district attorney, was born on a farm in southeastern Surry County's Shoals Township, the son of Samuel Martin and Daisy Murphy (Cook) Scott. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shaffner, Henry Fries
by Walker, Philip A. Henry Fries Shaffner, banker, industrialist, and civic and church leader, was born in Salem, the son of Dr. John Francis and Caroline Louisa Fries Shaffner. He was educated in the Boys' School of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shaffner, John Francis
by Walker, Philip A. John Francis Shaffner, Civil War surgeon and leader in civic, business, and medical affairs, was born in Salem, the son of Henry and Lavinia Hauser Shaffner. Baptized and confirmed in the Moravian [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shanks, Henry Thomas
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Henry Thomas Shanks, historian, author, and teacher, was born in Vance County, the son of Henry Taylor and Maude Jenkins Shanks. He was educated at Buies Creek Academy and at Wake Forest College, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sharpe, William (Bill) Pleasants
by Riley, Jack. William (Bill) Pleasants Sharpe, press agent, journalist, author, magazine editor, and publisher, was born near Madison in rural Rockingham County, the son of William Pleasants and Minnie Isabelle [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shepperd, Augustine Henry
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Augustine Henry Shepperd, lawyer and congressman, was born at Rockford, a village on the Yadkin and the seat of Surry County until 1851. His parents were Jacob and Pamela Shepperd. In early life he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shipp, Margaret Busbee
by Macfie, John. Margaret Busbee Shipp, magazine writer, was born in Raleigh. Her father was Fabius H. Busbee, a Confederate veteran, University of North Carolina graduate, and prominent lawyer. His father was Perrin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shipp, William Ewen, Jr.
by Powell, William S. William Ewen Shipp, Jr., army officer and diplomatic military attaché, was born in Winston, the son of William E. and Margaret Busbee Shipp. A 1916 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shober, Emanuel
by Brawley, James S. Emanuel Shober, Moravian church official and state senator, was born in Salem, the third child of Gottlieb and Magdalena Transou Shober. He attended the Salem church school and studied law under [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shober, Francis Edwin
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. Francis Edwin Shober, lawyer and congressman, was born in Salem, the son of Emanuel and Anna Hanes Schober and the grandson of Gottlieb Schober. After attending the Moravian schools in Salem and in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shober, Gottlieb
by Brawley, James S. Gottlieb Shober, industrial and business pioneer, lawyer, state senator, postmaster, and church official, was born in Bethlehem, Pa., the son of Andreas and Hedwig Schubert Schober. His grandfather, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shore, Ernest Grady
by Sumner, Jim L. Ernest Grady Shore, baseball player and law enforcement officer, was born in East Bend, one of four children of Henry and Eugenia Poindexter Shore. Longtime Yadkin County farmers, the Shores traced [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Siewers, Nathaniel Shober
by Stephenson, Marjorie Siewers. Nathaniel Shober Siewers, physician and lay officer of the Protestant Moravian church, was born in Salem, the son of John Daniel and Rebecca Shober Siewers. His grandparents, Henry Frederick and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sikes, Enoch Walter
by Woodard, John R. Enoch Walter Sikes, college president, was born in Union County, the son of John C. and Jane Austin Sikes. He attended Wake Forest College, where he played football, was an orator and a debater, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sink, H[arvey] Hoyle
by Sink, M. Jewell. H[arvey] Hoyle Sink, jurist, was born in the Tyro community, Davidson County, a son of Thomas Franklin and Martha Anne Lanning Sink. The Sink (Zink or Zinck) family emigrated from Germany to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Small, Edward Featherston
by Massengill, Stephen E. Edward Featherston Small, Confederate soldier, photographer, and salesman, was born near Washington, Beaufort County, the son of Henry H. and Margaret Hill Small. He was a cousin of Congressman John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smethurst, Frank Austin
by Riley, Jack. Frank Austin Smethurst, newspaper reporter, columnist, and editor, was born in Raleigh, the son of William Sidney and Martha Yearby Smethurst. His paternal grandfather was Sidney Smethurst, of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spach, William Elias
by Spach, John Thom. Spach, William Elias by John Thom Spach, 1994 24 Apr. 1830–21 Feb. 1891 William Elias Spach, wagon maker, was born on his father's farm at Waughtown in Stokes [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spangenberg, Augustus Gottlieb
by Queen, Louise L. Spangenberg, Augustus Gottlieb by Louise L. Queen, 1994 15 July 1704–18 Sept. 1792 Augustus Gottlieb Spangenberg, bishop of the Moravian church, was born in Germany, the youngest of four [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spaugh, Herbert
by Powell, William S. Spaugh, Herbert by William S. Powell, 1994 30 Sept. 1896–22 Nov. [...] (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.)
Stallings, Laurence Tucker
by Glover, Erma Williams. Laurence Tucker Stallings, U.S. Marine, columnist, playwright, novelist, and chronicler, was born in Macon, Ga., of a southern family known for its long line of Baptist ministers and its Confederate [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stanley, Edwin Monroe
by Evans, Esther. Edwin Monroe Stanley, lawyer, chief judge of the U.S. Middle District Court, and religious, educational, and civic leader, was born in Kernersville. Of English-German ancestry, he was the youngest [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Steiner, Abraham Gottlieb
by Smith, Rosamond C. Abraham Gottlieb Steiner, Moravian clergyman, Native American missionary, and school inspector, was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pa., the son of Abraham Gottlieb and Salome Borstler Steiner. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stephenson, Gilbert Thomas
by Gatton, T. Harry. Gilbert Thomas Stephenson, lawyer, banker, author, educator, and farmer, was born at Warren Place near Pendleton, Northampton County, the only child of Susan Anna Fleetwood and James Henry [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stockton, Richard Gordon
by Wills, Shelda M. Richard Gordon Stockton, lawyer and bank executive, was born in Winston-Salem, the son of Madison Doughty and Martha Vaughn Stockton. He was graduated from Winston-Salem High School in 1907 and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tar Heels in WWII (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Harrington, Sion H., III. Tar Heels in World War II "Courage above and beyond the Call of Duty" by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Sion H. Harrington III Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
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.)
Tilley, Nannie May
by Powell, William S. Nannie May Tilley, professor and historian, was born on a tobacco farm at Bahama, Durham County, the daughter of Roscoe and Lucy Roberts Tilley. She was graduated from the North Carolina College for [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Timberlake, Edwin Walter
by Woodard, John R. Edwin Walter Timberlake, lawyer and judge, was born in Franklin County, the son of R. H. and Mary A. Harris Timberlake. His father was a country doctor, and young Edwin traveled around with him and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Trigg, Harold Leonard
by London, Lawrence F. Harold Leonard Trigg, educator and college president, was born in Lynchburg, Va., the son of Frank and Ellen Preston Taylor Trigg. After attending Princess Anne High School, Md., he earned a B.A. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Van Vleck, Jacob
by Roberts, B. W. C. Van Vleck, Jacob by B. W. C. Roberts, 1996 13 Mar. 1751–3 July [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vardell, Charles Gildersleeve
by Bair, Anna Withers. Charles Gildersleeve Vardell, music educator and composer, was born in Salisbury, the only son of Charles Graves, a Presbyterian minister, and Linda Lee Rumple Vardell. He grew up in Red Springs, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vierling, Samuel Benjamin
by Stockton, Edwin L., Jr. Vierling, Samuel Benjamin by Edwin L. Stockton, Jr., 1996 5 June 1765–15 Nov. 1817 Samuel Benjamin Vierling, apothecary, physician, and surgeon, was born in Rudelstaedt, Silesia. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vogler, John
by Smith, Rosamond C. John Vogler, gunsmith, silversmith, and watchmaker, was the son of George Michael and Anna Maria Kunzel Vogler of Friedland. At age eleven John was left an orphan and lived with his maternal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Watkins, Franklin Chennault
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Franklin Chennault Watkins, artist, was born in New York City, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Shirley Chennault Watkins. His father, a Reidsville, N.C., native, was an inventor and made a career of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Watson, Cyrus Barksdale
by Johnson, Thomas H., Jr. Cyrus Barksdale Watson, legislator, attorney, and politician, was born in that part of Stokes County, near Kernersville, that is now in Forsyth County. He was the son of John W. and Maria Folger [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Welfare (Wohlfahrt), (Christian) Daniel
by Walser, Richard. Welfare (Wohlfahrt), (Christian) Daniel by Richard Walser, 1996 12 June 1796–30 Aug. 1841 (Christian) Daniel Welfare (Wohlfahrt), Moravian painter, was born in Salem, the youngest son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wheeler, Raymond Milner
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Raymond Milner Wheeler, physician, champion of the rights of the poor and hungry, and crusader for social justice, was born in Farmville, where his father, George Raymond Wheeler, was superintendent [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitaker, John Clarke
by Nance, Lara Jane. John Clarke Whitaker, businessman and community leader, was born in Salem, the son of William A. and Anna Bitting Whitaker. His father served as a major in the Confederate army and later operated a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitaker, William Asbury
by London, Lawrence F. Whitaker, William Asbury by Lawrence F. London, 1996 7 May 1883–28 Feb. 1960 William Asbury Whitaker, teacher, scientist, and business executive, the son of William Asbury and Anna Bitting [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wiley, Calvin Henderson
by Parramore, Barbara M. Calvin Henderson Wiley, writer and North Carolina's first superintendent of common schools, was born in the Alamance section of Guilford County, the son of David L. and Anne Woodburn Wiley. Of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wiley, Mary Callum
by Stephenson, Marjorie Siewers. Mary Callum Wiley, teacher, author, editor, and historian, was born in Salem, the daughter of Calvin Henderson and Mittie Towles Wiley. Her father was consecutively a lawyer, editor, member of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Samuel Clay
by Bair, Anna Withers. Williams, Samuel Clay by Anna Withers Bair, 1996 24 Sept. 1884–25 Feb. 1949 Samuel Clay Williams, lawyer and tobacco magnate, was born in Mooresville, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Willie [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williamson, Robert Lynn
by Bair, Anna Withers. Robert Lynn Williamson, tobacco manufacturer and agriculturist, was born at Sunnyside, the family plantation in the Locust Hill section of Caswell County. He was the oldest son of Thomas Farish, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williamson, Thomas Farish
by Bair, Anna Withers. Thomas Farish Williamson, early tobacco manufacturer, planter, and church leader, was born at the family plantation, Poplar Grove, in the Stoney Creek Township of Caswell County, the second son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Peter Mitchel
by Powell, William S. Peter Mitchel Wilson, lawyer, newspaperman, and clerk of the U.S. Senate, was born in Warrenton, the son of Thomas Epps, a physician, and Jane Marshall Mitchel Wilson. He attended Warrenton Male [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wingate, Washington Manly
by Woodard, John R. Wingate, Washington Manly by John R. Woodard, 1996 28 July 1828–27 Feb. 1879 Washington Manly Wingate, Baptist minister and college president, was born in Darlington, S.C., the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston, Patrick Henry, Jr.
by Powell, William S. Patrick Henry Winston, Jr., lawyer and journalist, was born in Windsor, Bertie County, the son of Patrick Henry, Sr., and Martha Elizabeth Bird Winston. He attended the Horner School in Oxford, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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