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Averett, Ben: Doing It Right
by Cecelski, David S. I had been hearing about Ben Averett's annual Brunswick stew for years. Every October since 1967, Averett has scrubbed out a 25-gallon black iron wash pot, built a hardwood fire under it and prepared [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Benton, Lemuel
by Cheshire, Lucius Mcgehee, Jr. Lemuel Benton, planter and congressman, was born on his father's plantation, Oxford, in Granville County, the son of Samuel Benton and his wife, Frances Kimbrough Benton. His father was prominent in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benton, Samuel
by Powell, William S. Benton, Samuel by William S. Powell, 1979 d. 1770 Samuel Benton, colonial official, was a native of England (probably Worcester County); he owned land in the part of Craven County that [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benton, Thomas Hart
by Miles, Edwin A. Thomas Hart Benton, senator and representative from Missouri, was born near Hillsborough, the third child and eldest son of Jesse and Ann Gooch Benton. His paternal grandfather, Samuel Benton, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biggs, James Crawford
by Steelman, Bennett L. James Crawford Biggs, jurist and U.S. solicitor general, was born in Oxford, the son of William Biggs and his wife, Elizabeth Arrington Cooper. William Biggs, a former captain in the Confederate [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blalock, Ethel: The Primitive Baptists Endure
by Cecelski, David S. The Primitive Baptists were once a central part of our state's religious life. Renowned for the austere beauty of their churches and the stirring harmonies of their congregational singing, they [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Broadwick, Tiny
by Roberson, Elizabeth Whitley. North Carolina was the site of the first powered airplane flight in 1903. In 1913, only ten years later, a native North Carolinian became the first woman to make a parachute jump from an [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Bryan, Joseph Hunter
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Joseph Hunter Bryan, congressman and planter, was born in Windsor, Bertie County. He represented Bertie in the House of Commons in 1804, 1805, 1807, 1808, and 1809. He was a trustee of The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burton, Robert
by Bernhardt, Mrs. John C. Robert Burton, member of the Continental Congress, Revolutionary War officer, and planter, was born in Goochland County, Va., the son of Tabitha Minge and Hutchings Burton and perhaps the grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Butner, Henry Wolff
by Powell, William S. Henry Wolff Butner, army officer, was born in Pinnacle, Stokes County, the son of Frank A. and Sarah Wolff Butner. He was a cadet at Davis Military Academy in Winston before receiving an appointment [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Paul Carrington
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Paul Carrington Cameron, planter, agricultural reformer, railway and road builder, and friend of education, was born at Stagville, the home of his grandfather, Richard Bennehan. Son of Duncan and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannady, Mary: At Dr. King's House
by Cecelski, David S. Mary Cannady was 50 years old in 1965 when three civil rights activists were killed in Alabama. The deaths of Jimmie Lee Jackson, the Rev. James Reeb and Viola Liuzzo shocked the nation, including [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Cheatham, Henry Plummer
by Gatewood, Willard B., Jr. Henry Plummer Cheatham, politician, educator, and racial spokesman, was born to a house slave on a plantation near Henderson. Treated with favor by his white father, a prominent planter, Cheatham [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Christmas, William
by Kerr, M. H. D. William Christmas, surveyor, cartographer, legislator, and militia and civil officer during and after the Revolution, was a son of John and Mary Graves Christmas. Despite a statement in his obituary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Howell
by Menius, A. C., III. Howell Cobb, soldier and congressman, was born in Granville County, the son of John and Mildred Lewis Cobbs. He was given the name Howell for a maternal relative. The Cobbs family moved to Georgia in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cooper, David Young
by Blackburn, George T., II. David Young Cooper, tobacconist, industrialist, and financier, the son of Alexander Cooper and Harriet J. Young, was born in Granville County. His grandfather, James Cooper of Glasgow, Scotland, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Corbin, Francis
by Stevenson, George. Francis Corbin, council member, judge of the court of admiralty, associate justice of the general court, legislator, colonel of the militia, county justice, and agent and attorney to John Carteret, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniel, Robert Thomas
by Woodard, John R. Robert Thomas Daniel, Baptist minister and agent for benevolent agencies, was born in Middlesex County, Va., the fifth son of Samuel and Eliza Thomas Daniel. At the close of the Revolutionary War, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Henry ("Hal")
by Miller, Mark F. Henry ("Hal") Dixon, Revolutionary War officer, was born in the part of Granville County that later became Orange and then Caswell, the son of Henry Dixon, Sr. Little is known about his life before [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eaton, John Rust
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Rust Eaton, planter and legislator, was born in Granville County, the only son of Charles Rust Eaton (1743–1822) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Osborne Jeffreys. Charles Eaton, the youngest [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, Augustus Washington
by Green, C. Sylvester. Augustus Washington Graham, lawyer and jurist, was born in Hillsborough, the son of William Alexander and Susannah Sarah Washington Graham. His paternal grandfather was General Joseph Graham, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graves, Jesse Dickens
by Powell, William S. Jesse Dickens Graves, physician and artist, was born in Granville County, the son of Henry Lewis Graves and his wife, Mary Brown Dickens. He was a student at The University of North Carolina in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graves, Ralph Henry
by Crow, Mildred Martin. Ralph Henry Graves, educator, was born in Granville County, the second son of Henry Lewis and Mary Brown Dickens Graves. His mother was the granddaughter of Colonel Robert Dickens, a soldier in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grissom, Eugene
by Yearns, Buck. Eugene Grissom, physician and psychiatrist, was born near Wilton in Granville County, one of seventeen children of Wiley Hawes and Mary Bobbitt Grissom. His grandfather had changed the family name [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grissom, Robert Gilliam
by Green, C. Sylvester. Robert Gilliam Grissom, businessman and tax collector, was born at Grissom, Granville County, the son of Dr. Eugene and Mary A. Bryan Grissom. His father was a Civil War veteran and an active [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hancock, Franklin Wills, Jr.
by Morgan, Thomas S. Franklin Wills Hancock, Jr., real estate developer, farmer, North Carolina legislator, U.S. congressman, federal official, and county judge, was born in Oxford, the only son and one of four children [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harper, Robert Goodloe
by Herndon, G. Melvin. Robert Goodloe Harper, Revolutionary soldier, congressman, and senator, was the son of Jesse and Diana Goodloe Harper. Jesse Harper grew up in Caroline County, Va., and was originally a cabinetmaker [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, James Henry
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. James Henry Harris, North Carolina politician, was born in Granville County. Described as "a base born boy of color," he was apprenticed on 3 Aug. 1840 to Charles Allen to learn the carpenter trade; [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henderson, Archibald
by Folmsbee, Stanley J. Henderson, Archibald by Stanley J. Folmsbee, 1988 7 Aug. 1768–21 Oct. 1822 See also: Leonard Henderson, brother Archibald Henderson, congressman, legislator, and lawyer, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henderson, Leonard
by Royster, Lucy B. Leonard Henderson, lawyer, teacher, and chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born in the Nutbush community near Williamsboro, Granville County, the third son of six children of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henderson, Pleasant
by Rodenbough, Charles D. Pleasant Henderson, pioneer, soldier, and merchant, was born in Granville County, possibly the youngest son of Samuel and Elizabeth Williams Henderson. In his late teens he became associated with his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henderson, Richard
by Miller, Mark F. Richard Henderson, land speculator, judge, and politician, was born in Hanover County, Va., the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Williams Henderson. Before Richard was ten the family moved south to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henderson, Thomas
by Rodenbough, Charles D. Thomas Henderson, merchant and legislator, was born in Granville County, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Williams Henderson. In the early 1770s he operated a store at Guilford Court House with Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hicks, Ellen Thompson
by Sims, Anastatia. Ellen Thompson Hicks, nurse and Episcopal missionary, was born in Oxford, the daughter of Edward Hubbell and Harriet Virginia Britton Hicks. Her father, a lawyer and a graduate of The University of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hicks, Thurston Titus
by Blackburn, George T., II. Thurston Titus Hicks, attorney, was born at White Oak Villa in Granville County, the oldest son of Benjamin Willis and Isabella Jane Crews Hicks. The Hicks lands were obtained by deed from Earl [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hicks, William Jackson
by Rigsbee, John Leonard. William Jackson Hicks, farmer, machinist, carpenter, industrialist, and architect, was born in Spottsylvania County, Va., the son of Martin (1789–1848[?]) and Nancy Pendleton Hicks (d. 1830), [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, Green, Jr.
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Green Hill, Jr., pioneer Methodist minister, Revolutionary patriot, planter, and public servant, was born in Granville (later Bute) County, the son of Grace Bennett and Green Hill. His father, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, Robert Andrews
by Flannagan, Clara Hamlett Robertson. Robert Andrews Hill, jurist, was born in Iredell County, the son of David and Rhoda Andrews Hill. In 1816 his family moved to Tennessee, settling in Williamson County where he managed to acquire a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hilliard, "Nancy" Ann Segur
by Macfie, John. "Nancy" Ann Segur Hilliard, hotel keeper, was a native of Granville County, the daughter of William and Lucy Walker Hilliard. The family moved to Chapel Hill in 1817. During the 1830s and 1840s, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hobgood, Franklin
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Franklin P Hobgood, teacher and college administrator, was born near Oxford, the eighth of twelve children of James Benton and Elizabeth House Hobgood. His father was a prominent agriculturist and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, Jacob W.
by Bishir, Catherine W. Jacob W. Holt, contractor, architect, and builder, the oldest son of David and Elizabeth ("Betsy") McGehee Holt, was born in Prince Edward County, Va. When he was still quite young his mother died [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Horner, James Hunter
by Powell, William S. James Hunter Horner, educator, was born near Flat River at Red Mountain, Orange County (now Rougemont, Durham County), the son of Colonel William Horner, a native of Pennsylvania who moved to North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Horner, Jerome Channing
by Powell, William S. Jerome Channing Horner, educator, was born in Oxford, the son of James Hunter and Sophronia Moore Horner. He attended his father's school, Horner School, and Davidson College from which he received [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Horner, Junius Moore
by Powell, William S. Junius Moore Horner, Episcopal bishop, was born in Oxford, the son of James Hunter and Sophronia Moore Horner. After attending the Horner School, Oxford, and the University of Virginia, he received [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunt, Memucan
by Allen, Walser H., Jr. Memucan Hunt, planter, state senator, and first treasurer of North Carolina, was born in Virginia, the third son of Ralph and Dinah Anderson Hunt. The ancestors of Ralph Hunt had emigrated from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jerman, Cornelia Petty
by Lennon, Donald R. Cornelia Petty Jerman, leader of the North Carolina woman suffrage movement and Democratic party official, was born near Carthage, the daughter of William Cary and Emma Virginia Thagard Petty. She [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, William
by Powell, William S. William Johnston, merchant, land speculator, and Revolutionary patriot, was born in Harthwood, parish of Lochmaben, Shire of Annandale, in the south of Scotland, the son of Robert and Isabell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Joyner, Edmund Noah
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Edmund Noah Joyner, Episcopal priest, missionary, soldier, poet, and newspaper editor, was born in the Marlboro community near Farmville in Pitt County, the son of Dr. Noah and Emily Adelaide [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lemay, Thomas J.
by Powell, William S. Thomas J. Lemay, editor, publisher, and political and religious leader, was born in Granville County where a large number of people bearing his surname lived. The names of his parents have not been [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Little, William Person
by Skinner, Sue Dossett. William Person Little, state official, militia officer, and horse breeder, was born in Hertford County, the son of George and Mary Ann Person Little. Adopted by his uncle, General Thomas Person, from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lyon, Zachariah Inge
by Flannagan, Clara Hamlett Robertson. Zachariah Inge Lyon, one of the founders of Durham and a pioneer smoking tobacco manufacturer, was born in Granville County, the son of Zachariah T. and Nancy Lanier Lyon. He was the grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manson, Otis Frederick
by Slatten, Richard W. Otis Frederick Manson, physician and educator, was born in Richmond, Va., the son of Otis and Sarah Dews Ferrill Manson, who were married in Richmond on 1 Feb. 1818. Otis Frederick, the second [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marsh, Robert Henry
by Woodard, John R. Robert Henry Marsh, Baptist minister and president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, was born in Chatham County, the son of Robert and Lucy Marsh. His grandfather, William Marsh, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McAden, Hugh
by Troxler, George W. Hugh McAden, Presbyterian minister, was born in Pennsylvania to "poor but pious parents" of Ulster Scots ancestry. He was graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1753 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCoy, Eddie: Write-Off Kids
by Cecelski, David S. Eddie McCoy stands at the heart of historian Tim Tyson's stirring new memoir, "Blood Done Sign My Name." The book tells the heart-rending story of the 1970 racial murder of a black man named Henry [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
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.)
Micklejohn, George
by Stokes, Durward T. George Micklejohn, Anglican clergyman in colonial North Carolina, was probably a native of Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north of England, but no details of his family or early life have been found nor [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mills, John Haymes
by Woodard, John R. John Haymes Mills, educator and founder of orphanages, was born in Halifax County, Va., the son of John Garland and Martha Williams Haymes Mills. The Mills family descended from Sir John Mills of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, John
by Shelby, Bradford M. John Moore, Loyalist officer, was born in Tryon (now Lincoln) County. His father was Moses Moore, a native of Carlisle, England, who, after migrating to Virginia in 1745 and marrying a Miss Winston [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Stephen
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. Colonel John Moore chose a mercantile career and moved to New York, where he amassed a fortune in real estate while following his father's lead in public service. He was a member of His Majesty's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, Thomas
by Powell, William S. Thomas Owen, Revolutionary officer, was born of Welsh ancestry in Chester County, Pa., but moved to North Carolina with his father when he was about five. The family may have lived first in Granville [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palmer, John C.
by Peacock, Mary Reynolds. John C. Palmer, silversmith, daguerreotyper, and churchman, was the son of John B. and Sarah Rich Palmer. The Palmers had moved from New Jersey to Rowan County, where they were involved in a number [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pattillo, Henry
by Stokes, Durward T. Henry Pattillo, pioneer Presbyterian minister, educator, and Patriot in North Carolina, was born in Balermic, Scotland, the son of George and Jane Pattillo. He had two brothers, George and William, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peace, Samuel Thomas
by Blackburn, George T., II. Peace received his preparatory education at Horner School in Oxford in 1893 and 1897. Between these terms, he was employed as bookkeeper with the firm of J. C. Cooper and Son. In 1899 Peace [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pennington, John L.
by Powell, William S. John L. Pennington, newspaper editor and governor of the Dakota Territory, was born in Wake County, N.C. The names of his parents seem not to be recorded, but he probably was the son of John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Person, Thomas
by Skinner, Sue Dossett. Person, Thomas by Sue Dossett Skinner, 1994 19 Jan. 1733–16 Nov. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Person, William
by Skinner, Sue Dossett. William Person, planter and member of the colonial Assembly and Provincial Congress, the son of William and Ann Person, was born in Surry County, Va. When he was a small child, he moved with his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Person, William
by Skinner, Sue Dossett. William Person, county justice, vestryman, commissioner, sheriff, militia officer, and planter, was the son of John Person (ca. 1660–1738) and his wife Mary (ca. 1670–pre-1721), the daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pettigrew, Charles
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Charles Pettigrew, clergyman, planter, and educator, was born on the Pennsylvania frontier, the sixth of eleven children and the third son of James and Mary Cochran Pettigrew, both immigrants from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phillips, Guy Berryman
by Green, C. Sylvester. Guy Berryman Phillips, educator, was born in rural Randolph County, southwest of Asheboro, the eldest child of Jessie Lee and Fannie Polk Waddell Phillips. A successful farmer, Jessie Lee Phillips [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, Eliza Anne
by Powell, William S. Eliza Anna Pool, teacher, was born in Oxford, the daughter of Thomas Wyatt and Sarah Dorothy Hicks Pool. She attended the schools of Oxford and achieved such an outstanding record in Latin that [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Potter, Robert
by Wallace, Carolyn A. Robert Potter, lawyer and politician, was born in Granville County, the son of Thomas and Susan Walker Potter. Thomas Potter is said to have been a member of a family of substantial merchants and [...] (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.)
Raney, Richard Beverly
by Roberts, B. W. C. Raney, Richard Beverly by B. W. C. Roberts, 1994 7 Feb. 1860–8 Dec. 1909 Richard Beverly Raney, hotel manager, insurance [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhodes, James Manly
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. James Manly Rhodes, Methodist minister, educator, and college owner and administrator, was born in Four Oaks, Johnston County, the son of Atlas J. K. and Spicey West Rhodes. He received bachelor's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Richardson, Robert Vinkler
by Branch, Paul, Jr. Robert Vinkler Richardson, lawyer, Confederate officer, and civil engineer, was born in Granville County. At an early age, he and his family moved to Tennessee, settling in Hardeman County. Here [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rochester, Nathaniel
by Stokes, Durward T. Nathaniel Rochester, revolutionary leader, merchant, and land developer, was born in Westmoreland County, Va., the son of John and Hester Thrift Rochester. His siblings were William, John, Ann, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Royster, Frank Sheppard, Sr.
by Edmondson, M. D. Frank Sheppard Royster, Sr., industrialist and philanthropist, was born in Granville County on the farm of his father, Marcus D., near Oxford. Marcus, the son of Francis and Elizabeth Sheppard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Royster, Fred Stovall
by Massengill, Stephen E. Fred Stovall Royster, tobacco warehouseman, legislator, and tobacco industry promoter, was born in the community of Dabney in western Vance County. His parents were John Stovall (24 May 1869–23 Oct. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sauthier, Claude Joseph
by Cumming, William P. Claude Joseph Sauthier, one of the ablest civilian and military surveyors and mapmakers of the Revolutionary period, was born in Strasbourg, Alsace, the eldest child of Joseph Philippe, a saddler, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, 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.)
Smith, Charles Lee
by Riley, Jack. Charles Lee Smith, professor, university president, publisher, and bibliophile, was born at his family's country home, Wilton, in Granville County. His father, Louis Turner Smith, had been a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Samuel
by Stumpf, Vernon O. In May 1761 Samuel Smith married Mary Webb. Described as a local belle of the same parish as he, she was born in 1740 and died in Granville County, N.C., in 1827. After their wedding they went to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Starke, Lucien Douglas
by Powell, William S. Lucien Douglas Starke, newspaper editor and Confederate officer, was born at Pleasant Level near Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Va., the son of Colonel Bowling and Eliza G. New Starke. His mother was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sutton, Robert Bean
by London, Lawrence F. Sutton, Robert Bean by Lawrence F. London, 1994 29 Jan. 1826–7 Mar. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tatom, Absalom
by Pennywitt, Neil C. Absalom Tatom, military leader, delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1788, and a member of Congress, was born in Granville County. He first appears in North Carolina records as a sergeant in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thompson, Jacob
by Stone, Richard G., Jr. Jacob Thompson, Mississippi congressman, secretary of the interior, and Confederate agent in Canada, was born in Leasburg, Caswell County, one of nine children of Nicholas and Lucretia Van Hook [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thorp, Robert Taylor
by Powell, William S. Robert Taylor Thorp, lawyer and congressman, was born in the Goshen District of Granville County near Oxford, the son of Benjamin Person, a moderately wealthy farmer, and Ann Eliza Norman Thorp. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tillinghast, John Huske
by Powell, William S. John Huske Tillinghast, clergyman and Confederate chaplain, was born in Hillsborough, the son of Samuel Willard and Jane Burgin Norwood Tillinghast. His father was a native of Uxbridge, Mass., and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vass, William Worrell, Sr.
by Faulkner, Ronnie W. William Worrell Vass, Sr., railroad executive, was born near Oxford in Granville County, the son of Thomas, Jr., a planter, and Lucy Hester Vass. The family of Thomas Vass, Sr., a Baptist minister [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Venable, Abraham Watkins
by Yearns, W. Buck. Venable, Abraham Watkins by W. Buck Yearns, 1996 17 Oct. 1799–24 Feb. 1876 Abraham Watkins Venable, planter and congressman, was born at Springfield, his father's large plantation in Prince [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Webb, James Edwin
by Knapp, Richard F. James Edwin Webb, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies, corporate executive, management expert, and attorney, was born in Tally Ho, near Stem [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weldon, Daniel
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Daniel Weldon was born in Henrico County, Va., the son of Samuel Weldon and the grandson of the Samuel Weldon who settled in Virginia in 1675 as factor of a London merchant. His mother was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weldon, Samuel
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Weldon, Samuel by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1996 ca. 1730–82 Samuel Weldon, Revolutionary patriot, was born in Henrico County, Va., the youngest son of Samuel Weldon and the brother of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitehead, Richard Henry
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Richard Henry Whitehead, physician, anatomist, and educator, was born in Salisbury, the son of Dr. Marcellus and Virginia Coleman Whitehead. The family had moved in 1845 from Virginia to North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Alexander
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Alexander Wilson, educator and Presbyterian clergyman, was born in Newforge, near Belfast, Ireland. He was the son of Alexander Wilson, Sr., a descendant of one of the Scottish families that had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, James William
by Bromberg, Alan B. James William Wilson, engineer, was born in Granville County, the son of the Reverend Alexander, a noted Presbyterian clergyman and educator, and Mary Willis Wilson. He grew up in Alamance County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston, James Horner
by Moore, James Elliott. James Horner Winston, attorney, was born at Oxford, the son of Robert Watson, an eminent jurist, and Sophronia Horner Winston. After attending the Durham Grade School and Horner Military School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winters, Sellie Robert
by Powell, William S. Winters, Sellie Robert by William S. Powell, 1996 21 Sept. 1888–26 July 1953 Sellie Robert Winters, writer, was born near Hester in Granville County, the son of William and Mollie Harris [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Young, John Smith
by Fant, H. B. John Smith Young, Louisiana lawyer, Confederate officer, jurist, legislator, congressman, and sheriff, had ancestral connections with Granville County but was born on his father's twenty-slave [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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