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Alston, Philip
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Philip Alston, revolutionary patriot, was born in Halifax County, the son of Joseph John Alston and his first wife, Elisabeth Chancy. In 1772 he bought four thousand acres of land in a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Auman, Watts: Peach Picking Time
by Cecelski, David S. Watts Auman's peach orchard and roadside stand are just outside of West End, in the pine barrens of Moore County. I try to get by there at least once a summer. Auman grows 18 varieties of peaches, [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Bethune, John
by Mackenzie, James. John Bethune, Presbyterian minister, was born on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and raised in the Parish of Sleat under the ministry of the Reverend John MacPherson. MacPherson impressed upon the young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boyd, James
by Whisnant, David E. James Boyd, novelist, was born in Harrisburg, Pa. He was the eldest son of Eleanor Gilmore Herr and John Yeomans Boyd, a prominent businessman, Presbyterian layman, and heir to a fortune based upon [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burt, (Maxwell) Struthers
by Walser, Richard. Captivated by the West, Burt settled in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in 1908. On 8 Feb. 1913 he married a writer, later known as Katharine Newlin Burt, and began homesteading in Wyoming; two children were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Busbee, Jacques (Born James Littlejohn Busbee)
by Troxler, George W. Jacques (Born James Littlejohn Busbee) Busbee, artist and reviver of Jugtown Pottery, was born in Raleigh, the son of Charles Manly and Lydia Littlejohn Busbee. Busbee prepared for a career as an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Busbee, Juliana Royster
by Troxler, George W. Juliana Royster Busbee, promoter of pottery, was the daughter of William Burt and Julia Tutt Royster of Raleigh. She attended St. Mary's Junior College for two sessions and studied photography under [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coffin, Oscar Jackson
by Riley, Jack. Oscar Jackson Coffin, newspaperman, professor, and dean of the School of Journalism, The University of North Carolina, was born at Carter's Mill in Moore County on a farm within the present city [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dowd, Clement
by Melvin, K. S. Clement Dowd, congressman, author, and lawyer, was born in Moore County, the son of Willis Dickerson Dowd, a longtime clerk and a state senator in 1860, and Ann Mariah Gaines. He was the grandson of [...] (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.)
Holshouser Jr., James Eubert (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. JAMES EUBERT HOLSHOUSER, JR. 1934 Oct. 8 - 2013 June 17 Governor: 1973-1977 by Michael Hill Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Holshouser, Patricia Ann Hollingsworth
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Holshouser, Patricia Ann Hollingsworth 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.)
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.)
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.)
Kennedy, David
by Melvin, K. S. Kennedy, David by K. S. Melvin, 1988 20 Jan. 1768–2 May [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lacy, William Sterling
by Dudley, Harold J. Lacy, William Sterling by Harold J. Dudley, 1991 25 Mar. 1842–14 Oct. 1899 William Sterling Lacy, Presbyterian minister, educator, and writer, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lang, John Albert, Jr.
by Holley, I. B., Jr. Lang, John Albert, Jr. by I. B. Holley, Jr., 1991 15 Nov. 1910–27 June 1974 John Albert Lang, Jr., teacher, federal civil servant, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacLeod, Martha: The Highland Scots
by Cecelski, David S. I visited with Martha MacLeod near Aberdeen, in Moore County, in a home built by her great-grandfather 200 years ago. Hers is the story of the Highland Scots, their great migration to the Cape Fear [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
MacRae, John
by Walser, Richard. John MacRae, Loyalist poet and song-writer, born in Kintain, Scotland, was a recognized Gaelic poet and singer before sailing for North Carolina in 1774 and settling on McLendons Creek (now in Moore [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marchant, Frederick (Frank)
by Massengill, Stephen E. Frederick (Frank) Marchant, photographer, was born in Pennsylvania, one of three children of William J. and Henrietta (Hattie) S. Makeley Marchant. His father (b. ca. 1835) and his paternal [...] (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.)
McConnell, James Rogers
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. McConnell, James Rogers by Sarah Mcculloh Lemmon, 1991 14 Mar. 1887–19 Mar. 1917 James Rogers McConnell, World War I aviator and author of Flying for France, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McGilvary, Daniel
by Spence, Thomas H., Jr. McGilvary, Daniel by Thomas H. Spence, Jr., 1991 16 May 1828–22 Aug. 1911 Daniel McGilvary, missionary to Siam, was of Highland Scottish ancestry. The son of Malcolm and Catharine McIver [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McIver, George Willcox
by Lawson, Dennis R. George Willcox McIver, military officer, was born in Carthage, the son of Alexander and Mary Ann Wilcox McIver. Both his father and his cousin, Charles Duncan McIver, were distinguished North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McLean, David Alexander
by McIntyre, Pattie B. McLean, David Alexander by Pattie B. Mcintyre, 1991 13 May 1918–16 July 1980 David Alexander [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNair, John Calvin
by Macfie, John. John Calvin McNair, teacher and minister, was born near St. Pauls, the son of Malcolm and Margaret Dalrymple McNair. His maternal grandfather, Archibald Dalrymple of Moore County, served in the House [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNeill, Archibald
by Watson, Harry L. Archibald McNeill, congressman and militia colonel, was born in Moore County. He represented Moore in the House of Commons in 1808 and 1809 and in the senate in 1811 and 1815. In 1821 he ran for [...] (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.)
Miller, Banner Isom
by Bardill, Mark D. Banner Isom Miller, meteorologist, geophysicist, and an authority on tropical storms, was born in Lansing, Ashe County, in the northwestern corner of North Carolina. He was graduated from high school [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Monk, Archibald
by Bowman, Charles H., Jr. Monk, Archibald by Charles H. Bowman, Jr., 1991 ca. 20 Aug. 1788–7 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morrison, Alexander
by Parramore, Thomas C. Alexander Morrison, physician, author, and Loyalist, was born at Skinidin, Isle of Skye, Scotland. His father was descended from a long line of Highland Scottish physicians; his mother was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, Benjamin Wade
by Zug, Charles G., III. Benjamin Wade Owen, traditional potter, was born and raised near the Westmoore community in northwestern Moore County, the son of Rufus and Martha McNeill Owen. As a member of a large clan of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Page, Frank
by Mcpherson, Holt. Frank Page, banker, industrialist, railroad builder, and father of North Carolina's modern highway system, was born at Cary of French and English ancestry. His father was Allison Francis Page, a [...] (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.)
Page, Walter Hines
by Cooper, John M. Walter Hines Page, editor, author, educational reformer, and ambassador, was born in Wake County in the area that became Cary. He was the eldest of eight children of Allison Francis and Catherine [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Parson, Donald
by Powell, William S. Donald Parson, poet, author, and authority on the game of bridge, was born in Washington, D.C., the son of William Edwin and Anna Rebecca Naille Parson. He was graduated cum laude from Harvard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patrick, John Tyrant
by Bowman, Charles H., Jr. John Tyrant Patrick, journalist and resort developer, was born in Wadesboro, the youngest of six children of William H. and Margaret A. Campbell Patrick. The Civil War interrupted his formal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peele, William Walter
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Peele, William Walter by Grady L. E. Carroll, 1994 26 Nov. 1881–1 July 1959   William Walter Peele, Methodist [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poole, David Scott
by Cotten, Alice R. David Scott Poole, newspaperman, legislator, and teacher, was born in Montgomery County, the oldest of eight children of William R. and Mary Eliza Ray Poole. He was educated at Jackson Springs [...] (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.)
Robbins, Karl
by Bingham, Warren L. Karl Robbins, textile manufacturer and philanthropist, was born near Kiev, Russia, and in 1905 moved to New York, where his father had already been living for four years and operating a small [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ruggles, Edward Wolfe
by Powell, William S. Edward Wolfe Ruggles, educator, was born in Southern Pines, the son of Adolphus Stephens and Sarah Frances Young Ruggles. Educated in local public schools, he spent his final two years of high school [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scruggs, Lawson Andrew
by Murray, Elizabeth Reid. Scruggs, Lawson Andrew by Elizabeth Reid Murray, 1994 Related Entries: African American; Civil Rights; Historically Black Colleges 15 Jan. 1857–1914 Lawson Andrew Scruggs, physician, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Seawell, Herbert Floyd
by Melvin, K. S. Herbert Floyd Seawell, lawyer and public official, was born in Wallace, Duplin County, the son of Dr. Virgil Newton and Ella Croom Seawell. His father was a native of Moore County, but after [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Seawell, Herbert Floyd, Jr. (Chub)
by Houghton, Jonathan. Herbert Floyd Seawell, Jr. (Chub), attorney, after-dinner speaker, editorial writer, and religious lay leader, was born in Carthage, the son of Herbert Floyd, Sr., and Ella McNeill Seawell. A [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stuckey, Jasper Leonidas
by Parker, John M., III. Jasper Leonidas Stuckey, geologist, college professor, and state administrator, was born on a small farm in eastern Johnston County. The oldest of seven children, he was the son of John Haywood, a [...] (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.)
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.)
Tufts, James Walker
by Bowman, Charles H., Jr. James Walker Tufts, businessman, resort developer, and philanthropist, was born in Charlestown, Mass., of English ancestry. One of his forebears, William Brewster, went to Plymouth on the Mayflower [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tufts, Leonard
by Bowman, Charles H., Jr. Leonard Tufts, resort developer and geneticist, was born in Medford, Mass., the son of James Walker and Mary Emma Clough Tufts. He attended the Medford public schools until the age of fifteen, when [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tyson, Bryan
by Auman, William T., Tise, Larry E. Bryan Tyson, controversialist and Unionist, was born in the Brower's Mill community of southeastern Randolph County, the son of Aaron Tyson, a relatively prominent farmer, slaveholder, and Quaker [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vollmer, Lula
by Melvin, Katharine S. Vollmer, Lula by Katharine S. Melvin, 1996 1898–2 May 1955 Lula Vollmer, playwright, christened Louisa Smith, was born at Keyser (afterwards [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wicker, Rassie Everton
by Melvin, Katharine S. Rassie Everton Wicker, land surveyor and local historian, was born near Cameron at Hall's Planer in Moore County, the son of James A. and Lucretia Millis Wicker. He attended the Cameron School and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Benjamin
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Benjamin Williams, governor, congressman, and soldier, was the son of Colonel John and Ferebee Savage Pugh Williams of Craven County. A maternal ancestor, Thomas Savage, on 2 Jan. 1608 joined the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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