Northampton County

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Blunt (or Blount), Tom
by Johnson, F. Roy. Tom Blunt (or Blount), a head chief and king of the North Carolina Tuscarora Indians, of obscure parentage, lived in the Upper Towns. During his time these numbered seven and formed one of three [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bragg, Thomas
by Pitts, C. E. Thomas Bragg, lawyer, governor, U.S. senator, and Confederate cabinet member, was one of six sons of Thomas and Margaret Crossland Bragg of Warrenton. Two brothers, Braxton and John, had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Edwin Pierce
by Moore, J. Floyd. Edwin Pierce Brown, manufacturer and Quaker leader, was born in the community of George in Northampton County, the son of Walter Jay and Lula May Vaughan Brown. He attended Olney (Friends) School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, James Everett: The Most Comfort in the World
by Cecelski, David S. At 86, Dr. James Everett Brown still opens his veterinary office seven days a week. He has been looking after the animals of Rich Square, a little crossroads town in Northampton County, since 1943. [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner
by Sheppard, Juanita Ann. William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn, lawyer, soldier, and banker, has been described as the most versatile person ever to have lived in Vance County. The son of Anna Greenough of Boston and Henry King [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner
by Powell, William S. William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn, lawyer, judge, and bank president, was born in Jackson, the son of George Pollock and Emma Ridley Burgwyn. He attended John Graham's School in Warrenton, Episcopal High [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Conner, Andrew Jackson
by Durrill, Wayne K. Andrew Jackson Conner, teacher, county and city school superintendent, newspaper publisher, farmer and businessman, was born at Rich Square, Northampton County, the son of Elijah W. and Barbara [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Copeland, Oliver Perry
by Parramore, Thomas C. Oliver Perry Copeland, portrait artist, was born in Suffolk, Va., the son of Benjamin and Sophia Jones Copeland. He was still living at Suffolk in 1840, when he delivered a Fourth of July oration [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, Jonathan Elwood
by Chestnut, Paul I. Jonathan Elwood Cox, banker and manufacturer, was born on his father's farm in Rich Square, Northampton County. He was the son of Jonathan Elliott and Elizabeth Hare Cox, who had met while students [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, Joseph John
by Mcpherson, Holt. Joseph John Cox, physician and furniture manufacturer, was born on a farm near Rich Square, Northampton County, of English ancestry. His father was Jonathan E. Cox, a farmer who became superintendent [...] (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.)
Darden, Mills (or Miles)
by Jones, H. G. Mills (or Miles) Darden, innkeeper and farmer, was reputed to be the heaviest human on record until the twentieth century. He was born on a farm near Rich Square in Northampton County but moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daughtry, Chris
by Horton, Emily S. Chris Daughtry 1979- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Bucky Covington; Scotty [...] (from NCpedia.)
Dawson, John
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. John Dawson, member of the Assembly for Bertie and Northampton counties, justice of the court, and member of the governor's council, was born in Isle of Wight County, Va. His grandfather, William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edwards, Weldon Nathaniel
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Weldon Nathaniel Edwards, planter, state senator, and congressman, was born near Gaston in Northampton County, son of Priscilla Williamson and Benjamin Edwards. He attended Warrenton Academy, read [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fanning, William
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Fanning, clergyman of the established church, was born at Riverhead, Long Island, N.Y., the son of Captain James and Hannah Smith Fanning. On 10 Mar. 1754 he was ordained priest by the Bishop [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
FitzGerald, Frederick
by Moore, James Elliot. Frederick FitzGerald, Episcopal clergyman and Confederate chaplain, was born in London but came to North Carolina at an early age and was reared in the family of Josiah Collins at Scuppernong. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Bernice (Christiana) Kelly
by Walser, Richard. Bernice (Christiana) Kelly Harris, writer, was born in eastern Wake County. Both of her parents, William Haywood and Rosa Poole Kelly, came from a long line of sturdy, independent farmers. She had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, Theophilus Hunter
by Norris, Elizabeth E. Theophilus Hunter Hill, poet and librarian, was born near Raleigh at Spring Hill plantation in the home of his maternal grandfather, Theophilus Hunter, Jr. His great-grandfather was the Reverend [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holloman, George Vernon
by Holloman, Charles R. George Vernon Holloman, inventor and Army Air Corps officer, who from 1931 to 1945 pioneered in aeronautical engineering research and development, was born in Rich Square, the son of George Lycurgus [...] (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.)
Horton, George Moses
by Walser, Richard. George Moses Horton, poet, was born in Northampton County, the property of William Horton who also owned his mother, his five older half sisters, and his younger brother and three sisters. As a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Allen
by Howerton, Timothy L. Allen Jones, colonial and state official and Revolutionary War officer, was born in Edgecombe (now Halifax County), the son of Robert ("Robin") Jones, colonial attorney general, and his wife, Sarah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Cadwallader
by Eagles, Brenda Marks. Cadwallader Jones, lawyer, legislator, planter, and Confederate officer, was born at Mount Gallant, the Northampton County home of his paternal grandfather, General Allen Jones. The son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Robert ("Robin"), Jr.
by Beckwith, James P., Jr. Jr. Jones, Robert ("Robin"), attorney general of North Carolina, legislator, and agent of Earl Granville, was born in Surry County, Va., the son of Robert Jones, who practiced law in Surry County and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Willie
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Willie Jones, Revolutionary patriot, consummate politician, Jeffersonian Democrat, and ardent states' righter, was born in Surry County, Va., of Welsh and English parentage. His father, Robin Jones, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Knight, Edgar Wallace
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Edgar Wallace Knight, university professor and distinguished historian of American education, was born in Northampton County near the town of Woodland. His parents were John Washington and Margaret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lewis, Henry Wilkins
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Henry Wilkins Lewis, physician, was born at Spring Bank plantation in Brunswick County, Va., the son of Benjamin and Ellen Wilkins Lewis. After preparing at the Poyner Academy in Lawrenceville, Va., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, Thomas Williams Mason
by Zouck, Betty Gray Long. Thomas Williams Mason Long, physician, legislator, and administrator, was born at Longview, Northampton County, the son of Lemuel McKinne and Betty Gray Mason Long. He spent his childhood at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, William Lunsford
by Wellman, Manly Wade. William Lunsford Long, business executive and legislator, was born at Longview, his maternal grandmother's plantation near Garysburg, Northampton County, the fourth child of Bettie Gray Mason and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mason, Thomas Williams
by Beckwith, James P., Jr. Thomas Williams Mason, planter, judge, railroad commissioner, and orator, was born at Brunswick plantation in Brunswick County, Va. He was the youngest child of Dr. Nathaniel, Jr., and Temperance [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McDougald, Samuel
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. McDougald, Samuel by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1991 fl. 1782–94 Samuel McDougald, clerical impostor, appeared on the tax lists of Northampton County in 1782 along with his brother James. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meares, William Belvidere, II
by Jordan, John R., Jr. William Belvidere Meares, II, physician, planter, and Confederate officer, was the fifth son of William Belvidere and Catherine Grady Davis Meares. He followed in the footsteps of his father in many [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moir, James
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. James Moir, colonial clergyman, was sent to Edisto Island in South Carolina as a missionary of the kirk of Scotland prior to 1739. In that year, he decided to take Anglican orders and went to London [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Godwin Cotton
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Godwin Cotton Moore, physician and political and religious leader, was born in Hertford County, the oldest of three children of James Wright and Esther Cotton Moore. The elder Moore had moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Norwood, William
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Norwood, Episcopal clergyman, was born in Hillsborough, the son of Judge William Norwood and his wife Robina Hogg, the daughter of James Hogg. He received an A.B. degree from The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peebles, Robert Bruce
by Moore, James Elliott. Robert Bruce Peebles, legislator and judge, the son of Ethelred J. and Lucretia Tyner Peebles, was born at Moorfield, his father's plantation in Northampton County. After attending Horner School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peele, William Joseph
by Walser, Richard. William Joseph Peele, lawyer and cultural leader, was born near Jackson in Northampton County, the youngest of fourteen children of Isaac (1807–91) and Nancy Thompson Cobb Peele (1812–78). He was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ransom, Matt[hew] Whitaker
by Barrett, John G. Matt[hew] Whitaker Ransom, Confederate soldier, North Carolina attorney general, and U.S. senator, was born in Warren County to Robert and Priscilla West Coffield Whitaker Ransom. He attended [...] (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.)
Rose, Paul Howard
by Rose, Thomas B., Jr. Paul Howard Rose, founder of the chain of Roses Stores, was born in Jackson of Scottish and English ancestry. He was the son of Thomas Bragg Rose, a cabinetmaker and wheelwright, and his wife, Andrew [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Simmons, James Frederick
by Powell, William S. James Frederick Simmons, poet, newspaperman, and judge, was born in Halifax, the son of James (1800–1891) and Susan Gary Simmons. His mother died when he was an infant and he was raised by an aunt, [...] (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.)
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.)
White, George Henry
by Schenck, William Z. White, George Henry by William Z. Schenck, 1994 Related Entries: Legislative Branch; African Americans 18 Dec. 1852–28 Dec. 1918 George Henry White, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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