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Bailey, Neil Alexander
by Stewart, James. Neil Alexander Bailey* was the first African-American agricultural extension agent in the state of North Carolina. He was born in Harnett County, North Carolina, the son of Edward and Phillis McLean [...] (from NCSU Libraries.)
Beach, Charles Maynard
by Green, C. Sylvester. Charles Maynard Beach, educator, was born in Caldwell County, near Lenoir, the son of Joseph Lawson and Anne Shuford Beach. He attended schools in the community, including Hibriten Academy, and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boyd, George Dillard
by Carter, Robert Wray, Jr. George Dillard Boyd, legislator, merchant, and plantation and mill owner, was born in Rockingham County. He was a son of Andrew Boyd, by whose will he inherited part interest in a gristmill and farm [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brodnax, Edward Travis
by Butler, Lindley S. Edward Travis Brodnax, physician and state legislator, was born in Brunswick County, Va., the son of William Edward Brodnax, a leading planter and horseman of Brunswick County, and Sally Jones [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brodnax, John Grammar
by Butler, Lindley S. John Grammar Brodnax, physician and Confederate surgeon, was born in Dinwiddie County, Va. He was the son of Brigadier General William Henry Brodnax of Greensville County, Va., and Ann Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brookes, Iveson Lewis
by Tise, Larry Edward. Iveson Lewis Brookes, Baptist clergyman, planter, and Southern sectionalist, was the eldest of five sons of Jonathan and Annie Lewis Brookes and was born in Rockingham County. His father was a [...] (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.)
Bruton, John Fletcher
by Johnston, Hugh B., Jr. John Fletcher Bruton, lawyer, educator, banker, civic leader, and churchman, was born at Wentworth in Rockingham County, a son of the Reverend David Rasberry Bruton and his wife, Margaret Nixon, both [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Courts, Daniel William
by Butler, Lindley S. Daniel William Courts, legislator and state treasurer, was born in Culpeper County, Va., and by 1806 moved with his father, George Courts, to Rockingham County. Reared in Rockingham County, Courts [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dillard, John Henry
by Powell, William S. John Henry Dillard, attorney, judge, and law teacher, the son of Lucy Moorman of Campbell County, Va., and James Dillard of Albemarle County, Va., who moved to North Carolina and settled on Matrimony [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Arminius Gray
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Arminius Gray Dixon, minister and official in the North Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, was born in Rockingham County, the son of John F. and Elizabeth Harrison Dixon. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Douglas, Robert Martin
by Butler, Lindley S. Robert Martin Douglas, associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born near Douglas, Rockingham County, the son of Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, prominent U.S. senator and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn by Grady L. E. Carroll, 1986 24 Aug. 1829–5 Aug. 1911 Oscar Penn Fitzgerald, Methodist clergyman, editor, educator, and author, was born in Caswell County near Ruffin, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gallaway, James
by Butler, Lindley S. James Gallaway, merchant and state legislator, was born probably in Scotland and moved to North Carolina before the American Revolution. His uncle, Charles Gallaway, was by 1765 living in the section [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gallaway, John Marion
by Butler, Lindley S. John Marion Gallaway, Confederate officer and tobacco planter, was the son of Thomas Spraggins and Lucinda Chalmers Gallaway of Rockingham County. Before the American Revolution the Gallaway family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gentry, Meredith Poindexter
by Haskins, Ralph W. Meredith Poindexter Gentry, tennessee congressman, was born in Rockingham County, N.C., the youngest of eleven children of Watson Gentry, a prosperous farmer and Revolutionary War veteran, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Green, Charles Sylvester
by Powell, William S. Charles Sylvester Green, clergyman, newspaper editor, college president, and executive, was born in Greensburg, Ky., the son of Thomas Madison and Rosealthea Buck Green. The family moved to 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.)
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, 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.)
Henderson, Thomas, Jr.
by Bowers, Thomas A. Thomas Henderson, Jr., Raleigh editor, was born in Rockingham County. His father was Thomas Henderson, Sr. (1752–1821), a county clerk in Guilford and Rockingham counties; and his mother was Jane [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hodges, Luther Hartwell
by Dunn, Charles. Luther Hartwell Hodges, businessman, lieutenant governor, governor, secretary of commerce, and civic leader, was born at Cascade, Pittsylvania County, Va., the son of John James and Lovicia Gammon [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, James
by Rodenbough, Charles D., Johnson, Elmer D. James Hunter, soldier and legislator, was born six miles above Easton, Pa., in the forks of the Delaware River, the son of Alexander and Elizabeth Hunter. His father was a native of County Antrim, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, William Henry
by Jones, H. G. William Henry Jones, educator, was born in Caswell County, the son of Thaddeus Cornelius and Rebecca Jane Roberts Jones. He attended rural schools in Caswell and Rockingham counties and was graduated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lanier, Sidney Clopton
by Powell, William S. Lanier, Sidney Clopton by William S. Powell, 1991 3 Feb. 1842–7 Sept. 1881 Sidney Clopton Lanier, poet, musician, novelist, and author of books for boys, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lytle, Archibald
by Butler, Lindley S. Lytle, Archibald by Lindley S. Butler, 1991 1730–20 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, James
by Rodenbough, Charles D. James Martin, merchant, soldier, and legislator, was born in Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County, N.J., the second son of Hugh and Jane Hunter Martin. His father conducted an English school for a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, Robert, Jr.
by Butler, Lindley S. Robert Martin, Jr., state legislator and planter, was the son of Robert and Martha Drennen Martin of Rockingham County. He was the nephew of Alexander Martin, an early governor of North Carolina and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Maxwell, Allen Jay
by Lawson, Dennis R. Allen Jay Maxwell, editor, politician, and state official, was born in Duplin County, the son of Hugh Gillespie and Nancy S. Maready Maxwell. He was a descendant of James Maxwell, Revolutionary War [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McGready, James
by Stokes, Durward T. McGready, James by Durward T. Stokes, 1991 1763–February, 1817 James McGready, clergyman and evangelist, born in Guilford County, was the son of James and Jean McGready, who had immigrated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mebane, Alexander
by Baker, Thomas E. Alexander Mebane, statesman, was born at Hawfields, Orange County (near present-day Mebane, Alamance County), the son of Scotch-Irish settlers, Alexander and Mary Tinnin Mebane. After attending the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mebane, Benjamin Franklin, Jr.
by Eagles, Brenda Marks. Benjamin Franklin Mebane, Jr., textile industrialist, was born in Mebansville, the son of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, of patent medicine fame, and Frances Lavinia Kerr Mebane. He was educated at the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Enoch William
by Butler, Lindley S. Enoch William Moore, businessman and inventor, was born in Rockingham County, the son of James Wright and his second wife, Emily Branson Moore. James W. Moore's first wife was Marinda Branson, who in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morehead, James Turner
by Butler, Lindley S. James Turner Morehead, industrial entrepreneur and Confederate officer, was born in Greensboro, the son of John Motley, governor of North Carolina (1841–45), and Ann Eliza Lindsay Morehead. Educated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morehead, James Turner
by Powell, William S. James Turner Morehead, lawyer, legislator, and congressman, was born in Rockingham County, the son of John and Obedience Motley Morehead. He attended the Reverend David Caldwell's school in Guilford [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morehead, John Lindsay
by French, Edward. John Lindsay Morehead, textile executive and principal officer of the John Motley Morehead Foundation at The University of North Carolina, was born in Marietta, Ga., the son of John Motley and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morehead, John Motley, II
by Robinson, Catherine L. John Motley Morehead, II, textile manufacturer, congressman, and state political leader, was born in Charlotte of Scottish ancestry. The grandson of Governor John Motley Morehead, he was one of four [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morehead, John Motley, III
by Haylor, Ada P. Morehead, John Motley, III by Ada P. Haylor, 1991 3 Nov. 1870–7 Jan. 1965 John Motley Morehead, III, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Penn, Charles Ashby
by Butler, S. Penn, Charles Ashby by Lindley, S. Butler, 1994 29 Nov. 1868–22 Oct. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Penn, Thomas Jefferson (Jeff)
by Butler, Lindley S. Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) Penn, investment broker, farmer, and philanthropist, was the son of Frank Reid and Annie Spencer Penn of Penn's Store, Patrick County, Va. In 1874 his father moved the family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poole, Jesse Robert (Bob)
by Willis, F. Craig. Jesse Robert (Bob) Poole, broadcaster and humorist, was born in Stoneville, the youngest of seven children of Thomas Phillip and Myrtle Roberts Poole. He often referred to himself as "Mrs. Poole's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reid, David Settle
by Butler, Lindley S. David Settle Reid, antebellum governor and U.S. senator, was the son of Reuben and Elizabeth Settle Reid of Rockingham County. He was the nephew of Thomas Settle, Sr., U.S. congressman and superior [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reid, Frank Lewis
by Butler, Lindley S. Frank Lewis Reid, Methodist minister and educator, was the son of Numa F., a Methodist minister, and Ann E. Wright Reid of Wentworth. His father moved frequently on his pastoral duties, but the Reid [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reid, James Wesley
by Butler, Lindley S. James Wesley Reid, U.S. congressman, was the son of Numa F., a Methodist minister, and Ann E. Wright Reid of Wentworth and the brother of Frank L. Reid, Methodist minister and educator. James Reid [...] (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.)
Richardson, Robert Payne, Jr.
by Butler, Lindley S. Robert Payne Richardson, Jr., tobacco manufacturer, was a native of Rockingham County and the son of Robert Payne Richardson (1820–1909) and his second wife, Mary Elizabeth Watlington. Young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, William Anderson
by Plumblee, M. Q. William Anderson Roberts, artist, farmer, and Confederate soldier of English descent, was born in new Prospect Church three miles west of Yanceyville, the son of Elijah, a farmer, and Rebecca B. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robertson, Judge Buxton
by Powell, William S. Robertson, Judge Buxton by William S. Powell, 1994 26 Oct. 1875–20 Dec. 1946 Judge Buxton Robertson, teacher and author, was born in Alamance County, the son of Columbus [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ruffin, Thomas
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Thomas Ruffin, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, statesman, and agriculturist, was born at Newington, the residence of his maternal grandfather, Thomas Roane, in King and Queen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Russell, Charles Phillips
by Spearman, Walter. Charles Phillips Russell, teacher, author, and newspaperman, was born in Rockingham, the son of Moses H. and Lucy Plummer Phillips Russell. He was graduated in 1904 from The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scales, Alfred Moore
by Downs, Alan C. Alfred Moore Scales, lawyer, legislator, congressman, soldier, governor, and banker, was born in Reidsville, Rockingham County. His parents were Robert H. Scales, whose father, Nathaniel, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scales, Alfred Moore (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Alfred Moore Scales (1827-1892) served with distinction in the Confederate army, in the legislature, and in Congress before his election as governor in 1884.  The son of Robert and Jane Bethel [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
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.)
Scott, Hugh Reid
by Green, C. Sylvester. Hugh Reid Scott, attorney and banker, was born in rural Rockingham County, the son of William and Rhoda Reid Scott. His father, a planter and merchant, was a member of the Court of Pleas and Quarter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Levi
by Bass, Anna Jeanette. Levi M. Scott, lawyer, teacher, postmaster, and state representative, was born in Rockingham County, the son of John D. and Jane McLean Scott. While Scott was still an infant, his parents moved back [...] (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.)
Settle, Thomas
by Butler, Lindley S. Thomas Settle, congressman and superior court judge, was the son of David and Rhoda Mullins Settle of Rockingham County and a member of one of the most important political dynasties in North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Settle, Thomas, Jr.
by Butler, Lindley S. Thomas Settle, Jr., state supreme court justice and a founder of the North Carolina Republican party, was the son of Thomas and Henrietta Graves Settle of Rockingham County. His father was a speaker [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sharp, Susie Marshall
by . Sharp, Susie Marshall 7 Jul. 1907-1 Mar. 1996 by University of North Carolina Libraries See also: Supreme Court of North Carolina; North Carolina Supreme Court: [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
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.)
Simpson, Francis Lucas
by Butler, Lindley S. Francis Lucas Simpson, militia general and state legislator, was the son of Moses and Mary Lucas Garrett Simpson of Guilford County. His parents, who were originally from Fairfax County, Va., moved [...] (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.)
Totten, William Theophilus
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. William Theophilus Totten, minister, educator, and president of Yadkin Collegiate Institute (later Yadkin College) for twenty-six years, was born in Rockingham County, the eldest son of the Reverend [...] (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.)
Waynick, Capus Miller
by Powell, William S. Capus Miller Waynick, newspaper editor, public official, and ambassador, was born in Rockingham County, the son of Joshua James and Anna Moore Waynick. A son and grandson of blacksmiths and farmers, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Robert
by Butler, Lindley S. Williams, Robert by Lindley S. Butler, 1996 ca. 1770–25 Jan. 1836 See also:  Williams, Lewis; Williams, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Womack, Nathan Anthony
by Green, C. Sylvester. Nathan Anthony Womack, surgeon and medical educator, was born in Reidsville, the son of James Henry and Susan Margaret Norman Womack. After receiving a bachelor of science degree from The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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