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James William Alston
by Peek, Matthew M. James William Alston 18 Jan. 1876-14 Dec. 1940 by Matthew M. Peek, State Archives of North Carolina, 2015 James William Alston served in the U.S. Army during both the Spanish-American [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Adams-Ender, Clara
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Allen, Arch Turner
by Willard, George-Anne. Arch Turner Allen, educator, writer, and North Carolina state superintendent of public instruction at the beginning of the Great Depression, was born in Hiddenite, the sixth of seven children of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Andrews, Alexander Boyd, Jr.
by Steelman, Bennett L. Alexander Boyd Andrews, Jr., attorney, Masonic official, and amateur historian, was born in Henderson, the second son of Alexander Boyd Andrews, senior vice-president of the Southern Railroad, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aycock, Cora Lily Woodard
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Aycock, Cora Lily Woodard by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Barringer, Daniel Moreau, Jr.
by Powell, William S. Daniel Moreau Barringer, Jr., lawyer, sportsman, mineralogist, consulting engineer, and geologist, the son of Elizabeth Wethered, of Baltimore, and Daniel Moreau Barringer, was born in Raleigh. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baskerville, Charles
by Steelman, Bennett L. Charles Baskerville, chemist and college professor, was born in Deerbrook, Noxubel County, Miss., the son of Charles Baskerville, a physician and former Confederate Army captain, and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bauer, Adolphus Gustavus
by Crabtree, Beth G. Adolphus Gustavus Bauer, architect, was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, of German parents from Brunswick and Hanover. He graduated from Bethany College, W.Va., in June 1879 and later studied [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beal, Helen Marjorie
by Oesen, Elaine Von. Helen Marjorie Beal, librarian, was born in Oneida, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Helen Clark Beal. She attended Syracuse University and was graduated from the Carnegie Institute Library School, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beckwith, John
by Carraway, Gertrude S., Brawley, James S. John Beckwith, physician and surgeon, was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the son of Elizabeth Dart and John Beckwith, a Revolutionary War veteran of New York. The younger Beckwith was admitted to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beckwith, John Watrus
by Powell, William S. John Watrus Beckwith, Episcopal bishop, was born in Raleigh, the son of Margaret Stanly and John Beckwith. In 1852 he was graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., and a short while later was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beddingfield, Eugene Crocker
by Steelman, Lala Carr. Eugene Crocker Beddingfield, farmer, legislator, and railroad commissioner, was born in Wake County to Alexander Hanson and Palmyra La Fayette Chappell Beddingfield. His mother's original ancestor in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bethea-Shields, Karen: In Joan Little's Cell
by Cecelski, David S. On the day she passed her bar exam in 1974, Karen Galloway, now Karen Bethea-Shields, was named co-counsel in the first-degree murder trial of Joan Little. It became one of the most controversial [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Bickett, Fanny Neal Yarborough
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Bickett, Fanny Neal Yarborough by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Bickett, Thomas Walter
by Magruder, Nathaniel F. Thomas Walter Bickett, attorney general (1909–17) and governor (1917–21) of North Carolina, was born in Monroe, the eldest of four children of Thomas Winchester and Mary Covington Bickett. His [...] (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.)
Blake, Lillie Devereux
by Crabtree, Beth G. Lillie Devereux Blake, author and suffragist, the daughter of George Pollock and Sarah Elizabeth Johnson Devereux, was born in Raleigh, a descendant of two famous churchmen of New England. Although [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bledsoe, Moses Andrew
by Gainor, Samuel M. Moses Andrew Bledsoe, state representative and state senator, was born in Franklin County of English ancestry. His father was Aaron Bledsoe, farmer; his mother was Elizabeth Radford. Reared on land [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, William Augustus
by Maupin, Armistead J. William Augustus Blount, landowner and soldier, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of John Gray Blount and Mary Harvey. His father's possessions numbered hundreds of thousands of acres, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boylan, William
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. William Boylan, journalist, planter, and advocate of internal improvements, was born in Somerset County, N.J., the fourth son of fifteen children of John and Elizabeth Hodge Boylan. He moved to [...] (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.)
Branch, Douglas McKinley
by Woodard, John R., Jr. Douglas McKinley Branch, Baptist minister and general secretary-treasurer of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, was born in the Mount Moriah community of Wake County and was the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Branson, Levi
by Holloman, Charles R. Levi Branson, educator, Methodist minister, writer, editor, and publisher, was born and reared on a farm in Randolph County about five miles south of Asheboro. He was the second of nine children born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brazier, Robert H. B.
by Stevenson, George, Jr. Robert H. B. Brazier, cartographer and civil engineer, was born of unknown parentage in Great Britain, where he received his professional training under John Rennie (1761–1821), the Scottish civil [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brewer, Charles Edward
by Johnson, Mary Lynch. Charles Edward Brewer, chemist and college president, was born in Wake Forest, the son of John Marchant Brewer, farmer, of Nansemond County, Va., and Ann Eliza Wait Brewer. She was the daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brewer, John Bruce
by Taylor, R. Hargus. John Bruce Brewer, pioneer in the field of higher education for women, was born in Wake Forest, the oldest of ten children born to John Marchant and Ann Eliza Wait Brewer. John Marchant Brewer, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bridgers, Ann Preston
by Bridgers, H. C., Jr. Ann Preston Bridgers, teacher and actress, was born in Raleigh. During most of her childhood she lived in Adrian, Ga., with her parents, Annie Preston Cain of Hillsborough and Robert Rufus Bridgers, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Briggs, Thomas Henry
by Powell, William S. Thomas Henry Briggs, merchant, banker, and religious leader, was born in Raleigh, the son of Thomas Henry and Evelina Norwood Briggs. He attended Lovejoy Academy and was graduated from Wake Forest [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Briggs, Willis Grandy
by Powell, William S. Willis Grandy Briggs, lawyer, newspaperman, and political leader, was born in Raleigh, the son of Thomas Henry and Sarah Grandy Briggs. He was educated at a school conducted by Charles C. Holden, at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brimley, Clement Samuel
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Clement Samuel Brimley, zoologist and entomologist, was born in Great Linford, Buckingham County, England, the son of Joseph and Harriet Brimley, who immigrated with their family to Raleigh in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brimley, Herbert Hutchinson
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Herbert Hutchinson Brimley, zoologist and director of the North Carolina State Museum, was born in Willington, Bedfordshire, England, the son of Joseph and Harriet Brimley, who immigrated with their [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Broadfoot, Carrie Early
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Brockwell, Sherwood Battle
by Jenkins, Mary Joslin. Brockwell, Sherwood Battle by Mary Joslin Jenkins, 1979 12 Oct. 1885–3 June 1953 Sherwood Battle Brockwell, state fire marshall and deputy insurance commissioner, the son of Thomas F. and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Broughton, Alice Harper Willson
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Broughton, Alice Harper Willson by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Broughton, Carrie
by Von Oesen, Elaine. Carrie Lougee Broughton, librarian, was born in Raleigh, the daughter of Caroline R. Lougee and Needham B. Broughton and a first cousin of Governor and U.S. Senator J. Melville Broughton. She [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Broughton, Joseph Melville
by Moye, William T. Broughton, Joseph Melville by William T. Moye, 1979 17 Nov. 1888–6 Mar. 1949 See also: Joseph Melville Broughton, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, Alice [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Broughton, Joseph Melville (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. J. Melville Broughton (1888-1949), the only native of Wake County to serve as governor of North Carolina, led the state through most of the World War II era. Born in Raleigh on November 17, 1888, the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Broughton, Needham Bryant
by Newell, Charles A., Jr. Needham Bryant Broughton, Baptist church leader, businessman, and community leader in Raleigh, was born near Auburn, the youngest of four sons and the fifth child of Joseph and Mary Bagwell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Calvin Scott
by Stephenson, E. Frank, Jr. Calvin Scott Brown, educator, editor, minister, and advisor, was born in Salisbury of black and Scotch-Irish ancestry. His father was Henry Brown, a farmer, and his mother was Flora Brown. Brought up [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Browne, Peter
by Norris, Elizabeth E. Peter Browne, counselor at law, was a native of Knockadock in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He came to America at an early age, destitute of friends and fortune. There seem to be no records pertaining to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, John Herritage (Heritage)
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. John Herritage (Heritage) Bryan, lawyer and congressman, was born in New Bern, the son of James (1776–1806) and Rachel Heritage Bryan. He attended New Bern Academy, received the bachelor's and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, William Shepard
by McKown, Harry W., Jr. William Shepard Bryan, judge, was born in New Bern, the son of John Heritage Bryan and Mary Shepard Bryan. The Bryan and Shepard families had lived in New Bern for generations and had been active in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Busbee, Charles Manly
by Phillips, J. D. F. Charles Manly Busbee, attorney, was born in Raleigh, the eldest of the four sons of Perrin Busbee (22 Oct. 1816–16 Sept. 1853) and Anne Eliza Gales Taylor (13 Oct. 1825–23 Jan. 1892); portraits of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Busbee, Fabius Haywood
by Phillips, J. D. F. Fabius Haywood Busbee, attorney, was born in Raleigh, the second son of Perrin Busbee (22 Oct. 1816–16 Sept. 1853) and Anne Eliza Gales Taylor (13 Oct. 1825–23 Jan. 1892). Fabius Busbee was fourteen [...] (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.)
Cabarrus, Stephen
by Delp, Robert W. Cabarrus, Stephen by Robert W. Delp, 1979 See also: Speaker of the Assembly   29 Aug. 1754–4 Aug. 1808 Stephen Cabarrus, speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Camp, Cordelia
by Stephens, George M. 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, John Bethune, Jr.
by Fuqua, Larry W. John Bethune Carlyle, Jr., physician, was born in Wake Forest, the son of Professor John B. and Dora Virginia Dunn Carlyle. Young Carlyle was graduated from Wake Forest High School and received his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carter, David Miller
by Wallace, Carolyn A. David Miller Carter, Confederate officer, legislator, and attorney, the son of David Carter and his wife Sarah Lindsay Spencer, was born in Fairfield, Hyde County. His father was a prosperous planter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cathey, George Leonidas
by Jones, H. G. George Leonidas Cathey, school teacher and soldier, was born in Danville, Va., the son of William A. and Jennie Lessly Cathey, who took him at an early age to Iredell County, North Carolina, where [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chamberlain, G. Hope Summerell
by Knapp, Sharon E. G. Hope Summerell Chamberlain, author, artist, clubwoman, house counselor at Duke University, and civic worker, was born in Salisbury. Although Mrs. Chamberlain did not use her first name, the first [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chamberlain, Joseph Redington
by Toler, Maurice S. Joseph Redington Chamberlain, industrialist, was born in Steuben County, N.Y., the eldest son of Jesse M. and Ervilla Ingham Chamberlain. His grandfather and namesake, Joseph Chamberlain, migrated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chavis, John
by Parramore, Barbara M. John Chavis, preacher and teacher, was probably the "indentured servant named John Chavis" mentioned in the inventory of the estate of Halifax attorney James Milner in 1773, though little is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, David
by Eagles, Charles W., Clark, David. David Clark, founder and publisher of The Textile Bulletin, was born in Raleigh to Susan Washington Graham and Walter Clark, chief justice of the state supreme court. After attending the Raleigh Male [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, John Washington
by Eagles, Charles W., Clark, David. John Washington Clark, textile manufacturer, businessman, and civic leader, was born in Raleigh to Susan Washington Graham and Walter Clark, chief justice of the state supreme court. At age fourteen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Thorne McKenzie
by Eagles, Charles W., Clark, David. Thorne McKenzie Clark, textile executive, banker, and community leader, was born in Raleigh to Chief Justice Walter Clark of the state supreme court and Susan Washington Graham. Clark was graduated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
clark, walter
by Meekins, A. Christopher. Jurist and editor of The State Records of North Carolina, as well as the five-volume set “Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-65,” Walter Clark [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Clarke, Francis Devereux
by Eagles, Charles W. Francis Devereux Clarke, teacher of the deaf, was born in Raleigh. His father, William John Clarke, was a lawyer, a major in the Mexican War and a colonel in the Civil War, and president of the San [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clarke, Mary Bayard Devereux
by Crabtree, Beth G. Mary Bayard Devereux Clarke, author and editor, was born in Raleigh, the daughter of Thomas Pollock and Catherine Anne Johnson Devereux. Her illustrious ancestors included the New England divines [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clarke, William John
by Powell, William S. William John Clarke, soldier, state official, and poet, was born in Raleigh, the only child of Ann Maria Robadeau and William F. Clarke. After his wife's death in 1822 the elder Clarke married [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cobb, Needham Bryan
by Woodard, John R., Jr. Needham Bryan Cobb, Baptist minister, educator, historian, and author was born in Jones County, the son of William Donnell Cobb and his wife, Ann Spicer Collier. He received his B.A. degree from The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cooke, William Dewey
by Stevenson, George, Jr. William Dewey Cooke, educator of the deaf, editor, publisher, and cartographer, was born in Williston, Vt., to Milo and Harriet Bulkley Cooke. He was educated in Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cooper, Anna Julia
by Davis, Sarajanee. Cooper, Anna Julia The World Needs to Hear Her Voice  By Sarajanee Davis, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2020 From the NCpedia K-8 Collection August 10, 1858-February 27, [...] (from NCpedia K-8 Collection.)
Cooper, Anna Julia Haywood
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Cooper, Anna Julia 10 Aug. 1858-27 Feb. 1964 by Ansley Wegner, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2010; Revised April 2022. www.ncmarkers.com   See also: Anna Julia [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Copeland, John Anthony: Tar Heels at Harper's Ferry, October 16-18, 1859
by Howard, Joshua. Tar Heels at Harper's Ferry, October 16-18, 1859: John Anthony Copeland By Joshua Howard, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2011; Revised March 2022, Government [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Corbitt, David Leroy
by Jones, H. G. David Leroy Corbitt, archivist and historical editor, was born in Chicod Township, Pitt County, the second of three children and only son of James Samuel and Mary Virginia Parkerson Corbitt. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cosby, Dabney
by Little-Stokes, Ruth. Dabney Cosby, architect and builder, who flourished in Virginia and North Carolina from the 1820s to his death, was born in Virginia. He resided in Raleigh from about 1840 until his death, and he is [...] (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.)
Cox, Albert Lyman
by Reid, Elizabeth Davis. Albert Lyman Cox, attorney, state senator, judge, and major general, U.S. Army, was born in Raleigh. His father was Confederate general, judge, and U.S. congressman William Ruffin Cox, son of state [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, Francis Augustus
by Powell, William S. Cox, Francis Augustus by William S. Powell, 1979 21 Aug. 1885–12 July 1978 See also: Albert Lyman Cox, brother. Francis Augustus Cox, clergyman, missionary, university administrator, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, Gertrude Mary
by Powell, William S. Gertrude Mary Cox, statistician and professor, was born in Dayton, Iowa, the daughter of Allen and Emma Cox. She received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Iowa State University in 1929 and 1931, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, William Ruffin
by Williams, Max R. William Ruffin Cox, lawyer, agriculturalist, Confederate general, congressman, and civic leader, was born in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, of English ancestry. His grandfather was John Cox, whose [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crisp, Lucy Cherry
by Powell, William S. Lucy Cherry Crisp , museum administrator and poet, was born in Crisp, Edgecombe County, the daughter of Sellers M. and Annie Gorham Crisp. She was graduated from the North Carolina College for Women [...] (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.)
Crudup, Josiah
by Chestnut, Paul I. Josiah Crudup, clergyman, legislator, and congressman, was born in Wakelon, Wake County, the youngest of the nine children of Josiah Crudup, a Baptist minister, and Elizabeth Battle, daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cruikshank, Margaret Mordecai Jones
by Powell, William S. Margaret Mordecai Cruikshank, teacher and college president, was born in Hillsborough, the daughter of Halcott Pride Jones and his wife, Olive Echols. She attended the Nash-Kollock School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dabney, Charles William
by Bursey, Maurice M. Charles William Dabney, chemist and educator, was born at Hampden-Sydney, Va., the son of Margaretta Lavinia Morrison and Robert Lewis Dabney, conservative Presbyterian theologian, professor at Union [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dale, Dan "D. T.": The Fears They Had
by Cecelski, David S. Born in 1919, Dan "D.T." Dale has fond memories of growing up in Fuquay-Varina. He remembers the bustling tobacco market, the crowds that used to visit the town's mineral springs, and a happy, [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Daniel, Junius
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Junius Daniel, Confederate general, was born in Halifax, the son of John Reeves Jones Daniel (1802–68), attorney general of North Carolina and member of the United States Congress, and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniel, Robert Thomas
by Woodard, John R., Jr. 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.)
Daniels, Jonathan Worth
by Eagles, Charles W. Jonathan Worth Daniels, editor and author, was born in Raleigh to Josephus and Addie Worth Bagley Daniels. Named for his maternal grandfather, Jonathan Worth, who was governor of North Carolina, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniels, Josephus
by Watson, Richard L., Jr. Josephus Daniels, newspaper editor, secretary of the navy, and ambassador to Mexico, was born in Washington, N.C., the fourth of five children of Josephus and Mary Cleaves Seabrook Daniels. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davidson, Theodore Fulton
by Wright, David C., III. Theodore Fulton Davidson, lawyer and politician, was born in Haywood County, one of eight children of Allen T. and Adeline Howell Davidson. His father, also born in Haywood County, was a lawyer and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Gary
by Bastin, Bruce. Gary Davis, a blind black street singer and minister, was born in Laurens, S.C., to a farming family and was raised by his grandmother. As a young man he joined the steady stream of rural blacks who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Debnam, Waldemar Eros
by Harper, James F. Waldemar Eros Debnam, radio commentator, author, and Raleigh city councilman, was born in Snow Hill, son of Joseph Eppe and Birdice Speight Debnam. For some time his father was a public school [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Delany, Henry Beard
by Reid, Elizabeth Davis. Henry Beard Delany was the first black man to become an Episcopal bishop in North Carolina and only the second in the United States; he was also an educator. He was born in St. Mary's, Ga., the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Denny, Emery Byrd
by Denny, Bessie B. Emery Byrd Denny, lawyer and North Carolina Supreme Court justice, was born on a farm near Pilot Mountain in Surry County, the son of the Reverend Gabriel and Sarah Delphina Stone Denny. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Desai, Anoop
by Horton, Emily S. Desai, Anoop 1986- by Emily Horton NC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky Covington; Scotty [...] (from NCpedia.)
Devereux, John
by Armistead, Terrell L. John Devereux, merchant, planter, and influential citizen of New Bern and Raleigh, was born in County Wexford, Ireland. According to family sources Devereux, a younger son, was sent to St. Omar in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Devereux, John, Jr.
by Armistead, Terrell L. Devereux, John, Jr. by Terrell L. Armistead, 1986 17 Dec. 1820–10 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Deweese, John Thomas
by Williams, Max R. John Thomas Deweese, Union soldier and North Carolina congressman, was one of the most remarkable men who scrambled to prominence in North Carolina as a result of the Civil War and Reconstruction. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dewey, Charles
by Mitchell, Memory F. Charles Dewey, banker, was born in New Bern, the son of John Dewey, who was born 29 Apr. 1767 at Stonington, Conn., and died 22 May 1830 at New Bern. John Dewey, an architect, built the Masonic [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dinwiddie, James
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. James Dinwiddie, educator, was born in Campbell County, Va., to William Walthal Dinwiddie, who followed agricultural and mechanical pursuits, and Nancy Bryan Dinwiddie. He was the grandson of Joseph [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dix, Dorothea (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Smiley, David L. Dorothea Dix by David L. Smiley Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Fall 1996.  Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History   Dorothea [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Dixon-Carroll, Elizabeth Delia
by Wells, Warner. Elizabeth Delia Dixon-Carroll, physician and director of medical services, professor of physiology and hygiene, and infirmary physician of Meredith College, Raleigh, was born in Shelby of English and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Doak, Frances Blount Renfrow
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Frances Blount Renfrow Doak, leader in women's organizations and in the North Carolina Democratic party, first woman radio announcer in North Carolina, and civic, religious, and political leader, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dugger, John Edward
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Edward Dugger, teacher, was born in Brunswick County, Va., the son of Daniel Dugger, proprietor of the hotel in Lawrenceville. At a political dinner at the hotel in 1837, an argument developed [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dunn, Poindexter
by Kenner, Mary Bodman. Poindexter Dunn, Arkansas congressman, was born near Raleigh, the son of Grey Dunn, a prosperous planter, and his wife, Lydia Baucum Dunn. In 1837 he moved with his parents to Limestone County, Ala., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durham, Columbus
by Woodard, John R., Jr. Columbus Durham, Baptist minister and corresponding secretary of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, was born in Rutherford County, the son of Esther Baxter and Micajah Durham and brother of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ehringhaus, Matilda Bradford Haughton
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Ehringhaus, Matilda Bradford Haughton 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.)
Ellenwood, Henry Small
by Perry, Percival. Henry Small Ellenwood, teacher, author, poet, and newspaper editor, was born in Newburyport, Mass., the eldest son of Elisha Small, a mariner who died in the West Indies in 1806, leaving a widow and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ellison, Stewart
by Reid, Elizabeth Davis. Ellison, Stewart by Elizabeth Davis Reid, 1986; Updated by NC Government & Heritage Library, August 2022. March 8, 1832 - October 24, 1899 Stewart Ellison, building contractor [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ervin, Samuel James, Jr.
by Ducey, Mitchell F. Ervin, Samuel James, Jr. by Mitchell F. Ducey, 1986   See also: Senator Sam Ervin: Interpreting Historical Figures, ANCHOR   27 Sept. 1896–23 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Erwin, Clyde Atkinson
by Conway, Robert O. Clyde Atkinson Erwin, educator, was born in Atlanta, Ga., the son of Sylvanus and Mamie Putnam Erwin. He attended school in Charlotte and Waco, N.C., and was a student at The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Evans, Charles Napoleon Bonaparte
by Stokes, Durward T. Charles Napoleon Bonaparte Evans, editor and civic leader, was born in Norfolk County, Va., the son of James E. and Jane Shirley Evans. He left home at an early age after his father's death, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fanning, David
by Butler, Lindley S. David Fanning, loyalist partisan leader in the American Revolution, was born in the settlement of Beech Swamp, Amelia County, Va., the son of David Fanning who drowned in the Deep River in North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Farmer, Foy Elisabeth Johnson
by Johnson, Mary Lynch. Foy Elisabeth Johnson Farmer, teacher and missionary, was born in Riverton, Scotland County, which was her father's birthplace. She was the second child and the eldest daughter of Livingston Johnson, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Finch, Josiah John
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Finch, Josiah John by R. Hargus Taylor, 1986 3 Feb. 1814–21 Jan. 1850 Josiah John Finch, clergyman and educator, was born in Franklin County, the fourth child and oldest son of Caswell and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fisher, Edward Carrington
by Bullock, J. Marshall. Edward Carrington Fisher, physician and hospital administrator, was a native of Richmond, Va., and one of ten children born to Ann Ambler and George Fisher. His aunt, Mary Willis Ambler, was the wife [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Forster, Anthony
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Forster, Anthony by J. Isaac Copeland, 1986 11 Jan. 1785–18 Jan. 1820 Anthony Forster, Unitarian clergyman, was born in Brunswick County but beyond that little is known [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fowle, Daniel Gould
by Hicks, Julia Jones. Daniel Gould Fowle, lawyer, state legislator, judge, and governor, was a descendant of George Fowle, who emigrated from England to Concord, Mass., in 1638. Daniel G. Fowle was born in Washington, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fowle, Helen Whitaker (Knight)
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Fowle, Helen Whitaker (Knight) by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Franklin, Jesse
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Franklin, Jesse by Daniel M. McFarland, 1986 24 Mar. 1760–31 Aug. 1823 See also: Jesse Franklin, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Jesse Franklin, Revolutionary War [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Freeman, Edmund B.
by Mitchell, Memory F. Edmund B. Freeman, longtime clerk of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born in Sandwich, Mass. He was the son of the Reverend Jonathan Otis Freeman, a Presbyterian clergyman and educator of note [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Freeman, George Washington
by Manning, Molly. George Washington Freeman, clergyman, was born in Sandwich, Mass., to the Reverend Nathaniel Freeman (1741–1843), a Congregationalist minister, and his first wife, Tryphosa Colton, of Killingly, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Frontis, Stephen
by Clark, Edith M. Frontis, Stephen by Edith M. Clark, 1986 18 July 1792–12 Apr. 1867 Stephen Frontis, Presbyterian minister, was born in Cognac, France, the son of John Baptist Jehoiachin and Etiennette Borel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Thomas Charles
by Yearns, W. Buck. Thomas Charles Fuller, Confederate congressman and federal judge, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Catherine Raboteau and Thomas Fuller. His grandparents were living in North Carolina before the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fulton, Hamilton
by Stevenson, George, Jr. Hamilton Fulton, civil engineer, was born in Great Britain into a Scottish family presumably connected with the engineering family of that name in Glasgow. He studied under John Rennie (1761–1821), [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Furman, Robert McKnight
by Yearns, W. Buck. Robert McKnight Furman, editor and state official, was born in Louisburg to William H. and Rebecca Furman. Despite the fact that his father was a tailor of modest means, Robert attended the Louisburg [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gales, Joseph, Jr.
by Elliott, Robert N., Jr. Joseph Gales, Jr., editor and publisher, was born in Eckington, England, the eldest son of Joseph and Winifred Marshall Gales. He began school in Sheffield, England, where his father had established [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gales, Seaton
by Elliott, Robert N., Jr. Gales, Seaton by Robert N. Elliott, 1986 17 May 1828–29 Nov. 1878 Seaton Gales, editor, was born in Raleigh, the son of Weston R. and Love Freeman Gales. Graduated with honors from The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gales, Weston Raleigh
by Elliott, Robert N., Jr. Weston Raleigh Gales, editor, was born in Raleigh, the youngest son of Joseph and Winifred Marshall Gales. He spent his youth in Raleigh where he attended the Raleigh Academy. In 1820, to escape [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gales, Winifred Marshall
by Elliott, Robert N., Jr. Winifred Marshall Gales, writer, was born in Newark, England, the youngest daughter of John Marshall, scion of a family of distinction though not wealthy. She was educated in the classics, and at an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Garber, Paul Neff
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Paul Neff Garber, clergyman and educator, was born at New Market, Va., the son of Samuel and Ida Neff Garber. He was raised in the Church of the Brethren and educated at Bridgewater College, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gardner, Monroe Evans
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Monroe Evans Gardner, educator, scientist, and administrator, was born in Blacksburg, Va., the son of Charles Wesley and Flora Evans Gardner. He was educated at Blacksburg High School and Virginia [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Garrott, Isham Warren
by Branch, Paul, Jr. Isham Warren Garrott, lawyer and Confederate soldier, was born in Wake County, the son of Isham Garrott, one of eleven sons of Thomas Garrott, and Mary Sims Garrott. The family lived for a time in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gibbons, Kaye
by Childs, T. Mike. Gibbons was born Bertha Kaye Batts in Nash county, N.C. on May 5, 1960. She had a poor and troubled childhood from which she has drawn liberally to create her novels. She grew up in a tin-roofed [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Gill, Edwin Maurice
by Powell, William S. Edwin Maurice Gill, lawyer and public official, was born in Laurinburg, the son of Thomas Jeffries and Mamie North Gill. After attending local schools, he entered Trinity College in 1922 but left in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gilmore, Walter Murchison
by Green, C. Sylvester. Walter Murchison Gilmore, clergyman and Baptist publicist, was born on a farm in Lee County, three miles from the town of Sanford, the son of David Chandler and Margaret Frances Murchison Gilmore. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Goerch, Carl
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Carl Goerch, editor, author, and broadcaster, was born in Tarrytown, N.Y., the son of Augusta Boetcher and Herman Goetsch, both natives of Pomerania. He received his formal education at the public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Goodloe, Daniel Reaves
by Yanchisin, D. A. Daniel Reaves Goodloe, abolitionist and journalist, was born in Louisburg, the son of Dr. James Kemp Strother Goodloe, a school-teacher who studied medicine but never practiced it, and Mary Reaves [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gorman, Alexander M[axwell?]
by Powell, William S. Alexander M[axwell?] Gorman, newspaper and journal editor and publisher, was born in Raleigh, the son of Henry, a native of Ireland, and Mary Gorman. He became a printer, working with Joseph Gales, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, Mary Owen
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Mary Owen Graham, educator and civic leader, was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Archibald and Eliza Owen Barry Graham, and the granddaughter of John Owen (1787–1841), governor of North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, William Alexander, Jr.
by Anderson, Jean B. William Alexander Graham, Jr., farmer and state commissioner of agriculture, was born in Hillsborough, the third of nine sons of William Alexander Graham, a governor of North Carolina and secretary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grant, James, III
by Grant, Newell M. James Grant, III, judge, lawyer, and railroad builder, was born in Enfield, Halifax County, the second of eight children of James and Elizabeth Whitaker Grant. He entered The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grimes, J. Bryan
by Smith, Maud Thomas. John Bryan Grimes, secretary of state of North Carolina, agricultural and cultural leader, historian, and public speaker, was born in Pitt County, the son of Bryan Grimes, a major general in the Army [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grist, Franklin Richard
by Powell, William S. Franklin Richard Grist, artist, art critic, and diplomat, was born at Egypt plantation near New Bern, the son of Richard and Elizabeth Heritage Washington Grist. His father was a merchant of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gudger, Hezekiah Alexander
by Cocke, Eugene R. Hezekiah Alexander Gudger, lawyer, educator, diplomat, and jurist, was born in Madison County, the son of Joseph Jackson and Sarah Emeline Barnard Gudger. He was educated in the public school system [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hale, Peter Mallett
by Mcarver, Charles H., Jr. Peter Mallett Hale, newspaper editor and publisher, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Edward Jones Hale, the longtime publisher of the influential Whig newspaper, the Fayetteville Observer. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harrelson, John William
by Toler, Maurice S. John William Harrelson, educator and soldier, was born in the Double Shoals Community of Cleveland County, the son of John H. and Ellen Williams Harrelson. His father was a tenant farmer. In 1905, [...] (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.)
Harris, Hunter Lee
by Walser, Richard. Hunter Lee Harris, geologist and poet, was born at Sassafras Fork (Stem) in Granville County, son of Adam Clarke and Martha Hunter Harris and the youngest of six. He had two sisters and three [...] (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.)
Harris, John Cebern Logan
by Poe, Charles Aycock. John Cebern Logan Harris, attorney, newspaperman, and Republican political leader, was born in Rutherfordton, the son of Cebern Lemuel and Susan Logan Harris. In 1862, at age fifteen, he went to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Winder Russell
by Poe, Charles Aycock. Winder Russell Harris, newspaperman and congressman, was born in Raleigh, one of eleven children of Raleigh attorney John Cebern Logan and Florence Upchurch Harris. After attending the Raleigh public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawkins, John Davis
by Maupin, Armistead J. Hawkins, John Davis by Armistead Jones Maupin, 1988 15 Apr. 1781–5 Dec. 1858 John Davis Hawkins, lawyer, legislator, and planter, was born at Pleasant Hill plantation in Granville (now [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haywood, Edmund Burke
by Haywood, Marshall De Lancey. Edmund Burke Haywood, physician, Confederate surgeon, and medical administrator, was born in Raleigh, the youngest son of Eliza Eagles Asaph Williams and John Haywood, state treasurer. He was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haywood, Ernest
by Powell, William S. Ernest Haywood, attorney, was born in Raleigh, the son of Edmund Burke and Lucy A. Williams Haywood. He attended Lovejoy's Academy in Raleigh, Horner and Graves Military Academy in Oxford, and The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haywood, Fabius Julius
by Swift, Vance E. Fabius Julius Haywood, physician and surgeon, was born in Raleigh of English ancestry. His father, John Haywood, born 23 Feb. 1755 at Dunbar Plantation in Edgecombe County, was state treasurer for [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haywood, Hubert Benbury, Sr.
by Griggs, Linda Mackie. Hubert Benbury Haywood, Sr., physician, who practiced largely in Raleigh, was a member of a distinguished family of medical practitioners. His great-uncle Fabius Julius Haywood, his grandfather [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haywood, John
by Mitchell, Thornton W. John Haywood, state treasurer and public official, was born in Edgecombe County, the son of William and Charity Hare Haywood. He first entered public life upon his election on 27 Jan. 1781 as clerk [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haywood, Marshall De Lancey
by Cheshire, Lucius M., Jr. Marshall De Lancey Haywood, historian and author, was born in Raleigh, the son of Richard Bennehan and Julia Ogden Hicks Haywood. His father was a distinguished physician and his grandfather, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haywood, Richard Bennehan
by Mitchell, Thornton W. Richard Bennehan Haywood, physician and surgeon, was born in Raleigh, the son of Sherwood and Eleanor Hawkins Haywood. He was educated at the Raleigh Academy and in 1841 was graduated from The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haywood, William Henry, Jr.
by Crabtree, Beth G. William Henry Haywood, Jr., U.S. senator, legislator, and lawyer, was born in Raleigh. His father, William Henry Haywood, Sr., planter and banker, was a prominent public figure in the newly [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Heck, Fannie Exile Scudder
by Mitchell, Memory F. Fannie Exile Scudder Heck, mission leader, was born in Buffalo Lithia Springs, Va., the second of ten surviving children of Colonel Jonathan McGee and Mattie Calendine Heck. Colonel Heck was for a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Heck, Jonathan
by Bishir, Catherine W. Jonathan McGee Heck, businessman and developer, and Baptist layman in the post-Civil War era, was born in Monongalia County, Va., located in that part of the state that became West Virginia, the son [...] (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.)
Henderson, Isabelle Bowen
by Hartley, Lodwick. Isabelle Bowen Henderson, portraitist and floriculturist, was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Arthur Finn Bowen, who was for many years business manager of North Carolina State College, and [...] (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.)
Henry, Louis Debonair
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Louis Debonair Henry, state legislator, was a native of New Jersey, the son of Michael D. Henry (A.B., Rutgers, 1783); his mother was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Batchelor Graham of New [...] (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, D. H. (Daniel Harvey)
by Meekins, A. Christopher. Daniel Harvey Hill served North Carolina and the Confederacy as a general and, after the Civil War, took a leading role in shaping the memory of the conflict. He was born July 12, 1821, in York [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
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.)
Hill, William
by York, Maury. William Hill, public official, son of William and Eliza Halbert Hill, was born in Surry (now Stokes) County. His father, a Baptist minister, attended the Provincial Congress at Hillsborough in August [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, William Geddy
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. William Geddy Hill, physician, was born in Raleigh, the son of William Hill, North Carolina's secretary of state for more than forty years, and Sarah Geddy Hill, a native of Halifax County. He was [...] (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.)
Hines, Peter Evans
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Peter Evans Hines, physician, was born in Warren County, the son of Congressman Richard Hines and his second wife, Ann Edmunds Spruill. He was named for his mother's older half brother, Peter Evans [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hinsdale, John Wetmore
by Oliver, Mary W. John Wetmore Hinsdale, Confederate officer, attorney, and president of the North Carolina Bar Association, was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Dr. Samuel J. and Elizabeth Wetmore Hinsdale; he moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hinton, Charles Lewis
by Silver, Charles Hinton. Charles Lewis Hinton, major of militia, planter, legislator, and state treasurer, was born at The Oaks plantation, Wake County, about ten miles east of Raleigh. His father was David Hinton, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hinton, James
by Kerr, Mary H. D. James Hinton, planter, legislator, Revolutionary soldier, and county official, was born in Johnston (now Wake) County, the second son of Colonel John and Grizelle Kimbrough Hinton. Little is known of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hinton, John
by Hodges, Eudora Coleman. John Hinton, colonial and Revolutionary soldier, legislator, councilor of state, justice, and sheriff of Wake County, was born in that part of Johnston County that became Wake in 1771. He was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hinton, John
by Kerr, Mary H. D. John Hinton, colonial and Revolutionary pioneer, planter, patriot, legislator, and soldier, was born in Chowan Precinct (now Gates County). He was the son of "Col." John Hinton, an emigrant from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hinton, Mary Hilliard
by Silver, Charles Hinton. Mary Hilliard Hinton, author, artist, genealogist, and historian, was born at Midway Plantation, Wake County, eight miles east of Raleigh. Her father was Major David Hinton, alumnus of The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hodge, Abraham
by Robinson, Catherine L. Abraham Hodge, state printer and Federalist activist, was born in the colony of New York in 1755. He had at least one sibling, a sister Elizabeth, who married John Boylan; they were the parents of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hodges, Martha Elizabeth Blakeney
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Hodges, Martha Elizabeth Blakeney by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Hoey, Clyde Roark
by Gatton, T. Harry. Clyde Roark Hoey, printer, newspaper publisher, state legislator, attorney general, governor, congressman, and U.S. senator, was born in Shelby, the fifth child of Mary Charlotte and Samuel Alberta [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hofmann, Julius Valentine
by Hofmann, Julian G. Julius Valentine Hofmann, teacher, administrator, forester, and conservationist, was born in Janesville, Minn., the youngest surviving child of Valentine and Rosalia Frodl Hofmann. His parents [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hogg, Thomas Devereux
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R. Thomas Devereux Hogg, businessman and philanthropist, was born in Raleigh. His father, Gavin Hogg (1788–1835), a native of Wick, Caithness, Scotland, settled in Raleigh after having lived in Bertie [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hoke, Michael
by Webb, Alexander, Jr. Michael Hoke, pioneer orthopedic surgeon, was born in Lincolnton, the second surviving son of Major General Robert Frederick Hoke, of the Confederate Army, and Lydia Ann Van Wyck Hoke. He was named [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holden, Joseph William
by Raper, Horace W. Joseph William Holden, poet, newspaperman, and state political leader, was born in Raleigh, the son of William Woods and Ann Augusta Young Holden. He attended the Lovejoy School in Raleigh and later [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holden, William Woods
by Raper, Horace W. William Woods Holden, printer, editor, politician, governor, and the most controversial state figure during Reconstruction, was born near Hillsborough, the son of Thomas Holden and Priscilla Woods, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holmes, Gabriel
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Gabriel Holmes, lawyer, governor, and congressman, was a native of Duplin (now Sampson) County. He attended Zion Parnassus Academy in Rowan County and for a time was a student at Harvard. Afterwards [...] (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.)
Howell, Edward Vernon
by Glover, Erma Williams. Edward Vernon Howell, pharmacist, university professor, banker, and founder and dean of The University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, was, according to John Grover Beard, his successor, "the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hubbard, Fordyce Mitchell
by Wilson, Bonnie L. Fordyce Mitchell Hubbard, Episcopal clergyman and educator, was born in Cummington, Mass., the son of Roswell and Sarah Mitchell Hubbard. In 1829 he was graduated from Williams College, in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Huggins, Maloy Alton
by Woodard, John R., Jr. Maloy Alton Huggins, educator and religious administrator, was born in Marion County, S.C., the son of A. R. F. and Alice Lundy Huggins. He attended the common schools of his home county and, from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, Aaron Burtis
by Bennington, Catherine Myers. Aaron Burtis Hunter, Episcopal clergyman, educator, book collector, and philanthropist, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of John C. and Sarah A. Clark Hunter. After graduation from public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, Charles Norfleet
by Byrd, Robert L. Charles Norfleet Hunter, educator, was born in Raleigh at the home of his father, Osborne Hunter, a Negro artisan. His mother, Mary Hunter, though a slave owned by William Dallas Haywood of Raleigh, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, Isaac
by Mitchell, Thornton W. Isaac Hunter, planter, was probably the son of Theophilus Hunter, although the place of his birth and the name of his mother have not been recorded. He was first known to be in present Wake County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, Theophilus
by Sherwood, Mary Bates, Kerr, Mary H. D. Theophilus Hunter, colonial officer, Revolutionary leader, justice, early Wake County planter, and member of the North Carolina Assembly, was born in Nansemond County, Va., but settled in present [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ivey, Thomas Neal
by Keever, Homer M. Thomas Neal Ivey, Methodist minister, editor, and educator, was born in Marion, S.C., the third child of the Reverend George Washington and Selina Neal Ivey. George Washington Ivey was a circuit [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jackson, Herbert Worth
by Roberts, B. W. C. Jackson, Herbert Worth by B. W. C. Roberts, 1988 15 Feb. 1865–30 Dec. 1936 Herbert Worth Jackson, banker and civic leader, was born in Asheboro, the son of Elvira Evelina Worth and Samuel [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jacobs, Harriet Ann
by Davis, Sarajanee. Jacobs, Harriet Ann Writing for Women By Sarajanee Davis, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2019 From the NCpedia K-8 Collection February 11, 1813-March 7, 1897 Do you think you [...] (from NCpedia K-8 Collection.)
Jennett, Norman Ethre
by Jones, H. G. Norman Ethre Jennett, artist, illustrator, cartoonist, and author, was born in the Grantham community of Wayne County, the son of Elijah Stanton and Clarissa King Jennett. The boy was only a year old [...] (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.)
John Chavis: Pioneering Teacher & Preacher
by Agan, Kelly, Davis, Sarajanee. Chavis, John Pioneering Teacher & Preacher   By Sarajanee Davis and Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2020 From the NCpedia K-8 Collection c. [...] (from NCpedia K-8 Collection.)
Johnson, Andrew
by Haskins, Ralph W. Johnson, Andrew by Ralph W. Haskins, 1988 29 Dec. 1808–31 July 1875 See also:  Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson, seventeenth president, was born in Raleigh, the son of Jacob Johnson and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Andrew
by Case, Steven. [Please note: The complexity of the Reconstruction period precludes even the barest sketch of the issues surrounding Andrew Johnson's Presidency. Readers with an interest in this period are advised [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Johnson, Charles Earl
by Wright, David C., III. Charles Earl Johnson, businessman, was born in Raleigh, the son of Charles Earl and Frances Iredell Johnson. His mother was the daughter of James Iredell, governor of North Carolina in 1827–28. Young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Edward Austin
by Gatewood, Willard B., Jr. Johnson, Edward Austin Willard B. Gatewood, Jr., 1988; Revised March 2022, Government & Heritage Library  Related Entries: Civil Rights; African Americans; Slavery 23 Nov. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Jane Claudia Saunders
by Powell, William S. Jane Claudia Saunders Johnson, Confederate heroine, was born while her parents, Romulus M. Saunders and Anna Hayes Johnson, were living at Elmwood on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. Her father, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Kate Ancrum Burr
by Davis, Mollie C. Kate Ancrum Burr Johnson, public welfare administrator and civic leader, was born in Morganton. Her father was Frederick Hill Burr, whose American ancestry traced back to 1630 in Massachusetts and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Armistead
by Maupin, Armistead J. Armistead Jones, lawyer, was born in Vance County, the son of Protheus Epps Armistead and Mary Francis Hawkins Jones. Through his father he was descended from Matthew Jones who lived in Warwick [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Calvin
by Long, Dorothy. Calvin Jones, physician, politician, and newspaper publisher, was born near Sheffield, Mass. His father, Ebenezer Jones, was of Welsh ancestry, a descendant of Thomas Ap Jones, who arrived in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Edmund
by Long, Joe O'Neal. Edmund Jones, soldier, attorney, and public servant, was born into a life of ease on his father's plantation, Clover Hill, situated about six miles north of Lenoir in Caldwell County. The family name [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Johnston Blakeley
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Johnston Blakeley Jones, physician, was born at Rock Rest, the plantation of his father Edward Jones in Chatham County. Mary, his mother, was the daughter of Peter Mallett of Fayetteville. Young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, William Branch
by Maupin, Armistead J. William Branch Jones, lawyer, was born in Raleigh, the son of Armistead and Nancy Haywood Branch Jones. Descended from the Armistead, Blount, Boyd, Branch, Haywood, and Hawkins families of North [...] (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.)
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.)
Joseph Gales, Sr.
by Elliott, Robert N., Jr. Joseph Gales, journalist and reformer, was born in Eckington, England, the eldest son of Thomas Gales, a local artisan and schoolmaster. Trained in the printing trade by J. Tomlinson, a printer and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Joyner, James Yadkin
by Willard, George-Anne. James Yadkin Joyner, educator, farmer, and North Carolina superintendent of public instruction, was a member of the generation of gifted educational statesmen who led North Carolina in an educational [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kay, Willie Virginia Otey
by Bell-Kite, Diana, Agan, Kelly. KAY, WILLIE VIRGINIA OTEY 17 Mar. 1894 – 25 Sept. 1992 By Diana Bell-Kite, NC Museum of History and Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritage Library, 2016 “You have [...] (from North Carolina Museum of History.)
Kendall, Henry Eli, Jr.
by Kendall, Katharine K. Henry Eli Kendall, Jr., engineer and state government official, was born in Shelby of English and Scottish ancestry, the son of Henry E., Sr., a pharmacist, and Mary Whitelaw Wiseman Kendall, of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kerr, Daniel Wilson
by Stokes, Durward T. Kerr, Daniel Wilson by Durward T. Stokes, 1988 10 July 1796–15 May 1850 Daniel Wilson Kerr, clergyman, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kingsbury, Theodore Bryant
by Gass, W. Conard. Theodore Bryant Kingsbury, clergyman, author, literary critic, and journalist, was born in the Guion Hotel at Raleigh, the son of Russell and Mary Sumner Bryant Kingsbury. His father, a native of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, Sue Musette Satterfield
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Kitchin, Sue Musette Satterfield 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.)
Lacy, Benjamin Rice
by Mcpherson, H. Holt. Benjamin Rice Lacy, state treasurer, was born in the old Presbyterian manse in Raleigh where his father, the Reverend Drury Lacy, D.D., was pastor for eighteen years until he accepted the presidency [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lacy, Benjamin Rice, Jr.
by Roff, Carolyn F. Benjamin Rice Lacy, Jr., Presbyterian clergyman, educator, and author, was born in Raleigh. His father was a pioneer in promoting labor organizations in North Carolina and treasurer of the state from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lacy, Drury, Jr.
by Powell, William S. Drury Lacy, Jr., college president, clergyman, and educator of Welsh ancestry, was born at Ararat, Prince Edward County, Va., where his father, the Reverend Drury Lacy, had a school and was a [...] (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.)
Lane, Joel
by Reid, Elizabeth Davis. Joel Lane, legislator, Revolutionary Patriot, planter, and vendor to the state of the land on which the capital was established, was born presumably in Halifax (then Edgecombe) County, the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lane, Lunsford
by Cotten, Alice R. Lunsford Lane, slave, businessman, free black, and lecturer, was the only child of Edward and Clarissa Lane, slaves from Raleigh. His parents had assumed the surname of Lane from the white family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lanneau, Sophie Stevens
by Carter, Carolyn Howard. Lanneau, Sophie Stevens By Carolyn Howard Carter, 1991 19 Aug. 1881–4 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Larkins, John Rodman
by Eagles, Charles W. Larkins, John Rodman by Charles W. Eagles, 1991 24 Dec. 1913–21 Mar. 1980 John Rodman Larkins, state government official, was born in Wilmington, the son [...] (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.)
Lathrop, Virginia Terrell
by Walker, Philip A. Virginia Terrell Lathrop, author, journalist, and longtime member of the governing boards of The University of North Carolina, was born in Raleigh, the daughter of George Sumter and Lovie Park [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lay, George William
by Powell, Charles S., IV. George William Lay, clergyman and educator, was born in Huntsville, Ala., the son of Bishop Henry Champlin and Eliza Withers Atkinson Lay. He received his early education at St. Paul's preparatory [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lea, Luke
by Gatton, T. Harry. Luke Lea, newspaper editor and publisher, U.S. senator, financier, attorney, and World War I hero, was born at the family ancestral home in Nashville, Tenn., the son of Overton and Ella Cocke Lea. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lee, Jesse
by Linn, Jo White. Jesse Lee, a pioneer Methodist preacher in North Carolina and "the apostle of Methodism to New England," was born in Prince George County, Va., the son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Lee, prosperous [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lee, William Carey
by Johnston, W. Lee, Jr. Lee, William Carey by W. Lee Johnston, 1991 12 Mar. 1895–25 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Leigh, John
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Leigh, physician and legislator, was born in Virginia, the oldest son of Francis and Elizabeth Roscow Leigh. He was an executor of his father's will dated 1780 and probated in Norfolk County, [...] (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.)
Lewis, Nell [Cornelia] Battle
by Davis, Mollie C. Nell [Cornelia] Battle Lewis, journalist, feminist, lawyer, and educator, was born in Raleigh, which remained her residence throughout her career. Her father, Richard Henry Lewis, was a well-known [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lewis, William Gaston
by Branch, Paul, Jr. William Gaston Lewis, Confederate soldier, civil engineer, farmer, and merchant, was born in Rocky Mount, the son of Dr. John Wesley and Catherine Anne Battle Lewis, and attended Lovejoy Academy in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lineberry, Gustavus Ernest
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Lineberry, Gustavus Ernest by R. Hargus Taylor, 1991 12 Jan. 1870–25 Dec. 1952 Gustavus [...] (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.)
London, Henry Mauger
by Ballinger, Susan C. London, Henry Mauger by Susan C. Ballinger, 1991 11 Apr. 1879–30 Dec. 1939 Henry Mauger London, state legislative reference librarian, was born in Pittsboro, the oldest son and second of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, Daniel Albright
by Stokes, Durward T. Long, Daniel Albright by Durward T. Stokes, 1991 22 May 1844–26 Oct. 1933 See also: Long, William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, Jacob Elmer
by Derohan, Geoffrey A. Jacob Elmer Long, lieutenant governor, legislator, and attorney, was born in Yanceyville, the son of Jacob A. and Esta Teague Long. He received his early schooling at Graham College (1888–90) and [...] (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.)
Lovejoy, Jefferson Marshall [Madison?]
by Walser, Richard. Lovejoy, Jefferson Marshall [Madison?] by Richard Walser, 1991 5 June 1814–26 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lyman, Theodore Benedict
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Lyman, Theodore Benedict by Grady L. E. Carroll, 1991 27 Nov. 1815–13 Dec. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacLean, Angus Dhu
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Angus Dhu MacLean, lawyer and legislator, the son of John Allan and Mary Virginia Brown MacLean, was born in Maxton in Robeson County, the heart of the Scottish settlement in North Carolina. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mahler, [Gerhard] Henry
by Peacock, Mary R. B. [Gerhard] Henry Mahler, silversmith and founder of a jewelry store in Raleigh, was born in Osnabrück, Kingdom of Prussia. His father was a merchant and his grandfather was a Lutheran minister. Young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mangum, Adolphus Williamson
by Eagles, Brenda M. Adolphus Williamson Mangum, Methodist minister and educator, was the youngest of eight children of Ellison Goodloe and Elizabeth Harris Mangum. He was born at Locust Grove, the family home on the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mangum, Priestley Hinton, Jr.
by Kearney, H. Thomas, Jr. Mangum, Priestley Hinton, Jr. by H. Thomas Kearney, Jr., 1991 21 Aug. 1829–26 Feb. 1907 See also: Mangum [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mangum, Willie Person, Jr.
by Kearney, H. Thomas, Jr. Mangum, Willie Person, Jr. by H. Thomas Kearney, Jr., 1991 7 May 1827–11 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manly, Alex
by Miller, Daniel R. Alex Manly, black newspaper editor and Republican party leader in Wilmington, published the Wilmington Daily Record, which described itself as "the only negro daily in the world." The Record covered [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manly, Alex
by Hill, Michael, Umfleet, LeRae. Alex Manly was born near Raleigh in 1866. Family tradition maintains that his father was Charles Manly, who served as governor of North Carolina from 1849 to 1851. There is some confusion about [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Manly, Charles
by Mitchell, Memory F. Charles Manly, lawyer, governor, and treasurer of The University of North Carolina, was born in Chatham County. His father was Basil Manly, a native Marylander of Scottish ancestry who served in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manning, James Smith
by Manning, Elizabeth W. James Smith Manning, judge, was born in Pittsboro, the son of John and Louise Hall Manning and the grandson of Commander John Manning, U.S. Navy. His father was a distinguished professor of law at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manning, John Hall
by Gass, W. Conard. Manning, John Hall by W. Conard Gass, 1991 27 Sept. 1889–21 July 1963 John Hall Manning, lawyer and government official, was born in Durham County, the son of Julia Tate Cain [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manning, Vannoy Hartrog
by Manning, Elizabeth W. Vannoy Hartrog Manning, congressman from Mississippi, was born near Raleigh but moved with his parents to Mississippi in 1841. He attended Horn Lake Male Academy in De Soto County, Miss., and the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marks, Sallie Belle
by Powell, William S. Marks, Sallie Belle By William S. Powell, 1991 21 May 1891–11 Nov. 1968 Sallie Belle Marks, first woman professor at The University of North Carolina, was born in Albemarle, the daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Marshall, Matthias Murray
by Blackburn, George T., II. Marshall, Matthias Murray by George T. Blackburn II, 1991 13 Aug. 1841–22 Oct. [...] (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, James Green
by Branch, Paul, Jr. James Green Martin, Confederate officer and lawyer, was born at Elizabeth City, the oldest son of William and Sophia Scott Daugé Martin. His father, a prominent planter and shipbuilder, had served in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mason, Mary Ann Bryan
by Walser, Richard. Mary Ann Bryan Mason, writer, was born in New Bern, the daughter of John Council and Mary Ann Fulford Bryan. The Bryan family had been prominent in North Carolina for many generations. Mary Ann was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mason, Richard Sharpe
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Richard Sharpe Mason, Episcopal clergyman and educator, was born on the island of Barbados in the West Indies and came to the United States with his parents when he was quite young. In 1812, at age [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Massey, Wilbur Fisk
by Kearney, H. Thomas, Jr. Wilbur Fisk Massey, horticulturist, educator, and agricultural journalist, was born in Onancock, Accomac County, Va., the son of James A. and Anne Parker Massey. After spending much of his childhood [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McAlister, Alexander Worth
by Morgan, Thomas S. McAlister, Alexander Worth by Thomas S. Morgan, 1991 21 Mar. 1862–20 Nov. 1946 Alexander Worth McAlister, insurance executive and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCrary, Doctor Bulla
by Underwood, William, Jr. Doctor Bulla McCrary, merchant, manufacturer, philanthropist, and chairman of the North Carolina State Highway Commission, was born on a farm near Asheboro, the son of William Franklin and Frances [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCreery, Scotty
by Horton, Emily S. Scotty McCreery 1993- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky [...] (from NCpedia.)
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.)
McDowell, Archibald
by Taylor, R. Hargus. Archibald McDowell, educator and clergyman, was born in Kershaw District, S.C., the ninth of twelve children of the Reverend Archibald and Mary Drakeford McDowell. His parents are believed to have [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKee, James
by Mckee, James Battle. James McKee, physician, educator, and Confederate officer, was born in Raleigh, one of four children of William Henry and Susan E. Battle McKee. His father was a prominent medical doctor in Raleigh; [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKee, William Henry
by Gass, W. Conard. William Henry McKee, physician, was born in Raleigh, the son of James and Priscilla Macon McKee. His mother was the niece of Nathaniel Macon, a longtime congressman from North Carolina. James McKee [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKevlin, Anthony John
by Riley, Jack. Anthony John McKevlin, newspaper writer and editor, was born in Charleston, S.C., the son of Thomas Joseph and Mary Cecilia Scharlock McKevlin. He was educated in Charleston, where he was graduated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKimmon, Jane (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Benner, Louise. In 1945 Jane Simpson McKimmon wrote a book called When We’re Green We Grow. The book told the story of McKimmon’s career as leader of North Carolina’s home demonstration agents, who traveled the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
McKimmon, Jane Simpson
by Mcbride, Marie A. McKimmon, Jane Simpson by Marie A. Mcbride, 1991; Revised December 2021 13 Nov. 1867–1 Dec. 1957 See also: Jane S. McKimmon (from Tar Heel Junior Historian) Jane Simpson McKimmon, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McLean, James Augustus
by Powell, William S. James Augustus McLean, artist and teacher, was born in Lincolnton, the son of James Thomas and Lilly Haynes McLean. After attending The University of North Carolina for the session of 1922–23, he was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McMullan, Harry, Sr.
by Green, C. Sylvester. Harry McMullan, Sr., attorney general of North Carolina, was born in Edenton, the son of Dr. James Henry and Carolina Tucker McMullan. He attended Edenton Academy and at age seventeen entered The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNeill, John Charles
by Walser, Richard. John Charles McNeill, poet, journalist, and lawyer, was born at Ellerslie, his father's farm near Wagram in Richmond (later Scotland) County. His two grandfathers had emigrated from Argyllshire, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McPheeters, Samuel Brown
by Tise, Larry E. McPheeters, Samuel Brown by Larry E. Tise, 1991 18 Sept. 1819–9 Mar. 1870 Samuel Brown [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McPheeters, William
by Edwards, Albert S. William McPheeters, Presbyterian minister and educator, was born in Bethel (Augusta County), Va., of Irish and Scottish ancestry. He was the son of William, a magistrate in Virginia, and Rachel Moore [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McQueen, Hugh
by Snow, Claude H., Jr. Hugh McQueen, orator and politician, was the oldest son of Murdo (Murdoch) McQueen of Chatham County. His father had come to North Carolina from Scotland in 1795, bringing with him a colony of Scots. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
McVea, Emilie Watts
by Stoops, Martha S. Emilie Watts McVea, nationally recognized educator, was born in Clinton, La., the daughter of Judge Charles and Emilie Rose Watts McVea. Her ancestry was Scottish and French. After Judge McVea's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mebane, Charles Harden
by Powell, William S. Mebane, Charles Harden by William S. Powell, 1991 27 Oct. 1862–16 Dec. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Melbourn, Julius
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R. Julius Melbourn, said to have been born on 4 July 1790 in Wake County, was apparently a fictitious character invented to perpetrate a literary hoax. In 1847 the firm of Hall and Dickson in Syracuse, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meredith, Thomas
by Johnson, Mary Lynch. Thomas Meredith, minister and editor, was born in Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pa., the son of John, a prosperous farmer, and Charlotte Hough Meredith. John Meredith's great-grandfather, Simon [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Merrick, John
by Weare, Walter B. John Merrick, black businessman, community leader, and founder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, was born in Sampson County, the son of a slave mother; his father is unknown. At [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Merrimon, Augustus Summerfield
by Bell, John L., Jr. Augustus Summerfield Merrimon, lawyer, U.S. senator, and chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born in Transylvania County at Cherryfields, the home of his maternal grandparents. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Meserve, Charles Francis
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Meserve, Charles Francis by Grady L. E. Carroll, 1991 15 July 1850–20 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Metts, John Van Bokkelen
by Huntt, Josephine Metts. Metts, John Van Bokkelen by Josephine Metts Huntt, 1991 17 Dec. 1876–14 Oct. 1959 John Van Bokkelen Metts, military officer, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Middleton, Edwin Lee
by Green, C. Sylvester. Edwin Lee Middleton, educator and Sunday school administrator, was born near Warsaw in rural Duplin County, the son of David John and Lucy Jane Nicholson Middleton. The family was English, and the [...] (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.)
Miller, Robert Johnstone
by Weaver, John B. Robert Johnstone Miller, clergyman, was born in Baldovie, Scotland (near Dundee), the son of George and Margaret Bathier Miller. The family adhered to the "Jacobite" Episcopal church of Scotland, and [...] (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.)
Mixon, Forrest Orion
by Paul, Charles L. Forrest Orion Mixon, Baptist clergyman, denominational leader, and college president, was born at Early Branch, Hampton County, S.C., the tenth of eleven children of William Pearson and Sallie Shuman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moffitt, Elvira Worth Jackson Walker
by Underwood, William, Jr. Elvira Worth Jackson Walker Moffitt, patriot, club member, editor, and writer, was born in Asheboro, the daughter of Martitia Daniel and Jonathan Worth, who later became state treasurer and then [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Montgomery, Walter Alexander
by Twitty, Panthea M. Walter Alexander Montgomery, associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, attorney, and Confederate officer, was born in Warrenton, the son of Thomas Alexander (7 May 1818–3 Nov. 1873) and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Bartholomew Figures
by Mitchell, Memory F. Bartholomew Figures Moore, attorney, was born in Halifax County, the sixth child of James Moore of Virginia and his second wife, Sally Lewis Lowe of Edgecombe County. His father, the son of James and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Hight C
by Green, C. Sylvester. Hight C Moore, clergyman, writer, and editorial executive, was born at Globe, Caldwell County, the son of Patterson and Nancy Ann Moore (first cousins), both of a long line of the Moore family that [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mordecai, George Washington
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R. George Washington Mordecai, attorney, planter, financier, entrepreneur, and railroad and banking executive, was born in Warrenton. His father, Jacob Mordecai (1762–1838), had come to North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mordecai, Moses
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R. Mordecai, Moses by Elizabeth Davis Reid Murray, 1991 4 Apr. 1785–1 Sept. 1824 Moses Mordecai, attorney, planter, and first of the name to live in Raleigh (where his name was given to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mordecai, [Miss] Ellen
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R. Miss Ellen Mordecai, teacher and author, was born in Richmond, Va., the fourth child and second daughter of Jacob (1762–1838) and Judith Myers Mordecai (1762–96). During her infancy the family moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mordecai, [Mrs.] Ellen Mordecai
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R. [Mrs.] Ellen Mordecai Mordecai, author, was born in Mordecai House, Raleigh, the daughter of Moses (1785–1824) and his first wife, Margaret (Peggy) Lane Mordecai (ca. 1786–1821). She was named for [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morrison, Fred Wilson
by Powell, William S. Morrison, Fred Wilson by William S. Powell, 1991 29 Oct. 1890–2 Mar. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morson, Hugh
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Morson, Hugh by Grady L. E. Carroll, 1991 19 July 1850–29 Mar. 1925 Hugh Morson, educator, was born near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moses, Edward Pearson
by Burhoe, Agnes R. Edward Pearson Moses, educator, was born in Knoxville, Tenn., the son of John L. of Exeter, N.H., and Susan Williams Moses of Knoxville. Threatened by Union forces during the Civil War, the family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nash, Arthur Cleveland
by Caldwell, Martha B. Arthur Cleveland Nash, architect, was born in Geneva, N.Y., where his father, Francis Philip Nash, was a professor of romance languages at Hobart College. His mother, Katharine Cleveland Coxe Nash, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nash, Leonidas Lydwell
by Bingham, Warren L. Nash, Leonidas Lydwell by Warren L. Bingham, 1991 2 Aug. 1846–11 July 1917 Leonidas Lydwell Nash, Methodist clergyman and author, was born in Chase City, Mecklenburg County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Newbold, Nathan Carter
by Burns, Augustus M., III. Nathan Carter Newbold, educator, public servant, and longtime director of the Division of Negro Education in North Carolina, was born in Pasquotank County, near Elizabeth City, and lived his entire [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Newsome, Albert Ray
by Pegg, Carl H. Albert Ray Newsome, historian, archivist, and teacher, was born at Marshville, the son of Richard Clyde and Julia Ross Newsome. Studious from boyhood, he was graduated from The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nichols, John
by Stewart, W. A. Blount. John Nichols, printer, labor leader, and congressman, was born near Eagle Rock, Wake County, Until he was fifteen, he worked on his widowed mother's farm and acquired what education he could in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nichols, William
by Sanders, John L. William Nichols, architect and builder, was born in Bath, County Somerset, England, and probably received his early training in England. Arriving in North Carolina in 1800, he was a resident of New [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Norton, John William Roy
by Green, C. Sylvester. Norton, John William Roy by C. Sylvester Green, 1991 11 July 1898–18 Mar. 1974 John William Roy Norton, public health administrator, was born in rural [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nowicki, Matthew
by Powell, William S. Nowicki, Matthew by William S. Powell, 1991 26 June 1910–31 Aug. 1950 Matthew Nowicki, architect and teacher, was born in Chita, Russia, the son of Zygmunt [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
O'Kelly, Berry
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R. O'Kelly, Berry by Elizabeth Davis Reid Murray, 1991 ca. 1861–14 Mar. 1931 Berry O'Kelly, merchant, realtor, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Olds, Frederick Augustus
by Crabtree, Beth G. Frederick Augustus Olds, historian, newspaper columnist, lecturer, and editor, probably was born in North Carolina. He was the son of Louis and Pauline Evans Olds, natives of Pitt County. His father, [...] (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.)
Owen, Guy
by Walser, Richard. Guy Owen, teacher and writer, was born of Welsh and English ancestry in the Elkton community near Clarkton (called "Clayton" in his fiction) in Bladen County ("Cape Fear County"), the oldest of four [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Oxley, Lawrence Augustus
by Bell, John L., Jr. Lawrence Augustus Oxley, social worker and civil servant, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of William Junius Brutus and Alice Agatha Martin Oxley. His parents sent him to Prospect Union Preparatory [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Packer, Francis Herman
by Sanders, John L. Francis Herman Packer, sculptor, was born in Munich. In the United States, he was a student of the sculptors Philip Martiny and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. By 1914 he was a resident of Rockville Centre, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Page, Allison Francis (Frank)
by Holland, Irma Ragan. Allison Francis (Frank) Page, was born at Oaky Mount, a tobacco plantation in Wake County near Leesville, about twelve miles north of Raleigh. He was of English ancestry, having descended from John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Page, Frank
by Mcpherson, H. 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, Robert Newton
by Magruder, Nathaniel F. Robert Newton Page, businessman and congressman, was born in Wake County at what was then commonly known as Page's, or Page's Station, but which is today the city of Cary. His father, Allison Francis [...] (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.)
Palmer, John C.
by Peacock, Mary R. B. 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.)
Park, John Alsey
by Green, C. Sylvester. John Alsey Park, journalist, was born in Raleigh, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Frances Beavers Park. His ancestral lines extended from Scotland and Ireland on his father's side, and from Great [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Parker, Francis Marion
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Francis Marion Parker, Confederate officer, was one of nine children of Theophilus Parker (1775–1849), an Edgecombe County merchant, planter, and president of the Bank of Tarboro, and Mary Irwin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paton, David
by Sanders, John L. David Paton, architect, the third of twelve children of John (1772–1842) and Elenor Roper Paton, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He attended the University of Edinburgh (1820–24) and was trained as [...] (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.)
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.)
Patton, James Welch
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Patton, James Welch by J. Isaac Copeland, 1994 28 Sept. 1900–17 May 1973 James Welch Patton, educator, archivist, and historian, was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., the son of James Wesley and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paul, Hiram Voss
by Miller, Patricia J. Hiram Voss Paul, poet, author, editor, and journalist, was born in New Bern of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His forefathers, the McCotters and the Pauls, were among the first settlers of Albemarle County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peace, William
by Frazier, Mrs. S. David. William Peace, merchant and philanthropist, Presbyterian layman, and founder of Peace Institute, was born in Granville County. His father, John Peace, was a wealthy planter; his mother was Margaret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pearson, Richmond Mumford
by Mitchell, Memory F. Richmond Mumford Pearson, jurist and law teacher of note, was born at his father's home, Richmond Hill, in Rowan (now Davie) County. He was the son of Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Richmond [...] (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.)
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.)
Peele, William Walter
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. 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.)
Penick, Edwin Anderson
by Stoudemire, Sterling A. Edwin Anderson Penick, bishop of the Protestant Episcopal church of the Diocese of North Carolina, was born in Frankfort, Ky., the son of Edwin Anderson and Mary Atchinson Shipman Penick. His father [...] (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.)
Percival, William
by Wodehouse, Lawrence, Bushong, William B. William Percival, architect and civil engineer, was said to have been a British army officer who retired with the rank of cornet. According to his advertisements he had professional architectural [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Person, Alice Morgan
by Hill, Michael. Alice Morgan Person, businesswoman and medicine show performer, was born in Petersburg, Va., the daughter of Samuel and Esther Morgan. In December 1857 she married Joseph Arrington Person and moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phifer, Robert Fulenwider
by Crute, Adair Phifer. Robert Fulenwider Phifer, first benefactor of the North Carolina Museum of Art, was born in Concord, the fifth of seven children. His father was Caleb Phifer, a prosperous merchant involved in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Philips, James Jones
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Philips, James Jones by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1994 12 Mar. 1798–10 Apr. 1874 James Jones Philips, physician and planter, was born in Edgecombe County, the son of Frederick and Sally Tartt [...] (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.)
Phillips, Samuel Field
by Trelease, Allen W. Phillips, Samuel Field by Allen W. Trelease, 1994 25 Feb. 1824–18 Nov. 1903 Samuel Field Phillips, solicitor general of the United States and Republican political leader during [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Plyler, Marion Timothy
by Queen, Louise L. Plyler, Marion Timothy by Louise L. Queen, 1994 14 Sept. 1867–24 Mar. 1954 Marion Timothy Plyler, Methodist minister and editor, was born in Iredell County, the son of Robert Conrad and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poe, Clarence Hamilton
by Poe, Charles Aycock. Clarence Hamilton Poe, editor, publisher, and author, was born on his father's small cotton farm near the town of Gulf, Chatham County, the only son of William Baxter (1839–1907) and Susan Dismukes [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pogue, Joseph Ezekiel, Jr.
by Sitterson, J. Carlyle. Pogue, Joseph Ezekiel, Jr. by J. Carlyle Sitterson, 1994 6 June 1887–17 Dec. 1971 See also: Pogue, Joseph Ezekiel, Sr. Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, Jr., geologist, petroleum engineer, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pogue, Joseph Ezekiel, Sr.
by . Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, Sr., tobacco manufacturer and Raleigh public official, was born September 13, 1851 in Rogersville Junction, Tennessee in Jefferson County, to Reverend John Pogue, a [...] (from North Carolina State University.)
Polk, Leonidas
by Hughes, Nathaniel C., Jr. Leonidas Polk, Episcopal bishop and Confederate corps commander, was born in Raleigh. His father, William Polk, distinguished himself as a soldier in the American Revolution (at Brandywine, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Polk, Sarah Hawkins
by Mitchell, Memory F. Little is known about her early life, but Sarah Hawkins obviously received a good education for a woman of her day. On 1 Jan. 1801 she married a widower, Colonel William Polk, who was a respected and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Polk, William
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. William Polk, hero of the Revolution, banker, and political leader, was born in Mecklenburg County. He was a descendant of Scots-Irish emigrants who went to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the early [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pomeroy, Warren Lewis
by Powell, William S. Warren Lewis Pomeroy, bookseller and publisher, was born in Suffield, Conn. As the town is on the Massachusetts-Connecticut border and was considered to be in Massachusetts until 1749, he has been [...] (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.)
Pool, Solomon
by Dowdy, Diana Dru. Pool, Solomon by Diana Dru Dowdy, 1994 21 Apr. 1832–8 Apr. 1901 Solomon Pool, educator, University of North Carolina president, and clergyman, was born at Elmwood on the Pasquotank, the Pool [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pool, Stephen Decatur
by Powell, William S. In September 1849 he was principal of the Elizabeth City Academy, and later his wife joined him as head of the Female Department. In 1850 he opened a night school for young men and apprentices whose [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poteat, Edwin McNeill, Jr.
by Mitchell, Memory F. Edwin McNeill Poteat, Jr., Baptist clergyman, missionary, college president, and writer, was born in New Haven, Conn., the second of eight children of Edwin McNeill and Harriett Hale Gordon Poteat. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poteat, Ida Isabella
by Powell, William S. Poteat, Ida Isabella By William S. Powell, 1994 15 Dec. 1858–1 Feb. 1940 Ida Isabella Poteat, artist, teacher, craftsman, and patron of art, was born at Forest Home near Yanceyville in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pou, James Hinton
by Brown, Charlotte Vestal. James Hinton Pou, lawyer, politician, and Raleigh land developer, was born in Tuskegee, Ala., the middle son of Edward William and Anna Maria Smith Pou of Johnston County. The family moved to a farm [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Price, Thomas Frederick
by Grant, Dorothy F. Thomas Frederick Price, first North Carolinian to be ordained a Roman Catholic priest and cofounder of the Maryknoll Missionaries, was born in Wilmington, eighth of the ten children of Alfred Lanier [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Primrose, William Stuart
by Powell, William S. Primrose, William Stuart by William S. Powell, 1994; Revised December 2021 12 Nov. 1848–11 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pullen, John Turner
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R. John Turner Pullen, banker, philanthropist, author, church founder, and lay preacher, was born in Wake County, the son of Nancy A. (ca. 1828–31 Aug. 1888) and James D. Pullen (ca. 1820–15 Nov. 1887). [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pullen, Richard Stanhope
by Cross, Jerry L. Richard Stanhope Pullen, businessman and philanthropist, was born on the modest plantation of his father, Turner Pullen, near Neuse Station, Wake County. His mother, Elizabeth Smith Pullen, was the [...] (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.)
Purnell, Thomas Richard
by Putzel, Rosamond. Thomas Richard Purnell, jurist, was born in Wilmington, the son of Thomas Richard and Eliza Ann Dudley Purnell. His grandparents were John and Sarah Purnell and Governor and Mrs. Edward B. Dudley. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ramseur, Stephen Dodson
by Barrett, John G. Ramseur, Stephen Dodson by John G. Barrett, 1994 13 May 1837–20 Oct. 1864 Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate soldier, was born in Lincolnton, the son of Jacob A. and Lucy Wilfong Ramseur. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ramsey, Claude Swanson
by Cowles, Mary. Claude Swanson Ramsey, newspaper executive and political writer, was born in Burlington, the son of S. Clay and Lucy Pinckard Ramsey. As a youth he moved to Asheville with his family and began his [...] (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.)
Rankin, Robert Stanley
by Green, C. Sylvester. Robert Stanley Rankin, political science educator, was born in Tusculum, Tenn., the son of Thomas Samuel and Mary Isabel Coile Rankin. During World War I he served briefly as a sergeant. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ravenscroft, John Stark
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. John Stark Ravenscroft, first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal church in North Carolina and twentieth in succession in the American episcopate, was born on his parents' plantation near Blandford, [...] (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.)
Ray, John Robert
by Powell, William S. John Robert Ray, labor organizer, printer, and newspaperman, a native of North Carolina, was probably born in Raleigh. Since his mother, Mrs. Rachel T. Ray, was identified in Raleigh city directories [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rayner, John Baptis
by Andrews, William L. John Baptis Rayner, educator and politician, was born into slavery in Raleigh, the son of Kenneth Rayner, a prominent plantation owner, and Mary Ricks, a slave. With the aid of his father, Rayner [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rayner, Kenneth
by Jordan, John R., Jr. Kenneth Rayner, congressman, legislator, national leader of the Whig party, and planter was born in Bertie County, the son of the Reverend Amos Rayner, a Baptist minister and a veteran of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reade, Edwin Godwin
by Yearns, W. Buck. Edwin Godwin Reade, jurist and Confederate senator, was born at Mount Tirzah, Person County, the son of Robert R. and Judith A. Gooch Reade. The father, a yeoman farmer, died early and the children [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reese, Addison Hardcastle
by Peck, Stephen R. Addison Hardcastle Reese, banker and civic leader, was born in Baltimore County, Md., the son of Gordon Lippincott and Edith Octavia Ford Reese. His great-grandfather, John T. Ford, was owner of [...] (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.)
Reid, James William
by Powell, William S. James William Reid, broadcaster, public relations officer, sports director, banker, and mayor, was born in Asheville, the son of Bessie Perkinson and William Ernest Reid. In the early 1900s Mrs. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reid, Paul Apperson
by Williams, Max R. Paul Apperson Reid, a professional educator who in a forty-three-year career served North Carolina at every level of the public education system, was born in Stokes County, the son of Margaret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rencher, Abraham
by London, Lawrence F. Abraham Rencher, lawyer and legislator, son of John Grant and Ann Nelson Rencher, was born in Wake County, near Raleigh. His father, a native of Ireland, was for several years the sheriff of Wake [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rex, John
by Mitchell, Memory F. Rex, John by Memory F. Mitchell, 1994 11 Nov. 1771–30 Jan. 1839 John Rex, tanner, one of six [...] (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.)
Riddick, Elsie Garnett
by Durrill, Wayne K. Elsie Garnett Riddick, politician, suffragist, and advocate of woman's rights, was born on her father's farm six miles from Gatesville, the daughter of David Elbert and Cornelia Ann Speight Riddick. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Riddick, Wallace Carl
by Toler, Maurice S. Wallace Carl Riddick, educator and engineer, was born in Wake County, the son of Wiley Goodman and Anna Jones Riddick. After attending Wake Forest College for two years, he transferred to The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, John
by Massengill, Stephen E. John Roberts, planter, legislator, and militia officer, probably was born in the Bogue Sound area of Carteret County. His parents were William and Jemima (Jamima) Roberts, who owned a well-stocked, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robertson, James
by Pennywitt, Neil C. James Robertson, pioneer, surveyor, soldier, Indian agent, political leader, and founder of Nashville, Tenn., was the son of John and Mary Gower Robertson. Born in Brunswick County, Va., he moved [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robertson, Reuben Buck
by Lanning, Elaine Kaye. Reuben Buck Robertson, industrialist, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Charles Dunbreck and Cynthia Buck Robertson. A Scottish immigrant, his father served as an Ohio jurist. After graduating [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, Benjamin
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Benjamin Robinson, newspaper publisher, editor, novelist, political activist, lawyer, and Confederate officer, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Dr. Benjamin (Young Ben) West (1811–85) and Joanna [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, Harold Frank
by Williams, Max R. Harold Frank Robinson, plant geneticist and university administrator, was a native of Mitchell County, the son of Fred H. and Geneva J. Robinson. As a towheaded youngster growing up in the village of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rockwell, James Chester
by Tucker, Glenn. James Chester Rockwell, poet, editor, and minister, whose early death at age twenty-five was believed to have deprived North Carolina of one of its most promising literary figures of the late [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rogers, Sion Hart
by Downs, Alan C. Rogers, Sion Hart by Alan C. Downs, 1994 30 Sept. 1825–14 Aug. 1874 Sion Hart Rogers, lawyer, congressman, soldier, and attorney general, was born in Wake County near Raleigh. His parents [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rollins, Edward Tyler, Sr.
by Green, C. Sylvester. Edward Tyler Rollins, Sr., newspaper publisher, was born at Cary, the son of Wyatt Paul and Eliza Jane Smith Rollins. His early education was meager, and his formal schooling did not extend beyond [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Root, Charles Boudinot
by Peacock, Mary R. B. Charles Boudinot Root, silversmith, businessman, and civic leader of Raleigh, was born in Montague, Mass., the son and only surviving child of Elihu Root (1767–1869), a prominent landowner, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roulhac, Joseph Blount Grégoire
by Osborn, Dorothy H. Roulhac, Joseph Blount Grégoire by Dorothy H. Osborn, 1994 13 Aug. 1795–23 Jan. 1856 See also: Roulhac, Psalmet Grégoire de Joseph Blount Grégoire Roulhac, merchant, was the first son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Royall, Kenneth Claiborne
by Caldwell, George M. Kenneth Claiborne Royall, lawyer, secretary of war, and the first secretary of the army after President Harry S Truman's reorganization of the armed services under the Department of Defense, was born [...] (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.)
Royster, Hubert Ashley
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Hubert Ashley Royster, physician, was born in Raleigh, the son of Dr. Wisconsin I. and Mary Finch Royster, granddaughter of Colonel R. B. Creecy, who was editor of the Elizabeth City Economist. [...] (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.)
Royster, Wilbur High
by Powell, William S. Wilbur High Royster, lawyer, merchant, and teacher, was born in Raleigh, the son of Vermont Connecticut and Hallie Lee High Royster. He attended the Morson Academy in Raleigh and was graduated from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Saunders, Romulus Mitchell
by Jones, H. G. Romulus Mitchell Saunders, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and diplomat, was born near Milton, Caswell County, to William and Hannah Mitchell Saunders. His mother died while he was an infant, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Saunders, William Laurence
by Meekins, A. Christopher. Saunders, William Laurence By Christopher Meekins, North Carolina Office of Archives and History, 2020;  Revised December 2021 by NC Government & Heritage Library 1835-1891  “I [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Scarborough, John Catre
by Taylor, R. Hargus. John Catre Scarborough, educator and educational administrator, was the eighth of ten children of Daniel and Cynthia Horton Scarborough, whose farm was located about fifteen miles east of Raleigh, [...] (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.)
Schumacher, Francis Xavier
by Roberts, B. W. C. Francis Xavier Schumacher, pioneer in the field of forestry mensuration, was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Julia Lavender Schumacher. He attended Emanuel's Parochial School prior to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Armond Wendell
by Macfie, John. Armond Wendell Scott, lawyer and municipal judge, was a native of Wilmington and the second of six sons born to Benjamin and Athalea Harris Scott. The elder Scott ran a livery stable and a general [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, George Randolph
by Powell, William S. George Randolph Scott, motion picture actor, was born in Orange, Va., the only one of his seven brothers and sisters not born in Charlotte, N.C., the family's home. He was the son of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, Ralph Henderson
by Powell, William S. Ralph Henderson Scott, dairyman, political leader, and legislator, was born near Haw River in Alamance County, the son of Robert Walter and Elizabeth Jessie Hughes Scott. His brother, William Kerr [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scruggs, Lawson Andrew
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R. 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.)
Seaton, William Winston
by Bivins, Caroline Holmes. William Winston Seaton, journalist, was born in King William County, Va., at Chelsea, the family home, which at that time contained ancestral portraits and memorabilia. He was one of four sons and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Seawell, Henry
by Seawell, Henry. Henry Seawell, lawyer, legislator, attorney general, and judge, was born in that portion of Franklin County that was then Bute County. The son of Joseph and Martha Macon Seawell, he was principally [...] (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; Judicial Branch Susie Marshall Sharp was born [...] (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.)
Shepard, James Biddle
by Powell, William S. James Biddle Shepard, lawyer, legislator, and poet, was born in New Bern, the son of William Biddle and Mary Blount Shepard of Elmwood, Pasquotank County. He was related to the Biddle and Pettigrew [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shepard, James Edward
by Eagles, Charles W. James Edward Shepard, college president, was the oldest of twelve children born in Raleigh to the Reverend Augustus and Hattie Whitted Shepard. He attended the public schools of Raleigh before [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shepherd, James Edward
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. James Edward Shepherd, jurist, was born at Mintonville, near Suffolk, Va., the son of Thomas S. Shepherd. Orphaned at age ten, he was placed under the care of his brother, William S. Shepherd, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shepherd, Lilla (May) Vass
by Walser, Richard. Lilla (May) Vass Shepherd, poet, was born in Raleigh, the youngest child of Lillias Margaret McDaniel and William Worrell Vass. She had a brother William Worrell, Jr., a sister Eleanor Margaret, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sherwood, Francis Webber
by Sherwood, Mary Bates. Francis Webber Sherwood, agricultural scientist and college professor, was born in Raleigh, the son of Francis Webber and Mary Bates Sherwood. His ancestors can be traced to the Mayflower (John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shipp, Catherine (Kate) Cameron
by Stoops, Martha S. Catherine (Kate) Cameron Shipp, teacher and administrator, was born in Hendersonville, the daughter of William Marcus and Catherine Cameron Shipp. After attending the preparatory school in Lincolnton [...] (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.)
Sikes, Enoch Walter
by Woodard, John R., Jr. 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.)
Simpkins, Mary Lea: The Yates Mill
by Cecelski, David S. Mary Lea Simpkins grew up around one of the state's oldest grist mills, the Yates Mill just off Lake Wheeler Road south of Raleigh. For more than 200 years the Yates Mill ground meal and flour for [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Simpson, William
by Powell, William S. William Simpson, pharmacist and teacher, was born in New York City, the son of James and Ann Cannon Simpson, both born near Glasgow, Scotland, who had immigrated to the United States in 1837. The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sloan, Samuel
by Schalck, Harry. Sloan, Samuel by Harry Schalck, 1994 7 Mar. 1815–19 July 1884 Samuel Sloan, architect and publisher, was born in Honeybrook Township, Chester County, Pa., the son of William and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Slocumb, Jesse
by Wilson, Joni Elisa. Jesse Slocumb, congressman, was born near the site of the future town of Dudley in southern Wayne County, the son of Ezekiel and Mary (Polly) Hooks Slocumb. He received a modest education locally and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smedes, Aldert
by Stoops, Martha S. Aldert Smedes, Episcopal clergyman, was the founder and for thirty-five years rector of St. Mary's School (now St. Mary's College), Raleigh. The eldest of twelve children, he was born in New York [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smedes, Bennett
by Stoops, Martha S. Smedes, Bennett by Martha S. Stoops, 1994 7 Aug. 1837–22 Feb. 1899 Bennett Smedes, Episcopal clergyman and second [...] (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.)
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, Ezekiel Ezra
by Reidinger, Martin. Smith, Ezekiel Ezra by Martin Reidinger, 1994 23 May 1852–6 Dec. 1933 Ezekiel Ezra Smith, educator and diplomat, the son of free blacks Alexander and Caroline Smith, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, William Nathan Harrell
by Parramore, Thomas C. William Nathan Harrell Smith, congressman and judge, was the son of Dr. William Lay and Ann Harrell Smith of Murfreesboro. Dr. Smith died in the first year of his son's life, but Mrs. Smith proved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Willis
by Byrd, Robert L. Willis Smith, lawyer and U.S. senator, was born in Norfolk, Va., the son of Willis and Mary Shaw Creecy Smith. Two years later, when his father died, his mother moved to Elizabeth City and operated a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spelman, John
by Powell, William S. John Spelman, printer and newspaper editor, was born in England. Nothing appears to be recorded concerning his origin or education, but a number of Spelman men, all from the county of Norfolk, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spence, Hersey Everett
by Green, C. Sylvester. Hersey Everett Spence, Methodist clergyman, teacher, and author, was born at South Mills in Camden County, the son of Joseph Newton and Lucy Indiana Howell Spence. He received his undergraduate [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stacy, Walter Parker
by Ragan, Fred D. Walter Parker Stacy, lawyer, legislator, arbitrator, and chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born in Ansonville, Anson County. The son of Lucius Edney and Rosa Johnson Stacy, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stedman, Andrew Jackson
by Gaddy, David Winfred. Andrew Jackson Stedman, journalist, lawyer, minister, and Confederate officer, was born in Gatesville, the fifth son of William Winship (1798–1836) and Rebecca Walton Stedman (1794–1873) of Chatham [...] (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.)
Stephenson, William Hermas
by Powell, William S. Stephenson, William Hermas by William S. Powell, 1994 12 May 1897–5 Jan. 1986 William Hermas Stephenson, manufacturer of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Steppe, Clarence Maddrey
by Powell, William S. Clarence Maddrey Steppe, landscape nurseryman, was born at Dana in eastern Henderson County, the son of Norman Fanning and Annie Laurie Fordham Steppe. Known throughout life as "Kit," he was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stewart, George Alton
by Powell, William S. George Alton Stewart, pioneer aviator, was born in Buies Creek, Harnett County, the son of George Washington and Sally Jackson Stewart. He was educated in the schools of Buies Creek and at Coats High [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stockard, Henry Jerome
by Sherwood, Mary Bates. Henry Jerome Stockard, poet and educator, was born in Chatham County. His ancestors emigrated from Scotland to Pennsylvania and moved to Chatham County between 1750 and 1760. His grandfather, John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stone, David
by Taylor, Melonie Johnson. David Stone, governor, congressman, senator, legislator, and justice, was born in Bertie County of English ancestry. He was the son of Zedekiah and Elizabeth Shivers (or Shriver) Hobson Stone. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stringfield, Lamar
by Underwood, Evelyn. Lamar Stringfield, composer, conductor, and flutist, was born near Raleigh, the son of the Reverend Oliver Larkin and Ellie Beckwith Stringfield. He was the sixth of seven children. In 1902 the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stronach, William
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R. William Stronach, state capitol stonemason, marble carver, Raleigh businessman, and founder of the family in North Carolina, was born at Stroneveagh (meaning "the place of the Stronachs") in Moray [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Strong, George Vaughan
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. George Vaughan Strong, judge and legislator, was born near Clinton in Sampson County, the son of Dr. Salmon and Eliza Sampson Strong. The family of Dr. Strong had moved to North Carolina from Bolton, [...] (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.)
Sutton, Louis Valvelle
by Riley, Jack. Louis Valvelle Sutton, engineer and electric utility executive, was born in Richmond, Va., the son of Lee Edwards and Ella Wagner Sutton. His father, a tobacco manufacturer, invited him into the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swalin, Benjamin Franklin
by . Benjamin Franklin Swalin led the North Carolina Symphony for 33 years, from 1939 to 1972, revitalizing and expanding the project that Lamar Stringfield had started under the WPA. In 1945, Swalin's [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Swalin, Maxine McMahon
by . Maxine Swalin, with her husband Dr. Benjamin F. Swalin, revived a floundering North Carolina Symphony in the late 1930s and built it into an organization that became nationally known for its [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Swepson, George William
by Wyllie, Robert J. George William Swepson, businessman and Republican activist during Reconstruction, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., but in the early 1840s moved to Caswell County, N.C., where he is said to have [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Syme [Pronounced Sim ], John William
by Powell, William S. John William Syme [Pronounced Sim ], newspaper editor and legislator, was born in Petersburg, Va., the only child of the Reverend Andrew Syme, rector of St. Paul's Church, and his wife, Jean [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tatham, William
by Herndon, G. Melvin. William Tatham, clerk, merchant, soldier, lawyer, legislator, surveyor, engineer, civil servant, author, book and map collector, and cartographer, was born in the County of Cumberland, England. The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Taylor, Hannis
by Mcwilliams, Tennant S. Hannis Taylor, lawyer, scholar, and diplomat, was born in New Bern, the son of Susan Stevenson and Richard Nixon Taylor, a merchant. He was the grandson of Mary Hannis and William Taylor, Scottish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Taylor, John Louis
by Carraway, Gertrude S. John Louis Taylor, chief justice and legislator, was born in London of Irish parentage. Orphaned, he came to America at age twelve with an older brother, James, who helped finance his studies at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Taylor, Simon Bruton
by Fountain, A. M. Taylor, Simon Bruton by A. M. Fountain, 1996 16 Mar. 1834–27 Jan. 1929 Simon Bruton Taylor, Confederate officer, merchant, public official, and farmer, was born on a farm in southern Lenoir [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Taylor, Walter Frank
by Glover, Erma Williams. Walter Frank Taylor, lawyer, legislator, and civic leader, the son of Luther and Ettie Crow Taylor, was born on a cotton farm four miles from Faison. When he was fifteen the family moved into town, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thorpe, Jim and Babe Ruth (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Sumner, Jim L. Jim Thorpe and Babe Ruth are still considered among the greatest athletes of all time. When the sports television network ESPN compiled its list of top athletes of the twentieth century, it listed [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Tie, Edward: A Second Life
by Cecelski, David S. Edward Tie was one of Raleigh's first Chinese immigrants. He traveled to America, by himself and almost penniless, when he was only 11 years old in 1935. When he retired, he was the owner of a [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Todd, Furney Albert
by Toler, Maurice S. Todd, Furney Albert by Maurice Toler, 1996 3 Oct. 1921–3 Mar. [...] (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.)
Tomlinson, Mel A.: Rubber-Band Man
by Cecelski, David S. Mel A. Tomlinson was one of America's most brilliant dancers in the 1970s and '80s. Raised in Raleigh's Chavis Heights public housing project, he became a star in Agnes de Mille's Heritage Theater, [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Toon, Thomas Fentress
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Thomas Fentress Toon, farmer, teacher, soldier, and superintendent of public instruction, was born in Columbus County, the son of Anthony and Mary McMillan Fentress Toon. He attended county schools [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tourgée, Albion Winegar
by Olsen, Otto H. Tourgée, Albion Winegar by Otto H. Olsen, 1996 2 May 1838–21 May [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Town, Ithiel
by Bivins, Caroline Holmes. Ithiel Town, architect, was born in Thompson, Conn., to Archelaus and Martha Johnson Town. An ancestor was William Towne, who was in Salem, Mass., as early as 1640. Archelaus, a farmer, died when [...] (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.)
Tucker, Joel W.
by Tise, Larry E. Joel W. Tucker, Methodist clergyman and controversialist, a native of Virginia, was one of those individuals who appear from virtually unknown origins, reveal a flash of brilliance, and then [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tucker, Rufus Sylvester
by Hatcher, Susan Tucker. Rufus Sylvester Tucker, merchant and planter, was born in Raleigh, the third son of three children of Ruffin, a prominent merchant of his native Wake County, and Lucinda M. Sledge Tucker of Franklin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turner, Josiah, Jr.
by Trelease, Allen W. Josiah Turner, Jr., Confederate congressman, editor, and militant foe of Reconstruction, was born in Hillsborough, the eldest son of Josiah and Eliza Evans Turner. The father, a longtime sheriff and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turner, Vines Edmunds
by Deaton, Carol Dalton. Vines Edmunds Turner, dentist, businessman, Confederate soldier, and civic leader, was born in Franklin County, the son of Archibald Adams, a farmer and businessman, and Mary Anne Howze Turner. His [...] (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.)
Umstead, John Wesley, Jr.
by Pleasants, Julian M. John Wesley Umstead, Jr., legislator and advocate of education and mental health, was born in Durham County, the son of John Wesley, a Confederate veteran, farmer, and politician, and Lulie Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Upchurch, John Jordan
by Martin, John M. John Jordan Upchurch, founder of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, was born on a farm in Franklin County, one of four children of Ambrose and Elizabeth Hill Upchurch. After 1824, when his father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Valentiner, William Reinhold
by Cotten, Alice R. Valentiner, William Reinhold by Alice R. Cotten, 1996 2 May 1880–6 Sept. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vallas, Pota: A Greek Heart
by Cecelski, David S. I visited with Pota Vallas at her home in Raleigh. She is a radiantly beautiful 92-year-old and the matriarch of the city's Greek community. Her father, Gus Vurnakes, is remembered as Raleigh's first [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
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.)
Wallace, Lillian Frances Parker
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R. Lillian Frances Parker Wallace, educator, historian, author, lecturer, antiquarian, musician, watercolorist, and linguist, was born in Pine City, Minn., the daughter of Saidie Althea Feetham and the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warren, Julius (Jule) Benjamin
by Powell, William S. Warren, Julius (Jule) Benjamin by William S. Powell, 1996 12 Oct. 1887–24 June 1960 Julius (Jule) Benjamin Warren, newspaperman and editor, was born in Durham, the son of Julius B., a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warren, Lindsay Carter
by Johnston, W. Lee, Jr. Lindsay Carter Warren, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and comptroller general of the United States, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of Charles Frederic and Elizabeth Mutter Blount [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Waters, Vincent Stanislaus
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Vincent Stanislaus Waters, Roman Catholic prelate, was born in Roanoke, Va., the son of Michael Bernard, a railroad machinist, and Mary Francis Crowley Waters. He attended St. Andrews School [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Watson, Josiah Ogden
by Johnston, Hugh B., Jr. Josiah Ogden Watson, army surgeon, politician, and planter of immense wealth, was a son of John Watson of Pineville in Johnston County. About 1815 he married Penninah Tartt (1790–30 Jan. 1848), the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weatherell, Mary E. (Mollie) Jordan Gorman
by Watson, Helen R. Mary E. (Mollie) Jordan Gorman Weatherell, assistant editor of the Spirit of the Age (Raleigh), was born in Sussex County, Va., the daughter of Martha and James M. Jordan. Her father, referred to as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weatherspoon, Walter Herbert
by Riley, Jack. Walter Herbert Weatherspoon, attorney, utility executive, and philanthropist, was born at Nelson to William Hardy and Cynthia Hopson Weatherspoon. The operator of a general merchandise store, his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weaver, David Stathem
by Kearney, H. Thomas, Jr. David Stathem Weaver, educator and agricultural leader, was born in Westwood, Hamilton County, Ohio, the son of Samuel Alvin and Clara Stathem Weaver. He was educated in the public schools of [...] (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.)
Wells, Bertram Whittier
by Thorp, John Mercer, Jr. Bertram Whittier Wells, botanist, teacher, and author, was born in Troy, Ohio, the son of the Reverend Edward T., a Methodist minister, and Lucia Morehouse Wells. Identification of a rare wildflower [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitaker, Spier
by Norris, Elizabeth E. Whitaker, Spier by Elizabeth E. Norris, 1996 15 Mar. 1841–10 July 1901 Spier Whitaker, Confederate and Spanish American War officer, attorney, state senator, and superior court judge, was [...] (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.)
Whiting, Seymour Webster
by Anthony, Robert G., Jr. Whiting, Seymour Webster by Robert G. Anthony, Jr., 1996 15 Aug. 1816–2 Jan. 1855 Seymour Webster Whiting, banker, railroad official, and poet, was a native of Stratford, Conn. When about [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilder, Gaston Hillary
by Watkins, Ralph M. Gaston Hillary Wilder, lawyer, legislator, and railroad president, was the son of Hillary (1784–1849), a planter and legislator, and Esther Avera Wilder, both natives of Johnston County. While Gaston [...] (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.)
Wilkerson, Annie Louise: A Life of My Own
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Dr. Annie Louise Wilkerson at her home in Raleigh. We had been planning on talking after she finished radiation therapy for a recurrence of cancer, but she called me up one night and said [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Williams, Alfred
by Carroll, Grady L. E., Sr. Alfred Williams, businessman, was born in Franklin County to John (d. 1821) and Nancy A. Williams. He was the grandson of Jesse Williams and the great-grandson of Thomas Williams of Northampton [...] (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.)
Williamson, James Edwards
by Reed, Andrew. Dr. James Edwards Williamson was a physician and well-known politician in Caswell County, North Carolina. Born August 13, 1799 in Caswell County, Dr. Williamson was a graduate of the University of [...] (from NCpedia.)
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, Franklin Inge (Frank.)
by Powell, William S. Wilson, Franklin Inge (Frank.) by William S. Powell, 1996 1822–16 June [...] (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.)
Winston, Ellen Black
by Powell, William S. Ellen Black Winston, social worker, was born in Bryson City, the daughter of Stanley Warren and Marianna Fischer Black. She was graduated from Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C., in 1924 and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston, Laura Annie Ballinger
by Green, C. Sylvester. Laura Annie Ballinger Winston, temperance leader and educator of the deaf, was born at Swinton Lodge in Guilford County, the daughter of Yancey and Naomi Coffin Ballinger. Her father was of a line of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Withers, William Alphonso
by Bursey, Maurice M. William Alphonso Withers, agricultural chemist and founder of chemistry at North Carolina State University, was born in Riverview, near Davidson, and reared on a farm there, the son of William Banks [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Witherspoon, August McIver
by Hill, Steven. Witherspoon, August McIver By Steven A. Hill. Copyright 2019. Published with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. 11 Sept. 1930-6 June 1994 Augustus [...] (from NCpedia K-8 Collection.)
Wolstenholme, Hugh
by Powell, William S. Hugh Wolstenholme, Anglican priest, teacher, and hermit, was the son of Geoffrey Wolstenholme, of Horsley-Gate, Derbyshire, England, of an ancient family from the north of England. The clan claimed [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Woodall, Charles Lawrence, Jr.
by Sumner, Jim L. Woodall, Charles Lawrence, Jr. by Jim L. Sumner, 1996 26 July 1894–6 May 1963 Charles Lawrence Woodall, Jr., professional baseball player and coach, was born in Staunton, Va., the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Worth, Jonathan
by Zuber, Richard L. Jonathan Worth, Civil War treasurer, Reconstruction governor, legislator, lawyer, planter, and businessman, was descended from a line of Quaker ancestors extending back to colonial Nantucket. The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wyche, Mary Lewis
by Powell, William S. Mary Lewis Wyche, nurse, was born near Williamsboro in present Vance County, the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Hunter Wyche. In 1889 she was graduated from Henderson College, where she had taught in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wyche, Richard Thomas
by Powell, William S. Wyche, Richard Thomas by William S. Powell, 1996 25 July 1867–5 May 1930 Richard Thomas Wyche, lecturer and storyteller, was born in Henderson, the son of Benjamin and Sarah Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wynne, William (Will) Andrew
by Powell, William S. William (Will) Andrew Wynne, bicyclist, professional baseball player, and radio pioneer, was born near the community of Neuse in Wake County, the son of William W. and Elizabeth Culbreth Wynne. In [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Yates, Matthew Tyson
by Woodard, John R., Jr. Matthew Tyson Yates, Baptist missionary to China, was born in Wake County, the second of ten children of William and Delilah Booth Yates. He grew up in the Mount Pisgah community and attended the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Yergan, Max
by Boykin, James H. Max Yergan, world religious leader, educator, reformer, and consultant on African affairs, was born in Raleigh, the son of Lizzie Yergan and the grandson of Fred Yergan, a slave and apprentice [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Young, Allen Lawrence
by Murray, Elizabeth D. R. Allen Lawrence Young, community leader, educator, and founder of the Wake Forest Normal and Industrial School for Negroes (1905–57), was born in northern Wake County, the eldest of ten children of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Young, David Alexander
by Powell, William S. David Alexander Young, psychiatrist and hospital administrator, was born in Raleigh, the son of James Richard and Virginia Nicholls Young. His father, of Vance County, was North Carolina's first [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Young, James Hunter
by Gatewood, Willard B., Jr. James Hunter Young, politician, editor, businessman, and racial spokesman, was born near Henderson. His mother was enslaved by Captain Demetrius Ellis Young, and his father was "a prominent white man [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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