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Barfield, Margie Velma
by Hollingsworth, Biff, West, Tim. Margie Velma (née Bullard) Barfield was a convicted murderer executed by the state of North Carolina;  the first woman put to death by lethal injection in the United States, the first woman executed [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Bell, William
by Webb, Mena F. Bell, William by Mena F. Webb, 1979 28 Oct. 1783–17 Sept. 1867 William Bell, architect and builder of the U.S. Arsenal at Fayetteville, was born in Aberdour, Fifeshire, Scotland. The names [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benton, Angelo Ames
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Angelo Ames Benton, Episcopal clergyman and scholar, was born at Canea on the island of Crete. His father, the Reverend George Benton, was serving at the time as an Episcopal missionary in Greece. In [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bethune, Lauchlin
by Watson, Harry L. Lauchlin Bethune, congressman and planter, led the Democratic party in the upper Cape Fear region in the 1830s, the formative years of the second American party system. He was born in Cumberland [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Betts, Alexander Davis
by Smith, Louise C. Alexander Davis Betts, Methodist minister and Confederate chaplain, the son of Temperance Utley and William Betts, was born in Blockersville (now Stedman), Cumberland County. At the age of seventeen, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, Lemuel
by Keever, Homer M. Lemuel Bingham, newspaper editor, was a native of Pittsfield, Mass. A printer by trade, he was brought to Salisbury in 1820 by Charles F. Fisher to found the Western Carolinian, first successful [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bogle, James
by Kirkman, Roger N. James Bogle, portrait and genre painter, was born in or near Fayetteville, or in Georgetown, S.C., a twin son of Dr. James and Sarah Auld Bogle, Dr. Bogle made his living both as a physician and as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bogle, Robert
by Kirkman, Roger N. Robert Bogle, portrait and genre painter, was probably born in or near Fayetteville, or in Georgetown, S.C., a twin son of Dr. James and Sarah Auld Bogle. Of his early education nothing is known, but [...] (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.)
Buxton, Jarvis
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Jarvis Buxton, Episcopal clergyman and educator, was born near Washington, N.C., the son of the Reverend Jarvis Barry Buxton, also an Episcopal minister. A few years later his father became rector of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buxton, Ralph Potts
by Parker, David P. Ralph Potts Buxton, superior court judge, mayor, constitutional convention member, and gubernatorial candidate, was born in Washington, N.C., in 1826, the son of the Reverend Jarvis Buxton, Sr., and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Callis, John Benton
by Green, C. Sylvester. John Benton Callis, military leader and congressman, was born in Fayetteville. His parents moved to Tennessee when he was six years old and to Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin, six years later. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, John Adams
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. John Adams Cameron, lawyer, banker, editor, consul, and judge, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., son of John Cameron (1744–1815), a native of Scotland and Presbyterian minister, and Anne Owen Nash [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Campbell, Farquhard
by Fields, William C. Farquhard Campbell, legislator and soldier, was born in Scotland. Facts concerning his parentage, place of origin, and the exact date of his emigration to North Carolina are not known and are further [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell
by Andrews, William L. Chesnutt, Charles Waddell by William L. Andrews, 1979; Revised November 2022; Revised by SLNC Government and Heritage Library, June 2023 20 June 1858–15 Nov. 1932 Charles Waddell Chesnutt, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Jerome Bayard
by Clark, Edith M. Jerome Bayard Clark, congressman, was born on Phoebus Plantation near Elizabethtown, Bladen County, son of John Washington and Catherine Amelia Blue Clark. He was educated in the Clarkton schools, at [...] (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.)
Cole, Stephen William
by Rea, Kathleen M. Cole, Stephen William by Kathleen M. Rea, 1979; Revised November 2022. 1 Jan. 1813–19 Sept. 1889 Stephen William Cole, planter and banker, son of William Terry and Judith Moseley Leake Cole, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colton, Henry Elliott
by Stephens, George M., Colton, Henry E. Henry Elliott Colton, naturalist, geologist, and author, was born in Fayetteville, the son of the Reverend Simeon Colton, a native of Somers, Conn., and an 1806 graduate of Yale who moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colton, Simeon
by Fox, Charlesanna L. Although he was an ordained minister, Colton devoted most of his life not to the ministry but to education. He was principal of the Monson and Amherst academies in Massachusetts before he moved to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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 and Heritage [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Council, Arthur
by Rockwell, Paul A. Arthur Council, Revolutionary War officer, is noted as one of the youngest and most active leaders of the early revolutionary movement in North Carolina. He was the son of Joanna Willis and Captain [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daingerfield, Elliott
by Moore, James Elliott. Elliott Daingerfield, American artist, was born in Harper's Ferry, Va., the son of Captain John Elliott Daingerfield and Matilda Wickham DeBrau Daingerfield. The family moved to Fayetteville in 1861 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dickson, James Henderson
by Sheppard, Juanita Ann. James Henderson Dickson, physician, was the son of James Dickson, a commission merchant of Wilmington. He was not only one of the first physicians of his day but also a man of remarkable intellect. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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