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Armfield, Eugene Morehead
by Underwood, William, Jr. Eugene Morehead Armfield, writer, teacher, and translator, was born in Thomasville, the son of Jesse L. Armfield, first cashier of the Bank of Thomasville, and Dion Griffith Armfield, whose parents [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burgin, William Olin
by Harris, Tyndall P., Jr. William Olin Burgin, congressman, lawyer, and businessman, was born on a farm in McDowell County, one of five children of Merrett Burgin, farmer, merchant, and Confederate Army veteran, and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carrick, John Lee
by Taylor, R. Hargus. John Lee Carrick, clergyman and educator, was born in Davidson County, the son of Christopher Columbus and Nancy Elizabeth Thayer Carrick. His paternal ancestors appear to have migrated to North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clodfelter (Gladfelder), Jesse
by Batson, Whaley W. Jesse Clodfelter (Gladfelder), cabinetmaker, was the first child of Maria Magdalena Walk and John George Gladfelter Jr. The spelling of the family was changed later, and they were from the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Collins, Mordecai
by Batson, Whaley W. Mordecai Collins, cabinetmaker, was born probably in Virginia, of unknown ancestry. His name first appears in Rowan County records on 3 Dec. 1809, in an entry stating that Collins purchased from John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cramer, Stuart Warren
by Morgan, Thomas S. Cramer, Stuart Warren by Thomas S. Morgan, 1979 31 Mar. 1868–2 July 1940 Stuart Warren Cramer, leader in the development and improvement of textile mills, inventor, and leader in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Deems, Charles Force
by Keever, Homer M. Charles Force Deems, clergyman, educator, and author, is best known for his connection with the Church of the Strangers in New York City during the late nineteenth century and for his friendship with [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Finch, Thomas Jefferson
by Sink, M. Jewell. Thomas Jefferson Finch, pioneer furniture manufacturer, banker, and farmer, was descended from English settlers who came first to Virginia and then to Person County, N.C. Succeeding generations moved [...] (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.)
Gerrard, Charles
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Charles Gerrard, Revolutionary patriot and philanthropist, was born in Beaufort County. Little is known of his antecedents. His mother, Dinah, was married a second time—to one Sirmon—and was living [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Green, Philip Palmer
by Matthews, Mary G. Philip Palmer Green, army medical corps officer and pathologist, was born in Davidson County, the second of six children of Robert S. and Nettie Lopp Green. His education began in a one-teacher [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hairston, Peter
by Hairston, Peter W. Peter Hairston, Revolutionary War officer, North Carolina state senator, planter, iron manufacturer, and merchant, was born in Franklin County, Va. His father was Robert Hairston, a landowner and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hairston, Peter Wilson
by Hairston, Peter W. Hairston, Peter Wilson by Peter Wilson Hairston, 1988; Revised by Jared Dease, Government and Heritage Library, December 2022 25 Nov. 1819–17 Feb. 1886 Peter Wilson Hairston, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanes, Lewis
by Brawley, James S. Lewis Hanes, newspaper editor, was born in Forsyth County but spent most of his life in Davidson County. In addition to his work as a journalist, Hanes was active in politics. He was a Whig member of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hedrick, Benjamin Sherwood
by Knapp, Sharon E. Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick, educator, chemist, and antislavery activist, was born in western Davidson County near Salisbury, the son of Elizabeth Sherwood and John Leonard Hedrick, a farmer and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hege, Constantine Alexander
by Powell, William S. Constantine Alexander Hege, merchant, inventor, and manufacturer, was born near Friedburg Moravian Church in Davidson County, the son of Solomon and Catherine Guinther Hege. Joining the Moravian [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Heitman, John Franklin
by Tise, Larry E. John Franklin Heitman, educator, clergyman, editor, and historian, was born in Davidson County near Lexington, the son of Henry and Eve McRary Heitman. In 1861 he entered Trinity College around which [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henkel, Paul
by Keever, Homer M. Paul Henkel, Lutheran pastor, missionary, and organizer on the American frontier, was born on Dutchman's Creek in present Davie County, the oldest son of Jacob and Mary Barbara Dieter Henkel, who had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holmes, Moses L.
by Glass, Brent D. Moses L. Holmes, gold miner and speculator-merchant, was born on Big River near Flat Swamp in Rowan (now Davidson) County, the son of Jesse and Nancy Owen Holmes. His father owned a large farm and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, Louisa Matilda Moore
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Holt, Louisa Matilda Moore 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.)
Holt, William Edwin
by Holt, Rachel Y. William Edwin Holt, textile manufacturer and civic and religious leader, was born at Locust Grove in Alamance County, near the site where the Regulators fought in 1771. He was one of ten children [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, William Rainey
by Sink, M. Jewell. William Rainey Holt, physician, public servant, and planter-enslaver, was born in Alamance County, the oldest son of Michael and Rachel Rainey Holt, and the grandson of Captain Michael and Jean [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Archibald
by Johnson, Gerald W. Archibald Johnson, editor, was born in what is now Spring Hill Township, Scotland County, the son of Duncan and Catherine Livingston Johnson, both of whom were of Highland Scots ancestry. He was six [...] (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.)
Lambeth, John Walter, Jr.
by Sink, M. Jewell. Lambeth, John Walter, Jr. by M. Jewel Sink, 1991 10 Jan. 1896–11 Jan. 1961 See also: Lambeth, John Walter, Sr. John Walter Lambeth, Jr., manufacturer and congressman, the son of John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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