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Joseph Carter Abbott was born in Concord, New Hampshire on July 15, 1825. A lawyer and newspaper editor, after the Civil War he moved to Wilmington, where he became a senator and ally of Governor William Woods Holden during his term. He died in… Read More

James Abercrombie (1706-1781) was a British general. During the Seven Years War, he served as the commander-in-chief for the North American forces and led the British forces in a failed attempt to capture Fort Ticonderoga (formerly Fort Carillon… Read More

In December 1754, Robert Murden, a militia colonel, recommended William Martin to replace William Abercrombie, who had recently died, as a captain in the regiment of militia in Pasquotank County.

James Abercromby (1707-1775) was a British politician and colonial administrator. He served as attorney-general for South Carolina (1730-1745), agent for North Carolina (1747-1757), agent for the North Carolina Assembly (1758-1760), agent for… Read More

Arthur Talmadge Abernethy was born in Burke County on October 10, 1872. Abernethy studied and later taught at Rutherford College, which his father had founded. In addition to working as a Methodist minister and college professor, Abernethy was… Read More

Robert Lee Abernethy was born on March 2, 1872, in Catawba County, North Carolina. Abernethy was a farmer in the town of Hickory, North Carolina. He died in Hickory on June 9, 1952.

Henry Oliver Absher was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, on December 12, 1872. Absher was a cashier for the Deposit & Savings Bank in North Wilkesboro. He died at his North Wilkesboro home on March 31, 1937.

William Rowan Absher was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, in 1865. Absher was a department store proprietor in North Wilkesboro who served as principal of the North Wilkesboro school. He died in Charlotte (Mecklenburg County) on… Read More

George Franklin Adams was born in Asheville (Buncombe County) on August 24, 1862. He worked as a farmer and at the sanitarium in Black Mountain. He died on December 9, 1924.

Jacob Adams was born in about 1759. A resident of Johnston County, North Carolina, he signed an affidavit in support of Mourning Davis' widow's pension application. He died sometime after 1843.

Jonathan Adams (d. c1790) was a resident of Tyrrell County. In early July Daniel Leggett approached Adams and convinced him to swear an oath of secrecy before inducting him into the Gourd Patch Conspiracy. After learning more about the plot,… Read More

William Adams was a resident of Bertie County. In 1777 Daniel Leggett testified that he swore… Read More

William Jackson Adams was born January 27, 1860, in Rockingham, North Carolina. Adams was a lawyer until his appointment to a judgeship of the Superior Court in 1908, a position he retained through elections until Gov. Cameron Morrison appointed… Read More

Daniel D. Addison was born in Maryland in about 1812. A resident of Washington, DC, he worked as a clerk in the U.S. Pension Office. He died in Washington, DC on July 1, 1873.

James Lewis Adkins was born on November 19, 1878, in South Carolina. Adkins was the assistant power house superintendent for the Tallassee Power Company at Badin, North Carolina. In 1919, he provided testimony during an investigation into the… Read More

James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey was born on October 18, 1875, in the Gold Coast Colony (now Ghana). A Livingstone College and Columbia University graduate, Aggrey was a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church best remembered for his… Read More

Isaac Airs was a resident of Tyrrell County. In 1777 he served as security on a bond for his brother-in-law … Read More

Daniel Akehurst was born in England in about 1653. A Quaker, he arrived in North Carolina by the 1680s, when he became a member of the North Carolina Council as a deputy for proprietor John Archdale. In addition to handling Archdale's affairs in… Read More

Cicero Pilades Albright was born on January 16, 1855, in Graham, North Carolina. Albright served Alamance County as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners as well as a member of the board of education. In July 1920, he contacted the… Read More

George Albright was born in Orange County, North Carolina in 1793. An innkeeper in Greensboro, he also served as a justice of the peace for Guilford County, North Carolina. He died in Guilford County in October 26, 1868.

James Ashby Albritton was born in Greene County, North Carolina, on December 17, 1869. Abritton was an attorney in Snow Hill who represented Greene County in the General Assembly in 1909. He died in Snow Hill on February 5, 1934.

Edwin Anderson Alderman was born in Wilmington (New Hanover County), North Carolina on May 15, 1861. Alderman was a career educator who served as president of the University of North Carolina (1896-1900), Tulane University (1900-1904), and the… Read More

Jacob Oliver Alderman was born on May 7, 1862, in Sampson County, North Carolina. Alderman was a Baptist minister who served as the superintendent of Chowan County schools for twelve years. He died in Durham (… Read More

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Henry Quincy Alexander was born on August 22, 1853, in Statesville, North Carolina. Alexander was a physician, farmer, and state legislator (elected in 1903 and 1905) who served as president of the North Carolina Farmers Union from 1908 to 1919.… Read More

James Alexander was a resident of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina who served in the patriot forces during the American Revolution. His date of birth and death are unknown.

John Alexander was born in North Carolina in about 1754. He married Susana Alexander in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on November 12, 1777. During the American Revolution he served as a private, possibly in the 10th North Carolina Regiment… Read More

Nathaniel Alexander (1736-1767) was a resident of Mecklenburg County who wrote to Arthur Dobbs in 1764 regarding militia commissions.

Susana Alexander was born in North Carolina on December 24, 1759. A great deal of contradictory evidence exists about Susana Alexander's early life and family. Susana herself states that her father's name was James Alexander. Other sources… Read More

Will Winton Alexander was born on July 15, 1884 in Morrisville, Missouri. Alexander was a Methodist minister who served on the Commission for Interracial Cooperation, as vice president of the Rosenwald Fund, administrator of the Farm Security… Read More

Arthur Allen was a colonist who lived along the Tarraro Creek. At some point prior to 1726, a group Meherrin Indians traveled within the vicinity of his land before settling along Bennett's Creek in Chowan Precinct, North Carolina. As the Tarraro… Read More

Eleazer Allen (1692-1750) was a colonial official who was politically aligned with royal governor Gabriel Johnston. He served as Receiver General from 1735 to 1742 and 1742 to 1750.

Jacob S. Allen was born around 1840. Allen was a long-time resident of Raleigh (Wake County), North Carolina. He was a contractor and builder who served as a director of the North Carolina State Penitentiary. 

John Allen was a resident in colonial North Carolina. Around 1763, he joined others in signing a letter of petition to royal governor Arthur Dobbs on behalf of William Strother, who had been accused of horse stealing.

John Allen (d. 1797) was a resident of Bertie County. In 1777 he served as a juror in the fall session of the … Read More

John Henry Allen was born in Yadkin County, North Carolina, on December 9, 1861. Allen was a real estate agent and longtime public school teacher and principal in Elkin, North Carolina. He died in Winston-Salem (Forsyth County) on February 28,… Read More

Judey Allen was a free woman of color who was probably born in Virginia in about 1735. A resident of Northampton County, North Carolina, she was the mother of Revolutionary War veteran William Taburn. She died sometime after 1770.

Matthew Hicks Allen was born in Kenansville (Duplin County), North Carolina on November 29, 1884. Allen was an attorney in Goldsboro and New Bern who served with the 133rd Field Artillery during World War I. Following the war, he served as a… Read More

Nathaniel Allen (c1755-1805) was a resident of Chowan County. In 1778 he signed an oath swearing his allegiance to the State of North Carolina and promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's independence.… Read More

Oliver Hicks Allen was born in Wake County, North Carolina, on March 20, 1850. Allen served as solicitor for the sixth judicial district (1885-1894) and as a judge for superior courts in the state from 1897 until his retirement in 1923. He died… Read More

William James Allen was born in Orange County, North Carolina, on August 22, 1882. Allen moved to North Wilkesboro (Wilkes County) in 1907. He worked as a furniture store clerk and as manager for Miller Grocery Co. In 1921, he purchased the town’… Read More

John Allison was born in Ireland in about 1768. He emigrated with his father to America around 1777 and resided in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Later in life he resided in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and swore to an affidavit in support of… Read More

John Allison was born in Orange County, North Carolina in 1762. In 1778 he became a private in the Orange County Regiment of the North Carolina militia and served three separate tours, finally being discharged in 1781. He later moved to Tennessee… Read More

Richard P. Allison was born in Statesville, North Carolina, on June 16, 1870. He was a businessman, Spanish-American War veteran, and Federal Prohibition Agent for the Internal Revenue Service. He died in Newberry, South Carolina, on June 18,… Read More

William S. Allison was a pension agent who helped process applicants' claims against the U.S. Government in the 1840's. Any further information about this individual has not been located.

Richard Gold Allsbrook was born on December 13, 1874, in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. An attorney by training, Allsbrook was senior partner of the Allsbrook & Phillips law office in Tarboro, North Carolina, and was later a law partner of… Read More

Solomon Alphen was a resident of Chowan and later Gates County. In 1778 he signed an oath swearing his allegiance to the State of North Carolina and promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's independence… Read More