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A. E. William

Submitted to Gov. Thomas W. Bickett around July 1920 a note congratulating him on his anti-lynching efforts.

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A. F. Wright Person
A. H. Nixon

An African American man in Statesville who was stripped of his notary public commission based on his race in May 1920.

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A. J. Byrd

Most likely Amos J. Byrd, born in Merry Oaks, North Carolina, on the Wake and Chatham county line in July 1844. He was a longtime resident of Chatham County before moving to Durham. In the 1920 census, his occupation is listed as carpenter.

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A. L. McNeill

Member of the building committee of the State School for the Blind in 1920.

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A. W. Pate

Of Purvis, Robeson County, North Carolina. In July 1917, he was selected to replace Graham McKinnon--who had recently died--on the state's eastern district exemption board.

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Aaron Frissell

He signed a letter of petition to Arthur Dobbs on behalf of William Strother ca. 1763.

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Aaron McDuffie Moore

Aaron McDuffie Moore, born in Columbus County, North Carolina, on September 6, 1863. A prominent physician in the Hayti community of Durham, Moore was co-founder and medical director of North Carolina Mutual. Like his peers, Moore focused his efforts on the uplift of Durham's black citizens, founding Lincoln Hospital in 1901 and the Durham Colored Library twelve years later.

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Abraham Goldstein

Born January 2, 1898, in Wilmington, North Carolina. The son of Jewish immigrants from Poland, Goldstein was a lifelong Wilmington resident and merchant who led a movement to combat profiteering and overinflation of food, clothing, and housing in post-war (World War I) Wilmington.

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Abraham Hamilton Rowland

Born in 1890 in North Carolina. Rowland was a farmer in the Marble community of Cherokee, North Carolina, who served in the 322nd Infantry and the 105th Engineers in World War I. After serving overseas from May 1918 to April 1919, he was honorably discharged from the service.

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Abraham Lott

He was an owner of the vessels Sloop Hester and Sloop Industry.

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Abraham Smeott

He signed a letter of petition to Arthur Dobbs on behalf of William Strother ca. 1763.

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Ada Lee Timberlake Utley

Born August 25, 1883, in Wake County, North Carolina. Utley, nee Timberlake, married Philemon M. Utley in November 1917.

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Addison Goodloe Mangum

Born January 17, 1867, in Orange County, North Carolina. A lawyer by training, Mangum served in the North Carolina General Assembly in 1907, 1908, and 1919. He was a senior partner of the Gastonia-based law office of Mangum & Woltz.

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Adolphus Washington Moser

Born March 25, 1882, in Alamance County, North Carolina. Moser was a farmer, trader, and civil servant. He was working as Graham's jailer and chief of police when in July 1920 a mob attempted to break the jail and lynch three men accused of sexual assault. 

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Adonijah Raynor

Born January 22, 1888, in Cumberland County, North Carolina. At the outbreak of World War I, Raynor was a tenant farmer in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

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Aggrey, James Emman Kwegyir

Born 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 work promoting education and racial cooperation in Africa. In December 1918, he was serving as the secretary of the Western North Carolina conference of the AME Zion Church. He was a longtime resident of Salisbury, at which place he is buried.

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Agnes Lacy Lane

Born July 9, 1892, in North Carolina. Lane, nee Lacy, was a stenographer in Wilson County.

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Albert Anderson

Born October 18, 1859, near Eagle Rock (Wake County), North Carolina. A physician by training, Anderson served as the superintendent of the state mental hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, from 1913 to 1932.

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Albert Dekalb Parrott

Born April 3, 1883, in Lenoir County, North Carolina. Parrott was a physician in Kinston who served on the Lenoir County Exemption Board during World War I.

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Albert Lyman Cox

Born December 1, 1883, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Cox an attorney, state legislator, and jurist who embarked on a military career during World War I. In July 1917, Cox resigned from his superior court judgeship after serving only seven months to accept an appointment as colonel of the state's mobilizing artillery force, which unit was eventually designated as the 113th Field Artillery. With his men, Cox deployed to the war zone and served in active combat until the armistice. His notable leadership garnered him a Distinguished Service Medal. His military service continued up through World War II until his retirement in 1949, having attained the rank of major general.

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Albert S. Long

Born circa 1873 in North Carolina. He seems to have been a Franklinton, North Carolina, native. In 1896, Long graduated from Lincoln University's theological department. As an ordained Presbyterian minister, he served the Lexington community as principal of the segregated graded school.

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Albert Young Kelly

Born May 19, 1882, in Mocksville, North Carolina. Kelly was manager of the Raleigh-based Pilot Division (Pilot Cotton Mills) of the Consolidated Textile Corporation.

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Alexander Henderson Galloway, Jr.

Born September 15, 1870, in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Galloway was a real estate developer and president of the Winston-Salem Board of Trade. During World War I, he served on the state's western district exemption board.

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Alexander Johnston

He signed a petition on behalf of the residents of Anson County requesting Arthur Dobbs create and appoint a patrol group to provide protection against Native Americans who were raiding their homes and farms.

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Alexander Lokert

He signed a petition on behalf of the residents of Anson County requesting Arthur Dobbs create and appoint a patrol group to provide protection against Native Americans who were raiding their homes and farms.

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Alexander McAuley Person
Alexander McCulloch

He died in 1798. Son of James McCulloch, the younger Alexander McCulloch was an auditor and councilor in North Carolina during the Seven Years War.  In 1760, he became a colonel in the Edgecombe County militia.  In that year, he also was a member of the Assembly.

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Alexander McMullon

He signed a petition on behalf of the residents of Anson County requesting Arthur Dobbs create and appoint a patrol group to provide protection against Native Americans who were raiding their homes and farms.

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Alexander Mebane

He was born November 26, 1744 and died July 5, 1795. He spent most of his life in Orange County, North Carolina and served several political offices in the county. He was one of Orange County's delegates to the Provincial Congress in 1776 and later was a justice of the peace. He also served as sheriff and eventually elected to the U.S. Congress.

He sent a petition to Arthur Dobbs regarding several members of the NC militia.

 

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Alexander Osborne
Alexander Sterling Hunter

Alexander Sterling Hunter, born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on January 7, 1883. A graduate of Kittrell College and Meharry Medical College, Hunter was a dentist by profession, serving Durham's black residents for several decades.

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Alexander Stewart

He was born in 1723 and died in 1771. He served as Chaplain to Governor Arthur Dobbs. He also was a Society for the Propagation of the Gospel missionary to BathTown. There, he emphasized outreach to the American Indian and Black populations.

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Alexander Worth McAlister

Born March 21, 1862, in Asheboro, North Carolina. McAlister was an insurance executive in Greensboro who served as a member of the State Board of Public Welfare (1916-1944). During World War I, he served as the Federal Fuel Administrator for the state.

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Alfred Edgar Smith

Born February 22, 1862, in Guilford County, North Carolina. Smith was president of the National Furniture Company in Mount Airy, North Carolina. He served two terms on the State Prison Board, 1917 to 1921 and 1929 until his death later that same year.

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Alfred Gordon Davis

Alfred Gordon Davis, born in February 1861 in Nova Scotia, Canada. Davis was a Presbyterian minister in Washington, North Carolina.

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Alfred Moore Scales

Born August 20, 1870, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Scales was a real estate investor and attorney in Greensboro.

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Alfred P. Whitener

Born May 14, 1867, in Catawba County, North Carolina. Whitener was a businessman in Hickory, North Carolina, who variously engaged in hospitality, real estate, and furniture sales.

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Alfred Tennyson Taylor

Born April 2, 1892, in Johnston County, North Carolina. Taylor was state food inspector when the draft for World War I was rolled out.

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Alger Ross Henderson

Born September 11, 1888, in North Carolina. In 1920, Henderson provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County. He was employed by the Graham Water Company as a bookkeeper and later served as postmaster, a post he held for twenty-three years.

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Allen Brothers

A Raleigh-based real estate company organized and operated by Daniel Allen, Frank D. Allen, and William G. Allen.

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Allen J. Wilson

Born circa 1871 in South Carolina. Wilson was a minister in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Allen McDonald

Born February 16, 1889, in Grandview, North Carolina. McDonald was a farmer in Grandview.

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Allen Parrish

Nephew of Buck Parrish, of Durham, NC. In the summer of 1920, Parrish lived in Graham, North Carolina, and was suspected of taking part in an attempted lynching at the Alamance County jail. During the attempted assault on the jail, members of the Durham Machine Gun Company were forced to open fire to stop the attack. Two men were wounded and one man was killed. Parrish was noticeably wounded in the days following the assault. He maintained that the gun shot wound to his knee happened on a different night and that it was the result of his accidentally dropping a loaded .45 calibre pistol on the floor.

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Allison Caulincourt Zollicoffer

Born April 29, 1854, in Weldon, North Carolina. Zollicoffer was a lawyer who served as a government appeals agent for Vance County during World War I.

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Alonzo Herman Sorrell

Born January 23, 1894, in Sumner, Georgia. During World War I, Sorrell served with Company A of the 317th Machine Gun Battalion and was deployed overseas from July 1918 to June 1919. He was honorably discharged from the service in July 1919 but volunteered for the national guard the following year. As part of the Durham Machine Gun Company, Sorrell (who then held the rank of corporal) helped put down a lynch mob in Alamance County in July 1920.

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Alonzo M. Breece

Alonzo M. Breece, born in Cumberland County, North Carolina, on July 5, 1869. Breece moved to Pembroke in 1909 where he opened and operated a successful general merchandise store and became the director of a local bank.

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Alvin Paul Kitchin

Born April 24, 1873, in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. Kitchin was the brother of former governor William Walton Kitchin and U. S. Representative Claude Kitchin. A lawyer by training and profession, Kitchin served three terms in the General Assembly of North Carolina: 1907 and 1909 in the house and 1911 in the senate.

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Alvis Beam Mangum

Born November 24, 1894, in Rougemont, North Carolina. Mangum was a machinist for, and later superintendent of, the Sellers Hosiery Mills in Burlington, North Carolina.

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American Federation of Labor Organization