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William Howard Harris

Born November 13, 1890, in Falkland, North Carolina. Harris was a farmer in Pitt County when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He was subsequently inducted into the service in September 1917 and served with the 321st Infantry and the 114th Field Artillery until his honorable discharge in April 1918.

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William Howard Moser

Born June 29, 1906, in Alamance County, North Carolina. In August 1920, when he was just fourteen, Moser was called upon to provide testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County. He was the son of Adolphus Washington Moser, who was at that time serving as jailer and chief of police for Graham, North Carolina.

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William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn

Born January 22, 1886, in Northampton County, North Carolina. A lawyer by training, Burgwyn served several terms as a state legislator in both the house and senate, as solicitor from 1932 to 1937, and as superior court judge from 1937 until his death in 1977. In 1917, he served on a joint legislative committee charged with investigating the condition of the state's prison system.

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William James Herritage

Born circa 1850 in Washington, North Carolina. A Lincoln University graduate, Herritage was an espiscopal minister, called to service at the St. John the Evangelist church in Edenton, North Carolina. From Edenton, he endeavored to build new congregations among the black citizens of nearby towns such as Elizabeth City and Washington. Reverend Herritage also served as the principal of the parochial school for Edenton's African American students.

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William John Franklin Moore

William John Franklin Moore, born circa 1863 in Washington, North Carolina. Moore was a minister in the A. M. E. Zion Church in Washington, North Carolina.

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William Johnson

He signed an undated letter of petition to Arthur Dobbs on behalf of William Strother, possibly around 1763.

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William Johnston, 1st Baronet

During the Seven Years War, Johnston commanded the colonial militia in New York and the Iroquois. He later served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the northern American colonies.

William Joseph Swan

Born February 26, 1877, in Pamlico County, North Carolina. Swan was the president of the Bank of Pamlico and chairman of the War Savings Stamp campaign in the Stonewall community during World War I.

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William Kinchen Jr.

He was a well-to-do merchant-planter who settled on the south side of the Roanoke River. At the time of his early death in 1758, William represented Edgecombe County in the Assembly.

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William Lancaster

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

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William Lloyd Riddle, Sr.

Born September 7, 1857, in Wake County, North Carolina. Lloyd was for thirty-three years a pattern maker for an iron works company in Wilmington, North Carolina. His experience in that line of work drove him towards labor reform, and he became active with labor organizations like the Knights of Labor and the Allied Trades Council. By the time of his death in 1934, he was remembered as a "militant trade unionist" who was "one of the grand old men of labor."

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William Lowrie

Commissioner of Pembroke, April 1919

William Luther Spoon

Born March 18, 1862, in Burlington, North Carolina. Spoon was the highway engineer for Forsyth County (1911-1913) and the senior highway engineer with the public roads office (1913-1920).

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William Luton Shoffner

Born April 26, 1889, in Alamance County, North Carolina. Shoffner was engaged in sawmilling when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He served with the 161st Depot Brigade until April 1918 and then Company B of the 313th Service Battalion until his discharge in July 1919. He was deployed overseas from May 1918 to June 1919. After the war, he worked for the Bethlehem Steel Company.

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William MacKenzie

Captain of New Hanover Troops

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William Mackey

He was nephew and heir of Thomas Bell. He established and ran Mackey's Ferry.

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William Mackie

He also signed a petition requesting a Justice of the Peace be assigned to Currituck County after the previous justice was moved out of the county.

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William Marion Bond

Born July 14, 1858, in Chowan County, North Carolina. Bond was a superior court judge from 1913 to 1928.

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William Marsh Sanders

Born February 13, 1858, near Smithfield, North Carolina. Sanders was a banker, businessman, and farmer who served on the executive board of the state fair, a term as president of the North Carolina Cotton Growers Co-operative Association, as a member of the State Prison Board, and as a legislator representing Johnston County.

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William Martin Person
William McArthur

Born September 12, 1888, in Cumberland County, North Carolina. At the outbreak of World War I, McArthur was employed at the Aspen Manufacturing Company in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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William McKinley McElrath

William McKinley McElrath, born in Tennessee on October 4, 1897. He was for thirty-three years a school principal, splitting that time between Kinston and Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina.

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William Miller Person
William Mitchell

Born about 1887. Resident of North Morehead Township in Guilford County, NC.

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William Mobile Ashby

William Mobile Ashby, born October 15, 1889, in Carter's Grove, Virginia. Ashby graduated from Yale University with a degree in divinity in 1916 and came to Durham shortly after for a teaching job at the National Training School (now NCCU). He remained at the school only a short time, registering for the draft in Durham in June 1917 before moving to Newark, New Jersey, to embark on a long career of social work and activism. Much of his life is detailed in his autobiography Tales Without Hate.

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William Montgomery

He was master of the vessel Sloop Fair Trader.

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William Moore

He was master of the Schooner St. Michael.

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William Nash Everett

Born December 29, 1864, in Rockingham, North Carolina. Everett was the proprietor of a hardware store in his native Rockingham (the Everett Hardware Co). During World War I, he served as the food administrator for Richmond County. He was also a democratic politician, winning election to the state senate in 1916 and taking his seat in the 1917 session under Governor Thomas W. Bickett. During the Bickett administration, Everett championed tax reform, improvements to state institutions, and women's suffrage. Everett went on to become the North Carolina Secretary of State, which position he held until his death in 1928.

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William Neal Reynolds

Born March 22, 1863, in Critz, Virginia. Reynolds was the younger brother of Richard Joshua Reynolds, proprietor of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. He served as director of the company from 1890 to 1942 and became president of the company upon his brother Richard's death in 1918, a position he held until 1924. During World War I, Gov. Thomas W. Bickett nominated him to serve on the state's western district exemption board. Reynolds declined the appointment, citing the fact that because of his brother R. J.'s hospitalization, the burden of running the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco company fell completely on him and he couldn't give the exemption board the time it needed.

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William O'Berry Sykes

William O'Berry Sykes, born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on November 29, 1877. He was a contractor and home builder.

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William Paisley Beall

Born September 20, 1850, in Lenoir, North Carolina. Beall was a physician and longtime resident of Greensboro. During World War I, he served on the state's western district exemption board.

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William Penn Wood

Born May 2, 1843, in Asheboro, North Carolina. Wood served as Asheboro town treasurer (1880-1888), Randolph County treasurer (1890-1894), state legislator for Randolph County (elected in 1905 and 1907), and state auditor (1910-1920). He additionally served vice president of the board of directors for the Confederate soldiers' home.

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William Pepperell

Sir William Pepperell

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William Peppermill
William Person

He signed an undated letter of petition to Arthur Dobbs on behalf of William Strother, possibly around 1763.

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William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

William Pitt (the Elder) was born November 15, 1708 and died May 11, 1778. He was a British statesman and served as prime minister from 1766 to 1768. During the time of Governor Arthur Dobbs's administration, Pitt served as Secretary of State for the Southern Department.  He was instrumental in British military success during the Seven Years War.  Chatham County, Pitt County, and Pittsboro are named for him. 

He had a son, named William Pitt (the Younger), who also served two terms as British prime minister (1783–1801 and 1804–06).

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William Popple

A playwright and poet, William Popple (1701-1764) also served as Governor of Bermuda Islands from 1745 to 1764. He assumed the office after his brother, Alured Popple, the former Governor of Bermuda, died in 1744.  The younger brother was also Solicitor to the Board of Trade.

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William Preston Reinhardt

Born July 31, 1886, in Burke County, North Carolina. Reinhardt was an employee of the Brookford Mills Manufacturing Company, in Brookford, North Carolina.

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William Purviance

He signed a petition to Arthur Dobbs on behalf of the Tanners and Merchants in North Carolina. He arrived in North Carolina about 1754 and settled in New Hanover County.

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William Rankin Goley

Born April 5, 1853, in Alamance County, North Carolina. Rankin was a physician in the town of Graham, North Carolina. In August 1920, he provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County.

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William Reynolds Lunk

Born October 3, 1882, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From 1906 to 1920, he served as the secretary of the YMCA Interstate Committee for West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. During World War I, he additionally served as the secretary of the Red Cross War Council.

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William Richard Pender

William Richard Pender, born in Wilson County, North Carolina, on August 29, 1874. Pender was a barber in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

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William Richason

He signed a petition with other men from Johnston County to Arthur Dobbs requesting the governor appoint new captains for the company in Johnston County.

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William Riley Hairston

Born May 1, 1860, in Davidson County, North Carolina. Hairston was a prominent citizen in Lexington, North Carolina, where he was a barber and educator.

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William Rogers Young

Born December 10, 1882, in Cary, North Carolina. Young was foreman of the Tallassee Power Company carbon plant in Badin, North Carolina, around 1920. In a 1919 investigation into alleged mistreatment of Tallassee employees by their supervisors, Young was accused of "beating employees."

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William Roy Hampton

Born September 7, 1889, in Plymouth, North Carolina. Upon registering for the draft in June 1917 for service during World War I, William Roy Hampton claimed three dependents, his wife and two children. He declared himself to be a banker, fisherman, and merchant and had two years of prior military service with the North Carolina Naval Militia.

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William Rufus Boyd, Jr.

Born January 7, 1885, in Fairfield, Texas. Boyd, a banker and attorney, served as the national campaign manager for the League to Enforce Peace upon the end of World War I.

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William Ryans

He signed a petition with other men from Johnston County to Arthur Dobbs requesting the governor appoint new captains for the company in Johnston County.

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William Samuel Long, Jr.

Born May 14, 1867, in Graham, North Carolina. Long was a dentist who practiced in Graham. In 1920, he provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County.

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William Sharpe