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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

He was born December 13, 1742 and died July 6, 1818. He was a lawyer, surveyor, land speculator, militia officer, local and state political leader, and active in Revolutionary activities. During the colonial era, he signed an undated 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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William Shergold

He was part of the representation of Merchants, Traders, and Planters in North Carolina. 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 Shirley

Emigrating to Massachusetts in 1731, William Shirley (1694-1771) became Royal Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay from 1741 to 1749 and from 1756 to 1759. During the Seven Years War, he assumed command of the British forces in North America after General Edward Braddock's death.  His failure to capture Fort Niagara prompted his removal. In 1761, he assumed the gubernatorial duties for the Bahamas. He resigned six years later and returned to Massachusetts.

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William Simonds

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 Simonton

He was the master and owner of Brigantine Charming Anne.

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William Sitgreaves

He was part of the representation of Merchants, Traders, and Planters in North Carolina (1755).

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William Sloper
William Small

A gentleman from Southern Pines, North Carolina, who gave a report on temperance societies to an audience at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical in May 1917.

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William Speir

He was part of the representation of Merchants, Traders, and Planters in North Carolina (1755).

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William States Lee

Born January 28, 1872, near Lancaster, South Carolina. A longtime Charlotte resident, Lee was the chief engineer and vice-president of the Duke Power Company. During World War I, he was appointed by Gov. Thomas W. Bickett to serve on the North Carolina Council of Defense.

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William Strother

He was accused of horse stealing and sentenced to death. Dozens of men wrote a petition to Arthur Dobbs on his behalf, requesting that his sentence be reprieved.

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William T. H. Woodward

Rev. William T. H. Woodward, born in South Carolina on October 14, 1852.

William Tabb

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

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William Theodore Morgan

Born January 30, 1871, in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Morgan was an attorney in Marion, North Carolina.

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William Thomas Beebe

William Thomas Beebe, born on January 17, 1878, in Washington, North Carolina. Beebe attended Paine College but graduated from Howard University with a medical degree in 1906. In Washington, Beebe owned and operated both a doctor's office and a pharmacy, in addition to acting as a medical examiner for local lodges and the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company.

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William Thomas Rainey, Jr.

Born July 7, 1892, in Salisbury, North Carolina. Rainey was a physician in Badin, North Carolina, when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917.

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William Tiner

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 Tryon
William Walton Kitchin

Born October 9, 1866, near Scotland Neck, North Carolina. Kitchin was governor of North Carolina from 1909 to 1913.

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William Wands

Born May 1, 1874, in Gartness, Scotland. Wands was popularly known by the nickname of "Scotty," derived perhaps from his birthplace. He was a labor leader who organized fellow employees of the Southern Railway at Spencer Shops in Rowan County, North Carolina. He served a variety of like-minded organizations, including the American Federation of Labor.

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William Washington Garrett

Born June 26, 1868, in Alamance County, North Carolina. Garrett was proprietor of the Graham Hotel, Cafe, and Pool Room, a key scene in an attempted lynching in Graham, North Carolina, in July 1920. Garrett later provided testimony in an investigation into the attempted lynching.

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William Watson

He lived in Johnston County and signed a letter of petition to Arthur Dobbs about the need for another justice in their section of the county.

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William Wethers

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 Whitley

William Whitley, born in Wayne County, North Carolina on December 22, 1872. Whitley was a car cleaner for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad and registered for the draft for World War I service on September 12, 1918.

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William Williams

He signed a letter of petition to Arthur Dobbs on behalf of William Strother and Oliver Wallace who were accused of horse stealing and sentenced to death.

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William Williamson

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

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William Wyatt

He was part of the representation of Merchants, Traders, and Planters in North Carolina (1755).

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Williams, Henry Elliot

Born December 27, 1888, in Linden, North Carolina. During World War I, Williams was commissioned a captain and assigned to the quartermaster corps; he served overseas from December 1917 to July 1919. A lawyer by training and profession, Williams served as city attorney and mayor (1920-1921) of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Williamson Lyles

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

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Williamson Wilson Johnson

Born October 30, 1893, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He served as the principal of the Stonewall Jackson Training School.

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Willie Phillips

Man who was with James A. Ray when he was shot and killed in Alamance County on the night of July 19, 1920.

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Willis James Brogden

Born October 18, 1877, in Wayne County, North Carolina. In August 1920, Brogden served as a character witness for members of the Durham Machine Gun Company who, in the month preceding, protected three African American men accused of sexual assault from an Alamance County lynch mob. Brogden went on to serve as a justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1925 until his death in 1935.

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Wills Hill, Earl of Hillsborough

Hill (1718-1783) was the President of the Board of Trade and Plantations from 1763 to 1765.

Winborne, John Wallace

Born July 12, 1884, in Chowan County, North Carolina. Winborne was an attorney in Marion who served as the chairman of the McDowell County Council of Defense, chairman of the Marion Chapter of the Red Cross, McDowell County Food Administrator, and as a member of the McDowell County Exemption Board during World War I.

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Winnin Russ Dyson

Born September 16, 1888, in White Lake, North Carolina. Dyson was a farmer in Bladen County, North Carolina, who served with the 317th Field Artillery during World War I.

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Winter Fargie

He was an owner of the vessel Sloop Dove.

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Wm. Sutton

Rev. in the AME Zion Church

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Wood, Julian Edward

Born October 19, 1886, in Kelford, North Carolina. Wood was a farmer in the Kelford community of Bertie County, North Carolina, when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He was subsequently inducted into the service in June 1918 and served with the 156th Depot Brigade until he was honorably discharged in November 1918.

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Woodberry Lennon

Owned a law office in Lumberton, NC

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Woodrow Wilson

Born Thomas Woodrow Wilson on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia. Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, occupying the office from 1913 to 1921.

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Wrenn, Clement

Born March 24, 1884, in North Carolina. Wrenn was cashier of the Deposit and Savings Bank in North Wilkesboro when he registered for the draft (World War I) in September 1918. During the war, he served as a member of the Wilkes County Council of Defense.

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Wynn, Charles Stewart

Born August 1, 1888, in Powellsville, North Carolina. In April 1917, Wynn joined fellow students and faculty of his school (the Negro Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina) in signing and submitting tot he governor a resolution proclaiming loyalty to the United States and pledging support for the American declaration of war on Germany. In September 1935, he was among twenty-seven black professionals appointed to serve as agents of the Agricultural Extension Service, stewarded by North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University); he was stationed in Warrenton.

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Yarborough, Richard Fenner

Born March 21, 1872, in Franklin County, North Carolina. Yarborough was a physician in Louisburg, North Carolina. He was also the brother-in-law of Gov. Thomas W. Bickett.

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Z. A. Hovis

Coroner for Mecklenburg County in Sept 1919

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Zebulon Baird Vance

Born May 13, 1830, in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Vance was a Confederate veteran, attorney, and politician. He served as governor of North Carolina from 1862 to 1865 and 1877 to 1879.

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Zebulon Baird Vance, Jr.

Born March 22, 1860, in North Carolina. Vance was the son of former governor and United States Senator Zebulon Baird Vance. He was a Naval Academy graduate (1881) and career army officer who retired with the rank of major.

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Zene Walter Faries

Born August 3, 1868, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Faries, whose name was often misspelled as "Ferris" or "Farris," was a police officer in Lincoln and Stanly Counties.

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Zollicoffer Wiley Whitehead

Born April 15, 1862, in Kenansville, North Carolina. Whitehead was a journalist and editor. During the course of his career, he wrote for the Greensboro Patriot, Fayetteville Observer, Southern Lumber Journal, and the Carolina Fruit and Truckers' Journal.

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Zollicoffer, Algernon Augustus

Born April 3, 1888, in Henderson, North Carolina. Zollicoffer was the bookkeeper for the Henderson and Harriet Cotton Mills in Henderson when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. During the war, he served in the United States Navy from May 1918 until May 1920.

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