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J. W. Waddell

President of the Fayetteville branch of the NAACP in July 1919

Jake F. Newell

Born February 15, 1869, in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Newell was a prominent attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina.

James A. Bonner

Born circa 1866 in Petersburg, Virginia. Bonner was a minister in Wilmington, North Carolina.

James A. Lucas

James A. Lucas, born circa 1874 in Beaufort County, North Carolina. Lucas was a porter for the Walter Credle & Co., a grocer in Washington, North Carolina.

James A. Ray

Born August 23, 1872, in Alamance County, North Carolina. Ray was one of a group of citizens who attempted to assault the jail in Alamance County on the night of July 19, 1920, with the intention of lynching an African American man suspected of sexual assault. Emerging from a cornfield surrounding the jail and failing to heed the repeated warnings of "stop", Ray was killed and several others were wounded when members of the Durham Machine Gun Company opened fire.

James Abercromby Person
James Adolph Long

Born January 17, 1880, in Alamance County, North Carolina. He name more popularly appears as "James Dolph Long" or "J. Dolph Long." Long was an attorney who practice primarily in Graham and Burlington.

James Alexander Hartness

Born July 28, 1863, near Statesville, North Carolina. Hartness served as the clerk of the Superior Court for Iredell County from 1898 to 1928. He also served as a state senator (1897) and as North Carolina Secretary of State from 1928 to 1933.

James Archibald Clarke

Born March 2, 1880, in North Carolina. Clarke was a minister and for a time was pastor of the First Baptist Church in High Point, North Carolina.

James Baxter Cole

Born July 5, 1897, in North Carolina. During World War I, Cole served overseas from September 1918 to July 1919 with the Quartermaster Corps. He was honorably discharged on July 28, 1919, with the rank of sergeant. That fall, he joined a militia unit, the Durham Machine Gun Company, for which organization he served as lieutenant. In July 1920, he and his unit successfully protected the lives of three African American prisoners from an angry lynch mob in Alamance County, North Carolina.

James Benson Dudley

Born November 2, 1859, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Dudley served as president of what is now North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University from 1896 to 1925.

James E. Marshall

Resident of Lexington, NC in 1919

James Edward Cooper

James Edward Cooper, born on May 8, 1874, in Williamston, North Carolina. Cooper was a tinner for the W. C. Mallison & Son, a hardware and tinner company in Washington, North Carolina.

James Edward Shepard

James Edward Shepard, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 3, 1875. A leading advocate for black education in North Carolina, Shepard is best known for the founding of North Carolina Central University. He served as the institution's president from 1910 until his death in 1947.

James Edwin Carrigan

Born February 3, 1865, in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Carrigan was a traveling salesman who resided in Greensboro, Durham, and Burlington. In July 1920, he was creditably accused of having been the leader of a lynch mob that was violently turned away from the Alamance County jail by members of the state's national guard. While his close friends took to the papers to exonerate him of the allegation, several members of the national guard testified that Carrigan was on-site throughout much of the ordeal and had been identified by the county jailer and chief of police as the mob's leader.

James Festus Barrett

Born January 15, 1882, in Madison County, North Carolina. Barrett was a newspaper editor and labor organizer, serving for many years as the president of the state's chapter of the American Federation of Labor and later served as public relations director for the AFL's southeastern department. He was known by all his friends as "Uncle Jim."

James Frederick Taylor

Born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on September 8, 1864. During World War I, Taylor served as the chairman of the Lenoir County Liberty Loan Campaign and as a speaker for the Four Minute Men Committee.  A prominent and influential businessman in Lenoir County, Taylor proved a steadfast advocate for local and regional infrastructure and improvement projects.

James Glen
James Hamilton

Hamilton was Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania from 1748 to 154 and from 1759 to 1763.

James Hasell Person
James Hunter Young

Born October 26, 1858, near Henderson, North Carolina. Young was a skilled political influencer, serving as a state legislator representing Wake County from 1894 to 1898. During that period, he worked diligently to support Republican fusionists to their rise with the election of Daniel L. Russell to the governorship in 1896. During the Russell administration, Young served as chief fertilizer inspector and on the board of the deaf, dumb, and blind institute. At the onset of the Spanish-American War, Young's natural leadership abilities garnered him a commission as colonel of the Third North Carolina Infantry, an all-African American unit that served stateside during the conflict.

James Lee Clapp

Born July 8, 1889, in Guilford County, North Carolina. Clapp was an employee of the Oneida Cotton Mill in Graham, North Carolina. In 1920, he provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County. Later in life, he was a farmer and an employee at a furniture manufacturing plant.

James Lewis Adkins

Born 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 alleged abuse of Tallassee employees by management.

James M. Chadwick

Born December 3, 1865, in Pender County, North Carolina. Chadwick was a car inspector for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad who helped lead a movement to combat profiteering and overinflation of food, clothing, and housing in post-war (World War I) Wilmington.

James Murray Person
James Nathaniel Williamson, Sr.

Born March 6, 1842, in Caswell County, North Carolina. During the Civil War, Williamson served as a captain in the 13th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (Confederate). He later engaged in the cotton industry, establishing and presiding over the operations of the Ossipee Cotton Mills along the Haw River in Alamance County. 

James Oswald
James Peter William Smith

Born August 4, 1852, in Randolph County, North Carolina. Smith was a traveling salesman who resided in Graham, North Carolina. In 1920, he provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County.

James Redmond Collie

Born May 15, 1871, in Franklin County, North Carolina. A resident of Louisburg, Collie served as secretary of the state’s Democratic Executive Committee. Despite having no prior experience in prison administration, he was selected by governor-elect Thomas W. Bickett as the heir apparent to the superintendency of the state prison several weeks before Bickett's inauguration in January 1917. It is also important to note that Collie is related to Governor Bickett by marriage. Their wives--Eleanor Nelson Yarborough Collie and Fanny Neal Yarborough Bickett--are first cousins via their fathers, Richard Fenner Yarborough Jr. and William Henry Yarborough, respectively.

James Robinson Price

Born May 17, 1868, in Monroe, North Carolina. Price was an attorney in Albemarle, North Carolina, who was elected to serve one term in the state legislature in 1902. He additionally was the president of the Stanly Loan and Trust company and member of the Knights of Pythias.

James Smith Manning

Born June 11, 1859, in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Manning served as city attorney for Durham (1886-1887), state legislator from Durham County, justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court (1909-1911), and state attorney general (1917 to 1925).

James Sprunt

Born June 9, 1846, in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1854, Sprunt immigrated to North Carolina with his parents, Alexander and Jane Sprunt. The family eventually settled in Wilmington, where Sprunt became a prominent businessman and philanthropist.

James Wilson Mangum

Born November 30, 1861, in Durham County, North Carolina. Mangum was a farmer and carpenter.

James Wilson Sharpe

Born September 12, 1883, in Union Grove, Iredell County, North Carolina. Sharpe was deputy clerk for the Superior Court of Iredell County.

James Yadkin Joyner

Born August 7, 1862, at Yadkin College in Davidson County, North Carolina. Joyner was a farmer and educator who served as state Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1902 to 1919.

Jas. Hogans Person
Jay Allen Bonsteel

Born April 13, 1873, in West Virginia. Bonsteel was a longtime New York resident who served as a soil scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Jefferson Davis Foard

Born December 25, 1861, in Union County, North Carolina. Foard was a building contract in Charlotte.

Jeffery Amherst
Jeremiah M. Lloyd

Jeremiah M. Lloyd, born in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, circa 1863. Lloyd was a medical physician who practiced in both Elizabethtown and Washington, North Carolina.

Jerome Bernard Wright

Jerome Bernard Wright, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on December 10, 1894. Wright left his position as a school teacher at the graded school in Goldsboro when he was drafted into the army on April 27, 1918. Assigned to Company H of the all-African American 365th Infantry Regiment, Wright served overseas from June 5, 1918 to February 24, 1919. He was wounded on November 8, 1918, just three days before the armistice, and was discharged from the service on March 8, 1919, with the rank of private first class.

Jesse Willis Peele

Jesse Willis Peele, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on November 25, 1881. Peele was a Biddle University graduate and a teacher at the graded school for African American children in Goldsboro.

Jessie Binga Atkins

Jessie Binga Atkins, born in Manchester, Virginia, on September 6, 1902.

John A. Barringer

Attorney in Greensboro, NC. Former senator.

John Addie Croom

John Addie Croom, born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on December 1, 1870. Croom was a Biddle University graduate and a railroad mail clerk, professor, and real estate agent by profession. During World War I, Croom served overseas in France and England with the Y.M.C.A.

John Andrew Lesh

Born September 24, 1879, in Snydersville, Pennsylvania. Lesh was a professor of education at the State Normal and Industrial College (now UNC-Greensboro) before accepting a professorship at Temple University in 1918.

John Belton Brown

John Belton Brown, born in Newberry, South Carolina, on April 23, 1872. Brown was an episcopal minister who was called to service in Ayden, Washington, Aurora, Haddocks Cross Roads, Belhaven, and Roper (all in North Carolina) and several communities in Virginia.

John Bispham Ray

Born June 27, 1873, in Yancey County, North Carolina. Ray was a state legislator and judge for the eighteenth judicial district of the superior court. Known popularly, and signed his name frequently, as J. Bis Ray.

John Bryan Grimes

Born June 3, 1868, in Pitt County, North Carolina. Grimes is best known for his long tenure (1901 to 1923) as North Carolina Secretary of State. He was commonly known, and signed his name as, J. Bryan Grimes.

John C. Chandler

Private in the Durham Machine Gun Company which helped put down a lynch mob in Alamance County in July 1920.