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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 in October 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 also a… 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, born in December 1872, was the cashier for the Deposit & Savings Bank in North Wilkesboro. He died at his North Wilkesboro home in 1937.

William Rowan Absher was born in Wilkes County in 1865. He owned a department store in North Wilkesboro, Absher & Blackburn, for several decades. His family, the Abshers, were one of the first white families to settle in Wilkes County.… Read More

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 promising 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 in August 1882. He moved to North Wilkesboro in 1907. He worked as a furniture store clerk and as manager for Miller Grocery Co. In 1921 he purchased the town’s movie theater, which he renamed the… 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

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 promising to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's independence… Read More

William Alphin was a resident of Chowan County. In 1778 he signed an oath swearing his allegiance to the State of North Carolina and promising to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's independence.

John Alsop was a resident of colonial America who owned the sloop Fox in 1762.

Richard Alsop was a resident of colonial America who owned the sloop Fox in 1762.

Ama-edohi (died 1741) was chief of Great Tellico, or Telliquah, a Cherokee town that was… Read More

Luther Franklin Amburn was born in Surry County, North Carolina, on May 26, 1886. Amburn was a hardware store proprietor in Boonville (Yadkin County). Following a devastating July 1916 flood, he served on the Boonville Relief Committee. Amburn… Read More

Established in 1886, the American Federation of Labor was a union organization that represented craftsmen, tradesmen, and industrial laborers. In 1955, it merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations and became known as the "AFL-CIO." … Read More

The American Loyalist Claims Commission was a formal British governmental body established after the end of the American Revolution in 1783. The commission's purpose was to review claims submitted by British citizens residing in America or Canada… Read More

During World War I, the American Red Cross mobilized relief efforts for soldiers and their families. Over in the war zone, Red Cross volunteers aided in the care and transport of sick and wounded soldiers and civilians, organized recreational… Read More

Allan Pepperell Ames was born on March 24, 1876, in Albany, New York. During World War I, Ames served as the publicity director for the League to Enforce Peace. He died in Pensacola, Florida, on July 28, 1961.

Jeffery Amherst (1717-1797) was a British army officer who served as royal governor of Virginia from 1759 to 1768. During the Seven Years' War, he was the commanding general of all British forces in North America. His military heyday occurred… Read More

Claudius Amyand (1718 - 1774) was a British government administrator who held several offices over the course of his career: undersecretary of state (1750-1760), commissioner of customs (1756-1765), and receiver of land tax (1765-1774).

William Anckersay was a resident of Bertie County. In 1778 he signed an oath swearing his allegiance to the State of North Carolina and promising to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's independence.

Albert Anderson was born on 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. He died in… Read More

James Anderson was the Captain of the Ocracoke Independent Company, where he was primarily responsible for protecting that portion of the North Carolina coast. In the summer of 1777 he apprehended… Read More

John Anderson was a resident of Rowan County who signed a petition to Arthur Dobbs in 1762 requesting that he appoint a justice of the peace for Rowan County.

Joseph Anderson served as attorney general for the colony of North Carolina from 1741 to 1742 and from 1743 to 1747.

Omar Lee Anderson was born in Clay County, North Carolina, on June 3, 1869. Anderson was an attorney who served as a legislator (1903 in the house and 1911 in the senate) and as president of the Hiawassee Valley Railway Company. He died in… Read More

Ray Anderson was born on November 24, 1895, in Tarboro, North Carolina. Anderson was a farmer in Tarboro when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He was subsequently inducted into the service in May 1918 and served with the… Read More

Thomas Anderson was a resident of colonial Currituck County. In an undated petition, he joined other Currituck County magistrates in asking royal governor Arthur Dobbs for relief from the "Emcumbrancys" of having the registers office located… Read More