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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.

John Alston was born in England in about 1673. By 1711 he had settled himself near Bennett's Creek, Chowan Precinct, North Carolina. Alston held many offices throughout his life, including Justice of the Peace for Chowan County, assistant justice… Read More

Robert A. Alston was born on December 31st, 1832 in Macon (Macon County), Georgia. He was an attorney, journalist, farmer, and Confederate veteran. He died on March 11th, 1879 in DeKalb County, Georgia. 

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

Viola Phoebe Boner was born in Forsyth County on March 25, 1905. In 1928, she married Charles Lee Aman of Davie County. She and her husband lived in Winston-Salem before moving to Iowa between 1935 and 1940. She died in Marshalltown, Iowa on July… 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

Thomas Amy was a wealthy North Carolinian colonist. In the summer of 1701 he had a threatening interaction with a group of Bay River Indians while in Bath County, though the American Indians and the colonists disagreed on who was the aggressor.… 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 promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's independence.

James Anders was born in Bladen County, North Carolina on May 18, 1758. In January 1776 he volunteered as a private in the Bladen County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia. From 1776 to 1781 he served several tours of service, either in the… Read More

A. G. Anderson was a resident of Yancey County, North Carolina who served as a witness when Jesse Radford appointed Elijah Fuller as his power of attorney. Any further information about this individual has not been located.

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

Anne McDaniel was a resident of Bertie County, North Carolina by 1733. That year she married George Martin, who died in 1734. By 1747 Anne had remarried, this time to Joseph Anderson of Chowan County and she was widowed in 1750. Despite her… Read More

Jacob Anderson was a free person of color who was born in Granville County, North Carolina sometime before 1776. In 1832 he made a sworn affidavit attesting that William Taburn, another free man of color from Granville County, served in the… 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

James V. Anderson was born in about 1775. A resident of Washington County, Tennessee, he served as the clerk of the Washington County Superior Court from 1806 to 1810. When that court was abolished, he then served as the clerk of the local… 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.

John Anderson was a resident of Perquimans Precinct, North Carolina by 1701. A deputy surveyor for the precinct, he assisted the colonial government in setting aside a reservation for the Yeopim. He died in Perquimans in about October 1706.

John Bullions Anderson was born in Allegan County, Michigan on November 19, 1874. He moved to Black Mountain (Buncombe County) by 1910, where he owned a grocery store. By 1930, he was living in Maryland. He died in New Jersey on March 3, 1950.… Read More

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

Mary Coit (née Lillington) Anderson was born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina on October 8, 1823. The daughter of a prominent political family, she married Edwin Alexander Anderson, a Wilmington doctor in 1842. She had at least… Read More

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

Robert Anderson was born in Augusta County, Virginia on November 15, 1741. He served as a colonel in the Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment of the South Carolina Militia from 1781-1783. He died in Pickens County, South Carolina on January 8, 1813… 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

William Anderson 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.

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

Thomas Andover was a free African American man who resided in colonial North Carolina by 1694. Known as a river pilot, Dorothy Steele, William Lee, John Spelman, and several others paid Andover a stolen gun in exchange for his services piloting… Read More

Alexander Boyd Andrews was born in Franklin County, North Carolina, on July 23, 1841. Andrews was a railroad developer and Confederate officer. He was an advisor to Governor Thomas Jordan Jarvis on railroad affairs. Andrews oversaw the completion… Read More

Robert McCants Andrews was born in Sumter, South Carolina, on April 1, 1891. Following his graduation from Howard University in 1915, Andrews went on to study law at Harvard, receiving his law degree in 1919.… Read More

William Trent Andrews was born March 1864 in Sumter, South Carolina. Andrews was a graduate of Fisk (1890) and Howard Law (1892) and had completed one year of instruction at West Point (1885) at a time when very few Black cadets were permitted to… Read More

John Anit [last name unclear] was a resident of Chowan County. In 1778 he signed an oath swearing his allegiance to the State of North Carolina and promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's independence… Read More

Caleb Ansill was a resident of the district of Edenton. In May 1778 he came before the Edenton District Superior Court, where he filed a recognizance, or bond, promising to keep the peace and maintain good behavior.

John Ansley was a resident of Chowan Precinct, North Carolina. In 1723 he helped satisfy a debt from John Sale's estate due to John Hoyter, chief of the Chowanoke Nation. No further records about this individual have been located.

George Anson (1697-1762) was a British naval officer and nobleman who served in the following conflicts: War of Spanish Succession (1701-1714), War of Quadruple Alliance (1718-1720), War of Jenkin's Ear (1739-1748), and War of Austrian Succession… Read More

Anthony Hutchins was a representative of Anson County in the colonial Assembly in 1760, 1762, and 1764-1765. In 1755, he joined other merchants, traders, and planters in petitioning the Board of Trade for relief on trade restrictions.

Ezra Foy Anthony was born in North Carolina on March 10, 1881. Anthony was a farmer in Elkin (Surry County) who lost "all except household goods" in the July 1916 flood. He died in Sparta (Alleghany County) on June 18, 1972.

Mark Anthony was an African American man enslaved by William Brimage. Brimage purchased… Read More

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

Mariot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) was a colonial administrator and high-ranking British naval officer. During his command of the ship Garland (or Guarland), Arbuthnot transported royal governor Arthur Dobbs from North Carolina to… Read More

John Archdale was born in England on about May 5, 1642. An agent for the lords proprietors, Archidale first arrived in Carolina in about 1683. In 1694 he became the governor of the colony and the following year he set up his office in Charleston… Read More

Thomas Munro Argo was born in Alabama on April 30, 1841. A longtime North Carolina resident, Argo was a Confederate veteran, attorney, legislator, and jurist. He died in Raleigh on January 14, 1909.

Frank Armfield Sr. was born in Monroe, North Carolina, on May 24, 1870. A lawyer by profession, Armfield served as a mayor of Monroe and as a one-term state senator representing the twentieth district during… Read More