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William Worth Belknap was born in Newburg, New York on September 22nd, 1829. During Reconstruction, Belknap was the Secretary of War under President Grant. As Secretary of War, William was responsible for sending federal troops to North Carolina… Read More

Bailus Bell was born in North Carolina around 1806. A longtime resident of Raleigh, Bell worked as a laborer on the construction of the state capitol in the 1830s. He died in 1851.

Captain Bell is possibly identified as Green Bell, who served as a captain in the Edgecombe County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia. Aside from a sworn deposition from… Read More

Carl Wendell Bell was born on September 10, 1888, in Wake County, North Carolina. Bell was appointed by Governor Thomas W. Bickett to serve as one of two physicians to the prison and the Department for the Criminal Insane in March 1917, a… Read More

Jacob S. Bell was born in Carteret County, North Carolina, on August 2, 1860. Bell was a minister in Morehead City (Carteret County). He died in there on August 3, 1932.

Jesse Bell 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 Bell 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 Samuel Bell was born in Concord (Cabarrus County), North Carolina, on December 11, 1847. Bell was a longtime resident of Elkin (Surry County) where he worked as a retail merchant and later as a news reporter. During the July 1916 flood, his… Read More

Joseph Bell (died circa 1777) was a local officeholder, militia officer, and legislator in colonial Carteret County. He served as a justice of the county court (1741-1777), sheriff (1742), and representative in the colonial Assembly (1748-1760,… Read More

Samuel Bell 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.

Thomas Bell 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 Bell was a resident of colonial Salisbury. Around 1763, William Strother and Oliver Wallace were accused of horse stealing, found guilty, and sentenced to death. In an undated petition, Bell joined others from the Salisbury District in… Read More

John Belote (d. 1796) was a resident of Bertie County. In 1777 he served as a grand juror in the fall session of the … Read More

Peleg Belote (d. 1793) was a resident of Bertie County. In 1777, motivated by a fear that the State of North Carolina was seeking to erode the importance of the Protestant religion, he swore three oaths of secrecy and became a member of the Gourd… Read More

Benjamin Benberying [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… Read More

Charles David Benbow was born October 13, 1859, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Benbow was a longtime resident of Greensboro, where he was a prominent businessman. He died on August 10, 1947, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

John Thomas Benbow was born on December 18, 1881, in East Bend, North Carolina. Benbow was a physician in Winston-Salem. He died in East Bend (Yadkin County) on April 5, 1958.

John Benbury was a resident of Chowan County, North Carolina. In the 1750s he served as a sheriff for the county. He died in Chowan on about March 20, 1755.

Thomas Benbury (28 November 1736-6 February 1793) was a politician and soldier from Chowan County. A justice of the peace, he also represented Chowan County at all five provincial congresses and in the… Read More

William Benbury was a resident of Chowan Precinct, North Carolina. He and four other men made an inventory of former governor Seth Sothel's estate in 1695. Active in the Anglican church, he died sometime after February 1709.

William Benbury (d. 1796) 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.

Earnest Archie Bennett was born on May 25, 1895, in Wentworth, North Carolina. Bennett was a clerk for the City Grocery Co. in Madison, North Carolina, when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He was subsequently inducted into… Read More

James Bennett was one of the leading men of the Chowanoke Indian nation by the 1730s. In that… Read More

John Bennett (d. 1781) was a sailor who 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… Read More

Lydia Boyd was born in Chowan County in about 1752. The daughter of a local planter and justice of the peace, Lydia married William Bennett, a wealthy planter and businessman sometime before 1774. The Bennetts resided in Edenton and also managed… Read More

William Bennett (d. c1802) was a sailor who 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 in 1778.

William Bennett was a prominent planter, businessman, and justice of the peace in Chowan County. The husband of a signer of the Edenton Tea Party Resolves, Bennett was a member of Edenton's committee of public safety in 1775 and assisted the… Read More

Enoch Berry Benson was born in South Carolina on September 27, 1789. A former sheriff for Pendleton District, South Carolina, he operated a mercantile business. He died in South Carolina on March 4, 1860.

William Benson was a resident of Bertie County who served as a justice for the Bertie County Court… Read More

John Bentley (d. 1802) 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.

William Bentley (d. c1786) 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

James Bently 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.

Elisha Benton (d. 1799) 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 promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's… Read More

Henry Benton (d. 1782) 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 promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's… Read More

Isaac Benton (d. 1791) 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 promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's… Read More

Jethro Benton Jr. 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 promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's… Read More

Moses Benton (d. 1793) 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 promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's… Read More

Christopher Thomas Benzien was a Moravian minister and leader who immigrated to America in 1754 where he served as chaplain of a settlement called Gnadenthal.

George B. Bergen was born in New Jersey in 1843. A Lieutenant for the U.S. Army Civil War, he became a Lt. Colonel and served as second in command to Col. George W. Kirk during his operations In North Carolina in 1870. Bergen was removed from… Read More

William Beriman (d. 1827) 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 promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's… Read More

Francis Bernard (1712-1779) was a colonial administrator who served as governor of New Jersey (1758-1760) and Massachusetts (1760-1771). His reactions to the colonists' response to Parliamentary taxation deepened divisions between Parliament and… Read More

Joseph John Bernard was born on November 9, 1859, in Pitt County, North Carolina. Bernard served on the Wake County Board of Commissioners, as bookkeeper for the central prison in Raleigh, as chief deputy of the Wake County Deeds office, and as… Read More

William Berother was a resident of Chowan County. In 1778 he refused to sign an oath swearing his allegiance to the State of North Carolina.

Edward Berriman (d. 1800) 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 promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North Carolina's… Read More

Albert Seaton Berry was born in Fairfield (Campbell County), Kentucky, on May 13, 1836. Berry was a lawyer, Confederate veteran, and member of the Kentucky state senate. He died in Newport (Campbell County), Kentucky, on January 6, 1908. 

Charles Berry (died 1765) served as chief justice of the colonial-era North Carolina Supreme Court from 1759 until his death in 1765.

John Berry 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.

Richard Thomas Berry was born on September 12, 1832, in Hyde County North Carolina. Berry was a former Lieutenant in the North Carolina militia during the Civil War. After the Civil War he became involved in politics and was elected Mayor of New… Read More

The Bertie County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions was a local county court responsible for the day-to-day administration of the community. Justices of the peace elected by the colonial governor and later by the… Read More