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Lord Robert Bertie (1721-1782) was a British army officer and politician who commanded troops during the Seven Years War.

Thomas Best (d. 1791) was a resident of Martin County. A near neighbor of John Lewellen, Best… Read More

Nathaniel Bethel was a resident of colonial America who was master of a sloop called Hester in 1761.

Lauchlin Alexander Bethune was born on November 15, 1867, in Aberdeen, North Carolina. Bethune was an educator, newspaperman, businessman, banker, and state senator. He was a longtime resident of Clinton, North Carolina. He died in Clinton on… Read More

Sylvester Bettis was born in New York on May 11, 1780. A resident of Burke County, North Carolina, he served as a justice of the peace and later as a judge for the court of pleas and quarter sessions. Later in life he worked as a tanner and… Read More

Rembert J. Beverly was born October 10, 1864, on the plantation of William B. Little in the Gulledge Township of Anson County, North Carolina. Beverly was a prominent Black farmer and land owner. He completed one term at Biddle (now Johnson C.… Read More

Thomas Bevers was born in North Carolina in 1765. A resident of Wake County, North Carolina and a neighbor of Rachel Locus, he gave supporting testimony in her pension application stating that he knew Valentine Locus prior to his death. He died… Read More

John Henry Bias was born on June 11, 1879, in Palmyra, Missouri. Bias was a professor of biology and chemistry at Shaw University for ten years, leaving the institution in 1917 to manage the Berry O'Kelly school in Method, North Carolina. In the… Read More

Fannie Neal Bickett (née Yarborough) was born on October 11, 1870, in Rose Hill, North Carolina. An attorney by training, Bickett was a social worker, reformer, and civil servant who served as First Lady of the State of North Carolina from 1917… Read More

Thomas Walter Bickett was born on February 28, 1869, in Monroe, North Carolina. Bickett served as a state legislator (1907-1908), attorney general (1909-1916), and governor of the state of North Carolina (1917-1921). He died in Raleigh (Wake… Read More

William Yarborough Bickett was born on August 30, 1899, in Franklin County, North Carolina. The son of Gov. Thomas W. Bickett, Bickett served as his father's executive secretary in 1920, the last year of his father's administration. A lawyer by… Read More

George Edwin Biddix was born on May 19, 1882, in McDowell County, North Carolina. From 1912 to 1922, Biddix was an employee, and later foreman, at the Tallassee Power Company plant at Badin, North Carolina. During an investigation launched by the… Read More

Alexander Bruce Bielaski was born on April 2, 1883, in Montgomery County, Maryland. Bielaski was a career civil servant with the Department of Justice. He served as chief of the Bureau of Investigation—the predecessor agency of the modern day FBI… Read More

Arthur Weldon Biggerstaff was born on November 12, 1894, in Cleveland County, North Carolina. Biggerstaff was a machinist and later a barber in Hickory, North Carolina. He died in Richmond, Virginia, on December 14, 1970.

John William Biggs was born on March 24, 1887, in North Carolina. Biggs was a druggist for a local pharmacy in Williamston, North Carolina, when he was drafted into the service in September 1918. He served stateside during World War I and was… Read More

Montgomery Herman Biggs was born on May 17, 1870, in Hinsdale, Illinois. Biggs was physician who served on the Committee of American Physicians and guided the North Carolina's mobilization of medical resources during World War I. He died in… Read More

Robert Knox Bingham was born in Boone (Watauga County), North Carolina, on March 7, 1878. Bingham was a physician and surgeon. He died in Statesville (Iredell County) on July 30, 1949.

David Bird 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. Later in 1783 he… Read More

Edward Bird (1734-1802) 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.

Jerusha Dupree Bird was born in about 1754. She married Hardy Bird in Johnston County, North Carolina in 1776 and in 1842 she successfully applied for a widow's pension claiming her husband's service during the American Revolution. She died in… Read More

Richard Bird (c1752-1818) 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.… Read More

George Birkenhead was a resident of Bath County, North Carolina by 1703. That year he and several other colonists in the area supported a petition requesting that the colonial government of North Carolina prevent further violence between them and… Read More

William Birnen 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.

Claude Virginia Bishop (née Barham) was born in Goldsboro (Wayne County), North Carolina, on April 27, 1861. Bishop was a woman who seems to have served as a rural mail carrier in Durham, North Carolina. She died there on January 31, 1940.

Thomas Bissel 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.

Alexander Black (d. 1791) was a civil servant and resident of Chowan County. In 1777 he was summoned before… Read More

Joseph Black was born in Wilson County, North Carolina, on January 1, 1862. He was the son of Joe Black and Beckie Mitchel, both born in Wilson County as well.

Black was a farmer in Greene County. In early April 1916, Black's son… Read More

Samuel Black (d. 1782) was a cabinet maker in Tyrrell and later Chowan County. In 1777 he became a member of the Gourd Patch Conspiracy, with one other member of the plot,… Read More

Samuel Black 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, Black joined others from the Salisbury District in… Read More

Sidney Arthur Black was born on July 10, 1889, in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Black was a mechanic and cabinet maker at the Hickory Cabinet Manufacturing Company in Hickory, North Carolina. He died in Catawba County, North Carolina, on May 7… Read More

Will Black was born around 1897 in Greene County, North Carolina. He was the son of Joseph and Sarah (or Sallie) Black.

Black was accused of sexually assaulting a six year old girl in Snow Hill (Greene County) on May 31, 1916. State… Read More

William Ernest Black was born in Maxton (Robeson County), North Carolina, on July 1, 1856. Black was a prominent attorney in Maxton who later changed careers to become a Presbyterian minister, serving communities largely in and around Charlotte.… Read More

Eli Marcellas Blackburn was born in Mulberry (Wilkes County), North Carolina, on October 18, 1864. Blackburn was a merchant, real estate broker, and local politician in Wlkes County who served as an active member of the local Republican Party,… Read More

John Blackburn (d. 1785) was a door keeper for the Committee of Safety in Edenton and served as the Deputy Sheriff of Chowan County in 1778. That same year, he signed an oath swearing his allegiance to the State of North Carolina and promised to… Read More

Manly B. Blackburn was born in Watauga County, North Carolina, on August 21, 1858. Blackburn was a longtime resident of Boone, where he served as register of deeds, alderman, and court clerk before entering the private sector as a merchant and… Read More

Thomas Edgar Blackstock was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, on June 30, 1878. Blackstock was a proprietor of a wholesale lumber dealer in Asheville who served as chairman of a commission charged with the purchase and conservation of the… Read More

Bascom Barrie Blackwelder was born on July 4, 1884, in North Carolina. Blackwelder was a veteran of World War I, an attorney, and an executive at a yarn mill in Hickory, North Carolina. He died in Hickory on April 12, 1961.

John Wilson Blackwelder was born on June 30, 1855, in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Blackwelder was a mayor of Hickory (elected in 1908), cashier of the Hickory Banking and Trust Company, and sheriff (elected in 1898, 1900, and 1902). He died… Read More

William Blackwood was born in Ireland in 1706 and was a resident of Orange County, North Carolina by 1755. In 1771 Johnston, along with several other prominent Orange County citizens, successfully petitioned for … Read More

James Gillespie Blaine was born in West Brownsville, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1880. Blaine was an influential Republican politician who served as Speaker of the House (1869-1875) and as Secretary of State (1881 & 1889-1892). He… Read More

Frank Paul Blair was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, on July 9, 1877. Blair was a lifelong resident of Wilkes County, where he grew up on his family farm. Later in life, he opened a grocery store in North Wilkesboro and founded the North… Read More

Franklin Smith Blair was born in Randolph County, North Carolina, on October 12, 1846. Blair was for several years a professor at Guilford College in Greensboro. He seems to have left around 1925 or 1926 to move to New Jersey. He died in Mount… Read More

Henry Theodore Blair was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, on March 25, 1887. Before World War I, Blair worked at his brother's business, Blair & Co. Grocery. A graduate of Davidson College, he served as a captain in the U.S. Medical… Read More

Jean Johnston was born in Scotland in about 1729. She arrived in North Carolina in about 1735 when her father became the Surveyor General for North Carolina. Her father amassed considerable tracts of land in Onslow, Craven, and Bladen counties… Read More

John Blair was born in Washington County, Tennessee on September 13, 1790. A lawyer, he served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1815 to 1817 and in the Tennessee State Senate from 1817 to 1821. He then represented Washington and… Read More

Walter Hutchinson Blair was born on May 6, 1890, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Blair was a civil servant (tax collector and register of deeds) who helped lead a movement to combat profiteering and overinflation in food, clothing, and housing in… Read More

James Blake (d. 1783) was a resident of Bertie County who in 1777 refused to swear an oath to the State of North Carolina and consequently had to leave the state. In March 1778 Governor… Read More

William Blakeney (1672-1761) was an Ireland-born politician, colonial administrator, and British army officer who served as lieutenant-governor of the island of Minorca (1747-1757).