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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).

Gaston David Blalock was born on November 2, 1874, in Stanly County, North Carolina. Blalock was a farmer, sheriff of Stanly County for two terms, and was periodically supervisor of prison camps. In September 1919, Sheriff Blalock was dispatched… Read More

Captain Aaron Blanchard was a Quaker born in North Carolina in about 1700. In 1717 the Chowanoke Nation submitted a complaint to the North Carolina Council stating that Aaron and Ephraim Blanchard had settled on their lands without permission. In… Read More

Amiriah Blanchard (d. 1824) 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

Demsey Blanchard (d. 1795) 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

Micajah Blanchard (d. 1798) 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

William Blanchard 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.

Charles A. Bland was born in Charlotte (Mecklenburg County), North Carolina, on March 18, 1872. Bland was a dentist who served on the board of aldermen and as mayor of Charlotte (1911-1915). He died in Charlotte on May 14, 1947.

Thomas Lee Bland was born December 17, 1881, in Pitt County, North Carolina. Bland was a hotel proprietor and businessman in Rocky Mount and Durham. During World War I, he served as the director of the United States Public Service Reserve for… Read More

Woodson Blankinship was born in about 1805 and was a resident of Franklin County, Georgia who served as a justice of the peace in 1832.

Aaron Blanshard 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 independence… Read More

Abner Blanshard (d. 1793) was a resident of Bertie and 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

Absalom Blanshard (d. 1785) 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

Amos Blanshard (d. 1780) 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

Benjamin Blanshard was born in about 1680, possibly in Virginia. By 1702 he had acquired land in Chowan Precinct, North Carolina. That year, he and several of his neighbors submitted a petition to the North Carolina Council regarding a boundary… Read More

Ephraim Blanshard was a resident of Chowan County who refused to take the oath of allegiance to the State of North Carolina in 1778.

Moses Blanshard 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 independence… Read More

George Bledsoe 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 Blish was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 6, 1686. A mariner and merchant, Blish involved himself in trade between New England and North Carolina. While in North Carolina, Blish enslaved several American Indians of unknown tribal… Read More

Benjamin Allen Blocker was born on December 25, 1884, in Fairfield County, South Carolina. A graduate of Allen University, Blocker owned and operated Blocker Cleaners in Columbia, South Carolina. He died in Columbia on October 18, 1960.

Edmund Blount was the Sheriff of Tyrrell County who executed several warrants against Gourd Patch co-conspirators.

Hannah Salter Blount (1726-1787) was Jacob Blount's second wife. She contracted flux (likely… Read More

Blount, Hewes, & Blair was a mercantile business founded by Joseph Hewes (1730-1779), George Blair (1738-1772), and Charles Worth Blount (1721-1784) in 1755 in Edenton. Together with other residents, the firm signed a petition to Arthur Dobbs… Read More

Jacob Blount (1726-1789) was a prominent merchant in Pitt and Craven Counties who served as a representative for Craven in the… Read More

James Blount was born in North Carolina in 1740. A planter, justice of the peace, and soldier in Chowan County, he served as a Lt. Col. of the Chowan County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia from 1775-1778 before being promoted to Colonel… Read More

John Gray Blount (21 September 1754-4 January 1833) was a merchant and planter from Bertie County. In 1777 he helped transmit information about the Gourd Patch Conspiracy to Governor… Read More

Joseph Blount (1755-1794) was a resident of Chowan County and a justice of the peace. In 1777 he signed an oath swearing his allegiance to the State of North Carolina and promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten North… Read More

Joseph Blount Jr. was a resident of Chowan County. In 1777 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.

Joseph Blount (1716-1774) was a resident of Edenton. Together with other residents, he wrote a petition to Arthur Dobbs requesting that the colony reduce its duties on exporting wine and other alcohol from North Carolina.

Lemuel Blount 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.

Marvin Key Blount was born on March 18, 1892, in Bethel, North Carolina. Blount was a lawyer and farmer in Greenville when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He died in Greenville on September 18, 1986.

Mary Blount was born in Chowan County, North Carolina on 26 May 1735. The daughter of a prominent planter family, Mary may have met her future husband Charles Pettigrew while he served as Edenton's school master in the early 1770s or when he… Read More

Sighacka Blount was an elderly Tuscarora man who had experience hunting beaver, raccoons, and… Read More

Thomas Blount was born in Virginia and arrived in North Carolina by 1680. A resident of Chowan Precinct, Blount served as a justice of the local court in 1694. In 1696 he moved to Perquimans Precinct, where he served as a member of the North… Read More

Tom Blount was born in about 1675 and became the leader of the Upper Tuscarora who resided in… Read More

Daniel Blue was a Black resident of Moore County, North Carolina, in February 1869 when members of the Ku Klux Klan broke into his home and murdered his children and pregnant wife. Blue was gravely wounded in the attack but managed to make his… Read More

The Board of Admiralty was an administrative body of the British Government established in 1628 and responsible for the operation and oversight of the Royal Navy.

Also called Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, the Board of Trade oversaw the affairs of the various colonies. The Board issued Instructions to each governor and supervised whether the appointed governor's actions aligned with imperial… Read More

Clarence Edwin Boesch was born on April 12, 1883, in Pennsylvania. He was a civil engineer who served with the North Carolina National Guard during World War I. He died on March 19, 1971.

Thomas Bog was a ship captain and a resident of Windsor in Bertie County. In 1777 he refused to take the oath of allegiance to the State of North Carolina, and as a result had 60 days to leave the state, leaving behind his wife and children.… Read More

William Bogan was a resident of colonial Anson County. In an undated petition, he joined other Anson County residents in asking royal governor Arthur Dobbs to organize a patrol to defend against attacks by members of the Catawba, Cherokee, Seneca… Read More

Charles Edgar Boger was born on August 10, 1873, in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Boger served as the superintendent of the Stonewall Jackson Training School from 1913 to 1942. He died in Concord (Cabarrus County) on June 15, 1953.

Norfleet D. Boggan was born in Anson County, North Carolina on November 29, 1805. Clerk of the Anson County Court for many years, he helped process pension applications. He died in Wadesboro, Anson County on November 8, 1854.

John Boggs was a resident of Chowan County.  In 1777 he refused to take the oath of allegiance to the State of North Carolina, electing to leave the state instead. In July 1777, his name along with the names of six other loyalists appeared in a … Read More

Joseph Boggs was a captain in the Orange County militia.

William Bogue was a Quaker who arrived in Perquimans Precinct, North Carolina by 1689. In 1705 he served on a jury that freed Sanders, an American Indian man who had been indentured to Juliana Laker. He died in Perquimans in about December 1720… Read More

Demsey Bond (d. 1788) 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