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Andrew Jackson was born circa 1885 in Wingate, Kentucky. His parents were John Jackson, born in Florida, and Narcis Woody, born in Alabama. In 1920, Jackson was accused of sexually assaulting the wife of Lon Keever near Lincolnton, North Carolina… Read More

Isaac Jackson was born in Anson County, North Carolina on March 10, 1762. He served as a private in the Anson County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia from 1780 to 1781 and was severely wounded in the mouth during the Battle of Beatti's… Read More

John Jackson was born in about 1740. A resident of Anson County, he served in the Anson County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia during the American Revolution. Though his daughter later reported he was a colonel, he was more likely a… Read More

Jonathan Jackson was born in Anson County in about 1755. A resident of Anson County he served under his father as a captain in the Anson County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia from 1780 to 1781. In 1781 he was shot in the collarbone at the… Read More

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was born in Clarksburg, Virginia (present-day West Virginia) on January 21, 1824. Jackson was a West Point graduate, army officer, educator, and enslaver who served as a general under Robert E. Lee in the Army… Read More

William Jackson (d. 1805) 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.

Robin Jacobs was an elderly African American an who resided near Leasburg in Caswell County.  On May 13, 1870, while near the home of Samuel Allen, another local African American man who had been a target of the Ku Klux Klan, Jacobs was shot and… Read More

Jonathan Jacocks (d. 1787) was a resident of Bertie County who served as a justice for the Bertie… Read More

Richard James was a resident of colonial New Hanover County. In 1755, he joined other merchants, traders, and planters in petitioning the Board of Trade for relief on trade restrictions.

Thomas James was a resident of Currituck Precinct, North Carolina. In 1725 John Hawkins sued James for debt after James killed one of Hawkins' cows. Any further information about this individual has not been located.

Thomas James was a resident of colonial North Carolina. In an undated petition, he joined others in asking royal governor Arthur Dobbs for aid in controlling an outbreak of disease that was then decimating cattle, threatening both beef and… Read More

Bond Jamison (d. 1806) 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.

Otto R. Jarrett was born on July 24, 1860, in North Carolina. Jarrett was a prominent labor leader in the Asheville area who served six stints as president of the North Carolina Federation of Labor between 1910 and 1920. During World War I, he… Read More

Samuel Jarvis (d. 1783) was a resident of Currituck County who served as a Colonel of the Currituck County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia throughout the course of the American Revolution. He also represented the county politically for… Read More

Thomas Jarvis emigrated to North Carolina by 1663, settling in Perquimans Precinct. A member of the North Carolina Council in 1672, he may have fled to Virginia following Culpeper's Rebellion, returning to North Carolina by 1684. He later served… Read More

Thomas Jordan Jarvis was born on January 18, 1836, in Jarvisburg (Currituck County), North Carolina. Jarvis was a Confederate veteran, businessman, and politician. He served as governor of North Carolina (1879 to 1885), U.S.… Read More

Richard Jasper settled in colonial North Carolina by 1704. That year he and several other colonists near present-day Bath submitted a petition against the Mattamuskeet American Indian Nation. He died in Hyde County, North Carolina in 1723.

Joseph Jeffres 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 Jeffreys (1706-1766) was a British politician and merchant who held various administrative offices during his career: joint secretary to the Treasury (1742-1746), secretary to the chancellor of the Exchequer (1752-1754), and warden of the… Read More

Thomas Jenkin (or Jenkins) was a resident of colonial Onslow County.

David Jenkins was a resident of Bath County and likely resided on the southern side of the Neuse River. There, he and several other colonists submitted a petition requesting the colony's support against a group of American Indians who opposed… Read More

Jefferson Jenkins was born in Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois on April 24, 1838. He was a farmer and prominent figure in Jackson County. He is mentioned in the pension application of Lib Thompson as to attest to Thompson's residence in… Read More

Jesse Jenkins was born in North Carolina around 1800. Jenkins was a free man of color and stonemason in Raleigh who participated in the construction of the state capitol in the 1830s. He seems to live up through 1860. No further information could… Read More

Jesse Jenkins was born in Fairfield District, South Carolina on September 28, 1778. The son of a Revolutionary War veteran, he resided in Rutherford, later Cleveland County, North Carolina and cared for his parents. He died in Cleveland County on… Read More

John Jenkins (d. 1779) 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.

John Jenkins was born in about 1754. A resident of Fairfield District, South Carolina, in 1776 he enlisted as a private for eighteen months in the 3rd South Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line. He saw combat at the Siege of Charleston and… Read More

Laban Lineberger Jenkins was born in Gaston County, North Carolina on December 8, 1864. Jenkins was a prominent banker, industrialist, and Republican Party booster who advocated for the development of Western North Carolina. The Great Depression… Read More

Mary Jenkins was a colonist in North Carolina, likely residing in Perquimans Precinct. In 1697 she was summoned as a witness in the case against Dorothy Steele, a colonist who had run away from her husband. Any further information about her… Read More

Sarah Dye Jenkins was born in Fairfield District, South Carolina in about 1754. In November 1777 she married John Jenkins. Her husband had been on a furlough home during their marriage, but he soon had to return to his regiment in the South… Read More

William Rixey Jenkins was born in Buncombe County on April 22, 1883. Jenkins was a lifelong resident of Black Mountainn, where he worked as a saw mill operator and postal carrier. He died in Asheville on July 3, 1968.

John Jennings was born in about 1653 and arrived in North Carolina by 1672. A resident of Pasquotank, he served as a justice for the Albemarle County Court in 1684 and later as a justice of the Pasquotank Precinct Court. In 1703 Jennings accused… Read More

Royal Garfield Jennings was born in Wilkes County on March 21, 1891. He worked as a physician in Moravian Falls. He moved to Winston-Salem in 1924, where he worked as an ear, nose, and throat specialist. He died in Thomasville (Davidson County)… Read More

William Jennings was a resident of Pasquotank Precinct, North Carolina. In 1698 he served on a jury that acquitted Charles, an American Indian man, of theft. He died sometime after 1702.

Soame Jenyns (1704 - 1787) was a British politician who served as a member of the Board of Trade from 1755 to 1780.

Beverly Sydnor Jerman was born November 4, 1861, in Ridgeway, Warren County, North Carolina. Jerman was a banker who served as president of the Commercial National Bank in Raleigh, North Carolina. During World War I, he was treasurer of the… Read More

Hardy Rise Jernigan was a resident of colonial Johnston County. In an undated petition, he joined others in asking royal governor Arthur Dobbs to appoint another justice to serve their section of the county.

Henry Jervey was born on June 5, 1866, in Dublin, Virginia. Jervey was a West Point graduate and career army officer who served as Chief of the Division of Operations, War Department General Staff, among other assignments, during World War I. He… Read More

Thomas Johns 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.

Agnes Robison was born in North Carolina in about 1768. During the American Revolution after her mother died, she helped care for her younger siblings while their stepmother was away. She later moved to Greene County, Tennessee with her parents,… Read More

Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh on December 29, 1808. He served in numerous roles throughout his political career including representative, senator, governor, and vice president, eventually becoming the 17th President of the United States. As… Read More

Anne Johnson was likely a free person of color born in about 1697 who resided in Carteret Precinct. She married Peter Johnson sometime before 1724 and the couple travelled with several others to South Carolina. Once there, Anne elected to return… Read More

Archibald Johnson was born on August 29, 1859, in Scotland County, North Carolina. Johnson was for forty years (beginning in 1895) the editor of the Charity and Children, a publication of the Mills Home Baptist orphanage in Thomasville,… Read More

Laborer for the U.S. government at Portsmouth, VA with Henry Ould in 1861-1863.

Charles Johnston was a resident of Tyrrell and Chowan Counties. In 1777 he served as a justice of the peace or court clerk in Tyrrell County, and in that role he received sworn depositions from several people about their knowledge of the Gourd… Read More

Charles Earl Johnson was born on August 13, 1851, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Johnson was the president of Carolina Power & Light Co. He died in Raleigh (Wake County) on September 9, 1923.

Edwin Rice Johnson was born on September 10, 1868, in Currituck County, North Carolina. Johnson was a merchant and politician who served as chairman of the Currituck County Democratic Executive Committee (1897-1937), two terms as a state senator… Read More

Gerald White Johnson was born in Scotland County, North Carolina on August 6, 1890. Johnson was a journalist, author, and newspaper editor who served as a member of a committee charged with overseeing relief funds for Western North Carolina… Read More

Henry Johnson was a resident of Edenton District. In September 1777 he appeared on a list of witnesses prepared to give evidence against… Read More

Hugh Samuel Johnson was born on August 5, 1882, in Fort Scott, Kansas. Johnson was a military officer who served as deputy provost marshal general under Enoch H. Crowder during World War I. He died in Washington, D.C. on April 15, 1942.