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John Kane was born in County Londonderry (County Derry), Ireland around 1805. Kane was a stonemason by trade who came to Raleigh in the 1830s to work on the construction of the state capitol. He later owned and operated what he called "The… Read More

William Kearley was born in Tennessee on January 21, 1808. A physician, he also served as a justice of the peace for Smith County, Tennessee. He died and was buried in Trousdale County, Tennessee on October 1, 1889.

Dennis Fleet Keel was born on March 17, 1890, in Farmville, North Carolina. Keel was a dental surgeon in the Scotland Neck community of Halifax County when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He was subsequently inducted into… Read More

James Nathaniel Keelin was born on January 10, 1894, in Davidson County, Tennessee. Keelin was the deputy clerk of the superior court in Wake County, North Carolina, when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. In August 1917, he… Read More

Alma Faye Keen (née Pierce) was born on November 1, 1892, in North Carolina. She married Lonnie Calvin Keen on December 27, 1917. She died in Johnston County, North Carolina, on December 25, 1984.

Lonnie Calvin Keen was born on February 1, 1892, in Four Oaks, North Carolina. Keen was a salesman for the R. C. Lassiter Company in the Four Oaks community of Johnston County when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He died… Read More

John Willard Keerans was born on September 7, 1860, in Randolph County, North Carolina. Keerans was an attorney in Charlotte. He died there on June 15, 1934.

Elijah Keese was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina on April 20, 1766. During the American Revolution he witnessed the marriage between William Guest and Anna Allen in his father's home, and attested to the fact in an affidavit in support of… Read More

John Keese was born in about 1735. A resident of Surry and later Wilkes County, North Carolina, he served as a captain of the Wilkes County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia from 1779 to 1782. In 1779 William Guest, a soldier in his regiment… Read More

Benjamin Franklin Keith was born in New Hanover County, North Carolina, on March 31, 1888. Keith was a proprietor of a lime and fertilizer production company in Wilmington, North Carolina. He died in Currie (Pender County) on March 21, 1959.

Cornelius Keith was a resident of colonial Johnston County. In an undated petition, members of the Johnston County militia asked royal governor Arthur Dobbs to commission Keith a captain in that organization.

William Lafoon Keith was born in Pickens County, South Carolina on September 7, 1791. A farmer, he also served as the clerk of the Pickens County Court throughout the 1830's and 1840's. He died in Pickens County on May 20, 1856.

Edd L. Kelley, born c. 1876, was a farmer in Broad River Township in McDowell County.

Albert Young Kelly was born on May 19, 1882, in Mocksville, North Carolina. He worked variously for the Parlor Furniture Company in Salem, Erwin Cotton Mills Company, and Pilot Cotton Mills Company in Raleigh. At the latter place, he rose to the… Read More

Edward Kelly 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

Michael Kelly was an Irishman who was arrested and jailed in New Bern for robbery some time in 1777. On September 11, 1777, he escaped out of prison wearing a green jacket. There was a reward of $5 offered for his capture, but any further… Read More

Terrance A. Kelly was born in Ireland around 1813. Kelly was a stonecutter from Baltimore, Maryland who worked on the construction of the state capitol in Raleigh in the early 1830s. He died there on August 31, 1838.

William Kelly (d. c1815) was a resident of Chowan County. In 1778 after initially refusing, he ultimately signed an oath swearing his allegiance to the State of North Carolina and promised to report any treasonous conspiracies that might threaten… Read More

John Kelse 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

Joseph Kelse 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

Joh Kelsey 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

Luke Kemp was a resident of colonial Johnston County. In an undated petition, he joined other members of the Johnston County militia in asking royal governor Arthur Dobbs to commission new captains for their unit.

Felix Kenan (d. 1785) was a resident of Duplin County who served as a local politician and sheriff. However, when he took up arms with the loyalists at the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge in 1776, he was removed from office. In 1777 he was ordered… Read More

James Kenan (1740-1810) was a politician and soldier from Duplin County. In addition to serving on the Duplin County Court Martial Committee, he also served as a colonel in the Duplin County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia. He also served… Read More

James Graham Kenan was born in Kenansville (Duplin County), North Carolina on November 20, 1883. Kenan was an attorney in Wilmington (New Hanover County) from 1906 until his relocation to New York in 1918. He died in New York City on February 5,… Read More

Thomas Stephen Kenan was born in Kenansville, North Carolina, on February 12, 1838. Kenan was a lawyer, a Confederate officer, and he served as the attorney general and clerk of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Kenan died on December 23, 1911.… Read More

George Kenedy 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

William Kenedy 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,… Read More

John Kennedy was a resident of New Bern who served as the keeper of that city's public gaol, or jail. When three men (including… Read More

Alfred Abraham Kent was born in Caldwell County, North Carolina on November 2, 1858. Kent was a physician from Caldwell County who served as a legislator (1911 & 1915), as a member of the State Board of Medical Examiners, as president of the… Read More

Augustus Keppel (1725-1786) was a distinguished British naval officer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1755 to 1782. During the Seven Years war, he was deployed to North America, France, and Cuba.

George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle (1724-1772) was a British Army officer and nobleman most notable for his capture of Havana in 1762 during the Seven Year's War.

William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle, (1702-1754) served as colonial governor of Virginia from 1737 until his death in Paris, France, on December 22, 1754.

Howard Burnette Kerlee, born August 28, 1866, was a farmer and lifelong resident of Black Mountain (Buncombe County). He died on June 2, 1946.

John Philetus Kerr was born in Asheville (Buncombe County), North Carolina, on July 4, 1854. Kerr was a newspaperman and postmaster who served as private secretary for Governor Locke Craig until his death in Asheville on June 16, 1916.

Washington Caruthers Kerr was born in Guilford County, North Carolina, on May 24th, 1827. Kerr was a geologist and professor. Kerr served as the State Geologist of North Carolina from 1866-1882. He died in Asheville (Buncombe County), North… Read More

Francis Scott Key was born in Frederick County, Maryland on August 1, 1779. Best known as the author of "The Star-Spangled Banner," he also served as a District Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1833 to 1841. He died in Baltimore,… Read More

The Keyauwee were an American Indian tribe that traditionally resided in the vicinity of the Uwharrie River and the Deep River in North Carolina. John Lawson first documented the nation in 1701, describing their village as situated in a… Read More

Henry Wilder Keyes was born in Vermont on May 23, 1862. He was a state legislator in and later governor for New Hampshire. In 1918, Keyes campaigned for and was elected to serve as a United States Senator for the state of New Hampshire, a seat he… Read More

Joseph Kidd was a captain of the Halifax County Regiment of the North Carolina Militia. At times he was responsible for guarding the Halifax County jail, but later in the war he commanded militia troops in regular service and continued to receive… Read More

Charles Evans Kilbourne was born on December 23, 1872, in Arlington, Virginia. Kilbourne was a career military officer and Medal of Honor recipient. During World War I, he served stateside on the army's General Staff for much of 1917. In 1918, he… Read More

Mary Guthrie Kilbreth was born in Englewood, New Jersey on March 16, 1869. Kilbreth is best known for her work as president of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage. She died in Long Island, New York on June 25, 1957.

Christopher Kilby (1705-1771) was a colonial agent, administrator, and merchant in Boston who served as the contractor of supplies for the southern American colonies during the French and Indian War.

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James Horton Kilby was born in Millers Creek (Wilkes County), North Carolina, on October 20, 1889. Kilby worked as a construction foreman on road and bridge projects for most of his career. He moved to Washington, D.C. around 1929, where he died… Read More

Benjamin Wesley Kilgore was born on March 27, 1867, in Lafayette County, Mississippi. Kilgore served as state chemist (1899-1919), director of the state agricultural experiment state (1901-1907 & 1912-1925), director of the state agricultural… Read More

James Churchwell Killebrew was born on May 16, 1880, in Tarboro, North Carolina. Killebrew was a farmer in Penelo, North Carolina. He died in Rock Spring, Georgia, on April 24, 1960.

Isaac Killey was a resident of Bertie County. In 1779 he signed a petition to the North Carolina General… Read More

Thomas Killey was a resident of Bertie County. In 1779 he signed a petition to the North Carolina General… Read More