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Edmund Lacey was born in Pennsylvania in 1742. A resident of Chester, South Carolina, he served as a captain, and later colonel of the Turkey Creek or Chester District Militia. Lacey served throughout the later half of the war, most notably… Read More

Parker Lacey was a resident of Pitt County. In 1777 he served on a jury of inquest that determined that… Read More

James Walter Lackey was born on April 10, 1873, in Stokes County, North Carolina. Lackey was a farmer who served as deputy sheriff for Stoke County around 1918. He died in Asheboro (Randolph County) on September 2, 1948.

Benjamin Rice Lacy, Sr. was born on June 19, 1854, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Lacy served as state treasurer from 1901 until his death in 1929. He died in Raleigh on February 21, 1929.

James Horace Lacy was born in New Bern (Craven County), North Carolina, on August 25, 1835. Lacy was the son of Drury Lacy, who served as the reverend of the Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. He died in Chapel Hill, while a student at the… Read More

Samuel Laird was licensed by Thomas Sherlock, Bishop of London, on October 12, 1755, to serve as a clergyman in colonial North Carolina. Prior to his licensure, Laird was for four years a tutor in Virginia. He was educated at Glasgow College.

Matthew Lamb (circa 1705 - 1768) was a British bureaucrat and legal adviser to British aristocrats. He served as counsel for the Board of Trade from 1746 until his death in 1768. As counsel, he interpreted policy and colonial law and weighed the… Read More

Thomas J. Lamb was born in Ireland in 1865. Lamb and his wife, Elizabeth Brown, an immigrant from England, were furriers and tailors in Baltimore, Maryland, before moving to Asheville, North Carolina, in 1916.… Read More

Thomas J. Lambe was born on May 6, 1851, in Chatham County, North Carolina. Lambe owned and operated a popular clothing store in Durham, North Carolina for more than forty-five years. He died in Wake County on August 31, 1932.

George Catron was born in Virginia in July 27, 1805. A farmer and wagon maker, he signed onto a bond for George Kinder for the administration of Kinder's mother's estate. He died in Wythe County on October 15, 1898.

Frank Simmons Lambeth was born on August 20, 1857, in Thomasville, North Carolina. Lambeth was a leading businessman and citizen who helped establish the chair manufacturing industry in Thomasville by helping to organize the Thomasville… Read More

John Walter Lambeth, Jr. was born on January 10, 1896, in Thomasville, North Carolina. During World War I, Lambeth served overseas from July 1918 to July 1919. Upon his return, he worked for his father at the Lambeth Furniture Company, first as… Read More

John Walter Lambeth, Sr. was born on May 25, 1868, near Thomasville, North Carolina. Lambeth was a banker, furniture manufacturer, and local politician. He was connected with the Standard Chair Company until he organized the Lambeth Furniture… Read More

Samuel Lancaster 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.

Newton Jerome Lance was born in North Carolina on August 11, 1854. Lance was a farmer in Hot Springs (Madison County), North Carolina. He died there on April 12, 1921.

Bird Land was a resident of Tyrrell County. In 1777 he swore three oaths and became a member of the Gourd Patch Conspiracy. He later gave a sworn deposition about his involvement in the plot and appeared on a list of witnesses at the Edenton… Read More

Henry Clayton Landon was born on July 11, 1860, in Massachusetts. Landon was a civil engineer who moved to North Carolina to pursue a career constructing and overseeing the operations of a lumber railway from Wilkesboro to Grandin in the early… Read More

Abraham Lane 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.

Agnes Lane (née Lacy) was born July 9, 1892, in North Carolina. Lane was a stenographer in Wilson County. She died on August 26, 1989.

Franklin Knight Lane was born on July 15, 1864, near Charlottestown, Canada. Lane served as United States Secretary of the Interior during the administration of President Woodrow Wilson, from 1913 to 1920. He died in Rochester, Minnesota, on May… Read More

Julian Jay Lane was born on July 1, 1888, in Wilson County, North Carolina. Lane was an insurance agent in Wilson, North Carolina. He died there on September 5, 1946.

Leon Theodore Lane was born on July 17, 1871, in Chatham County, North Carolina. Lane served as sheriff of Chatham from 1910 until 1920, when he resigned to campaign for election to the legislature. Lane won and took his seat in 1921. He died in… Read More

William Cobb Lane was born in Goldsboro (Wayne County), North Carolina, on November 25, 1874. Lane lived in North Wilkesboro (Wilkes County) for about eighteen months while he worked as a pharmacist at North Wilkesboro Drug Company. He and his… Read More

Edward Langford was a resident of colonial New Hanover County. 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

William Franklin Langley was born on March 9, 1896, in Pitt County, North Carolina. Langley was a farmer in Pitt County, North Carolina, upon the outbreak of World War I. The Eastern District Exemption Board overturned a ruling by the county… Read More

Willis Langley (d. 1780) 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.

John Dallas Langston was born on March 22, 1881, near Aurora, North Carolina. Langston was a lawyer by training who embarked on a military career shortly after the United States' entrance into World War I. During the war, Langston first served on… Read More

Andrew Lanier was born around 1885 in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Lanier was a citizen of Fayetteville, where he worked as a barber and served as the secretary of the Fayetteville branch of the NAACP. He died in Durham on March 22, 1934.… Read More

Elmer Dore Lansing was born in Troy, New York on July 26, 1879. He moved to Montreat (Buncombe County) in 1897. He spent most of his career working as a clerk at Commonwealth Bank in nearby Black Mountain. He also served as postmaster of Montreat… Read More

Numa Albert Lasley was born in Stokes County, North Carolina, on January 16, 1877. Lasley likely moved to North Wilkesboro (Wilkes County) around 1910 where he worked as a police officer. He served as the town’s chief of police from 1913 until… Read More

Aaron Lassiter (d. 1815) 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

Aaron Lassiter Sr. (d. 1781) 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

Abisha Lassiter 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

Amos Lassiter (d. 1815) 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 Lassiter was born at an unknown location and date, but resided in Lenoir County by July 1870. That month, he murdered Alexander Croom, a six year old African American boy. After the murder Lassiter fled and was never charged for the… Read More

Frederick Lassiter (d. 1787) 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 Lassiter (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

James Lassiter 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.

Jeremiah Lassiter 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

Jonathan Lassiter (d. c1813) 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

Josiah Lassiter 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

Reuben Lassiter (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

Thomas James Lassiter was born on January 9, 1869, in Johnston County, North Carolina. Lassiter was an editor of the Smithfield Herald. He died in Smithfield (Johnston County) on September 9, 1920.

Timothy Lassiter (d. c1800) 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

John Latta 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

Evelyn Ann Wood Lattimore (née White) was born on February 3, 1896, in North Carolina. She married Julian Edward Wood on February 9, 1918. They later divorced, and she went on to marry George F. Lattimore on September 4, 1923. Evelyn died in… Read More

Charles O'Hagan Laughinghouse was born on February 25, 1871, near Grimesland, North Carolina. Laughinghouse was a physician and medical administrator. During World War I, he served on the Committee of American Physicians and guided the state's… Read More