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Edward Vail (1717-1778) was a colonial official, politician, and militia officer who represented Chowan County in the colonial Assembly in 1754-1762, 1770-1771, and 1773-1774. In 1754, he raised troops to help defend Virginia during the French… Read More

While it is difficult to identify Elizabeth Vail for certain, one strong likelyhood is that this Elizabeth Vail was born in Chowan County in about 1753. This Elizabeth Vail was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Vail, both of whom died by 1766.… Read More

Elizabeth Blount was born in North Carolina in about 1755. In 1773 she married Jeremiah Vail in Chowan County. The following year she, along with her mother-in-law and several other members of her extended family, signed a nonimportation… Read More

Frederick Vail (d. 1783) 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.

Jeremiah Vail 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.

Jeremiah Vail Jr. was a resident of colonial Carteret County and served as a port inspector and politician. In 1755, Sumner joined other merchants, traders, and planters in petitioning the Board of Trade for relief on trade restrictions.

Thomas Vail (d. 1802) was a resident of Chowan County. As the clerk of the court for the Edenton District Court of Oyer and Terminer, he oversaw some of the proceedings against the members of the Gourd Patch Conspiracy as they were brought to… Read More

Thomas Lodowick Vail was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on September 27, 1827. Vail was a Confederate veteran, farmer, and chairman of the board of county commissioners for Mecklenburg County. He died in Providence (Mecklenburg… Read More

Mrs. Vail refers to either Sarah (1737-1792) or Elizabeth Vail (1739-1804), two unmarried daughters of merchant Jeremiah Vail who resided in New Bern, North Carolina. Through their sister Mary Dorothy, both Sarah and Elizabeth were sisters-in-law… Read More

Alexander Valentine (d. 1782) 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

Sarah Crickett was born in Chowan County in about 1751. In about 1770 she married Alexander Valentine. In 1774 Sarah Valentine, along with her mother and sister signed a nonimportation agreement that later became known as the Edenton Tea Party… Read More

Antonio Marcus Valz was born in Italy on December 28, 1848. Valz was a prominent engineer and railroad building contractor who resided in Staunton, Virginia. He died in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 22, 1916.

Martin Van Buren was born in Kinderhook (Columbia County), New York,  on December 5th, 1782. Van Buren was an attorney and politician who served as the eighth president of the United States from 1837-1841. Van Buren died in Kinderhook (Columbia… Read More

Gerard van Solengen was an owner of the sloop New York Packett and the brigantine Friendship in 1761.

Kingsland Van Winkle was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on December 5, 1879. Van Winkle was an attorney and Democratic political operative in Asheville (Buncombe County). He died in Asheville on May 2, 1972.

Harriette "Hattie" Newell Vance, née Espy, was born in Burke County, North Carolina, on July 11, 1832. Harriet was the wife of Zebulon Baird Vance, a North Carolina politician. She died in Raleigh (Wake County), North Carolina, on November 3,… Read More

James Goabwilder 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.

John Vance 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.

Robert Brank Vance was born at Reem's Creek (Buncombe County), North Carolina, on April 24, 1828. Vance was a Confederate General and politician. He served as a Congressional Representative for the state of North Carolina from 1873- 1885, and a… Read More

Zebulon Baird Vance was born on May 13, 1830, in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Vance was a Confederate veteran, attorney, and politician. He served as U.S. Representative (1858 to 1861), governor of North Carolina (1862 to 1865 and 1877 to… Read More

Zebulon Baird Vance, Jr. was born on March 22, 1860, in North Carolina. Vance was the son of former governor and United States Senator Zebulon Baird Vance. He was a Naval Academy graduate (1881) and career army officer who retired with the rank… Read More

Lewis Vandermulen was likely a Bay River or… Read More

Charles Spurgeon Vann was born on January 7, 1857, in Hertford County, North Carolina. Vann was an attorney in Edenton, North Carolina. He died in Edenton on November 17, 1925.

Thaddeus Edward Vann was born near Winton, North Carolina, on April 22, 1846. Vann was a planter and real estate dealer in Como, Hertford County, North Carolina. He died in Como on April 9, 1931.Read More

William Vann 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.

Hannibal Roscoe Vannoy was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, on April 9, 1884. Vannoy was the secretary and treasurer for the Coca-Cola bottling plant in North Wilkesboro from 1909 to 1917, when he moved to Durham where he worked as an agent… Read More

James Edward Vannoy was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, on April 4, 1868. Vannoy owned a produce and grocery store in North Wilkesboro (Wilkes County), which he opened with his father around 1898. He died in North Wilkesboro on January 26… Read More

William Allen Vannoy was born in Ashe County, North Carolina, on April 4, 1868. Vannoy was a merchant and justice of the peace in Wilkes County, North Carolina. He died in North Wilkesboro on March 21, 1927.

John Varnel was a resident of Bertie 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

Henry Branson Varner was born on April 12, 1870, in Davidson County, North Carolina. Varner was a prominent and politically powerful citizen of Lexington, serving as the Chairman of the State Prison Board during the administration of Gov. Thomas… Read More

Robbart Vassee 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.

Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil de Cavagnial (1698-1778), Marquis de Vaudreuil, was a Canadian-born French colonial official who served as governor of French Louisiana (1743-1753) and as the governor-general of New France (1755-1760). During the… Read More

Edgar N. Vaughan was born in North Carolina around 1859. Vaughan was a minister in the Icard community of Burke County. He died in Icard on October 26, 1933.

George Vaughan was an Ireland native who was the uncle of John Sampson.

William Leroy Vaughan was born in Scotland Neck (Halifax County), North Carolina, on January 29, 1880. Vaughan was an attorney in Washington (Beaufort County), North Carolina. He died in Warwick, Virginia, on February 24, 1956.

Katherine "Kate" Margaret Vaughn (née Brew) was born October 22, 1872, in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Vaughn was a journalist, home economics expert, and social worker. During her time in North Carolina, she served as a cooking school coordinator… Read More

Francis Preston Venable was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia on November 17, 1856. Venable was a career educator who served as president of the University of North Carolina from 1900 to 1914. He died in Richmond, Virginia on March 17, 1934… Read More

Francis Vernon (circa 1715-1783) was a British politician who served as a member of the Board of Trade from 1762 to 1765. He was known as "The Lord Orwell" from 1762 to 1776 and often signed his name as "Orwell."

Arthur Lee Vesie was born on May 25, 1901 in Elon College, Alamance County, North Carolina. In July 1920, Vesie and two other men were accused of sexually assaulting Eula Virginia Riddle in Alamance County. The state's governor deployed a… Read More

Elizabeth Viner was born in about 1667. A resident of Perquimans Precinct, North Carolina, she was likely a servant. In August 1697 when Dorothy Steele ran away from her husband, she convinced Viner to join her. Eventually when they were caught… Read More

The Virginia Council was a colonial-era advisory board that first arose as a way for colonists to manage their day-to-day… Read More

Charles Alexander Vogler was born on January 27, 1886, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Vogler was solicitor and later judge for the city of Winston-Salem. He died in Winston-Salem on May 31, 1925.

Chester Floyd Vogler was born on October 14, 1890, in Yadkin County, North Carolina. Vogler was a printer for J. B. Johnston in Mebane when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He died in Raleigh on October 20, 1965.

Treva Vogler (née Shore) was born on December 14, 1895, in Yadkin County, North Carolina. Treva married Chester F. Vogler in November 1914. She died in Craven County, North Carolina, on October 13, 1993.

Christoph von Graffenried was born in Switzerland on November 15, 1661. In 1710 he led a business venture in which he brought poor Swiss and German refugee families from Europe to the newly-established town of New Bern in North Carolina.… Read More

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben was born in Prussia on September 17, 1730. A baron and former Prussian military officer, he came to the United States as a volunteer in 1777. In 1778 he became the Inspector General of the Continental Army and… Read More

Leonard Vyne was born in Zeeland, Michigan, on April 4, 1871. Vyne was a wholesale lumber dealer in North Wilkesboro (Wilkes County), North Carolina, for several decades. He died in Statesville (Iredell County) on December 10, 1947.