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John Waddel was a resident of colonial America who owned a schooner called St. Michael in 1761.

Eugene Stamps Waddell was born in Halifax, North Carolina, on June 12, 1876. Waddell was president and general manager of the Waverley Furniture Company in Wilmington, N.C. He died there on August 7, 1942.

Hugh Waddell (circa 1734-1773) was an Ireland-born merchant, planter, and politician who seems to have arrived in North Carolina sometime in the 1750s. During the French and Indian War, Waddell served as an officer in the British army. His… Read More

James W. Waddell was born in January 1871 in North Carolina. A contractor and brick mason by profession, Waddell also served as president of the Fayetteville branch of the NAACP.

Malina Waddell (née Walker) was born around 1883. She was a longtime resident of Goldsboro (Wayne County), North Carolina. She died while a patient at the North Carolina Sanatorium for the Treatment of Tuberculosis on June 20, 1913.

Eliot Wadsworth was born on September 10, 1876, in Boston, Massachusetts. Wadsworth was a financier who served as chairman of the American Red Cross during World War I. Later in life, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1921-1926).… Read More

William Smith Waff (d. c1818) 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

Walter Raleigh Wagoner was born in Forsyth County, North Carolina, on May 25, 1858. Wagoner was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County where he was a farmer and longtime civic leader in the Clemmons area, serving on the county board of… Read More

Jones Spencer Wahab was born in Hyde County on January 30, 1868. He owned a dry goods store in Black Mountain (Buncombe County) from around 1910 until 1930, when he filed for bankruptcy amidst the Great Depression. He died in Black Mountain on… Read More

According to James Rawlings, George Wainright was a resident Martin County and a friend of… Read More

Anna Josephine Wakefield (née Coit) was born in South Carolina on April 19, 1872. Wakefield was a teacher in Salisbury (Rowan County). She died in Banner Elk (Avery County) on December 21, 1963. Wakefield was a great granddaughter of geologist,… Read More

Loren Pinckney Waldo was born in Canterbury, Connecticut on February 2, 1802. A lawyer, he served in many offices in Connecticut state government before winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1849. Although he only served one term… Read More

John Herbert Waldrop was born on February 24, 1895, in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Waldrop was a bank teller for the Greenville Bank & Trust Company when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He was inducted into the… Read More

Richard Walise 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.

Martin Walk (1707-1785) was a resident of Rowan County who signed a petition to Arthur Dobbs in 1762 requesting that he appoint a justice of the peace for Rowan County.

Deward Edgar Walker was born in Black Mountain (Buncombe County) on September 19, 1883. He served in the U.S. Army during the Philippine-American War of 1899-1902. He returned to Black Mountain where he worked at a saw mill and later as an… Read More

Edward Walker 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.

Fred Edward Walker was born in Hampton, Virginia, on August 30, 1896. Walker served in the field artillery during World War I and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He died on July 5, 1962.Read More

Harry Gambol Walker was born on August 22, 1889, in Creswell, North Carolina. At the time of the June 1917 registration drive for military service during World War I, Walker was twenty-seven years old with no… Read More

Henderson Walker was born in about 1659. He arrived in colonial North Carolina by 1682 and by 1683 he was serving as the clerk of the Albemarle County Court, an office which he held until 1689. From 1692 to 1692 he served as the colonial… Read More

James Walker was a colonial resident of Bath County, North Carolina who settled near the Neuse River. In Bath, he and several other colonists submitted a petition requesting the colony's support against a group of American Indians who opposed… Read More

Jesse C. Walker was born in North Carolina on September 22, 1882. Walker was an army deserter who shot and killed the sheriff of Brunswick County, North Carolina in November 1908. He was then incarcerated, spending a short stint of his thirty-… Read More

John Walker was born in England on 10 December 1741 and moved to Brunswick County, North Carolina in 1761.  A planter and merchant, Walker served as a hospital steward and captain of the artillery during the War of Regulation. Prior to the Battle… Read More

John Walker was a resident of colonial America who served as master of the sloop York in 1762.

Joshua Cochran Walker was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on April 6, 1833. He attended the University of North Carolina and alongside his classmates, was in the same social circles as Margaret Eliza Cotten before becoming a doctor. Walker… Read More

Mary Walker was a resident of Tyrrell County. In 1777 she submitted a sworn deposition testifying that she heard … Read More

Nathaniel Harrison Walker was born in Buncombe County on November 15, 1886. Walker spent most of his life in Black Mountain, where he worked as a telegraph operator. He served in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1919 but did not see overseas service.… Read More

Steward Walker was a resident of Chowan and later Tyrrell 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

Charles Slover Wallace was born on December 2, 1864, in Portsmouth, North Carolina. Wallace was president of the Wallace Fisheries Co., a producer of fish scrap and oil, in Morehead City, North Carolina. He died in Morehead City (Carteret County… Read More

Hugh Wallace was born in Newberry County, South Carolina on January 7, 1805. A farmer, he served as a justice of the peace for Chambers County, Alabama for over two decades. He died in Lee County, Alabama on June 10, 1888.

James Calloway Wallace was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, on July 19, 1875. Wallace was the owner of Wallace & Co., a department store in North Wilkesboro. He also served as the town’s register of deeds, clerk, and treasurer, and as a… Read More

Nehemiah Wilson Wallace was born on December 19, 1856 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Wallace was elected sheriff of Mecklenburg County in 1898 and served in that position until 1919. He later served as… Read More

Oliver Wallace was a resident of colonial Salisbury. Around 1763, he and another man were accused of horse stealing, found guilty, and sentenced to death. A group of men from that district sent a petition to royal governor Arthur Dobbs asking for… Read More

William Wallace was a resident of Martin County. In 1777 he became a member of the Gourd Patch Conspiracy where he witnessed… Read More

Samuel Wallis (1728-1795) was a British naval officer who commanded warships off the Canadian coast during the Seven Years War.

Horatio Walpole (1678-1757) was a British politician, diplomat, and colonial administrator who held several offices over the course of his career, including surveyor and auditor general of the revenue in America, which position he held from 1717… Read More

John Walston (d. 1794) 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.

Philip Walston was a resident of Chowan Precinct, North Carolina. In 1721 he served as the precinct's constable. Any further information about this individual has not been identified.

Rudolph Emory Walters was born on November 5, 1874, in Cockery (Wilkes County), North Carolina. Walters served in the army as a sergeant during the Philippine-American War and then remained there as part of the police force. He later served as… Read More

Ulysses Burette Walters was born in North Carolina on March 10, 1882. Walters worked in the grocery business before opening The People’s Clothing Store in North Wilkesboro (Wilkes County) in 1914. He sold his business in 1920 and moved to… Read More

Henry Walton 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

Thomas Spivey (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

Timothy Walton (1710-1770) was a representative of Chowan County in the colonial Assembly in 1740 and 1766 to 1768. In 1755, he joined other merchants, traders, and planters in petitioning the Board of Trade for relief on trade restrictions.

William Wands was born on May 1, 1874, in Gartness, Scotland. Wands was popularly known by the nickname of "Scotty," derived perhaps from his birthplace. He was a labor leader who organized fellow employees of the Southern Railway at Spencer… Read More

John Skottowe Wannamaker was born near St. Matthews, South Carolina, on September 25, 1869. Wannamaker is best remembered for being the president of the American Cotton Association. He died in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on July 7, 1944.

James Warburton (d. 1780) was a resident of Bertie County who served as a trial juror for the Court of Oyer and Terminer in Edenton District during the fall of 1777 when that court was investigating members of the Gourd Patch Conspiracy. In 1778… Read More