Dictionary of North Carolina Biography: Vol. 5, P-S

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William S. Powell
Univ of North Carolina Press, Nov 9, 2000 - History - 501 pages
The most comprehensive state project of its kind, the Dictionary provides information on some 4,000 notable North Carolinians whose accomplishments and occasional misdeeds span four centuries. Much of the bibliographic information found in the six volumes has been compiled for the first time. All of the persons included are deceased. They are native North Carolinians, no matter where they made the contributions for which they are noted, or non-natives whose contributions were made in North Carolina.


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A fabulous resource. I've used it to gain information on one main line and two or three related genealogical lines. I've learned about characters in my pedigree that helped forge the westward expansion all the way, in my case, from the beginning of Caswell County, North Carolina, to California. --Ron Simpson 

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William S. Powell is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His many books include North Carolina through Four Centuries, which won the 1989 Mayflower Cup for Nonfiction.

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