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Although remembered for killing Richard Dobbs Spaight in the state's most famous duel in 1802, John Stanley had a distinguished career in politics. Elected in 1801 to the U.S. House of Representatives, he was speaker when felled by a stroke in 1827.
Mary Vail was related through her mother, marriages, and children to a number of prominent North Carolinians. She was married to Frederick Jones of Chowan County; William Wilson of Clermont Plantation near New Bern; and Roger Moore of Orton Plantation.
John Lawson was one of New Bern’s architects, North Carolina’s first historian, and the first owner of the area now known as Lawson Creek Park. Lawson’s History of North Carolina is the first published history of North Carolina and covers Lawson’s experiences in the area, information on the Indians, their customs and way of life as well as the flora and fauna of the area.