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37739
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Biography of Capt. William Blount Shepard, of Edenton, NC from 1885.
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38972
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John Hodgson, a lawyer, had a remarkably busy life serving as NC Attorney General, Assemblyman from Bertie County 1735, Assemblyman from Chowan County 1738, Speaker of the House 1739-40, Provincial Treasurer 1740, Judge of the Admiralty Court, and Commissary of North Carolina troops in the ‘War of Jenkins’ Ear.’ Hodgson married two sisters, Elizabeth and Penelope Pagett. Penelope went on to become a leader of the Edenton Tea Party.
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38987
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William Armistead Moore, a native of Edenton, NC, attended UNC-Chapel Hill and worked as a lawyer. He had a short lived military career as commander and colonel in the Civil War. In 1869, Moore was elected to complete an unfinished term in the NC House of Representatives. He then won a seat for a full term. In 1871, the governor appointed Moore a Judge of the Superior Court to complete an unfinished term.
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39000
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Robert Treat Paine, a native of Edenton, NC, was educated as a lawyer and engaged in shipping and shipbuilding in Edenton. He was a partisan Whig and served in the NC House of Commons from 1838-1848. In 1847, Paine was appointed a colonel of a Volunteer Regiment. In 1847, Paine and his regiment were sent to Mexico during the Mexican War where Paine was charged for being an egotistical and strict disciplinarian. Paine later served as a Know-Nothing member of the US House of Representatives from 1855 to 1857.
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39006
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William Johnston Dawson, a native of Edenton, NC, was educated in England and returned to North Carolina to begin a political career. He was a delegate to the Hillsborough Convention of 1788 and a member of the NC House of Commons in 1791 which chose Joel Lane’s plantation as the future site of Raleigh, NC. From 1793 to 1795 he represented the Eighth Congressional District in the US House of Representatives.
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39009
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Charles W. Hoskins, a native of Edenton, NC, was a graduate of West Point. In his military career he was involved in the removal of Indians to the West, from 1836 to 1839, and later became friends with Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant. Hoskins was active in the Mexican War and was eventually killed in the Battle of Monterrey.
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39020
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John Hodgson, II, was a planter-merchant in Edenton, NC. He was raised by his young aunt, Penelope Craven Hodgson Barker, of Edenton Tea-Party fame. Hodgson had two illegitimate children by Joanna Kippen.
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39040
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William Dossey Pruden, a native of Harrellsville, Hertford County, attended Trinity College (now Duke University) in 1863. He entered Confederate service as a Second Lieutenant. He participated in the Battle of Kinston and was wounded in the Battle of Bentonville. After the War, Pruden studied law at the University of Virginia and at the school of Judge Richmond Pearson. Pruden was admitted to the Bar in 1868, moved to Edenton, NC and formed a co-partnership with Major H. A. Gilliam. After the Major moved to Raleigh, Pruden formed a co-partnership with his son, J. Norfleet Pruden. William Dossey Pruden became the leading lawyer in the Albemarle region and later served as Mayor of Edenton, a director of the Bank of Edenton and as legal advisor for Chowan County Board of Commissioners. In 1886, Pruden was on the Commission to rerun the State line with Virginia and the upper counties of NC. In 1891, Wake Forest College awarded Pruden with an honorary doctor of laws degree. Pruden was active in the Episcopal Church and served on the chancellorship of the Diocese of East Carolina. In 1894, Pruden helped found and was an active charter member of the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association.