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22474
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William Alexander Graham was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina in 1804. Graham achieve much in the way of public service during his lifetime becoming Speaker of the House of Commons, Governor of North Carolina, Secretary of the United States Navy, Senator of the United States, Senator of the Confederate States, and nominee of the Whig Party for the Vice Presidency.
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22478
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Dr. Henry Elliot Shepherd was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1844. A graduate of Davidson College, the Military Academy at Charlotte, and the University of Virginia, Shepherd also served on the battlefield during the American Civil War. Advancing to the rank of First Lieutenant of Infantry in the Forty-Third North Carolina troops, Shepherd was the youngest commissioned officer in the Confederate Army. Shepherd returned home after being wounded at Gettysburg and held captive by the Union Army, later making a name for himself as college professor, president, and superintendent.
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22475
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This article discusses the family history and life of North Carolina native James Cochran Dobbin. Born to a prominent Fayetteville family, Dobbin was elected to the House of Representatives in 1845 but chose not to run for reelection. Instead, Dobbin entered the North Carolina State Legislature where he was instrumental in the creation of Asylum for the Insane (State Hospital) in Raleigh. He stayed in the State Legislature before being appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Franklin Pierce in 1853.
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22477
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Although North Carolina developed long before 1860, the educational growth of the region grew slowly during the colonial period due to the slow growth of populations. However, there is evidence of efforts to foster education through the poor law and apprenticeship system which granted guardianship and tuition to many poor and orphaned children.
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22476
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As early as 1737, Colonel John Selwyn was granted tracts of land in the Piedmont region of North Carolina by the British Crown. Neither Colonel Selwyn or his son George ever set foot on their land in Carolina, and with the death of George in 1791 the name all but disappeared in the region with the exception of a street named Selwyn in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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22480
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Edgar Wallace Knight, born in 1886 in Woodland, Northampton County, North Carolina, earned degrees at Trinity College and Columbia University. Knight is an author and frequent contributor to magazines on the subjects of education and history.
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