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for The State Vol. 11 Issue 33, Jan 1944
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H. H. and C. S. Brimley were born in England and came with their parents to North Carolina in 1880. Although the article focuses on H. H., his brother became famous in his own right through his work in the Entomology Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. Both brothers achieved international fame as the leading Southern naturalists of their day. H. H.'s fame rests on his work as a zoologist and his more than fifty years with the North Carolina Museum of Science. Under his leadership the museum grew into the one of the country's best-known of its type.
Hunter was born in Ireland and came to America at age four with his widowed mother. They settled on a farm near Charlotte. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, he joined the army and during the war was recognized as one of the state's outstanding soldiers. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister after the war in 1789 and in the same year married Jane Ross, the daughter of a physician. For the next thirty-eight years he established Presbyterian churches in the North Carolina Piedmont and also practiced his needed medical skills in the backcountry.