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for The State Vol. 23 Issue 21, Mar 1956
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Sawney Webb, a genius in education, was a native of Person County. He was a Confederate officer and a graduate of the University of North Carolina. His small preparatory school in Tennessee was considered one of the best, sending young men on to colleges to impress the schools with their educational background. He infused his students with a love of learning and is considered by some to be the greatest man to ever come out of Person County
Sharpe shares the history of the formation of Person County as well as its subsequent changes. He recounts the industrial and agricultural aspects of the County, as well as the educational highlights and other developments.
J. W. Noell, at age 94, is the oldest man in Person County and the oldest active newspaper editor in the country. He was born in Graham in 1862, and after working as a printer's devil for a Burlington paper, he moved to Roxboro in 1890 to join his brother who had purchased the Roxboro Courier. He has remained with the paper for sixty-five years.