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    • James Murray

    • Murray, James, 1713-1781; Colonial leaders; Planter
    • Portrait of James Murray. James Murray (1713-1781) was born in Unthank, Roxburghshire in Scotland. Through an association with Colonial Governor Gabriel Johnston, Murray set sail for North Carolina in 1735, arriving in the Cape Fear area a year...
    • Governor Hunt at Camp Lejeune

    • memorial services, Camp LeJeune, NC
    • A security agent, in sunglasses, escorts N.C. Governor Jim Hunt, and Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Green through massed Marines prior to memorial service at Camp LeJeune Friday morning. "Major General Richard A. Kuci-commander, MCAS Cherry Point."
    • Russelborough Monument - Brunswick County, NC.

    • Russelborough Monument, Monument, Stamp Act, Brunswick County
    • Russelborough was a residence on about five acres immediately north of the colonial Town of Brunswick. Captain John Russell of the British Navy bought the property from the Roger Moore estate. Royal Governor Arthur Dobbs purchased the property and...
    • Alex Manly

    • Armstrong Association of Philadelphia; African American newspaper editors; Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Alex Manly. Alex Manly (1866-1944) was born in Wake County, North Carolina to parents who were freed slaves of Governor Charles Manly. It is believed that Alex Manly is the son of Governor Manly. He attended the Hampton Institute where...
    • Christopher Dudley and sisters

    • Dudley, Christopher Haywood, 1817-1862; Parnell, Eliza Ann Dudley, 1822-1890; McIlhenny, Margaret Dudley, 1828-1881
    • Daguerreotype of Christopher Haywood Dudley and sisters and wife/mother? Christopher Haywood Dudley (1817-1862) was the son of Governor Edward B. Dudley. He was a planter and a Wilmington Town Commissioner between 1847-1855. His home is at 323...
    • Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington

    • Compton, Spencer, Earl of Wilmington, 1673?-1743
    • Steel engraving of Spencer Compton. Spencer Compton, the first (and only) Earl of Wilmington (1673-1743) was elected to the House of Commons in 1698, and became Speaker of that House. He was First Lord of the Treasury under King George II, a...
    • Sprunt and Dudley Mansion

    • Dudley family, Sprunt family, Front St., Nun St., Governors, mansions
    • The stately mansion on the corner of Front and Nun streets has been the home of several prominent families. It is thought to have been constructed about 1825 by Governor Dudley (1789-1855). In 1836, he became the first popularly elected Governor of...
    • George Kirby, Ben Chavis, and Angela Davis

    • Chavis, Ben, 1948- ; Kirby, George, ?-1997; Davis, Angela, 1944-
    • Photograph of George Kirby, Ben Chavis and Angela Davis, and unknown supporter. Ben Chavis (1948 - ) is originally from Oxford, North Carolina. He was a minister from the United Church of Christ's Commission for Racial Justice at the time of...
    • Governor Dudley Mansion

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    • Built by Edward B. Dudley (1789-1855), rice planter, president of Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Company and governor (1836-1841), first elected by popular vote. Purchased in 1885 by J. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919), capitalist; and wife, Sarah W....
    • Martha Blount Simpson

    • North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission
    • Head shot of Martha Blount Simpson. Martha Blount Simpson (1943- ) was appointed to the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission by Governor Jim Martin in 1988. She was not re-appointed in 1992 due to the fact that her family owned a tree farm...
    • Governor Dudley Mansion

    • Dudley Family, Historic Houses, Dudley Mansion
    • Located at 400 South Front Street this house was built by North Carolina Governor James Bishop Dudley (1789-1855). Tradition says it was built as early as 1825. This image was taken about 1900.
    • Purnell-Empie House

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    • Italianate style house built for Eliza Ann Purnell (1822-1890), eldest daughter of Governor Edward B. Dudley. Purchased in 1857 by Adam Empie, Jr. (1821-1877), attorney; and wife, Virginia Gwathmey (1830-1917), who added the north wing. Remained...

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