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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Orton Plantation - House and gardens.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr.

    • Harriss, Andrew Howell, 1898-1998; Order of the Long Leaf Pine
    • Military photograph of Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr. in uniform. Andrew Harriss (1898-1998) was born in Wilmington, NC. He fought in World War I (with parental consent as he was only 16), and participated in five major engagements during his time...
    • John Van Bokklen Metts, Sr.

    • Metts, John VanB. (John VanBokkelen), 1876-1959; New Hanover County Board of Commissioners; World War, 1914-1918
    • Black and white photograph of John Van B. Metts, Sr., labeled "Uncle Jack at Camp Severe, 1917." This photograph was probably taken at Camp Sevier, SC, before the soldiers were shipped overseas. John is in the middle front row. John Van...

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