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J W Barineau

He was a first lieutenant in the Lincoln Home Guard Company, which unit was called out to Charlotte in August 1919 to assist in enforcing order during a labor uprising.

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J. A. Groves

Secretary of the Wiscassett Mill in Albemarle, North Carolina. He also served as the town's mayor for a time.

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J. A. McCormick

Commissioner of Pembroke in April 1919

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J. B. Brown Person
J. B. Gerringer

Interrogated by solicitor Samuel M. Gattis following the lynching of an African American man named John Jeffress in Graham, North Carolina, in August 1920.

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J. C. Milton

Resident of Goldsboro NC in July 1919

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J. C. Pritchard

Resident of Asheville in July 1919

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J. Cleveland
J. H. Bias

Faculty or student of Shaw U Summer School in 1919

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J. H. Moseley

Rev. in the AME Zion Church

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J. H. Tucker

A gentleman form Petersburg, Virginia, who gave an annual report of the work of the YMCA to an audience at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical in Greensboro.

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J. J. Bernard

Commissioner in Wake County in Nov 1918

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J. N. Mills

African American doctor in Durham NC in 1919

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J. O. Jones

Passenger agent for railroad co in Dec 1918

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J. W. Jones

Born October 26, 1863, in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. A graduate of Shaw University and Leonard Medical School, Jones was an influential African American physician in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For seventeen years, he was Grand Chancellor of Colored Knights of Pythias.

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J. W. Waddell

President of the Fayetteville branch of the NAACP in July 1919

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Jacob Bayley

Also spelled Bailie, Jacob Bayley (1726-1815) was an officer for the British during the Seven Years War. He later served as a brigadier general for the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

Jacob Blount
Jacob Miller

He signed a petition to Arthur Dobbs on behalf of the Tanners and Merchants in North Carolina. He was a Palatine Captain and served as one of the earliest magistrates and presiding justices of the Craven County Court.

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Jacob Oliver Alderman

Born May 7, 1862, in Sampson County, North Carolina. Alderman was a Baptist minister who served as the superintendent of Chowan County schools for twelve years.

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Jacob Samuel Deaton

Born October 10, 1895, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Deaton was a resident of Rockingham when he enlisted in the North Carolina National Guard in April 1917. As a member of Company A, 105th Engineers, he deserted from the service while stationed at Camp Sevier, South Carolina, in October 1917. It seems he was never caught, despite the company commander's publishing notices of a $50 reward for his capture in the Rockingham Post-Dispatch. He seemed to enlist under the name of Samuel J. Deaton but later went by Jacob Samuel Deaton. Deaton died on August 4, 1960, in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Jacob Townshend

He was an owner of the vessel Sloop Industry.

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Jake F. Newell

Born February 15, 1869, in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Newell was a prominent attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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James A. Bonner

Born circa 1866 in Petersburg, Virginia. Bonner was a minister in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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James A. Lucas

James A. Lucas, born circa 1874 in Beaufort County, North Carolina. Lucas was a porter for the Walter Credle & Co., a grocer in Washington, North Carolina.

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James A. Ray

Born August 23, 1872, in Alamance County, North Carolina. Ray was one of a group of citizens who attempted to assault the jail in Alamance County on the night of July 19, 1920, with the intention of lynching an African American man suspected of sexual assault. Emerging from a cornfield surrounding the jail and failing to heed the repeated warnings of "stop", Ray was killed and several others were wounded when members of the Durham Machine Gun Company opened fire.

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James Abercrombie

Abercrombie (1706-1781) was a British general.  During the Seven Years War, Abercrombie was the commander-in-chief for the North American forces. He led the British forces in a failed attempt to capture Fort Ticonderoga.

James Abercromby

During the Seven Years War, he was deputy auditor general for plantations and an agent for the Royal American Regiment. He was the cousin of a British general with the same name. (His surname could be spelled Abercromby or Abercrombie).

James Adolph Long

Born January 17, 1880, in Alamance County, North Carolina. He name more popularly appears as "James Dolph Long" or "J. Dolph Long." Long was an attorney who practice primarily in Graham and Burlington.

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James Alexander Gray, Jr.

Born August 21, 1889, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Gray was treasurer and later vice president of the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company before joining the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 1919 where he was vice president and later president. He served as state senator representing the twenty-sixth district and was made chairman of the senate finance committee in 1919.

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James Alexander Hartness

Born July 28, 1863, near Statesville, North Carolina. Hartness served as the clerk of the Superior Court for Iredell County from 1898 to 1928. He also served as a state senator (1897) and as North Carolina Secretary of State from 1928 to 1933.

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James Archibald Clarke

Born March 2, 1880, in North Carolina. Clarke was a minister and for a time was pastor of the First Baptist Church in High Point, North Carolina.

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James Arnold

He signed a letter of petition to Arthur Dobbs on behalf of William Strother ca. 1763.

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James Baxter Cole

Born July 5, 1897, in North Carolina. During World War I, Cole served overseas from September 1918 to July 1919 with the Quartermaster Corps. He was honorably discharged on July 28, 1919, with the rank of sergeant. That fall, he joined a militia unit, the Durham Machine Gun Company, for which organization he served as lieutenant. In July 1920, he and his unit successfully protected the lives of three African American prisoners from an angry lynch mob in Alamance County, North Carolina.

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James Conrad Smith

Born July 14, 1890, in Iron Station, North Carolina. At the time of this letter, Smith was a farmer with two dependents: Lucy Smith, wife, and Marvin, son.

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James Craven

He died in October 1755. He was a member of the royal council and eventually became the clerk of court in Chowan County in 1740. He also served in the NC Assembly and worked with Governor Gabriel Johnston.

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James Davis

He was born October 21, 1721 and died in February or March of 1785. He was North Carolina's first printer, and set up his shop in New Bern in 1749.

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James De Lancey

He was born November 11, 1703 and died July 30, 1760. He served as Lieutenant Governor of colonial New York.

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James Delaney

He was an important lawyer in colonial New York.

James Dickey

He served as a captain in the North Carolina militia for Orange County. He left the county and Alexander Mebane petitioned Arthur Dobbs for Dickey's replacement.

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James E. Marshall

Resident of Lexington, NC in 1919

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James Edward Cooper

James Edward Cooper, born on May 8, 1874, in Williamston, North Carolina. Cooper was a tinner for the W. C. Mallison & Son, a hardware and tinner company in Washington, North Carolina.

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James Edward Shepard

James Edward Shepard, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 3, 1875. A leading advocate for black education in North Carolina, Shepard is best known for the founding of North Carolina Central University. He served as the institution's president from 1910 until his death in 1947.

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James Edwin Carrigan

Born February 3, 1865, in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Carrigan was a traveling salesman who resided in Greensboro, Durham, and Burlington. In July 1920, he was accused of having been the leader of a lynch mob that was violently turned away from the Alamance County jail by members of the state's national guard. While his close friends took to the papers to exonerate him of the allegation, several members of the national guard testified that Carrigan was on-site throughout much of the ordeal and had been identified by the county jailer and chief of police as the mob's leader.

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James Egerton

He signed a letter of petition to Arthur Dobbs on behalf of William Strother ca. 1763.

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James Ernest Stokes

Born January 24, 1873, in Baltimore County, Maryland. Stokes was a physician who served on the Committee of American Physicians and guided the state's mobilization of medical resources during World War I.

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James Ferguson

A longtime merchant who volunteered for the British Army.  He served under the command of Major General Jeffery Amherst.

James Festus Barrett

Born January 15, 1882, in Madison County, North Carolina. Barrett was a newspaper editor and labor organizer, serving for many years as the president of the state's chapter of the American Federation of Labor and later served as public relations director for the AFL's southeastern department. He was known by all his friends as "Uncle Jim."

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James Frederick Taylor

Born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on September 8, 1864. During World War I, Taylor served as the chairman of the Lenoir County Liberty Loan Campaign and as a speaker for the Four Minute Men Committee.  A prominent and influential businessman in Lenoir County, Taylor proved a steadfast advocate for local and regional infrastructure and improvement projects.

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James Glen