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  • Laurence Hyde, KG, PC, 1st Earl of Rochester (1641 - 1711)
    Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester KG PC (March 1641 – 2 May 1711) was an English statesman and writer. He was originally a supporter of James II but later supported the Glorious Revolution ...
  • Capt. Frederick Marryat (1792 - 1848)
    Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July 1792 – 9 August 1848) was an English Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of t...
  • Mel Tormé (1925 - 1999)
    Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and ar...
  • Alex Haley (1921 - 1992)
    Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992) was an African-American writer. He is best known as the author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family and the co-author of...
  • Brig. General Rufus Barringer (CSA) (1821 - 1895)
    Rufus Clay Barringer (December 2, 1821 – February 3, 1895) was a North Carolina lawyer, politician, and American Civil War brigadier general. Early life Barringer was born in Cabarrus ...