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Esley Hunt (1817-1899), Early Studio Photographer of Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Fayetteville, NC, and Wytheville, VA By C.H. Robertson, M.Ed.
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Esley Hunt was born in Johnson City, TN. (His family’s home, the Henson Hunt House, is on the historical register and still serves as a private residence.) In the late 1840’s, Esley and... More > wife, Emily Hornbarger Hunt, moved to Chapel Hill, NC, where Esley became that town’s first studio photographer and also owned a boarding house on Franklin Street. Emily died of illness in 1852; the following year, Esley married Louisa Lutterloh Hunt. By 1859, Esley owned a second studio in Raleigh. At State Fairs, Charles and his colorist, Joshua P. Andrews, received top awards in several portrait types: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and photographs, and they were able to command substantial fees. During the Civil War, they continued their work as there was great demand for portraits of men who might never return from battle. After the war, Esley worked in Fayetteville, NC, but his family would eventually return to the mountains. By 1870, Esley had a studio in Wytheville, VA. He and Louisa were interred in Brevard, NC.< Less
Dr. Frederic H. Lutterloh (Born 1824) of Chatham County, NC, and Gatesville, TX By C.H. Robertson, M.Ed.
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Frederic H. Lutterloh was born in Chatham County, NC, to Eliza Comerford Lutterloh and Brigadier General Charles Lutterloh. Fred’s life took a number of surprising turns. He was educated for... More > at least one year at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. By age 30, he and his family had settled in Gatesville, TX, where he would serve as a doctor and help to establish the First Methodist Church. He was also a Master Mason and the first meeting of Lodge 197 was held in his home. In his later years, he served as a doctor elsewhere in Texas and also farmed.< Less
Mayor James M. Palmer (1810-1863) and Sophia M. Lutterloh Palmer (Born 1818) of Hillsborough and Goldsboro, NC By C.H. Robertson, M.Ed.
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James M. Palmer served Hillsborough, NC, for over 25 years in various roles: hotel proprietor, merchant, postmaster, town commissioner and mayor. His wife, Sophia M. Lutterloh Palmer, was a... More > daughter of Brigadier General Charles Lutterloh and Eliza Comerford Lutterloh of Chatham County, NC. Their Hillsborough home, built in the Williamsburg style, is on the historical register and still serves as a private residence today. By 1860, James accepted a postal position in Goldsboro, NC, and the family relocated there. Soon afterwards, Goldboro became a Civil War battlefield and Jame died during that war. Sophia would later live in Virginia after her daughter married a celebrated civil engineer, Virginius Freeman of Norfolk, VA.< Less
Charles Lutterloh II (1813-1856), Gardening Pioneer of Fayetteville, NC By C.H. Robertson, M.Ed.
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Charles Lutterloh, II, the eldest child of Eliza Comerford Lutterloh and Brigadier General Charles Lutterloh, was born in Chatham County, NC. He attended the West Point Academy in New York. He was... More > later referred to as Colonel Lutterloh, but it’s unknown whether he achieved that rank in the U.S. Army or in the North Carolina Militia. By 1843, Charles co-owned a mercantile house in Fayetteville, NC, the town where his brother Thomas S. Lutterloh owned the Lutterloh Line. (Before the Civil War, the Lutterloh Line was one of the larger steamboat fleets traveling the Cape Fear River between Fayetteville and Wilmington.) By 1850, Charles had established a large nursery on Fayetteville’s Rowan Street and he thereafter advertised plants only. An obituary stated that he became Fayetteville’s “pioneer of landscape and ornamental gardening.”< Less
Mayors of Cedar Key, Florida: Edward J. Lutterloh (1824-1905) and John Brooks Lutterloh (1858-1934) By C.H. Robertson, M.Ed.
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This introduces two early mayors of Cedar Key, FL. Edward J. Lutterloh was born in Chatham County, NC, to Eliza Comerford Lutterloh and Brigadier General Charles Lutterloh. As a young man, Edward... More > was a commission merchant in Fayetteville, NC. In Wilmington, NC, he was an agent of the Lutterloh Line owned by his brother, Thomas S. Lutterloh. (Before the Civil War, the Lutterloh Line was one of the larger steamboat fleets traveling the Cape Fear River between Fayetteville and Wilmington.) After 1859, Edward relocated south, eventually settling in Florida. He was a captain in the militia there and, in 1871, he built a residence in Cedar Key which today functions as a local museum. For over 25 years, he served Cedar Key as an attorney; he also served as mayor. John Brooks Lutterloh was Edward’s nephew and a son of Dr. Frederic H. Lutterloh and Angelette Brooks Lutterloh of Chatham County, NC, and Gatesville, TX. In Cedar Key, John served as a merchant and as mayor.< Less
Thomas Snipes Lutterloh (1846 - 1900), First Municipal Mayor of Fayetteville, NC, and Owner of the Lutterloh Steamboat Line By C.H. Robertson, M.Ed.
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Thomas Snipes Lutterloh was born in Chatham County, NC, to Eliza Comerford Lutterloh and Brigadier General Charles Lutterloh. As a young man, he moved from Chatham County to Fayetteville, NC, where... More > he became a commission merchant and opened the area’s first turpentine distillery. Before the Civil War, he created and owned the Lutterloh Line, one of the larger steamboat fleets traveling the Cape Fear River between Fayetteville and Wilmington. He was Fayetteville’s first municipal mayor (1855-1857) and served several terms in the North Carolina House of Commons (1866-1867, 1872-1874, and 1879-1880).< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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