Cabarrus Heritage

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Daniel Moreau BARRINGER

Barringer, Daniel Moreau (nephew of Daniel Laurens Barringer), a Representative from North Carolina; born at "Poplar Grove," near Concord, Cabarrus County, N.C., July 30, 1806; was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1826; studied law in Hillsboro; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Concord, N.C., in 1829; member of the State house of commons 1829-1834, 1840, and 1842; member of the State constitutional convention in 1835; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1849); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Thirtieth Congress), Committee on Indian Affairs (Thirtieth Congress); declined a renomination; appointed by President Taylor and reappointed by President Fillmore Minister to Spain and served from June 18, 1849, until September 4, 1853; again elected to the State house of commons in 1854; delegate to the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in August, 1866; chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1872; died at White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, Va., September 1, 1873; interment in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.   Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989 (Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1989), 581-582.  Image Credit: John Livingston, Portraits of Eminent Americans Now Living: With Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Their Lives and Actions (New York, New York: Cornish, Lamport & Co., 1853), 51.

Charles Edgar BOGER

Mr. Charles Edgar Boger was the second person to serve as superintendent of the Stonewall Jackson Manual Training and Industrial School.  Mr. Boger was born in Cabarrus County, N.C., on August 10, 1873, being the son of Daniel P. and Nannie E. (Crowell) Boger, both members of families of some of the original settlers of Cabarrus County.  He was born at the Boger homeplace in No. 10 Township about eight miles southeast of Concord.  His father was of German descent, and his ancestors came from Pennsylvania to North Carolina prior to the Revolutionary War and settled in Cabarrus County.  His father was born in Cabarrus County in January, 1837, and after having been educated in the private schools of the state began farming on the old homeplace, which he continued to cultivate throughout the remainder of his life.  He served throughout the War Between the States in the Confederate Army, being a lieutenant of his company in the 7th North Carolina Regiment of Infantry, in Lane's Brigade.  He participated in the Battle of Gettysburg and other hotly contested engagements and was wounded four times.  He died in 1924.  Mr. Boger's mother was born in Stanly County in August, 1838, and was the daughter of Jennings and Martha Crowell, of English descent.  The name was originally spelled Cromwell.  Mrs. Boger died in 1914.  Both of Mr. Boger's parents were members of St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Cabarrus County, and for many years his father served as a member of the church board there.  He gave his political allegiance to the Democratic party.  Other children in the family were Rev. William Jennings Boger, of Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; and Martin Augustus Boger, of Albemarle, N.C.  Charles E. Boger attended a private school in his home district and then spent several years as a student in the famous Unionville Academy in Union County, where he received instruction under Professor O. C. Hamilton.  Mr. Boger was also a student at the North Carolina College at Mt. Pleasant, N.C., where he received an AB degree in the spring of 1895.  After he began his work as a teacher he took additional work at the University of North Carolina.  On Christmas day of 1912 Mr. Boger was married to Miss Elise M. Barnhardt, of Cabarrus County, a daughter of John A. Barnhardt.  She was born in Cabarrus County, was educated at Red Springs College and taught school for five years prior to her marriage.  Mrs. Boger is a member of the Rocky River Presbyterian Church, and Mr. Boger belongs to the St. Martin's Lutheran Church, and is an honorary member of the Rotary Club.  Mr. and Mrs. Boger have five children.  Sarah E., who was born November 30, 1914, is a graduate of NCCW, now Women's College of the University of North Carolina, and is teaching in the Concord High School.  Charles E., Jr., who was born October 8, 1916, is a graduate of State College in textile engineering, and is a Major in the U.S. Army.  John D., who was born April 5, 1920, and is a Captain in the Air Corps.  Elise M., who was born December 21, 1921, is a graduate of Women's College, and was married May 22, 1945, to Edward Barrier, of Concord.  James, who was born November 24, 1923, was in the Sophomore Class at State College when he went in the Air Corps.  He is now a Captain.  Throughout his entire career Mr. Boger has been engaged in the work of education.  In his early experiences he served as teacher and principal of public schools for 4 or 5 years in Cabarrus County and at Mt. Holly in Gaston County.  Following this he served for a period of 13 years as superintendent of the rural schools of Cabarrus County.  He became superintendent of the Stonewall Jackson Manual Training and Industrial School on December 1, 1913.  Mr. Boger, with his family, resides at his country home which is located across the highway from the Training School.  He continues to maintain a deep interest in the welfare of the institution to which he gave so many well-filled years of his life.  He has accumulated for himself a rich heritage of noble achievements which will be for him an everlasting monument, and he will be held in reverent esteem forever by the boys of the institution.   Source: S. Glenn Hawfield, History of the Stonewall Jackson Manual Training and Industrial School (Concord, North Carolina: Printing Department, Stonewall Jackson Manual Training and Industrial School, 1946), 35-37.

William Jennings BOGER

Born July 13, 1869, in Cabarrus Co.  Parents: Daniel Philip and Nannie Estelle (Crowell) Boger.  Educated: N.C. Coll., A.B. 1893; Philadelphia Sem., 1897; Lenoir Rhyne Coll., D.D. 1926.  Married Mary Jane Christine Cook, Mt. Pleasant, Dec. 7, 1897.  Children: Daniel Jennings, William Jonas, Charles Cook, Henry Crawford.  Ordained 1897 by Tenn. Synod.  Churches served: Good Shepherd, Mt. Holly-Lutheran Chapel, Gastonia, 1897-1909, Good Shepherd only, 1909-13; organized and served Holy Comforter, Belmont, 1910-12; with the Rev. W. A. Deaton organized and supplied Holy Trinity, Gastonia, 1898-1900, 1901-02; St. Luke-Morning Star, Monroe, 1913-18; St. Paul, Startown-St. James-Ebenezer, Newton, 1918-27; St. James only, 1927-36.  Retired 1936 to live in Mt. Pleasant.  President, Tenn. Synod, 1910-11.  Member, 1903-32, and president, 1926-32, board of Lenoir Rhyne Coll.  Member of original (1914-15) Joint Commission to Propose Union of N.C. and Tenn. Synods.  Died Jan. 29, 1949; buried at Mt. Pleasant.   Source: Life Sketches of Lutheran Ministers, North Carolina and Tennessee Synods, 1773-1965 (Columbia, South Carolina: The State Publishing Company, 1966), 24-25.

Rufus Alexander BROWN

Rufus Alexander Brown was born in Concord, N. C., in 1851.  His father was Alfred Brown, a farmer of Cabarrus county, and his mother was Miss Margaret Bost, a daughter of John Bost, a farmer.  He was educated in the public schools of Cabarrus county.  In 1880 he began ginning cotton, and later in 1882 opened a general merchandise store in Concord under the style of Brown & Schafer, A. R. Schafer being his associate.  This firm continued until 1888 after which he continued alone until 1894 when he discontinued to manufacture brick and enter the contracting business on a large scale and organized the Brown Manufacturing Company, he being the largest stockholder and vice-president.  This company has built a 10,000 spindle 250 loom cotton mill.  He is also interested in various other enterprises. He married Miss Missouri Fisher, a daughter of George W. Fisher, a large live stock dealer of the West, who was raised on her grandmother's farm in Perry county, Mo.  They have four children.  He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and Elk, and a D. O. K. K.   Source:  Prominent People of North Carolina: Brief Biographies of Leading People for Ready Reference Purposes (Asheville, North Carolina: Evening News Publishing Company, 1906), 60.


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