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Charlestown, A town in West Virginia, where on Dec. 2, 1859, John Brown was hung, and on the 16th, Green, Copeland, Cook, and Coppoc, and on March 16, 1860, Stephens and Hazlett. See Brown, John.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Hutchings, William 1764- (search)
Hutchings, William 1764- Continental soldier; born in York, Me., Oct. 6, 1764. He and Lemuel Cook, another of the late survivors, were born the same year, and died the same month. They were the last survivors of the soldiers in the Revolutionary War. When William was four years old the family removed to Plantation Number Three, at the William Hutchings. mouth of the Penobscot (now Castine). There, on a farm, which his descendants occupied, he continued to live until his death, May 2,
annual pension of $21.60 until 1865, when an annual gratuity of $300 was granted by Congress to each of the five Revolutionary soldiers then supposed to be living.
Only four of the number lived to receive this gratuity.
William Hutchings and Lemuel Cook were the last.
In 1865, when over 100 years of age, he received an invitation from the city authorities of Bangor to join in the celebration of the Fourth of July there.
He accepted it. A revenue-cutter conveyed him from Castine to Bango
Ledyard, John 1751- Explorer; born in Groton, Conn., in 1751; was educated at Dartmouth College for a missionary to the Indians, and spent several months among the Six Nations. Having a resistless desire for travel, he shipped at New London as a common sailor, and from England accompanied Captain Cook in his last voyage around the world as corporal of marines. He vainly tried to set on foot a trading expedition to the northwest coast of North America, and went to Europe in 1784. He started on a journey through the northern part of Europe and Asia and across Bering Strait to America in 1786-87. He walked around the whole coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, reaching St. Petersburg in the latter part of March, 1787, without money, shoes, or stockings. He had journeyed 1,400 miles on foot in less than seven weeks. Thence he went to Siberia, but was arrested at Irkutsk in February, 1788, conducted to the frontiers of Poland, and there dismissed with an intimation that if he returned in
The Daily Dispatch: December 29, 1865., [Electronic resource], The poor of