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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ellis, John Willis, 1820-1861 (search)
Ellis, John Willis, 1820-1861 Governor; born in Rowan county, N. C., Nov. 25, 1820; graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1841, and admitted to the bar in 1842. He was governor of North Carolina in 1858-61. In the name of his State he occupied Fort Macon, the works at Wilmington, and the United States arsenal at Fayetteville, Jan. 2, 1861. In April of the same year he ordered the seizure of the United States mint at Charlotte. He died in Raleigh, N. C., in 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
1795James Iredell1827 William R. Davie1798John Owen1828 Benjamin Williams1799Montford Stokes1830 James Turner1802David L. Swain1832 Nathaniel Alexander1805Richard Dobbs Spaight1835 Benjamin Williams1807 State governors (elected by the people). Edward B. Dudleyassumes officeJan. 1, 1837 John M. Moreheadassumes officeJan. 1841 William A. Grahamassumes officeJan. 1845 Charles Manlyassumes officeJan. 1849 David S. Reidassumes officeJan. 1851 Thomas Braggassumes officeJan. 1855 John W. Ellisassumes officeJan. 1859 State governors—Continued. Henry T. Clarkeacting1861 Zebulon B. Vanceassumes officeNov. 17, 1862 William W. Holdenprovisional governorJune 12, 1865 Jonathan Worthassumes officeDec. 15, 1865 William W. Holdenassumes officeJuly 4, 1868 Tod R. Caldwellassumes office1872 Curtis H. BrogdenactingJuly 17, 1874 Zebulon B. Vanceassumes office1877 Thomas J. Jarvisassumes officeJan. 18, 1881 Alfred M. Scalesassumes officeJan. 1885 Daniel G. Fowleassumes officeJ
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
22, 1850 Trinity College chartered and opened at Trinity College......1852 James C. Dobbin, Secretary of the Navy......March 7, 1853 Forts Caswell and Johnston, occupied by State troops unauthorized, Jan. 8, 1861, are ordered restored to the proper authorities by Governor Ellis......Jan. 12, 1861 Resolutions passed in the House, unanimously, declaring that in case reconciliation between North and South fails, North Carolina goes with the slave-States......Feb. 4, 1861 Gov. John W. Ellis, in a telegram replying to the request for troops from the United States Secretary of War, says: You can get no troops from North Carolina ......April 15, 1861 Forts Caswell and Johnston seized by Confederates......April 16, 1861 United States branch mint at Charlotte seized by State......April 20, 1861 Arsenal at Fayetteville surrendered to the Confederates......April 22, 1861 Blockade of ports of Virginia and North Carolina proclaimed......April 27, 1861 State conventi