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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 20 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 2 0 Browse Search
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give up. In the county records we find the following names of men represented as at Medford:-- George Felt1633. James Noyes1634. Richard Berry1636. Thomas Mayhew1636. Benjamin Crisp1636. James Garrett1637. John Smith1638. Richard Cooke1640. Josiah Dawstin1641. ----Dix1641. Ri. Dexter1644. William Sargent1648. James Goodnow1650. John Martin1650. Edward Convers1650. Goulden Moore1654. Robert Burden1655. Richard Russell1656. Thos. Shephard1657. Thos. Danforth1658. Thomas Greene1659. James Pemberton1659. Joseph Hills1662. Jonathan Wade1668. Edward Collins1669. John Call1669. Daniel Deane1669. Samuel Hayward1670. Caleb Brooks1672. Daniel Markham1675. John Whitmore1678. John Greenland1678. Daniel Woodward1679. Isaac Fox1679. Stephen Willis1680. Thomas Willis1680. John Hall1680. Gersham Swan1684. Joseph Angier1684. John Bradshaw1685. Stephen Francis1685. Peter Tufts1686. Jonathan Tufts1690. John Tufts1690. Simon Bradstreet1695. The foll
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
simply reaffirmed the provisions of the charter concerning religious freedom. The Puritans in Maryland called their chief settlement Providence, which was afterwards changed to Annapolis. Leonard Calvert died in 1647, and was succeeded by Thomas Greene; but on the death of the King (1649), Lord Baltimore professed to be a Protestant, and appointed William Stone, of Virginia, a warm friend of Parliament and a Protestant, governor. The Parliament, not having confidence in Lord Baltimore's prs command, Aug. 7, 1864, and at once entered upon his duties, at the head of over 30,000 troops. See United States, Maryland, in vol. IX. Governors under the Baltimores (proprietary). Name.Term.1637 to 1647 Leonard Calvert1647 to 1648 Thomas Greene1648 to 1654 William Stone1654 to 1658 1658 to 1660 Josias Fendall1660 to 1662 Philip Calvert1662 to 1676 Charles Calvert1677 to 1680 Thomas Notley1681 to 1689 Charles, Lord Baltimore1681 to 1689 Under the English government (Royal).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Matthews, George 1739-1812 (search)
Matthews, George 1739-1812 Military officer; born in Augusta county, Va., in 1739; led a company in the battle of Point Pleasant, and was colonel of the 9th Virginia Regiment in the Revolutionary War. Made a prisoner at the battle of Germantown, he was a captive in a prison-ship until exchanged, late in 1781, when he joined Greene's army with his regiment. After the war he settled in Georgia, and was governor of the State from 1793 to 1796. From 1789 to 1791 he was a member of Congress. He was afterwards brigadiergeneral of the Georgia militia, with which he was active in taking possession of Florida, by order of the President (see Florida), and the capture of Amelia Island (q. v.). He died in Augusta, Ga., Aug. 30, 1812.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
ll the inhabitants, and appoints Robert Vaughan chief captain and commander of the militia and civil governor......April 18, 1647 Governor Calvert nominates Thomas Greene as his successor......June 9, 1647 Miss Margaret Brent, administratrix of Governor Calvert, asks from the Assembly a vote in the House for herself, and anoter as attorney for Lord Baltimore; refused......January, 1648 New great seal for the province of Maryland sent over by Lord Baltimore......Aug. 12, 1648 Governor Greene removed by Lord Baltimore, and William Stone, of Virginia, a zealous Protestant, and generally knowne to have beene always zealously affected to the Parliamsettle, on the south side of the Patuxent, with a colony he was transporting to Maryland......Sept. 20, 1649 During the temporary absence of Governor Stone, Thomas Greene, the deputy governor, proclaims Charles II. King, and grants a general pardon......Nov. 15, 1649 Settlement at Providence organized into a county called An
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
ston governor of the State......Aug. 31, 1776 Washington retreats through New Jersey.......November, 1776 Fort Washington being captured by the British, General Greene abandons Fort Lee, Bergen county......Nov. 19, 1776 Washington crosses the Delaware into Pennsylvania......Dec. 8, 1776 Battle of Trenton......Dec. 26, June 30, 1777 By act of Assembly the word State is substituted for colony in the constitution adopted in 1776......Sept. 20, 1777 Battle at Fort Mercer. Colonel Greene repulses a force of Hessians under Count Donop......Oct. 22, 1777 New Jersey Gazette, the first newspaper in the State, is published at Burlington by Isaack at Chatham......1779 American army winters at Morristown......December, 1779 Five thousand troops under General Clinton drive back the Americans under General Greene at Springfield, burn the town, and then retreat......June 23, 1780 Elias Boudinot, of New Jersey, chosen president of the Continental Congress......Nov. 4,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
on Lake Champlain under Benedict Arnold meets a vastly superior British armament under Captain Pringle, and is defeated with a loss of about ninety men......Oct. 11-13, 1776 Battle of White Plains; Americans driven back......Oct. 28, 1776 Washington crosses the Hudson......Nov. 12, 1776 Fort Washington on the Hudson captured by the British, with 2,000 prisoners and artillery......Nov. 16, 1776 Fort Lee, opposite Fort Washington on the Hudson, evacuated by the Americans under General Greene......Nov. 18, 1776 New York convention adopts a constitution......March 6–May 13, 1777 General Burgoyne with 7,173 British and German troops, besides several thousand Canadians and Indians, appears before Ticonderoga......July 1, 1777 George Clinton elected governor......July 3, 1777 John Jay appointed chief-justice and Robert R. Livingston chancellor......1777 Garrison under General St. Clair abandon Ticonderoga......July 6, 1777 Murder of Jane McCrea by the Indians n
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
Population in 1860, 621; in 1865, 629. Valuation in 1860, $328,461; in 1865, $354,122. The selectmen in 1861 were George F. Duren, Joel Boynton, Selar Simons; in 1862, George F. Duren, Joel Boynton, Isaac Blaisdell; in 1863, John Q. A. Greene, L. Wilkins, James M. Currier; in 1864, George F. Duren, John Jacobs, Seba D. Bartlett; in 1865, George Duren, Seba D. Bartlett, Joel Boynton. The town-clerk during all these years was George F. Duren. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Thomas Greene; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, William Greene. 1861. The first action taken by the town, in its corporate capacity, in matters relating to the war, was on the 11th of May, when it voted to pay each volunteer nine dollars a month in addition to his Government pay, the number not to exceed ten, and the payment to continue for one year. Selar Simons, Benjamin F. Heald, and Artemas Parker were authorized to draw on the town-treasurer for such sums as may be requisite to carry the above vote i