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over the destinies of his family. As they approached man's estate he directed and aided in their education, invited them to his home, and advanced them in their professions. Darius was graduated at Transylvania, and studied law with Hon. William T. Barry, afterward Postmaster-General. Orramel and Harris were thoroughly trained, under the eye of their eldest brother, by private tutors; the former completing the study of medicine in New Orleans, and the latter studying law with Judge Alexander Porter, an eminent jurist. Darius and Orramel, however, took part in the Mexican War of Independence; and, although they survived to return, it was with constitutions ruined by hardship, fever, and imprisonment, so that the former soon died, and the latter survived only a few years. Lucius, who was said to possess fine oratorical powers, went to Louisiana with the view of becoming a planter; but in the second year of his residence succumbed to a prevalent malignant fever, when only twenty
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
1819 to 1823 Dominique Bouligny18th to 20th 1824 to 1829 United States Senators-continued. Name.No. of CongressTerm. Josiah S. Johnston18th to 23d 1824 to 1833 Edward Livingston 21st to 22d 1829 to 1831 George A. Waggaman 22d1832 Alexander Porter 23d to 24th1834 to 1837 Alexander Mouton 24th to 27th 1837 to 1842 Robert C. Nicholas 24th to 26th 1836 to 1841 Charles M. Conrad 27th 1842 to 1843 Alexander Barrow 27th to 29th 1841 to 1846 Alexander Porter 28th 1843 to 1844 Henry JoAlexander Porter 28th 1843 to 1844 Henry Johnson 28th to 30th 1844 to 1849 Pierre Soule 29th 1847 Solomon W. Downs 30th to 32d 1847 to 1853 Pierre Soule 31st to 32d 1849 to 1853 Judah P. Benjamin 33d to 36th 1853 to 1861 John Slidell 33d to 36th1853 to 1861 36th to 40th 1861 to 1868 John S. Harris 40th 1868 William Pitt Kellogg 40th to 42d 1868 to 1872 J. Rodman West 42d to 45th 1871 to 1877 James B. Eustis 45th to 46th 1877 to 1879 William Pitt Kellogg 45th to 48th 1877 to 1883 Benjamin F. Jones 46th to 48th 1879 to 1885 R
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McKean, William Wister 1800- (search)
McKean, William Wister 1800- Naval officer; born in Huntingdon county, Pa., Sept. 19, 1800; was a son of Judge Joseph Borden McKean and nephew of Gov. Thomas McKean. He entered the navy as midshipman in 1814; became a lieutenant in 1825, a commander in 1841, captain in 1855, and commodore in July, 1862, when he was retired. In command of a schooner, under Commodore Porter, he assisted that officer (1823-24) in suppressing piracy in the West Indies. In 1860 he was engaged in the special service of conveying the Japanese embassy home. He was governor of the Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, in 1858-61, and was for a short time after his return from Japan in command of the Western Gulf blockading squadron. He died near Binghamton, N. Y., April 22, 1865.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
ieutenant May, 1862, surrendered with the army at Appomattox, now living in Mobile, Ala., an honored citizen and harbor master. Second Lieutenant E. Lambert, reported as deserter. Second Lieutenant Olivia Eugene, resigned June, 1862. No record. Second Lieutenant J. B. Conche, resigned June, 1862. No further record. This company left Mobile for the front in June, 1862. From it the following members were killed: Sergeant N. Leonard, June 22, 1862, at Cold Harbor. Corporal Alexander Porter, at Boonsboro. James Kearns, at Spotsylvania, May 11, 1864. Thomas Bennett, in skirmish near Richmond, June 28, 1864. Louis Earnest, at Gettysburg. Charles Rominger, at Seven Pines. William Carroll, at Sharpsburg. S. Logue, at Seven Pines. James Campbell, at Sharpsburg. Louis Dendarro, at Wilderness. A. Brickhart, at Spotsylvania. Ben Hammond, at Sharpsburg. S. Stansell, at the Wilderness. J. A. Jones, at Charlestown, Va. C. Lanier, at Seven P
Stealing a watch. --Alexander Porter was brought before the Mayor on Saturday and committed to jail for stealing a gold watch worth $150, from G. S. McMellen.
Let off. --The cases of Bridget Doherty and Cornelius Stocking, for drunkenness, and Alexander Porter, for the alleged purloining of a watch, were examined yesterday by the Mayor, and dismissed.