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and was one of the first settlers in Lexington, Ky. February 25, 1779, he married Miss Jane Briggs. The seventh child of this union, born February 25, 1791, was Robert S. Todd, the father of Mrs. Lincoln. On her maternal side Mrs. Lincoln was highly connected. Her great-grandfather, General Andrew Porter, was in the war of the Revolution. He succeeded Peter Muhlenberg as major-general of the Pennsylvania militia. Her great uncles, George B. Porter, who was governor of Michigan, James Madison Porter, secretary of the navy under President Tyler, and David R. Porter, governor of Pennsylvania, were men of ability and distinction. Her mother, Anne Eliza Parker, was a cousin of her father, Robert S. Todd. The latter had served in both houses of the Kentucky Legislature, and for over twenty years was president of the Bank of Kentucky of Lexington. He died July 16, 1849. To a young lady in whose veins coursed the blood that had come down from this long and distinguished ancestral
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
HenryJan. 27, 1796 Samuel Dexter May 13, 1800 Roger Griswold Feb. 3, 1801 Henry Dearborn March 5, 1801 William Eustis March 7, 1809 John Armstrong Jan. 13, 1813 James Monroe Sept.27, 1814 William H. Crawford Aug. 1, 1815 George Graham Ad interim John C. Calhoun Oct. 8, 1817 James Barbour March 7, 1825 Peter B. Porter May 26, 1828 John H. Eaton March 9, 1829 Lewis Cass Aug. 1, 1831 Joel R. Poinsett .March 7, 1837 John Bell March 5,1841 John C. Spencer Oct. 12, 1841 James M. Porter March 8, 1843 William Wilkins Feb. 15, 1844 William L. Marcy March 6, 1845 George W. Crawford March 8, 1841 Charles M. Conrad Aug.15, 1850 Jefferson Davis March 5, 1853 John B. Floyd March 6, 1857 Joseph Holt Jan. 18, 1861 Simon Cameron March 5, 1861 Edwin M. Stanton Jan. 15, 1862 Ulysses S. Grant, ad interimAug.12, 1867 Lorenzo Thomas, ad interimFeb. 21, 1868 John M. Schofield May 28, 1868 John A. Rawlins March11, 1869 William W. Belknap Oct. 25, 1869 Alphonso Taft Ma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Dakota, State of (search)
to the Union on Nov. 3, 1889. In 1891 an aggregate of 1,600,000 acres of land, comprising a former Indian reservation, was thrown open to actual settlers. See United States, North Dakota, in vol. IX. Territorial governors. William Jayneappointed1861 Newton Edmundsappointed1863 Andrew J. Faulkappointed1866 John A. Burbankappointed1869 John L. Penningtonappointed1874 William A. Howardappointed1878 N. G. Ordwayappointed1880 Gilbert A. Pierceappointed1884 Louis K. Churchappointed1887 Arthur C. Melletteappointed1889 State governors. John Millerelected1889 A. H. Burkeelected1891 E. Shortridgeterm beganJan., 1893 Roger Allinterm beganJan., 1895 Frank A. Briggsterm began1897 F. B. Fancherterm began1899 Frank Whiteterm began1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Gilbert A. Pierce51st1889 to 1891 Lyman R. Casey51st to 53d1889 to 1893 Henry C. Hansbrough52d to —1891 to — William N. Roach53d to 56th1893 to 1899 James M. Porter56th to —189
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porter, James Madison 1793-1862 (search)
Porter, James Madison 1793-1862 Jurist; born in Selma, Pa., Jan. 6, 1793; served in the army during the War of 1812; afterwards studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1813. He was appointed Secretary of War by President Tyler, but the nomination was rejected by the Senate. He died in Easton, Pa., Nov. 11, 1862.