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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stephens, William 1671-1753 (search)
Stephens, William 1671-1753 Educator; born in the Isle of Wight, England, Jan. 28, 1671; educated at Cambridge University; studied law and held a seat in Parliament; went to South Carolina to survey a barony of land in 1730; became secretary of the trustees in 1737; appointed president of Savannah county, Ga., in 1741, and of the whole colony two years later. He held the latter office till his health broke, in 1750. He was the author of A journal of the proceedings in Georgia, beginning Oct. 20, 1737 (3 volumes). He died in Georgia in August, 1753.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
ore St. Augustine and reaches Frederica about......July 20, 1740 Georgia divided into two counties: Savannah, comprising all territory north of Darien; and Frederica, covering the settlements on St. Simon's Island and the Altamaha; and Col. William Stephens chosen president of Savannah......April 15, 1741 Nine Spanish vessels, attempting to enter Amelia Sound, are repulsed by cannon of Fort William, on Cumberland Island, aided by armed schooner of fourteen guns and eighty men......June 21hment of Highlanders from a fruitless incursion into Florida......March 9, 1743 Magazine at Frederica blown up......March 22, 1743 Trustees abrogate part of constitution appointing board for Frederica, and counties are consolidated; Col. William Stephens elected first president of colony of Georgia, under government established at solicitation of people, by the King......April 18, 1743 Charles Harris and James Habersham in partnership establish first commercial house in Georgia......17
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Paroles of the Army of Northern Virginia. (search)
s,Co. E. T. W. Baber,Co. L. Private H. Harmon,Co. G. G. Linkous,Zzz=Co. G. J. Snider,Co. E. J. B. Rutledge,Co. L. L. R. Shanks,Co. B. J. H. Sowders,Co. G. J. C. Wilmoth,Co. B. Jno. Wilson,Co. E. Sergeant Wm. Vickers,Co. C. A. J. Pierce,Co. A. J. Fudge,Co. I. Private Wm. Barber,Co. D. E. Boyd,Co. C. D. C. Crowl,Zzz=Co. C. Priv'te Wm. Cole,Co. C. J. A. Gill,Co. D. J. D. Hughes,Co. C. G. W. King,Co. A. J. Shaeffer,Zzz=Co. A. C. M. Sexton,Co. D. A. O. Sanders,Zzz=Co. D. Wm. Stephens,Co. A. C. L. Teany,Co. C. T. J. Thompson,Zzz=Co. C. A. W. Williams, Acting Adj't.Co. C, Corporal J. Hensley,Co. H. Priv'te J. D. Lewis,Zzz=Co. H. A. McClung,Co. I. B. F. McNutt,Zzz=Co. I. T. M. Turner,Zzz=Co. I. H. Ott,Zzz=Co. I. E. Whitmore,Zzz=Co. I. Private S. P. Williams,Co. I. [38] I certify, on honor, that of the above number of men, there were present, actually armed and in line of battle, seventeen enlisted men on the ninth (9th) instant, the day of the surrender
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Terry's Brigade, formerly John M. Jones's. (search)
. Price, 1st Corporal A. J. Burch, 4th Corporal W. J. Brandon, Private S. T. Covington, S. B. Davis, W. H. Gordon, J. F. Hamlett, Private J. N. Rainey, F. Redman, J. J. Saunders, F. R. Stegall, W. E. Stone, N. C. Strickland. Co. D. 2d Sergeant J. H. Burton, 3d Sergeant E. M. O'Brien, 4th Sergeant F. W. Featherstone, 1st Corporal B. B. Craft, Private L. L. Grinstead, J. D. Glenn, L. Hudgin, Private R. J. Jones, James Nelson, J. R. O'Brien, S. C. Rice, W. Stephens, Thos. Stephens. Co. E. 1st Sergeant R. G. Faucette, 1st Corporal H. M. Rich, Private W. H. Bason, A. M. Cable, D. O. Cable, H. Holt, H. S. Holt, Abel Horn, Private G. W. Holt, J. S. Huffman, C. A. May, Emanuel Ryke, R. P. Sharpe, M. Sheppard, W. H. May, W. Williams. Co. F. 1st Sergeant A. N. Hendren, 2d Sergeant H. C. Foster, 4th Sergeant J. D. James, 5th Sergeant Jno. A. Nail, 4th Corporal Daniel Dwise, Private D. P. Burton, N. E. Burton, A.
d Mather, minister of Dorchester,—were published in a volume of three hundred octavo pages, the first ever printed in America, north of the Gulf of Mexico. In temporal affairs, plenty prevailed throughout the settlements, and affluence came in the train of industry. The natural exports of the country were furs and lumber; grain was carried to the West Indies; fish also was a staple. The art of shipbuilding was introduced with the first emigrants for Salem; but Winthrop had with him William Stephens, a shipwright who had been preparing to go for Spain, and who would have been as a precious jewel to any State that obtained him. He had built in England many ships of great burthen, one even of six hundred tons, and he was so able a man, that there was hardly such another to be found in the kingdom. In New England he lived with great content, where, from the time of his arrival, shipbuilding was carried on with surpassing skill, so that vessels were soon constructed of four hundred t
To be Tried for their lives. --William Stephens, a slave, and keeper of a cook shop in Pink Alley, Frederick Garard, slave, and Dick, slave of Mr G. Wortham, were before the Mayor on Saturday last, on charge of breaking into the store of E. W. Tompkins, and robbing it of $2,000 worth of goods-- Each of the parties were sent on for final trial before the Hustings Court, and if found guilty, may be hang.
The Daily Dispatch: July 4, 1863., [Electronic resource], The situation in Tennessee--a battle imminent. (search)
Disposed of --Several negro fellows, found at the cook-shop of William Stephens, a slave when the officers searched for the goods stolen from Mr. Tompkins, were before the Mayor Saturday morning, and ordered to be soundly punished for keeping bad company.
Personal Vice President Stephens, it is said, has gone to Fortress Monroe by the flag of truce boat. One story is that his business is to see about the exchange of prisoners, and another that it is to inform the Federal Government that if private property is not respected in the Confederate States, and the rules of civilized warfare strictly complied with, our forces in the North will receive instructions to retaliate in kind.
Disposed of --Several negro fellows, found at the cook-shop of William Stephens, a slave, when the officers searched for the goods stolen from Mr. Tompkins, were before the Mayor Saturday morning, and ordered to be soundly punished for keeping bad company.
Negro Thieves. --Wm. Stephens, a Petersburg free negro, here without papers, and having a bottle of brandy stolen from the Secession Club House; John and Isham, negro boatmen, stealing Confederate iron; and Lewis, slave to Turpin &Yarborough, stealing a watch from Joseph H. Brown, were all tried before the Mayor yesterday and sentenced to the lash.