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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumner, William Hyslop 1780-1861 (search)
Sumner, William Hyslop 1780-1861 Military officer; born in Roxbury, Mass., July 4, 1780; graduated at Harvard College in 1799; admitted to the bar in 1802; was adjutant-general of Massachusetts in 1818-35. His publications include An inquiry into the importance of the militia; Observations on National defence; Reminiscences; Memoir of increase Sumner, Governor of Massachusetts; Reminiscences of General Warren and Bunker Hill; History of East Boston; and Reminiscences of Lafayette's visit t., July 4, 1780; graduated at Harvard College in 1799; admitted to the bar in 1802; was adjutant-general of Massachusetts in 1818-35. His publications include An inquiry into the importance of the militia; Observations on National defence; Reminiscences; Memoir of increase Sumner, Governor of Massachusetts; Reminiscences of General Warren and Bunker Hill; History of East Boston; and Reminiscences of Lafayette's visit to Boston. He died in Jamaica Plains, Mass., Oct. 24, 1861. Sumter, Fort
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trask, William Blake 1812- (search)
Trask, William Blake 1812- Historian; born in Dorchester, Mass., Nov. 25, 1812; received a common school education; was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker, and worked at his trade in 1823-35; was on the school committee of Dorchester; and became assessor in 1850, which he resigned soon after, owing to failing health. Later he became interested in historical studies. He copied the ancient town records of Boston; aided Gen. William H. Sumner in preparing a History of East Boston; contributed to the New England Historical and Genealogical register, and aided in preparing several genealogies; and published Memoir of Andrew H. Ward; Baylie's remarks on General Cobb; The Bird family, and The Seaver family. He was a member of the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society, and the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, and was its historiographer in 1861-68.