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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Breckenridge, John, 1760-1806 (search)
Breckenridge, John, 1760-1806 Statesman; born in Augusta county. Va., Dec. 2, 1760; was admitted to the bar in 1785; elected to Congress in 1793 but did not accept, having determined to remove to Kentucky, where he settled near Lexington. He was appointed attorney-general of Kentucky in 1795. In 1798 he met Jefferson and Nicholas at Monticello and prepared the famous Kentucky resolutions of 1798, of which Jefferson claimed the authorship. In 1801 he was elected to the United States Senate, and resigned in 1805 to become Attorney-General under President Jefferson, which office he filled about four months. He died in Lexington, Ky., Dec. 14, 1806.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Campbell, William 1745- (search)
Campbell, William 1745- Military officer; born in Augusta county, Va., in 1745; was in the battle of Point Pleasant, in 1774, and was captain of a Virginia regiment in 1775. Being colonel of Washington county militia in 1780, he marched, with his regiment, 200 miles to the attack of Major Ferguson at King's Mountain (q. v.), where his services gained for him great distinction. So, also, were his prowess and skill conspicuous in the battle at Guilford (q. v.), and he was made a brigadier-general. He assisted Lafayette in opposing Cornwallis in Virginia, and received the command of the light infantry and riflemen, but died a few weeks before the surrender of the British at Yorktown, Aug. 22, 1781.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Logan, Benjamin 1752-1802 (search)
Logan, Benjamin 1752-1802 Pioneer; born in Augusta county, Va., about 1752; removed to the banks of the Holston when twenty-one years old, and bought a farm and married. He became a sergeant in Bouquet's expedition, and in 1774 was in Dunmore's expedition. Removing to Kentucky in 1775, in 1776 he took his family to Logan's Fort, near Harrodsburg. There he was attacked by a large force of Indians, but they were repulsed. He was second in command of an expedition against the Indians at Chillicothe, under Colonel Bowman, in July, 1779. In 1788 he conducted an expedition against the Northwestern tribes, burning their villages and destroying their crops. In 1792 he was a member of the convention that framed the first constitution for Kentucky. He died in Shelby county, Ky., Dec. 11, 1802.
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), Morris, Thomas 1776-1844 (search)
Morris, Thomas 1776-1844 Jurist; born in Augusta county, Va., Jan. 3, 1776; removed to Ohio in 1795; admitted to the bar of Ohio in 1804; was a member of the legislature in 1806-30; elected judge of the Supreme Court of the State in 1830; and United States Senator in 1832. In 1844 the Liberal party nominated him for Vice-President on the ticket with James G. Birney. He died in Bethel, O., Dec. 7, 1844.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Neville, John 1731- (search)
Neville, John 1731- Military officer; born in Prince William county, Va., in 1731; served with Braddock in his expedition in 1755, and was a representative to the provincial convention from Augusta county in 1774. During the Revolutionary War he was colonel of the 4th Virginia Regiment, and was in the battles at Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth, and Germantown. Later he was an inspector of excise, and aided in suppressing the whiskey insurrection of 1794. He died near Pittsburg, Pa., July 29, 1803
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peyton, John Lewis 1824- (search)
Peyton, John Lewis 1824- Author; born in Staunton, Va., Sept. 15, 1824; graduated at the University of Virginia Law School in 1845; removed to Chicago, Ill., about 1855. He was made agent for the Southern Confederacy in Europe in 1861, and soon afterwards ran the blockade at Charleston, S. C. He remained abroad till 1880. He is the author of A statistical view of the State of Illinois; Pacific Railway communication and the trade of China; The American crisis; Over the Alleghanies and across the prairies; History of Augusta county, Va., etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trimble, Allen 1783-1870 (search)
Trimble, Allen 1783-1870 Statesman; born in Augusta county, Va., Nov. 24, 1783; removed to Lexington, Ky., in 1784; and later settled in Highland county, O., where he was clerk of the courts and recorder in 1809-16; was in command of a mounted regiment under Gen. William Henry Harrison in 1812-13; served in both branches of the State legislature in 1816-26; was acting governor of Ohio in 1821-22; governor in 1826-30; and president of the first State board of agriculture in 1846-48. He died in Hillsboro, O., Feb. 2, 1870.