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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820- (search)
Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820- Military officer; born in Prince Edward county. Va., April 20, 1820; became a lawyer in Mississippi; and in 1842 raised a company to fight in Texas. He settled at West Baton Rouge, La., in 1850; served in the State legislature; was in the Law School at Cambridge in 1854; and visited Europe in 1859. He took an active part with the Confederates in the Civil War, and was at one time military governor at Jackson, Miss. In the battle of Shiloh and at Baton Rouge he was wounded. He was commissioned a brigadier-general in 1864, but was almost immediately elected governor of Louisiana, the duties of which he performed with great ability and wisdom. At the close of the war he made his residence in the city of Mexico, where he established the Mexican times, which he edited until his death, April 22, 1866.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holcombe, Henry 1762-1826 (search)
Holcombe, Henry 1762-1826 Clergyman; born in Prince Edward county, Va., Sept. 22, 1762; served in the Revolutionary War as captain. After the war he began to preach, and in 1785 was ordained pastor of a Baptist church in South Carolina; was a delegate to the convention that ratifled the Constitution of the United States; held pastorates in South Carolina in 1791-99, when he was called to Savannah, Ga. He organized the Savannah Female Seminary, and aided in the establishment of Mount Enon Academy in 1804, and a missionary society in 1806. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pa., from 1812 till his death; and published Funeral discourse on the death of Washington, and Lectures on primitive theology. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., May 22, 1826.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nash, Abner 1716-1786 (search)
Nash, Abner 1716-1786 Legislator; born in Prince Edward county, Va., Aug. 8, 1716; practised law in Newbern, N. C., which town he represented in the first Provincial Congress when it convened there, Aug. 25, 1774. He served on the committee which drew up the North Carolina constitution in 1776; was governor of the State in 1779-81; and held a seat in the Continental Congress in 1782-86. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 2, 1786.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nash, Francis 1720- (search)
Nash, Francis 1720- Military officer; born in Prince Edward county, Va., May 10, 1720; brother of Abner Nash, governor of North Carolina; became clerk of the Superior Court of Orange county, N. C.; and was a captain, under the crown, on service under Governor Tryon against the Regulators. He was a member of the Provincial Congress of North Carolina in 1775, and was appointed by that body a lieutenant-colonel. In February, 1777, he was promoted to brigadiergeneral in the Continental army. Joining Washington before the battle at the Brandywine (Sept. 11, 1777), he participated in that action, and also at Germantown (Oct. 4), where he was mortally wounded, and died Oct. 7.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Price, Sterling 1809-1867 (search)
Price, Sterling 1809-1867 Military officer; born in Prince Edward county, Va., Sept. 11, Sterling Price. 1809; was a member of Congress from Missouri (where he settled in 1830) in 1845; colonel of Missouri cavalry in the war against Mexico; and was made a brigadier-general and military governor of Chihuahua in 1847. He was governor of Missouri from 1853 to 1857, and president of the State convention in February, 1861. He was made major-general of the Missouri militia in May, and served the Confederacy throughout the Civil War. At the close of the war he went to Mexico, but returned to Missouri in 1866, and died in St. Louis, Sept. 29, 1867.