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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barker, John Warner, 1798-1885 (search)
Barker, John Warner, 1798-1885 Historian; born in Windsor, Conn., Feb. 2, 1798; wrote many books, including Historical collections of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Ohio; History and antiquities of New England, New York, and New Jersey. etc. Much of his work was done in co-operation with Henry Howe (q. v.). He died in New Haven, in June, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807 (search)
Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807 Ll.D., jurist; born in Windsor, Conn., April 29, 1745; Oliver Ellsworth. graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1766; was admitted to the bar in 1771; practised in Hartford, Conn.; and was made State attorney. When the Revolutionary War was kindling he took the side of the patriots in the legislature of Connecticut, and was a delegate in Congress from 1777 to 1780. He became a member of the State council, and in 1784 was appointed a judge of the Supreme CSupreme Court. Judge Ellsworth was one of the framers of the national Constitution, but, being called away before the adjournment of the convention, his name was not attached to that instrument. He was the first United States Senator from Connecticut (1789-95), and drew up the bill for organizing the Judiciary Department. In 1796 he was made chief-justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and at the close of 1799 he was one of the envoys to France. He died in Windsor, Nov. 26, 1807.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hartford, (search)
velopes, etc. English emigrants from Cambridge, Mass., reached the vicinity of the present city in 1635, and in the following year a considerable number of members of the church at Cambridge (then Newtown) settled here under the leadership of the Revs. Thomas Hooker and Samuel Stone. The new settlement was first named Newtown, which was changed to its present name in honor of Stone's birthplace in England in 1637. On Jan. 14, 1639, at a gathering of the people of the towns of Hartford, Windsor, and Wethersfield, in Hartford, the first written American constitution was adopted, from which fact Hartford has been called the birthplace of American democracy. The city was the capital of Connecticut till 1701, when Hartford and New Haven were each constituted capital cities, the executive officers sitting in each city alternately. In The Capitol, Hartford. 1873 it again became the sole capital. In 1900 the city had an assessed property valuation of about $70,000,000 and a popula
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Newberry, John strong 1822-1892 (search)
Newberry, John strong 1822-1892 Geologist; born in Windsor, Conn., Dec. 22, 1822; graduated at the Western Reserve College in 1846, and at the Cleveland Medical College in 1848; practised medicine in Cleveland in 1851-55; and was engaged in geological exploring expeditions under the government in the West in 1855-61. In September, 1861, he was appointed secretary of the Western Department of the United States Sanitary commission (q. v.). His district included the whole valley of the Mississippi. He served in this capacity until July, 1866, and during this period disbursed more than $800,000 in cash; placed supplies in the various hospitals to the value of over $5,000,000; and ministered to the necessities and comfort of more than 1,000,000 soldiers. In 1866-92 he was Professor of Geology and Paleontology in Columbia University, in which he established a museum of over 100,000 specimens, most of which he collected himself. His publications include Reports of explorations and s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Niles, John Milton 1787-1856 (search)
Niles, John Milton 1787-1856 Editor; born in Windsor, Conn., Aug. 20, 1787; was admitted to the bar in 1817; United States Senator in 1835-39 and 1843-49; and Postmaster-General in 1840-41. He edited The independent Whig; Gazetteer of Connecticut and Rhode Island (with Dr. J. C. Pease) ; Lives of Perry, Lawrence, Pike, and Harrison; History of the Revolution in Mexico and South America, with a view of Texas: the Civil officer; and Archibald Robbin's Journal of the loss of the brig commerce upon the West coast of Africa. He died in Hartford, Conn., May 31, 1856.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Phelps, Oliver 1749-1809 (search)
Phelps, Oliver 1749-1809 Jurist; born in Windsor, Conn., in 1749; was a successful merchant, and during the Revolutionary War was in the Massachusetts commissary department. In 1788 he, with Nathaniel Gorham, purchased a large tract of land (2,200,000 acres) in the State of New York, and at Canandaigua opened the first land-office established in America. In 1795 he and William Hart bought the Connecticut Western Reserve, in Ohio, comprising 3,300,000 acres. Mr. Phelps afterwards settled with his family at Canandaigua, then a wilderness; represented that district in Congress from 1803 to 1805; and was judge of a circuit court. He died in Canandaigua, N. Y., Feb. 21, 1809.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stiles, Henry Reed 1832- (search)
Stiles, Henry Reed 1832- Physician; born in New York City, March 10, 1832; graduated at the New York Ophthalmic Hospital in 1855; settled in Brooklyn in 1856, and practised there for several years. In 1869 he was one of the originators of the American Anthropological Society, and in 1872 aided in founding the New York City Public Health Association; was in charge of the Homoeopathic Dispensary in Dundee, Scotland, in 1877-81. His publications include The history and genealogies of ancient Windsor, Conn.; Monograph on Bundling in America; History of the City of Brooklyn, N. Y., etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
8,113,253442,73038,555,983 1018803849,666,529487,25450,155,783 1118904461,919,702702,54862,622,250 1219004574,607,2251,604,94376,303,387 States in the Union and date of their admission. Order.Name.Date of Settlement.Where first Settled.By whom Settled.Date of Admission.Area in Square Miles. 1Virginia1607JamestownEnglishThe 13 Original States.38,348 2New York1614New YorkDutch47,000 3Massachusetts1620PlymouthEnglish7,800 4New Hampshire1623Little HarborEnglish9,392 5Connecticut1633WindsorEnglish4,750 6Maryland1634St. Mary'sEnglish11,124 7Rhode Island1636ProvidenceEnglish1,308 8Delaware1638WilmingtonSwedes2,120 9North Carolina1650Chowan RiverEnglish50,704 10New Jersey1664ElizabethEnglish8,320 11South Carolina1670Ashley RiverEnglish34,000 12Pennsylvania1682PhiladelphiaEnglish43,000 13Georgia1733SavannahEnglish58,000 14Vermont1724Fort DummerEnglish179110,212 15Kentucky1775BoonesboroEnglish179237,680 16Tennessee1757Fort LondonEnglish179645,600 17Ohio1788MariettaEngli
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
at Hartford, and, landing on the west bank, erects the first English house in Connecticut (now Windsor) October, 1633 Dutch at New Netherlands, with seventy men, make a feeble attempt to drive thel appears off the mouth, but is not suffered to land......November, 1635 Great suffering at Windsor, on the Connecticut, during the winter of......1635-36 First court in Connecticut held at Ne 1637 [The name Newtown is changed to Hartford, Watertown to Wethersfield, and Dorchester to Windsor by this court. Hartford was so named in horor of the Rev. Mr. Stone, who was born at Hartford,ffensive war against the Pequods, call for eightyeight men—forty-two from Hartford, thirty from Windsor, sixteen from Wethersfield......May 1, 1637 These are joined by Uncas, sachem of the Mohegans, with seventy warriors, at Say-Brook fort......May 15, 1637 Capt. John Mason, of Windsor, commanding the expedition, sails from Fort Say-Brook for Narraganset Bay, to surprise the Pequod fort...
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
arrives at Massachusetts Bay and becomes first teacher of the church at Roxbury......Nov. 2, 1631 Governor Bradford, of the Plymouth colony, resigning, Edward Winslow is chosen governor......1632 Fort begun at Boston on Cornhill......1632 Governor Winthrop, of Massachusetts, visits Plymouth......Oct. 25, 1632 A vessel of thirty tons built at Mystic called Blessing of the Bay......1632 Plymouth colonists send Captain Holmes to erect a trading-house on the Connecticut River at Windsor, above Hartford......1633 John Oldham and three others travel as far as the Dutch trading-houses on the Connecticut River, and bring back flattering reports of that country......1633 Salary of the governor of Massachusetts Bay fixed at £150......1633 Griffin brings 200 passengers, some of them eminent men, as John Haynes, afterwards governor of Massachusetts, John Cotton, Thomas Hooker, and Samuel Stone......1633 Small-pox destroys many of the Indians of Massachusetts......1633
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