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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hartford conventions. (search)
h branches of the Massachusetts legislature. Harrison Gray Otis was a native of Boston, and member of the family of that name distinguished in the Revolution. He was a lawyer by profession, and served the public in the Massachusetts legislature and in the national Congress. He was an eloquent speaker, and as a public man, as well as a private citizen, he was very popular. Timothy Bigelow was a lawyer, and for several years speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Joshua Thomas was judge of probate in Plymouth county, Mass., and was a man of unblemished reputation in public and private life. Joseph Lyman was a lawyer, and for several years held the office of sheriff of his county. George Bliss was an eminent lawyer, distinguished for his learning, industry, and integrity. He was several times a member of the Massachusetts legislature. Daniel Waldo was a resident of Worcester, where he established himself in early life as a merchant. He was a State Se
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Haven, Samuel Forster 1806-1881 (search)
Haven, Samuel Forster 1806-1881 Archaeologist; born in Dedham, Mass., May 28, 1806; graduated at Amherst College in 1826; became a lawyer, and practised in Dedham and Lowell. His published addresses include a Centennial address; Records of the Company of the Massachusetts Bay to the embarkation of Winthrop and his associates for New England; History of grants under the Great council for New England, etc.; and his longer works include Archaeology of the United States; and an edition of Thomas's History of printing in America. He died in Worcester, Mass., Sept. 5, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hoover's Gap, battle at. (search)
Hoover's Gap, battle at. The 14th Army Corps under General Thomas, the 20th Corps under General McCook, and the 21st Corps under General Crittenden, of the National Army of the Cumberland, attacked the Confederate Army of the Tennessee at Hoover's Gap, Tenn., June 24, 1863. Thomas succeeded in driving the Confederates from Hoover's Gap, and McCook secured possession of Liberty Gap. General Bragg, not feeling strong enough to meet Rosecrans in battle, retreated across the Tennessee RiverThomas succeeded in driving the Confederates from Hoover's Gap, and McCook secured possession of Liberty Gap. General Bragg, not feeling strong enough to meet Rosecrans in battle, retreated across the Tennessee River to Chattanooga. The campaign, in which this engagement was one of several, lasted from June 23 to July 7; resulted in putting the Army of the Cumberland in control of the country from Murfreesboro to Bridgeport; and is known officially as the Tullahoma campaign. See Bragg, Braxton; Rosecrans, William Starke.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hutchinson, Anne 1590-1642 (search)
to Rhode Island, where a deputation sent by the church at Boston vainly tried to reclaim her. Her husband died in 1642, when she removed, with her surviving family, into the territory of New Netherland to avoid persecution. The Indians and Dutch were then at war. The former invaded her retreat and murdered her, her son, and son-in-law, and carried off her little granddaughter, Anna Collins, in August, 1643. Some of her neighbors also suffered, eighteen of them being killed, and their cattle, put into barns, were burned. The place of the tragedy was on Pelham Neck. The region was called Anne's Hoeck, or Point. Several women and children were saved in a boat. When Mrs. Hutchinson's little granddaughter was delivered to the Dutch at New Amsterdam, four years afterwards, according to the terms of a treaty, to be sent to her friends in Boston, she had forgotten her own language, and did not wish to leave her Indian friends. See Hutchinsonian controversy, the. Hutchinson, Thomas
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Terry's Brigade, formerly John M. Jones's. (search)
M. [23] List of detailed men and employees in service of Capt. G. W shell, A. Q. M. Headquarters. Sergeant W. S. Ward, Co. A, 39th Va. Batt. Cav. Private Joshua Thomas, Co. D, 39th Va. Batt. Cav. T. W. White, Co. A, 17th Va. Regiment Infantry. M. M. Hite, Co. A, 39th Va. Batt. Cavalry. N. Bell, Norfolk Light Artillery.T. H. Brachen, Co. H, 5th N. C. J. D. Hall, Co. B, 47th Ala. T. Kelley, Co. C, 5th N. C. W. T. Miller, conscript, assigned to light duty. W. Koffman, Co. D, Thomas' Legion. D. R. Mustin, Co. G, 43d N. C. Infantry. Sergeant J. M. Page, Co. L, 8th N. C. Infantry. Private J. Allen, Co. A, 15th N. C. Infantry. E. HendersonVa. Cav. J. S. Lupton, Co. A, 39th Va. Cav. W. H. Cautzen, 2d Co. Washington Artillery. J. A. Denny, Co. A, 39th Va. Cav. M. M. Hite, Co. A, 39th Va. Cav. Joshua Thomas, Co. D, 39th Va. Cav. W. S. Ward, Co. A, 39th Va. Cav. D. W. Byrd, Co. D, 3d Batt. S. C. Infantry. E. E. Smith, Co. K, 3d Regiment S. C. Infantry. [26]
sh in Cambridge made choice of Mr. Thaddeus Fiske for their pastor. Baptists.—The following paper is preserved, and is in the hand-writing probably of the signer. The Names of those that belong to the Baptist Society in Cambridge Northwest Parish. Thomas Williams Capt. Benjamin Locke Gershom Cutter Ebenezer Swan Isaac Munroe Aaron Swan Stephen Cutter George Swan Caleb Hovey Isaac Cutter Stephen Stearns Abraham Cook John Fowle Joseph Shaw Joshua Thomas Mr. Jerrell Nathan Blodget, non-resident Ebenezer Swan, jr. Nehemiah Estabrook Ephraim Cook Thomas Eliot Charles Cutter Gershom Cutter, jr. Andrew Cutter Daniel Reed Ebenezer Swan, senior Gershom Swan Benjamin Wilson William Locke Benjamin Locke, jr. Ebenezer Hill Simeon Crosby Cambridge, July 21, 1787. Thomas Green, Pastor of the Baptist Society in said place. For the Committee of the Northwest Parish in Cambridge. 1788 M