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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thompson, Elizabeth 1821-1899 (search)
Thompson, Elizabeth 1821-1899 Philanthropist; born in Lyndon, Vt., Feb. 21, 1821; was the daughter of Samuel Rowell, a farmer, and at the age of nine went out to service. Her education was chiefly self-acquired. While on a visit to Boston in 1843 her remarkable beauty so attracted the attention of Thomas Thompson, a millionaire, that they were married within a year. At Mr. Thompson's death the entire income of his immense estate was left to her. She gave large sums of money to the cause of temperance and charity; provided $10,000 for a thorough investigation of yellow fever in the South; founded the town of Longmont, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, and gave 640 acres of land and $300 to each colonist there. She contributed largely to the purchase of the Vassar College telescope; purchased and presented to Congress Francis B. Carpenter's painting of the Signing of the emancipation proclamation by President Lincoln in the presence of his cabinet, and for this was granted t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 51 (search)
to be that if one point of the compass was not too much for her, it would only be a question of time when she would reach all the rest. When Mrs. Somerville wrote her Mechanism of the Heavens, critics of this description admitted that she had proved, indeed, that women could master astronomy after a fashion, but probably chemistry would be beyond them. When Rosa Bonheur painted cattle it was remarked that probably she could not have painted men as well if she had tried. Then came Elizabeth Thompson in England, and painted men fighting-actual battle-pieces-and the critics turned round and wondered if she could delineate men at rest. No matter what a clever woman does, the stupidest man has always discernment enough to think of something that she has not done; and if, step by step, women held their own in every conceivable department except in writing treatises on whist or backgammon, then it would suddenly be discovered that whist and backgammon were the inaccessible climax of hu
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
ufficient supply of, 39. Stael, Madame de, 57. Stone, Fanny, 56, 58. Stone, General C. P., 56. Stowe, H. B., 236. Studley, Cornelia, 287. Sngden, Sir, Edward, 138. Swedenborg, Emanuel, 159. swing of the social pendulum, the, 22. T. Taylor, Bayard, quoted, 6. Taylor's theorem, 287. Tennyson, Alfred. Lord, quoted, 76, 123, 249. Also 77, 136, 308. Terry, Ellen, 221. Thackeray, W. M., 55, 138, 173, 180,285. The bread-winners cited, 104. Thomas, E. M., 225. Thompson, Elizabeth, 261. Thoreau, H. D., 285. Tobogganing, 215. Toil, the daughters of, 70. Tourguenieff. J. S., 50, 309. toy of royalty, the, 105. Tracy, Senator, quoted, 98. Trench, Archdeacon, quoted, 14. Trollope, Anthony, 157. trust funds, 187. Tullia or Tulliola, 276. Twain, Mark, 37, 153. 218. U. Uncommonplace, A Plea for the, 192. unreasonable unselfishness, 80. Upton, G. P., 249, 251, 253. V. Vacation, the summer, 215. Vacations for saints, 33.
ersons (and perhaps others) besides those who have already been mentioned:— Daniel Champney, 1691. William Russell, 1696-1715. Samuel Phipps, 1707-1709. Elizabeth Phipps, 1710-1712. Edward Marrett, 1709. Susanna Stacey, 1709, 1713-1715. Hannah Stacey, 1712, 1716-1724. Ruth Child, 1713-1715. Samuel Robinson, 1714-1720. John Smith, 1715-1717. James Ingham, 1716-1720. Samuel Smith, 1716-1735. James Cutler, 1718-1735. Thomas Thompson, 1721-1724. Elizabeth Thompson, 1725. Thomas Brown, 1721. William Bond, 1722-1724. Peter Oliver, 1727-1729. Joshua Gamage, 1729-1731. Daniel Champney, Jr., 1730-1733. Thomas Holt, 1730-1731. Thomas Dana, 1731-1735. William Bowen, 1732. Jonathan Starr, 1735. During the early part of the present century, the Davenport Tavern, at the westerly corner of North Avenue and Beech Street, was widely celebrated for the concoction of flip; and in the easterly sections of the town the hostelries a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.25 (search)
. M. Quinn, William Ellzey, Jeremiah Coney, R. G. Statham, James Conerly and W. M. Conerly, and the following young ladies: Rachel E. Coney, Nannie Ellzey, Emma Ellzey, Fanny Wicker, Laura Turnipseed, Fanny A. Lamkin, C. A. Lamkin, Elizabeth and Frances Lamkin, Mary A. Conerly, Mrs. Jennie Lindsey McClendon, Lucy Brumfield, Victoria and Lavinia Williams, Mary E. Hartwell, Eliza Hoover, Nannie Wells, Julia Hoover, Mollie Quin, Alice Quin, Alvira Sparkman, Bettie Miskell, Eliza Thompson, Elizabeth Thompson, Catherine Conerly, Mollie Magee, Mary E. Vaught, Julia Bascot, Maggie Martin, Martha Jane Sibley, Ida Matthews and Ida Wallace. Miss Rachel E. Coney, daughter of Jackson Coney and Emeline Morgan, was chosen to present the banner, and Emma Ellzey and Fanny Wicker were chosen as maids and Benton Bickham escort of honor. Hugh Eugene Weatherby, a brilliant young lawyer, was selected to receive the banner on the part of the Quitman Guards, and the ceremonies were performed the same y
14 Apr. 1825. He m. a second wife, Zerviah———, and d. elsewhere, 13 Feb. 1847, a. 67 1/4; had by second wf. six chil.—see Locke Book. 16. Isaac, s. of Samuel (6), m. Hannah Butterfield, 22 Mar. 1807. He d. 27 Apr. 1840, a. 59. His son George A., m. Mary S. Davis, 4 Apr. 1839; his dau. Elizabeth B., m. John Hart, of Townsend, (8) Dec. 1830, W. C.; Edwin, m. Eveline Perry, 24 Mar. 1842; Samuel B., d. 13 Jan. 1838, a. 21; had also Albert; Isaac, m. Elizabeth J. Brown, 1845; John, m. Elizabeth Thompson, 1847; Caroline Augusta; William Henry. See Book of the Lockes. 17. Amos, s. of Samuel (6), m. Sally Tufts of Chas., 21 Oct. 1813. He d. 1 Apr. 1843, a. 58. No children. His wid. Sally d. in Arlington, 12 Aug. 1871, a 82 yrs. 6 mos. (g. s.). 18. Joel, s. of Samuel (6), d. here 19 Apr. 1837, a. 50. His wife was Abigail Simonds, of Burlington, and he had a large family elsewhere. See Locke Book. 19. Jonas, s. of Samuel (6), d. 21 Mar. 1825, a. 36. His wife was Hannah Merr
Mr. Ten Broeck has won £2,000 in a match between his American colt Umpire and a horse named Tom Bowline. Tom Bowline had previously beaten the winner of the last Derby. An old quarrel between Anderson Davenport and Col. James Critcher, of Gunterville, Ala., was ended on the 9th inst., by the death of the former in a fight with the latter. Elizabeth Anderson and Elizabeth Thompson, two courtesans, have been arrested at Fairmont, Va., for placing obstructions on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad track. The barn of John Churchman, in Augusta co., Va., with a carriage, agricultural implements, &c., was burnt on the 14th inst., loss $7,000. Daniel Coyne, a native of New York, is said to be the wealthiest merchant of Athens, Greece, having accumulated a fortune of $6,000,000. Willenghby H. Stallings, residing near Warrenton, N. C., was killed on the 12th inst., by the accidental explosion of a pistol he was handling. Blondin is going to give up rope-walkin