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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Sir John 1742- (search)
Johnson, Sir John 1742- Military officer; born in Mount Johnson, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1742; son of Sir William Johnson; was a stanch loyalist, and in 1776 the Whigs tried to get possession of his person. He fled to Canada with about 700 followers, where he was commissioned a colonel, and raised a corps chiefly among the loyalists of New York, known as the Royal Greens. He was among the most active and bitter foes of the patriots. While investing Fort Stanwix in 1777, he defeated General Herkimer at Oriskany, but was defeated himself by General Van Rensselaer in 1780. After the war Sir John went to England, but returned to Canada, where he resided as superintendent of Indian affairs until his death, in Montreal, Jan. 4, 1830. He married a daughter of John Watts, a New York loyalist.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Watts, John 1715-1789 (search)
Watts, John 1715-1789 Legislator; born in New York City, April 16, 1715; married a daughter of Stephen De Lancey in July, 1742; represented New York City in the Provincial Assembly for many years, and was a member of the council eighteen years (1757-75), when, taking sides with the crown, he went to England. His property was confiscated; but the most valuable part of it was afterwards reconveyed to his sons, Robert and John, in July, 1784. He died in Wales in August, 1789.
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Longfellow (search)
nies. The editor of the Atlantic informed Professor Child that he had a whole barrelful of poetry in his house, much of it excellent, but that there was no use he could make of it. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was as irrepressible a rhymer as John Watts himself, and fortunately he had a father who recognized the value of his talent and assisted him in a judicious manner, instead of placing obstacles in his way, as the father of Watts is supposed to have done. The account that Rev. Samuel LongWatts is supposed to have done. The account that Rev. Samuel Longfellow has given us of the youth of his brother is highly instructive, and ought to be of service to all young men who fancy they are destined by nature for a poetic career. He tells us how Henry published his first poem in the Portland Gazette, and how his boyish exultation was dashed with cold water the same evening by Judge ----, who said of it in his presence: Stiff, remarkably stiff, and all the figures are borrowed. The Fight at Lovell's Pond would not have been a remarkable poem for
mstrong, D. L. Adkins, W. Jourden, J. A. Toomer, D. G. Kirkpatrick and B. Buchanan. Wounded, 13—A. Fulks, A. M. Jones, J. Q. Brinson, H. H. Williams, H. Cox, W. R. Harrison, G. L. R. Laverty, Thomas Longley, Philip Ottenheimer, G. W. Bryant, R. Fulton, W. T. Brown and J. P. Rush; total, 20. Capt. Oliver Basham's company, Johnson cavalry: Killed, 3—Joel Smith, Thomas Spears and J. A. Love. Wounded, 13—Second Lieut. Thomas King, Third Lieut. James Sadler, Levi Robinson, W. H. Flemings, John Watts, R. B. Williams, J. A. Morgan, John Dunham, Jordan E. Cravens, Jasper Newton, J. N. Boyd, W. R. Swindle and H. N. Rose; total, 16. Capt. L. P. McAlexander's company, Lawrence Rangers: Killed, 7—Captain McAlexander, Thomas Mount, J. J. Walker, W. B. Wooley, H. C. Childers, R. M. Pease and Wesley Rainey. Wounded, 23—Lieut. W. C. Adams, Lieut. T. J. Rainey, Corp. A. Phillips, Corp. S. E. Frier, J. F. Keaten, John Hudspeth, W. R. Mitchell, Thomas J. McPherson, Thomas Gilchrist, William
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Terry's Brigade, formerly John M. Jones's. (search)
Darling Tucker, Chas. Vanpelt, William Vanpelt, Jno. W. Yates. Co. B. Corporal A. J. Gowins, Private R. Aldred, Private A. Handcock, W. H. H. Lamb. Co. C. Private Simon Riddick. Co. D. Corporal Chas. M. Williams, Private P. Hopkins. Co. E. Sergeant W. C. Webb, Private Benj. McLendon, J. A. McNair, Private Enos Smith, Stephen Thompson,. H. Webb. Co. F. Sergeant J. H. Warren, Private M. C. Chappell, J. M. Foster, Private J. R. Gilreath, H. Smithey, John Watts. Co. G. Sergeant J. F. Caldwell, Corporal J. T. Norwood, Private H. Roberson, Jas. D. Munday, Private Jackson Smith, John Pendergrass, James Brotherton. Co. H. Corporal H. M. Summerow, Private David T. Anderson, W. J. Friday, J. C. Friday, A. Hedgepeth, C. Patterson. Private James Queen, J. F. Perkins, Hiram Brotherton, James Bynum, H. P. Parker, Co. I. 1st Sergeant J. T. Haskell, 2d Sergeant J. D. Forrest, 3d Sergeant E. S. Swearengain, Privat
ern District, was placed in charge of the police posse by Deputy. Marshal c Phall, and proceeded about nine o'clock that night to the house, which they surrounded. A number of those in the house succeed ed in effecting their escape, but the following named parties (some of whom were in the North Point party arrested last June and subsequently discharged,) were taken into custody: John Clark, Edwin J. Clocker Amos Thompson, Jacob Smith, William Hoffman; Henry W. Ford, William Perry, John Watts, P. J. Swangler,--Ford, John Baldwin, Richard Stmpon, Willtan, Gross, John Coleman, Julius S. Bradford, Herman Stung, Patrick O'Rrten, J. F. Swatnisnec Weaver, Edward H. McCarthy, Jams Russell, John Fitzpatrick, David Some and Jack Hays, twenty-five in number They were all taken to the Eastern Pol Station, where they are at present detaine Interesting from Cairo — movement of the great expedition Southward; Cairo, Jan, 15. --Gen. Grant and staff embarked on the steamer Chanc
reign, and how deep a confidence they had in his integrity and wisdom. This affection and confidence will, we trust, be now manifested by the Belgians toward the son of their old friend and ruler. The present King has three children, Louise Marie Amelie, born February, 1858; Leopold Ferdinand Elie Victor Albert Marie, Count of Hainault, born June, 1859; and Stephanie Clotilde Louise Hermine Marie Charlotte, born May, 1864. In the Circuit Court of Hinds county, Mississippi, the Hon. John Watts, the presiding Judge, decided that the stay laws enacted by the Legislature of that State were unconstitutional. The question was regularly presented to the Court, on a motion for a judgment in a cause founded on a promissory note, on which suit was commenced previous to the passage of the stay laws. An affray took place on the Dayton and Western railroad, on Monday afternoon, between the conductor and some workmen who had taken passage as "dead heads" on the road, in which two