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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Deerfield, (search)
lisades they were able to crawl over these defences in the gloom of night, while the inhabitants were slumbering. The first intimation the villagers had of danger was the bursting in of the doors before the dawn (March 1, 1704), and the terrible sound of the war-whoop. The people were dragged from their beds and murdered, without regard to age or sex, or carried into captivity. The village was set on fire, and every building, excepting the chapel and one dwelling-house, was laid in ashes. Forty-seven of the inhabitants were killed, and 120 were captives on their way through the wilderness towards Canada an hour after sunrise. Under the direction of Father Nicolas, the bell was carried away, and finally found its destined place in the belfry of the church at Caughnawaga, where it still hangs. Among the victims of this foray were Rev. John Williams (q. v.), pastor of the church at Deerfield, and his family, who were carried into captivity, excepting two children, who were murdered.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
n McMillinAssumes officeJan., 1899 Benton McMillinAssumes officeJan., 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of CongressTerm. William Blount4th to 5th1796 to 1797 William Cocke4th to 9th1796 to 1805 Joseph Anderson5th1797 to 1798 Andrew Jackson5th1797 to 1798 Daniel Smith5th1798 Joseph Anderson6th to 14th1799 to 1815 Daniel Smith9th to 11th1805 to 1809 Jenkin Whiteside11th to 12th1809 to 1811 George W. Campbell12th to 13th1811 to 1814 Jesse Wharton13th to 14th1814 to 1815 John Williams14th to 18th1815 to 1823 George W. Campbell14th to 15th1815 to 1818 United States Senators—--continued. Name.No. of Congress.Term. John Henry Eaton15th to 21st1818 to 1829 Andrew Jackson18th to 19th1823 to 1825 Hugh Lawson White19th to 26th1825 to 1840 Felix Grundy21st to 25th1829 to 1838 Ephraim H. Foster25th to 26th1838 to 1839 Alexander Anderson26th to 27th1840 to 1841 Felix Grundy26th1839 to 1840 Alfred O. P. Nicholson26th to 28th1841 to 1843 Ephraim H. Foster28th to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tohopeka, or Horseshoe Bend, battle at (search)
Tohopeka, or Horseshoe Bend, battle at In February, 1814, troops from east Tennessee were on the march to reinforce Jackson for the purpose of striking a finishing blow at the power of the Creek Indians. About 2,000 of them pressed towards the Coosa, and at the same time a similar number from west Tennessee were making their way into Alabama. Colonel Williams, with 600 regulars, reached Fort Strother on Feb. 6. Other troops soon joined them, and the Choctaw Indians openly espoused the cause of the United States. At the close of February, Map of the battle at Tohopeka. Jackson found himself at the head of 5,000 men. Supplies were gathered, and at the middle of March the troops were ready to move. Meanwhile the Creeks, from experience, had such premonitions of disaster that they concentrated their forces at the bend of the Tallapoosa River, in the northeast part of Tallapoosa county, Ala., at a place called Tohopeka, or Horseshoe Bend, a peninsula containing about 100 acres
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
Harnett......Aug. 1, 1776 Joseph Hewes, William Hooper, and John Penn, for North Carolina, sign the Declaration of Independence......Aug. 2, 1776 A congress chosen by election assembles at Halifax, Nov. 12, 1776, frames a constitution for North Carolina not submitted to the people, elects Richard Caswell governor by ordinance, and completes its labors......Dec. 18, 1776. Articles of confederation ratified by North Carolina......April 5, 1778 John Penn, Cornelius Harnett, and John Williams sign the articles of confederation on the part of North Carolina......July 21, 1778 Four hundred North Carolina Whigs under Col. Francis Locke attack a camp of Tories under Lieut.-Col. John Moore, and rout them at Ramsour's Mill, near Lincolnton......June 20, 1780 Battle of Charlotte......Sept. 26, 1780 General Greene successfully conducts his retreat across North Carolina from Cowpens to the river Dan, a distance of 230 miles, pursued by British under Lord Cornwallis......Febru
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Eleazar -1795 (search)
disguise. He was a reputed son of Thomas Williams, son of Eunice, the captive daughter of Rev. John Williams, of Deerfield, Mass. He was educated at Long Meadow, Mass., and when the war with England onary presbyter, and labored in northern New York and Wisconsin. There were indications that Mr. Williams was the lost prince of the house of Bourbon, and it was proved, by physiological facts, that t possessed of Indian blood. His complexion was dark, but his hair was curly. The claims of Mr. Williams to identity with the dauphin of France were not put forth by himself, but by others. In Putncoincidences. In 1854 the Prince de Joinville, heir to the throne of Louis Philippe, visited Mr. Williams at Green Bay, Wis. The accounts of the interview, as given by the clergyman and the deeply inweighed those of a poor Episcopal clergyman, and the public judgment was against the latter. Mr. Williams died in Hogansburg, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1858, aged about seventy-two years. He translated the Boo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, John 1664-1729 (search)
Williams, John 1664-1729 Clergyman; born in Roxbury, Mass., Dec. 10, 1664; educated at Harvard College, and in 1686 settled as the first minister at Deerfield. The village was attacked by French and Indians, March 1, 1704, and among the inhabitants carried into captivity were Mr. Williams and a part of his family. Two of hiMr. Williams and a part of his family. Two of his children and a black servant were murdered at his door. With his wife and five children he began the toilsome journey towards Canada through the deep snow. On the second day his wife, weak from the effects of recent childbirth, fainted with fatigue, when the tomahawk of her captor cleaved her skull, and so he was relieved of ta Indians near Montreal, they were ransomed and returned home, excepting a daughter Eunice (q. v.), whom the Indians refused to part with. After the return of Mr. Williams to Deerfield in 1706 he resumed the charge of his congregation. He married a daughter of Captain Allen, of Connecticut, and in 1711 was appointed a commissary