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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Green Mountain boys. (search)
l of New York summoned the people of the Grants to appear before them at Albany, with their deeds and other evidences of possession, within three months, failing in which it was declared that the claims of all delinquents would be rejected. No attention was paid to the summons. Meanwhile speculators had been purchasing from New York large tracts of these estates, and were preparing to take possession. The settlers sent an agent to England to lay their case before the King. He came back in 1767 with an order for the governor of New York to abstain from issuing any more patents for lands eastward of Lake Champlain. The order was not ex post facto, and the New York patentees proceeded to take possession of their purchased lands. The settlers aroused for resistance, led by a brave and determined commander from Connecticut, Ethan Allen (q. v.). The men under his command called themselves the Green Mountain boys ; and for some years the New Hampshire Grants formed a theatre where all
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Habersham, James 1712-1775 (search)
Habersham, James 1712-1775 Statesman; born in Beverly, England, in 1712; emigrated to Georgia in 1738; was appointed councillor and secretary of the province in 1754; president of the Assembly in 1767; and was acting governor of Georgia during the absence of Sir James Wright from 1769 to 1772. He was the first person to plant cotton in Georgia. He died in New Brunswick, N. J., Aug. 28, 1775.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Haldimand, Sir Frederick 1728-1791 (search)
Haldimand, Sir Frederick 1728-1791 Military officer; born in Neuchatel, Switzerland, in October, 1728; served for some time in the Prussian army, and, in 1754, entered the British military service. He came to America in 1757, and as lieutenant-colonel distinguished himself at Ticonderoga (1758) and Oswego (1759). He accompanied Amherst to Montreal in 1760. In 1767 he was employed in Florida, and became major-general in 1772. Returning to England in 1775 to give the ministry information respecting the colonies, he was commissioned a major-general (Jan. 1, 1776), and in 1777 a lieutenant-general and lieutenant-governor of Quebec, where he succeeded Carleton as governor in 1778. He ruled in an arbitrary manner until 1784, when he returned to England. He died in Yverdun, Switzerland, June 5, 1791.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hooper, William 1742-1790 (search)
Hooper, William 1742-1790 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Boston, June 17, 1742; graduated at Harvard in 1760; studied law under James Otis; and went to North Carolina in 1764, settling in Wilmington in 1767. He was a representative in the provincial legislature, and was a delegate to the first Continental Congress in 1774, in which he drew up an address to the inhabitants of Jamaica. Soon after signing the Declaration of Independence he resigned his seat and returned home, where he subsequently took part in local public affairs. He died in Hillsboro, N. C., in October, 1790.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iredell, James 1750-1799 (search)
Iredell, James 1750-1799 Jurist; born in Lewes, England, Oct. 5, 1750; emigrated to North Carolina in 1767; admitted to the bar in 1775; was elected judge of the Superior Court in 1777; appointed attorney-general in 1779; and judge of the Supreme Court in 1790. He died in Edenton, N. C., Oct. 20, 1799. Lawyer; born in Edenton, N. C., Nov. 2, 1788; son of James Iredell; graduated at Princeton College in 1806; served in the War of 1812; aided in the defence of Craney Island; elected governor of North Carolina in 1827, and served out an unexpired term in the United States Senate in 1828-31. His publications include a Treatise on the law of executors and administrators; and a Digest of all the reported cases in the courts of North Carolina, 1778 to 1845. He died in Edenton, N. C., April 13, 1853.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Izard, Ralph (search)
Izard, Ralph Statesman; born near Charleston, S. C., in 1742; was educated at Cambridge, England, and in 1767 married a daughter of Peter De Lancey, of New York. They spent some time in Europe, and Mr. Izard was appointed by Congress commissioner to the Court of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and resided in Paris, where he took sides with Arthur Lee against Silas Deane and Franklin (see Deane, Silas). He returned home in 1780; procured for General Greene the command of the Southern army, and pledged his large estates for the purchase of ships-of-war in Europe. He was in Congress in 1781-83, and in the United States Senate in 1789-95. Two years afterwards he was prostrated by paralysis. His intellect was spared, and he lived in comparative comfort about eight years, without pain, when a second shock ended his life, May 30, 1804.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845 (search)
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845 Seventh President of the United States; born in the Waxhaw Settlement, Mecklenburg co., N. C., March 15, 1767. His parents had emigrated from the North of Ireland, in 1765, and were of the Scotch-Irish. At fourteen years of age, Andrew joined the Revolutionary forces in South Carolina. In that service he had two brothers killed. He was with Sumter in the battle of Hanging Rock (q. v.), and in 1781 was made a prisoner. He was admitted to the practice of the law in western North Carolina in 1786; removed to Nashville in 1788; was United States attorney for that district in 1790; member of the convention that framed the State constitution of Tennessee in 1796; member of the United States Senate in 1797; and judge of the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1798 to 1804. From 1798 until 1814 he was major-general of the Tennessee militia, and conducted the principal campaign against the Creek Indians, which resulted in the complete subjugation of that nation
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jefferson, Thomas 1743- (search)
Jefferson, Thomas 1743- Third President of the United States; born in Shadwell, Va., April 2, 1743; was educated at the College of William and Mary; studied law under George Wythe; and was admitted to the bar in 1767. From 1769 to 1775 he was an active member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. In that body he introduced a bill empowering masters to manumit their slaves. On Jan. 1, 1771, Statue of Thomas Jefferson. he married Martha Skelton, a rich and beautiful young widow of twenty-three. He was a member of the committee of correspondence of Virginia, which he assisted in forming, and was engaged in active public life until his retirement from the Presidency of the United States. In 1774 he wrote his famous Summary view of the rights of British America, which, it is believed, procured for him a place in the list of American traitors denounced by the British Parliament. He had taken an active part against the Boston port bill. Mr. Jefferson took his seat in the Continen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jordan, John Woolf 1840- (search)
Jordan, John Woolf 1840- Antiquarian; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 14, 1840; graduated at Nazareth Hall in 1856; became editor of the Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography. He is the author of Friedensthal and its stockaded Mill; A Moravian chronicle, 1749-67; Bethlehem during the Revolution; The military hospitals at Bethlehem and Lititz during the Revolution; Occupation of New York by the British, 1775–;83, et
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Junipero, Miguel Jose Serra 1713-1784 (search)
Junipero, Miguel Jose Serra 1713-1784 Missionary; born in the island of Majorca, Nov. 24, 1713; entered the Order of St. Francis in 1729; was sent to Mexico in 1750, where he was asigned to labor among the Indians of Sierra Gorda. When the Jesuits were expelled from Lower California in 1767, the Franciscans, under Junipero, were appointed to take charge of all the California missions. He founded the following missions: San Diego, Cal., July 16, 1769; San Carlos, at Monterey, June 3, 1770; San Antonio, July 14, 1771; San Gabriel, near Los Angeles, Sept. 8, 1771; San Luis Obispo, Sept. 1, 1772; San Francisco, June 27, 1776; San Juan Capistrano, Nov. 1, 1776; Santa Clara, Jan. 18, 1777; San Buenaventura, March 31, 1782. He died in Monterey, Cal., Aug. 28, 1784.
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