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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mayhew, Jonathan 1720- (search)
Mayhew, Jonathan 1720- Clergyman; born in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Oct. 8, 1720; graduated at Harvard in 1744, and ordained minister of the West Church, Boston, in 1747, which post he held until his death, July 9, 1766. He was a zealous republican in politics, and his preaching and writing were remarkable for their controversial character. He warmly opposed the operations of the British Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, for he regarded it as an instrument for the spread of Episcopacy. He became involved in a controversy with Dr. Seeker, Archbishop of Canterbury, because the latter proposed the introduction of bishops into the colonies; co-operated with Otis and others in their resistance to measures of the British Parliament concerning the Americans; and was among the boldest of the Whigs. His death deprived the cause of a stanch champion.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Perkins, Jacob 1766-1849 (search)
Perkins, Jacob 1766-1849 Inventor; born in Newburyport, Mass., July 9, 1766. As early as his fifteenth year he carried on the business of a goldsmith in Newburyport, and early invented a method for plating shoe-buckles. He made dies for coining money when the United States Mint was under consideration. He was then twenty-one, and when he was twenty-four he invented a machine for making nails at one operation, and steel plates for bank-notes, which, it was supposed, could not be counterfeited. After living in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, he went to England in the year 1815, where he perfected steam-engines, and for many years carried on a large manufactory in London. He originated the process used by bank-note engravers for transferring an engraving from one steel plate to another, and perfected many other inventions, for which he received the gold medal of the Society of Arts in London. He died in London, England, July 30, 1849.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 9., Proceedings of the 275th Anniversary of the settlement of Medford. (search)
2, 1797 Walker, RuthLexington, Nov., 1765Feb. 24, 1766In family of Nathl. Webb. Walker, TimothyJan. 30, 1791Butcher. Warner, TobiasCambridge, Nov. 22, 1764Aug. 26, 1765Child in family of Josiah Dixon. Warren, MaryWatertown, Nov. 5, 1763June 14, 1764Daughter of Samuel Warren. In family of Isaac Hall. Watson, IsaacCambridge, May, 1770Oct. 8, 1770 Watts, NathanielAug. 31, 1797 Webb, NathanielLexington, Nov. 1765Feb. 24, 1766        Amy (wife)        John (children)        Elizabeth (children)        Jotham (children)        James (children)        Sarah (children)        Michael (children) Webber, Patience1735-6 Welch, JamesBoston, Oct. 26, 1761Feb. 16, 1762Irishman. Coachman in employ of Col. Royall. Wheeler, John B.Aug. 31, 1797 Wheelwright, JosephJan. 30, 1791 Whitaker, ElizabethBoston, Sept. 25, 1772 In family of Benj. Hall. White, FrancisWeston, abt. July 9, 1766Nov. 8, 1766[Francis Burns. White, JosiahWenham,