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Belknap, Jeremy, 1744- Clergyman; born in Boston, June 4, 1744; was graduated at Harvard College in 1762; studied theology; taught school four years; was pastor of a church in Dover. N. H., from 1767 to 1786, and of the Federal Street Church, in Boston, from April 4, 1787, until his death. June 20, 1798. He founded the Massachusetts Historical Society; was an overseer of Harvard College; was a patriot during the war for independence, an opponent of African slavery, and a promoter of literature and science. He published a History of New Hampshire, 3 volumes (1784-92); a collection of Psalms and hymns (1795); The Foresters, a work of wit and humor (1792); American biography, 2 volumes (1794-98), besides sermons and other religious-writings.
McCook, Daniel 1798- Military officer; born in Canonsburg. Pa., June 20, 1798; was educated at Jefferson College, and subsequently settled in Carrollton, O. He was sixty-three years old at the beginning of the Civil War, but offered his services to the government, and entered the army as a major. He was mortally wounded while trying to intercept Gen. John Morgan, in his raid, and died near Buffington's Island, O., July 21, 1863. Ten of his sons served in the Union army. Military officer; born in Carrollton, O., July 22, 1834; another son of Major McCook; graduated at the Alabama University in 1858; studied law, and after being admitted to the bar in Steubenville, O., settled in Leavenworth, Kan. At the beginning of the Civil War he entered the Union army as captain of a local company. Later he was chief of staff of the 1st division of the Army of the Ohio in the campaign of Shiloh. He became colonel of the 52d Ohio Infantry in 1862, and was assigned to command a briga