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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schmucker, Samuel Simon 1799-1873 (search)
Schmucker, Samuel Simon 1799-1873 Theologian; born in Hagerstown, Md., Feb. 28, 1799; graduated at the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1820; chairman of the faculty of the Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pa., in 1826-64; was largely instrumental in founding the ecclesiastical connection between the Lutheran churches in the United States and Europe. His publications include Fraternal appeal to the American churches on Christian Union; The American Lutheran Church, historically, Doctrinally, and practically delineated; American Lutheranism vindicated, etc. He died in Gettysburg, Pa., July 26, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe 1793-1864 (search)
first settled in America was a school-teacher named Calcraft, and he was popularly named Schoolcraft. Henry studied chemistry and mineralogy in Union College in 1807-8. In 1817-18 he took a scientific tour in the West, and made a fine mineralogical and geological collection, publishing, in 1819, A view of the lead mines of Missouri, which was enlarged and published (1853) under the title of Scenes and adventures in the semi-alpine regions of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas. In 1820 he was geologist of an exploring expedition under General Cass to the Lake Superior copper region. He was also on a commission to treat with the Indians at Chicago. In 1823 he was made Indian agent at the Falls of St. Mary, and afterwards at Mackinaw, where he married a granddaughter of an Indian chief. He founded the Historical Society of Michigan in 1828; the Algic Society, at Detroit, in 1831, before which he delivered two lectures on the grammatical construction of the Indian language
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Seaton, William Winston 1785-1866 (search)
Seaton, William Winston 1785-1866 Journalist; born in King William county, Va., Jan. 11, 1785; received a private education; early engaged in journalism. He became editor of the Petersburg Republican, and later published the North Carolina journal in Halifax, Va. In 1812 he settled in Washington and became connected with Joseph gales, Jr. (q. v. ), his brotherin-law, in the publication of the National Intelligencer. In 1812-20 he and his partner were the only Congressional reporters, as well as editors of their paper. With Mr. Gales he was the author of Annals of Congress; Debates and proceedings in the Congress of the United States from March 3, 1798, till May 27, 1824; Register of debates in Congress from 1824 to 1837; and American State papers, edited by Walter Lowne and M. St. Clair Clarke. He died in Washington, D. C., June 16, 1866.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Seward, William Henry 1801-1872 (search)
Seward, William Henry 1801-1872 Statesman; born in Florida, Orange co., N. Y., May 16. 1801; graduated at Union College in 1820; became a lawyer; began practice at Auburn in 1823; and soon acquired a high reputation, especially in criminal practice. He first appeared conspicuously in politics as president of a State convention of young men who favored the reelection of John Quincy Adams to the Presidency. In 1830-34 he was a member of the State Senate, and became a leader of the Whig party, opposed to the administration of Jackson. In 1838 and 1840 he was elected governor of New York; : in 1842 resumed the practice of his profession, and gained an extensive business, chiefly in United States courts; and was United States Senator from 1849 till 1861, when he was called to the cabinet of President Lincoln as Secretary of State. As early as March, 1861, when it was known that emissaries from the South had been sent abroad to seek recognition and aid for their cause, Mr. Seward
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shaw, Thompson Darrah 1801-1874 (search)
Shaw, Thompson Darrah 1801-1874 Naval officer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 20, 1801; joined the navy in 1820; promoted lieutenant in 1828; commanded the schooner Petrel during the Mexican War, and distinguished himself in the actions at Tampico. Vera Cruz, and Tuspan; promoted commander in 1850: served in the early part of the Civil War as commander of the Montgomery in the Gulf blockading squadron; and was retired Feb. 26, 1862. He died in Germantown, Pa., July 26, 1874.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shedd, William Greenough Thayer 1820-1894 (search)
Shedd, William Greenough Thayer 1820-1894 Clergyman; born in Acton, Mass., June 21, 1820; graduated at the University of Vermont in 1839 and at the Auburn Theological Seminary in 1843; ordained in the Congregational Church in 1844; Professor of English Literature in the University of Vermont in 1845-52; of Sacred Rhetoric in Auburn Theological Seminary in 1852-53; of Church History in Andover Seminary in 1854-62; associate pastor of the Brick Church, New York City, in 1862-63; Professor of Bible Literature in the Union Theological Seminary in 1863-74, and of Systematic Theology in 1874-90. He wrote Lectures on the Philosophy of history; Discourses and essays, etc. He died in New York City, Nov. 17, 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shepley, ether 1789- (search)
Shepley, ether 1789- Jurist; born in Groton, Mass., Nov. 2, 1789; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1811; practised law in Saco and Portland; was in the Massachusetts legislature in 1819; in the Maine constitutional convention in 1820; United States district attorney for Maine in 1821-23; United States Senator in 1833-36; became a justice of the Supreme Court of Maine in 1836; was chief-justice in 1848-55; and sole commissioner to prepare the Revised statutes of Maine. He died Jan. 15, 1877.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 Military officer; born in Mansfield, O., Feb. 8, 1820; graduated at West Point in 1840. His father died in 1829, when he was adopted by Thomas Ewing, whose daughter Ellen he married in 1850. He served in the Seminole War, and in September, 1850, was made commissary, with the rank of captain. In 1853 he resigned, became a broker in California, and, practising law for a while in Kansas, was made superintendent of a new military academy established by the State of Louisiana. When the convention of that State passed the ordinance of secession, Captain Sherman resigned; was made colonel of United States infantry in May, 1861; and commanded a brigade at the battle of Bull Run, having been made brigadier-general of volunteers in May. In October, 1861, he succeeded General Anderson in the command of the Department of Kentucky. The Secretary of War asked him how many men he should require. He General Sherman in the field. answered, Sixty thou
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shirley, Paul 1820-1876 (search)
Shirley, Paul 1820-1876 Naval officer; born in Kentucky, Dec. 19, 1820; joined the navy in 1839; promoted lieutenant in 1853; served with distinction in the Civil War. In 1863, while in command of the sloop Cyane, he captured the J. M. Chapman, a piratical cruiser, and later, while commanding the Survanel, captured the piratical steamer Colon. He died in Columbus, O., Nov. 24, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Silliman, Benjamin 1779-1864 (search)
unded the American journal of Science and art in 1810, of which for twenty-eight years he was an editor, and twenty years of that time sole editor. His son, Benjamin Silliman, Jr., became associate editor in 1838, and in 1846 the editorship was transferred to Prof. James D. Dana and Benjamin Silliman, Jr. Besides giving lectures on chemistry and geology in most of the large cities of the Union, Professor Silliman published scientific essays, a text-book on chemistry, and books of travel. In 1820 his Account of a journey between Hartford and Quebec attracted much attention. In 1853 he resigned his professorship in Yale and was made professor emeritus. He died in New Haven, Nov. 24, 1864. Chemist; born in New Haven, Conn., Dec. 4, 1816; son of the preceding; graduated at Yale College in 1837. From 1838 to 1847 he was instructor in that institution in chemistry, mineralogy, and geology. In 1846 he was appointed Professor of Chemistry, applied to the arts, in the scientific scho
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