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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gardiner, lion 1599-1829 (search)
Gardiner, lion 1599-1829 Military officer; born in England in 1599; was sent to America in 1635 by the proprietors for the purpose of laying out a city, towns, and forts at the mouth of the Connecticut River. He built the fort which he called Saybrook after Lord Saye and Sele and Lord Brooke. In 1639 he purchased Gardiner's Island, at the extremity of Long Island, then known by the Indian name of Manchonat, and at first called Isle of Wight by Gardiner. He secured a patent for the island, which made it a plantation entirely distinct and separate from any of the colonies. It contains about 3,300 acres, and has descended by law of entail through eight lords of the manor, the last being David Johnson, who died in 1829. From him the property was passed through the hands of his two brothers and two sons. This is believed to be the only property in the United States which has descended by entail to its present holders (see entail of estates). The manor house built in 1775 is still
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
chell1815-17 William Rabun1817-19 Matthew Talbot, acting1819 John Clark1819-23 George M. Troup1823-27 John Forsyth1827-29 George R. Gilmer1829-31 Wilson Lumpkin1831-35 William Schley1835-37 George R. Gilmer1837-39 Charles J. McDonald1839-431829-31 Wilson Lumpkin1831-35 William Schley1835-37 George R. Gilmer1837-39 Charles J. McDonald1839-43 George W. Crawford1843-47 George W. B. Towns1847-51 Howell Cobb1851-53 Herschel V. Johnson1853-57 Joseph E. Brown1857-65 James Johnson1865 Charles J. Jenkins1865-67 Gen. T. H. Ruger1867-68 Rufus B. Bullock1868-72 James Milton Smith1872-77 18th to 20th1824 to 1828 John McPherson Berrien19th to 20th1825 to 1829 Oliver H. Prince20th1828 John Forsyth21st to 23d1829 to 1834 George M. Troup21st to 22d1829 to 1833 Alfred Cuthbert23d to 27th1834 to 1843 John P. King23d to 24th1833 to 181829 to 1833 Alfred Cuthbert23d to 27th1834 to 1843 John P. King23d to 24th1833 to 1837 Wilson Lumpkin25th to 26th1837 to 1841 John McPherson Berrien27th to 32d1841 to 1852 Walter T. Colquitt28th to 30th1843 to 1848 Herschel V. Johnson30th1848 William C. Dawson31st to 33d1849 to 1855 Robert M. Charlton32d1852 Robert Toombs33d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gilmer, George Rockingham 1790-1859 (search)
Gilmer, George Rockingham 1790-1859 Lawyer; born in Wilkes (now Oglethorpe) county, Ga., April 11, 1790. He was made lieutenant of the 43d Infantry in 1813, and sent against the Creek Indians; was governor of Georgia in 1829-31 and 1837-39. He was the author of Georgians (a historical work). He died in Lexington, Ga., Nov. 15, 1859.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Graham, James Duncan 1799-1865 (search)
Graham, James Duncan 1799-1865 Military officer; born in Prince William county, Va., April 4, 1799; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1817; appointed a topographical engineer in 1829; made the survey of the northeast boundary of the United States; represented the United States under the treaty of Washington in determining the boundary between the United States and the British provinces, etc.; promoted colonel of engineers, June 1, 1863. He died in Boston, Mass., Dec. 28, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Green, Duff 1791-1875 (search)
Green, Duff 1791-1875 Journalist; born in Kentucky, Aug. 15, 1791; was admitted to the bar, but is best known by his connection with journalism. In 1829-33 he conducted the United States telegram. It was freely declared that he exerted a large influence over President Jackson, and that he was instrumental in determining the policy of that President's first administration. The opponents of Jackson included Green in what they termed the President's kitchen cabinet. Green published Facts and suggestions. He died in Dalton, Ga., June 10, 1875.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grover, Cuvier 1829- (search)
Grover, Cuvier 1829- Military officer; born in Bethel, Me., July 24, 1829; graduated at West Point in 1850, entering the 1st Artillery. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers in April, 1861, and commanded a brigade in Heintzelman's corps in the Army of the Potomac. When Hooker took command of the troops at Fairfax (1862), General Grover took that officer's division. From December, 1862, to July, 1864, he commanded a division of the 19th Corps in the Department of the Gulf. He was in the Shenandoah campaign in 1864; and from January till June, 1865, he was in command of the District of Savannah. General Grover was brevetted brigadier-general and major-general in the regular army, March 13, 1865, for meritorious services during the Rebellion ; was promoted to lieutenantcolonel of the 38th Infantry in 1866, and colonel of the 1st Cavalry in 1875, which command he held till his death in Atlantic City, N. J., June 6, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hague, William 1808-1887 (search)
Hague, William 1808-1887 Clergyman; born in Pelham, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1808; graduated at Hamilton College in 1826, and at the Newton Theological Institution in 1829. He was the author of The Baptist Church transplanted from the old world to the New; Review of Drs. Fuller and Wayland on slavery, etc. He died in Boston, Mass., Aug. 1, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Haliburton, Thomas Chandler 1797-1865 (search)
Haliburton, Thomas Chandler 1797-1865 Author; born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1797; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1820. Later he became a member of the House of Assembly. He was chief-justice of the court of common pleas in 1829, and was appointed judge of the supreme court in 1840. He held this office till 1842, when he removed to England. In 1859 he represented Launceston in Parliament as a Conservative, and remained there till 1865. His publications include The clock-maker, or the sayings and doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville, which consists of a collection of newspaper sketches satirizing New Englanders. His other writings include The Attache, or Sam Slick in England; An Historical and statistical account of Nova Scotia; Bubbles of Canada; The old Judge, or life in a colony; Letter-bag of the Great Western; Rule and misrule of the English in America; Yankee stories; Traits of American humor, etc. He also edited a number of books, among them one on The
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Asaph 1829- (search)
Hall, Asaph 1829- Astronomer; born in Goshen, Conn., Oct. 15, 1829; received a common-school education; worked on a farm; and later became a carpenter. In 1853 he took up the study of geometry and algebra; subsequently pursued special courses in the University of Michigan, and afterwards entered the observatory of Harvard College, where he served as assistant in 1857-62. In August of the latter year he was made aide in the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, and in the following year was appointed Professor of Mathematics with the relative rank of captain. In 1895 he became Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University. He has led many astronomical expeditions for the government, among them being that to Bering Sea, in 1869, to observe the solar eclipse, and that to Vladisvostok, Siberia, in 1874, to study the transit of Venus. His most important discovery, which won him great distinction, was that of the two moons of Mars, which he located in August, 1877, and whic
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Halpine, Charles Graham 1829-1868 (search)
Halpine, Charles Graham 1829-1868 Author and soldier; born in Oldcastle, Ireland, Nov. 20, 1829; graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1846; emigrated to the United States in 1850; was connected at various times with the Boston Post, New York Herald, New York Times, New York Leader, and New York Tribune. He enlisted in the 69th New York Infantry at the beginning of the Civil War, and reached the rank of brigadier-general. After the war he established the Citizen. He was best known under his nom de plume miles O'Reilly. He was the author of the well-known lyric beginning: Tear down the flaunting lie! Half-mast the starry flag! He died in New York City, Aug. 3, 1868.
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