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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 4 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 1 1 Browse Search
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oman of fine accomplishments and uncommon literary culture, as well as of a sprightly temper and vigorous intellect, she not only taught her pupil the rudiments, but advanced her well in French and other studies, and imbued her especially with a love of the best literature. Henrietta, and her sisters also, received instruction from a private tutor, Mr. Quinan, a scholar versed in the classics and devoted to his occupation. After this, in the hospitable house of her aunt's husband, Colonel Nathaniel Hart, at Spring Hill, in Woodford County, Kentucky, she was well taught by Mr. Ruggles, afterward a United States Senator. As years passed, the kinswomen exchanged the relation of preceptor and pupil for that of dear friends, which was severed only by death. In the customary interchange of hospitalities, Miss Preston was on a visit to these relations when she met Lieutenant Johnston, and the interest that she at once inspired was reciprocated. This mutual attachment was thorough and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
ia, nine under Col. James Knox, known as the Long Hunters (for the length of the hunting period), reach the Green and Cumberland rivers......1770 Capt. Thomas Bullit, a surveyor, lays out the town of Louisville......1773 Big Bone Lick, near Burlington, visited by James Douglas, of Virginia, who finds on the ground bones of the mastodon......1773 First log-cabin in Kentucky built by James Harrod, at Harrodsburg......1774 Treaty with Cherokees at Wataga, Col. Richard Henderson, Nathaniel Hart, and others acquire, for £ 10,000, the territory between the Ohio, Kentucky, and Cumberland rivers......March 17, 1775 Fort begun on south side of Kentucky River called Boonesboro, and settlements started at Boiling Springs and St. Asaph's, or Fort Logan, in Lincoln county......April, 1775 Under a call of Colonel Henderson, though his purchase was not recognized by Virginia, the people in convention at Boonesboro adopt a proprietary government for their new State of Transylvania a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
Nashville down to the Ohio......1766 By treaty at Fort Stanwix the Six Nations cede the country north and east of the Tennessee......Nov. 5, 1768 Capt. William Bean settles on Boone Creek, near Watauga......1769 Company formed to hunt and explore middle Tennessee, with camp at Price's Meadows, Wayne county......1769 Written association formed for the government of the Watauga settlers, and five commissioners appointed as a governing court......1772 Col. Richard Henderson, Nathaniel Hart, and Daniel Boone purchase from the Indians a tract of country between the Kentucky and Cumberland rivers, which they call Transylvania......March 17, 1775 Watauga purchased from the Indians, and deed of conveyance to Charles Robertson executed......March 19, 1775 Watauga settlers march against advancing Cherokees, and disperse them in a battle near Long Island Fort......July 20, 1776 Cherokees under old Abraham attack the fort at Watauga, but are repulsed......July 21, 1776