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sis Phipps Walker, of Charlestown; and has--  1-2Joseph Henry, b. Aug. 27, 1842.  3William Penn, b. Mar. 2, 1845.  4Mary Adelaide, b. Feb. 11, 1849.  5Moses Edwards, b. Mar. 5, 1855. Sir Robert Lawrence, of Ashton Hall, was a descendant of Sir Robert Lawrence, knighted about 1190. This Sir Robert, of Ashton, had a third son, Nicholas Lawrence, of Agercroft, whose fourth son was John, who d. 1461, leaving a son, Thomas L., of Ramburgh, in Suffolk. This Thomas d. 1471, leaving John Lawrence, oldest son, whose will is dated 1504. John had an only son, Robert, whose son, John (will dated 1556), was the father of Henry, John, William, and Richard. Of these, John d. May, 1590: his oldest son, John, settled at Wisset (will dated 1607), and had son, Henry Lawrence, of Wisset. This Henry was father of John and Robert; and with this John, who emigrated to America, our record commences.  1Lawrence, John, of St. Alban's, came to Watertown in 1635. He m., 1st, Elizabeth----, wh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
following election, but since 1823 the date has been Jan. 1. The term of office was, up to 1823, three years; then until 1876, two years; from 1876 until 1895, three years; from 1895, two years. The governor and lieutenant-governor must be thirty years of age, a citizen of the United States, and five years a resident of the State. United States Senators. Name. No. of Congress.Term. Philip Schuyler1st1789 to 1791 Rufus King1st to 4th1789 to 1796 Aaron Burr2d to 5th1791 to 1797 John Lawrence4th to 6th1796 to 1800 Philip Schuyler5th 1797 to 1798to John Sloss Hobart5th1790 William North5th1798 James Watson5th to 6th 1799 to 1800 Gouverneur Morris6th to 7th1800to 1803 John Armstrong6th to 8th1801to 1804 He Witt Clinton7th to 8th1802 to 1803 Theodore Bailey8th1803to 1804 Samuel L. Mitchell8th to 11th 1804 to 1809 John Smith8th to 13th1803 to 1813 Obadiah German11th to 14th1809to 1815 Rufus King13th to 19th1813 to 1825 Nathan Sanford14thto 17th1815 to 1821 Martin Va
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Niles, John Milton 1787-1856 (search)
Niles, John Milton 1787-1856 Editor; born in Windsor, Conn., Aug. 20, 1787; was admitted to the bar in 1817; United States Senator in 1835-39 and 1843-49; and Postmaster-General in 1840-41. He edited The independent Whig; Gazetteer of Connecticut and Rhode Island (with Dr. J. C. Pease) ; Lives of Perry, Lawrence, Pike, and Harrison; History of the Revolution in Mexico and South America, with a view of Texas: the Civil officer; and Archibald Robbin's Journal of the loss of the brig commerce upon the West coast of Africa. He died in Hartford, Conn., May 31, 1856.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Perry, Oliver Hazard 1785-1819 (search)
ave instructions to each in writing, for he had determined to attack Oliver Hazard Perry. Queen Charlotte and Johnny Bull get their taste of Perry. the British squadron at its anchorage the next day. The conference ended at about 10 P. M.. The unclouded moon was at its full. Just before the officers departed, Perry brought out a square battle-flag which had been privately prepared for him at Erie. It was blue, and bore in large white letters made of muslin the alleged dying words of Lawrence— Don't give up the ship. When this flag shall be hoisted at the main-yard, said Perry, it shall be your signal for going into action. On the following day he gained a complete victory over the British squadron (see Erie, Lake, battle of). When Perry had fought the battle and his eye saw at a glance that victory was secure, he wrote in pencil on the back of an old letter, resting the paper on his navy cap, the following despatch to General Harrison, the first clause of which has often be
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), President, the (search)
ing, when suddenly her antagonist opened fire anew. Again she was silenced, and at dawn the President saw her several miles to the leeward. He ascertained that she was his Majesty's ship Little Belt, Capt. A. B. Bingham, which was searching for the Guerriere on the American coast. Rodgers was in the port of New York when war was declared, in command of a small squadron—the President (his flag-ship), forty-four guns; the Essex, thirty-two, Captain Porter; and the Hornet, eighteen, Captain Lawrence. He received orders (June 21, 1812) to sail immediately on a cruise. He had received information that a fleet of West India merchantmen had sailed for England under a convoy, and he steered for the Gulf Stream to intercept them. He had been joined by a small squadron under Commodore Decatur—the United States (flagship), forty-four guns; Congress, thirty-eight, Captain Smith; and Argus, sixteen, Lieutenant-Commander St. Clair. Meeting a vessel which had been boarded by the British sh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Roberval, Jean Francois de La Roqute, Sieur de 1500- (search)
ute, Sieur de 1500- Colonist; born in France, about 1500; early won distinction in the army: and was authorized by the King to colonize and govern Canada. In prosecution of his design of planting a colony in Canada Roberval sailed from France with three ships and 200 persons, and in the harbor of St. Johns, Newfoundland, met Cartier, who was on his return to Europe. He commended the country of Canada to Roberval as rich and fruitful. The latter commanded Cartier to return to the St. Lawrence with him, but the navigator eluded the viceroy in the night and sailed for France. Roberval sailed up the St. Lawrence some distance above the site of Quebec, built a fort, and remained there through the winter (1542-43). In the spring he explored the country above, but appears to have abandoned the enterprise soon afterwards. The colony was broken up, and for half a century the French made no further attempts to colonize Canada. In 1547 Roberval, accompanied by his brothers and a numero
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Slavery. (search)
served for herself the other quarter. So the two monarchs became great slave-dealers. The first slaves were introduced into the English-American colonies by a Dutch trader, who, in 1619, sold twenty of them to the settlers at Jamestown, Va. After that the trade between North America and Africa was carried on quite vigorously; but some of the colonies remonstrated, and in the Continental Congress, and also in the public mind, there was a strong desire evinced to abolish the slave-trade. Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick were banished from the colony of Massachusetts, in 1658, under penalty of death if they should return. Their crime was the embracing of the principles and mode of worship of the Quakers. Their two children remained behind in extreme poverty. They were fined for non-attendance upon the public worship carried on by their persecutors. The magistrates insisted that the fine must be paid, and passed the following order: Whereas, Daniel Southwick and Provided Southwick
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thayer, Eli 1819-1899 (search)
Thayer, Eli 1819-1899 Educator; born in Mendon, Mass., June 11, 1819; graduated at Brown College in 1845; established the Oread Institute, Worcester, Mass., in 1848; member of the legislature in 1853-54, during which period he organized and founded the Emigrant Aid Company and endeavored to unite the North in favor of his scheme to send into Kansas anti-slavery settlers. His company founded Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, and Ossawatomie, of which places Gov. Charles Robinson said: Without these settlements Kansas would have been a slave State without a struggle; without the Aid Society these towns would never have existed; and that society was born of the brain of Eli Thayer. Mr. Thayer was a member of Congress in 1857-61. He invented an automatic boiler cleaner, an hydraulic elevator, and a sectional safety steamboiler. His publications include a history of the Emigrant Aid Company; several lectures; a volume of his speeches in Congress; and the Kansas crusade. He died in Worc
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 2: the work begun. (search)
rom Lawrence; but, despite of this accident, the territorial militia --as the rabble from Missouri was officially styled — were called to arms; and, in December, Lawrence was invested by a force of fifteen hundred armed men. Not more than seventy-five, at any time, were residents of Kansas Missouri, confessed Governor Shannon, se them, as their leader confessed, was, or had ever been, a resident of Kansas, or had any social or pecuniary interest in its present or future prosperity. To Lawrence at once repaired the fighting men from every district of the Territory. Five hundred Free State men were soon gathered there, drilled daily, and prepared to defeis rash remarks, to compromise the people of Lawrence, until he had known them longer and knew them better. called John Brown an impracticable man, but their own subsequent history, and the history of Lawrence, afford an ample vindication of his conduct at this crisis. His predictions, in less than a year, were historical facts
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, chapter 1.13 (search)
e effectually to enable them to carry out their purpose. An excuse was needed to march against Lawrence, in order to destroy it; for while it stood, they could hardly hope to succeed in their nefarion marauders assembled at Lecompton; and now, in order that they might march together on devoted Lawrence, under the shadow of the wings of the Federal eagle, it was determined to arrest Governor Reedeg on Lawrence, under the authority of a United States Marshal. The news spread rapidly, that Lawrence was to be destroyed. John Brown, Junior, at the head of sixty men, or more, My personal ruthor, Gihon. preparations were going forward, and vigorously prosecuted, for the sacking of Lawrence. The pro-slavery people were to wipe out this ill-fated town, under authority of law. They hadbmitted to the power of the invaders. All the towns on the Missouri River were in their hands; Lawrence had been sacked, its prosperity checked, and its prestige broken; while Tecumseh, and Lecompton
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