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hter.   Kenrick, Edward, was a descendant of George K., of Scituate, freeman, 1635. He had two sons by his first wife,--Thomas and Solomon; and one by his second,--Jonathan. This last d. aged 38, leaving three sons,--Samuel, Anson, and Jonathan. Anson had a son, David, who had David, jun. This last, David, jun., was the father of Coleman C. Kenrick, for the past six years a resident of Medford. The Kidder family was settled, for several centuries, at Maresfield, in the county of Sussex, some seventy miles from London. It is believed that the only persons now living of that name can be traced back to this common stock. In England, the most distinguished bearer of this name was Richard Kidder, Bishop of Bath and Wells. He was born in 1633, at East Grinstead, the birthplace of the American emigrant, whose kinsman he was. He was Rector of St. Martin's, London; Prebend of Norwich, 1681; Dean of Peterborough, 1689; and Bishop of Bath, 1691. He was killed, during the great ga
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Claiborne, William Charles Cole 1775-1817 (search)
Claiborne, William Charles Cole 1775-1817 jurist; born in Sussex county, Va., in 1775; became a lawyer, and settled in Tennessee, where he was appointed a territorial judge. In 1796 he assisted in framing a State constitution, and was a William C. C. Claiborne. member of Congress from 1797 to 1801. In 1802 he was appointed governor of the Mississippi Territory, and was a commissioner, with Wilkinson, to take possession of Louisiana when it was purchased from France. On the establishment of a new government in 1804, he was appointed governor; and when the State of Louisiana was organized he was elected governor, serving from 1812 to 1816. In the latter year he became United States Senator, but was prevented from taking his seat on account of sickness. He died in New Orleans, La., Nov. 23, 1817.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.39 (search)
s place as sergeant-major of the Sixteenth Virginia Regiment and become adjutant of his battallion. This was under consideration when he went into the Battle of the Crater. The Sixteenth Virginia Regiment captured eleven flags, and the writer took from the body of a dead Federal officer a very handsome sword and gave it to General Mahone. The General had come into the trenches, and seemed to be about the happiest man I ever saw, for all things were going his way splendid. Handsome Wallace Broadbent, of Sussex county, Va., was commander of General Mahone's battalion of sharpshooters, and was killed by bayonet wounds at the Battle of the Crater. I feel sure I am right, and hope some Sussex old boy will help me out. I have never heard of the escape of any member of the sharpshooters unhurt before. It was common property that all of then were killed or wounded. It was a bad day to get off unhurt, or out sound and well, for human blood was half-shoe deep in the trenches. W. R. S.
Accident. --On Thursday last, James, a bright little child of John A. Bailey, of Sussex county, Va., was so dangerously wounded by the accidental explosion of a gun that his leg had to be amputated. The little fellow was only six years old.
Accident. --On Thursday last, James, a bright little child of John A. Bailey, of Sussex county, Va., was so dangerously wounded by the accidental explosion of a gun that his leg had to be amputated. The little fellow was only six years old.
Atrocious murder --On Thursday of last week, says the Suffolk Sun, a most outrageous murder was committed in Sussex county. James Brock, who is said to be a desperado, went to the house of John Travis, one of the most peaceable and quiet men in the community in which he lives, abused the wife of Travis, and then went to the field where Travis was ploughing, and stabbed him to the heart, and he died in a few minutes. Thomas Faison, who was present, attempted to prevent the murder, and was severely cut. Brock was arrested and confined in jail, where he awaits a trial.
commencement exercises of this Institution recurred on Wednesday evening, July 3. The following essays were read: "The thorn is Often Picked for the Rose," Miss Lydia A. Barnes, Hertford county; "Life a Journey." Miss Helena, I. Spiers, Murfreesboro'; "The Golden Key Unlocks Every Door," Miss Rosa D. Stargell, Northampton county; "The Contemplation of Nature Favorable to the Virtues," Miss Mattie E. Long, Hertford, Perqm's county; "Hamiray of True Greatness,"Miss Alice R. Parker, Sussex county, Va.; "The True Pastric," Miss Anne Thompson, Murfreesboro', " A Lave for the Heaudtut, " Miss Alice P. Stancell, Northasapton; " I slept and Dreamed that Life was Beauty, I Woke and Found that it was Duty, " Miss Zenie Lassiter, Murfreesboro'; "Be if Ever so Humble, There's so Flae Like Home, " Miss Mary E. Powell, Perris county, " Suffering the Source and Theatre of Woman's Virtues," Miss Penelope L. Simpson, Chewan county. These were highly creditable to the young ladies of the grad
It is confidently stated that Hon. Joseph Holt, of Kentucky, still a resident of Washington, will be offered the post of Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, vacated by the death of Justice McLean, of Ohio. Archbishop Hughes and Bishop Timon recently visited the 69th New York Regiment at their encampment over the Potomac. Flour is selling at Memphis Tenn., at $6.50-$7 for superfine; hams 15a17 per lb;8 butter, 25 30c; fresh beef, 8a12 A private of the South Carolina Cavalry corps was slightly injured in Petersburg, on Friday last, by having his horse to fall on him. Parthenia Graves, a free negro, of Sussex county, Va., charged with stealing $28, was sentenced to the Penitentiary for one year, on Friday last. The Cincinnati papers announce the death of Judge Parker, of that city.
onvention was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Bosserman, of the Universalist Church. Non. A. R. Boteler. The President submitted a letter from the Hon. A. R. Boteler, accepting his aapointment to a seat in the Provisional Congress, (to succeed Hon. James M. Mason,) and expressing thanks for the honor thus conferred. Ordered to be entered on the journal. The extortioners. Mr. Chambliss laid before the Convention a series of resolutions passed by a portion of the people of Sussex and Greensville counties on the 27th of November, denouncing the extortioners and monopolists in bitter terms. The resolutions were referred to the "Committee on Salt." Secret session. The Convention then went into secret session for the purpose of considering the ordinance to reorganize the militia. Personal explanation. After the doors were reopened, Mr. Branch made a personal explanation, feeling aggrieved by the Greensville resolutions. [A fuller account of this proce
An Episode in the Virginia Convention. Shortly after the Convention assembled yesterday, Mr. Chambliss laid before that body a copy of the following resolutions, adopted by a portion of his constituents in Sussex and Greenville counties: 1st. That we cordially approve the views of Gov. Letcher in his communication to the Convention on the 16th inst. and join in his appeal to that body to arrest the extortion practiced by merchants and speculators on the citizens and soldiers. 2d. That we hold the act sequestrating the property of alien enemies to be wise and just, and justice demands the confiscation of the property of domestic enemies. 3d. That merchants and speculators who monopolize such articles of prime necessity as salt, leather, shoe-thread, &c., and sell them, at such exorbitant prices as to be beyond the means of the soldier, the mechanic, or anybody but the very rich, do thereby distress and cripple the resources of the country and render efficient aid
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