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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Preble, Jedediah 1707-1784 (search)
Preble, Jedediah 1707-1784 Military officer; born in Wells. Me., in 1707; father of Edward Treble; was a sailor in early life, and in 1746 was a captain in a provincial regiment. He was a lieutenant-colonel under General Winslow at the dispersion of the Acadians in 1755. He rose to the rank of brigadier-general in 1759, and was twelve years a Representative. In 1774 the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts made him a brigadier-general. He was a State Senator in 1780, and judge of the Supreme Court. He died in Portland, Me., March 11, 1784.
e, as the latter contended, and the Kennebec River is assigned as the boundary between the two provinces......March, 1646 Court of province of Maine convenes at Wells, at mouth of the Kennebec River, and Edward Godfrey elected governor of the province......1646 Massachusetts, in 1651, laying claim by her charter to all lands 0 Five months truce signed at Sagadahoc by commissioners from Massachusetts and the Indians, who agree to surrender all prisoners and to make a lasting peace at Wells the following May......Nov. 29, 1690 Indians failing to meet President Danforth as agreed at Wells on May 1, he returns to York and sends a reinforcement to WelWells on May 1, he returns to York and sends a reinforcement to Wells. Shortly after their arrival they are attacked by 200 Indians, whom they repulse......June 9, 1691 Charter of William and Mary, or the Provincial charter, passes the seals and receives royal sanction, and the province of Maine is united with the royal province of Massachusetts Bay......Oct. 7, 1691 Two hundred Indians, le
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wheelwright, John 1592- (search)
Wheelwright, John 1592- Clergyman; born in Lincolnshire, England, about 1592; was a graduate of Cambridge University, England, and a classmate of Cromwell. Being driven from his church by Archbishop Laud, in 1636, for Non-conformity, he came to Boston and was chosen pastor of a church in (present) Braintree. Mr. Wheelwright seconded the theological views of Anne Hutchinson (q. v.), and publicly defended them, for which offence he was banished from the Massachusetts Bay colony. He founded Exeter, on a branch of the Piscataqua River; and when, five years later, that town was declared to be within the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, he removed with his family to Wells, Me. In 1646, he returned to Massachusetts, a reconciliation having been effected; and in 1657 he went to England. He returned in 1660, and in May, 1662, became pastor of a church at Salisbury, Mass., where he died, Nov. 15, 1679.