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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dow, Lorenzo, 1777-1834 (search)
Dow, Lorenzo, 1777-1834 Clergyman; born in Coventry, Conn., Oct. 16, 1777; was ordained in the Methodist ministry; went as a missionary to Ireland in 1799 and 1805; introduced camp-meetings into England; and through a discussion which resulted from these the Primitive Methodist Church was organized. On account of his eccentricities he was nicknamed Crazy Dow. He died in Georgetown, D. C., Feb. 2, 1834.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hale, Nathan 1755- (search)
Hale, Nathan 1755- Patriot; born in Coventry, Conn., June 6, 1755; graduated at Yale College in 1773; and taught school till the fight in Lexington prompted him The Hale Homestead. to join Col. Charles Webb's regiment. He took part in the siege of Boston; was promoted to captain in January, 1776; and was sent to New York. In response to a call from Washington he volunteered to enter the British lines and procure needed information. At the house of Robert Murray, on the Incleberg (now Murray Hill, in the city of New York), where Washington had his headquarters for a brief time while retreating towards Harlem Heights, Hale received instructions on duty from the commander-in-chief. He entered the British camp on Long Island as a plain young farmer, and made sketches and notes unsuspected. A Tory kinsman knew and betrayed him. He was taken to Howe's headquarters at the Beekman mansion, and confined in the green-house all night. He frankly avowed his name, rank, and character
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Strong, John 1738-1816 (search)
Strong, John 1738-1816 Pioneer; born in Coventry, Conn., Aug. 16, 1738; built the first house owned by an English settler north of Massachusetts, on the east side of Lake Champlain. He was driven from his home by the invasion of Burgoyne in 1777; lived in Dorset, Vt., in 1777-83; represented that town in the legislature in 1779-82; returned to his old home in Addison, Vt., in 1783; was judge of the county court in 1785-1801; and member of the convention that ratified the national Constitution in 1791. He died in Addison, Vt., June 16, 1816.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 9., Strangers in Medford, (continued from Vol. 9, no. 3). (search)
In Fish House, lately occupied by Mr. Teal,         Mary (wife)         James (child) Whitmarsh, SamuelBoston, Aug., 17^9Oct. 8, 1770         wife Wier, DanielAug. 31, 1797 Willett, JosephWalpoleFeb. 8, 1758 Willey, NathanJan. 30, 1791 Williams, GershomFrom Parson Cook's Parish. Cambridge, Arlington. Apr. 16, 1772Victualler. Tenant of Col. Royall in house which Hugh Floyd last occupied.       wife and family Williams, JohnApr. 16, 1784       wife and family Williams, MaryCoventry, Ct., Apr. 15, 1756Servant of Wm. Whitmore. Williams, SarahMalden, May 21, 1756Nov. 27, 1756Half Indian. Servant of Joshua Simonds.         and child, 9 mo. old Williams, WilliamChelsea, May 13, 1761Feb. 16, 1762In house of Jos. Tufts.         Martha (wife) Willis, Capt. DavidAug. 31, 1797 Williston, JosephIn employ of Richard Hall, 1767. Wilson, MilesAug. 31, 1797 Winship, HepzibahLexingtonOct. 8, 1770 Winship, MosesJan. 30, 1791