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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Occom, Samson 1723-1792 (search)
Occom, Samson 1723-1792 Indian preacher; born in Mohegan, New London co., Conn., about 1723; entered the Indian school of Mr. Wheelock at Lebanon when he was nineteen years of age, and remained there four years. Teaching school awhile at Lebanon, he removed to Montauk, L. I., where he taught and preached. Sent to England (1766) as an agent for Wheelock's Indian school, he attracted great attention, for he was the first Indian preacher who had visited that country. Occum was employed in missionary labors among the Indians, and acquired much influence over them. He died in New Stockbridge, N. Y., July 14, 1792.
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
wounded. After a short time on the staff of Gen. John Bratton, he was transferred to the staff of Gen. Bushrod Johnson, with whom he continued until the surrender at Appomattox. On the staffs of Generals Jenkins, Bratton and Johnson, his office was inspector-general, with the rank of captain. He practiced his profession in Florida until his death in 1872. Elias Eugene Whitner, the fifth and youngest brother, was a cadet in the South Carolina military academy when the war began. Leaving school, he joined a Florida cavalry company, in which he served throughout the war as a lieutenant. He became a physician in Florida, and at Greenville, S. C., where he died in 1872. Of Judge Whitner's three sons-in-law, one, Thomas J. Glover, of Orangeburg, entered the war as lieutenant-colonel of the First South Carolina regiment, was soon promoted to colonel, and was killed in the battle of Second Manassas at the head of his regiment. Another, Elbert M. Rucker, of Elbert county, Ga., who marr
, where he and his men participated in the gallant defense against the overwhelming forces of Gen. James H. Wilson, on April 2, 1865. At the last he was in command of the Mississippi division of cavalry, with headquarters at Macon. Major-General William Brimage Bate Major-General William Brimage Bate was born near Castalian Springs, Tenn., in the year 1830. Early in his youth he manifested a bold and adventurous spirit that characterized his career as a Confederate soldier. Leaving school to become a clerk on a steamboat plying between Nashville and New Orleans, he subsequently enlisted for the Mexican war and served as a private in a Louisiana and a Tennessee regiment. On his return to Tennessee he was elected to the legislature by his admiring friends in his native county, and after this he began the study of law in the famous school at Lebanon. He was graduated professionally in 1852, and then made his home at Gallatin, the scene of his earlier efforts in the profession
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, Contents. (search)
tachment to the Principles and Usages of Friends, 255, 380 to 383, 458. Disowned by the Society of Friends in New-York, 386 to 399, 465. His Connection with the Prison Association of New-York, 409 to 444, 470 to 473, 481 to 485. His Illness, Death, and Funeral, 470 to 493. His birth, 1. Anecdote of his Grandmother's Courage, 2. His Childish Roguery, 4 to 9. His Contest with British Soldiers, 9. His Violent Temper, 10. Conscientiousness in Boyhood, 11. Tricks at School, 6, 7, 10, 11. Going to Mill, 12. Going to Market, 13. Anecdote of General Washington, 15. Pelting the Swallows, 16. Anecdote of the Squirrel and her young ones, 18. The Pet Squirrel, 20. The Pet Crow, 21. Encounter with a Black Snake, 23. Old Mingo the African, 23. Boyish Love for Sarah Tatum, 24. His Mother's parting advice when he leaves Home, 28. Mischievous Trick at the Cider Barrel, 28. He nearly harpoons his Uncle, 29. He nearly kills a Fellow
For some time they lived at the old mill, the family still retaining their interest in the French church in Boston, of which Jean still served as elder. This church was held in the Latin schoolhouse situated on School street, on the site now covered by a portion of King's Chapel, and down to the statue of Franklin in front of the city hall. Here the French Protestants worshipped for about thirty years, when they were allowed to build a church of their own on the site now occupied by the School-street savings bank. In 1709 occurred a break in the family at the old mill, and daughter Mary married Daniel Blodget, of Woburn. About this time son Louis removed to Somerville and married Margaret Fosdick. Louis seems to have alternated between Somerville and Boston, sometimes living in one town, and then in the other. In 1715 son Andrew married Martha Morris, of Cambridge, and brought his bride home to the old mill, and finally Elizabeth, the last of the flock, was married in the ol
Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909, Report of the Committee on Necrology of the Somerville Historical Society. (search)
merville Historical Society. As a man, Mr. Chase represented the rugged New Hampshire gentleman of the old school, manly, strong, and honest. He left many friends. Charles W. Sawyer was born in Charlestown February 28, 1833. His grandmother's uncle, Asa Pollard, was the first man killed at Bunker Hill. Mr. Sawyer was educated at the old Training Field Grammar School, graduating at fourteen. He took a year in a private school, and then a course in a Boston commercial college. Leaving school, he was employed first in his father's restaurant in City Square, Charlestown, and at the age of twenty was appointed clerk in the Charlestown post-office. In 1869, having served fifteen years as assistant postmaster, he left the government service to enter the real estate business. He did an immense amount of work in adjusting claims in behalf of the Boston Elevated and the Boston & Maine Railroad, as well as for the city of Boston and many syndicates and individuals. In fact, he became