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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 2 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lyon, Matthew 1746- (search)
Lyon, Matthew 1746- Legislator; born in County Wicklow, Ireland, in 1746: emigrated to America at the age of thirteen, and was assigned to a Connecticut farmer for a sum of money to pay for his passage. Subsequently he settled in Vermont and became lieutenant in a company of Green Mountain boys, in 1775, but was cashiered for deserting his post. He served in the Northern Army awhile afterwards, and held the rank of colonel while serving as commissary-general of militia. In 1778 he was deputy secretary to the governor of Vermont; and after the war he built saw-mills and grist-mills, a forge, and a mill for manufacturing paper, where he had founded the town of Fairhaven, in Rutland county. Lyon served in the State legislature, and was a judge of Rutland county in 1786. He established the Freeman's Library (newspaper), which he conducted with ability. From 1797 to 1801 he was a member of Congress, and gave the vote which made Jefferson President of the United States. For a li
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 2: Boyhood.—1805-1818. (search)
yet a boy, and sometimes acted as chorister. He had a rich voice, which could soar high and follow any flute. It was a delight to him to go to singing-school, and many of the hymns and tunes which he sang all his life were associated in his memory with the circumstances under which he first learned them, or with the fact that they were favorites of his dear mother. The first psalm-tune he ever learned was the 34th Psalm,—Through all the changing scenes of life, in trouble and in joy; and Wicklow he first heard at a singing-school in Belleville (part of Newburyport), where there were lots of boys and pretty girls. In later years, and, indeed, to the end of his life, it was his habit, each Sunday morning, to go through these, accompanying himself on the piano with one hand (he could never master the bass); and the strains of Coronation, Heborn, Ward. Denmark, Lenox, Majesty, and other familiar tunes, would waken the sleepers above, who, claiming their Sunday morning privilege, wer
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 21: (search)
me very pleasant in conversation, telling amusing stories,. . . . and talking about the present condition of Dublin and its progressive improvement with apparently much knowledge of facts and a deep interest. He certainly talked uncommonly well. . . . We came away bringing with us all, I believe, the impression he seems to leave everywhere, that of a highbred nobleman and an intellectually accomplished gentleman. August 17.—We left Dublin this morning for an excursion into the county of Wicklow,. . . . and in about an hour reached the hospitable mansion of Mr. Isaac Weld, the former traveller in America, now the Secretary of the Dublin Society, which his labors have chiefly made what it now is, and one of the most efficient persons in all the arrangements and proceedings of the last busy and exciting week. He is, I suppose, above sixty years old, with a quiet but rather earnest look and manner, and belongs to the old Catholic family of Welds in England, of which the present Cardi
The Daily Dispatch: September 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], Viscount Monck, the New Governor-General of Canada. (search)
was married to his cousin, Lady Elizabeth Louise Mary, the fourth daughter of the Earl of Rathdowne, who has borne him three children, named, respectively, Henry Power Charles Stanley, Frances Mary and Elizabeth Louise Mary Monck. Lord Monck is descended from a very ancient family, some of the members of which stand forth prominently in the history of England. The founder of the house was Wm. Le Moyne, who was Lord of the Manor of Petheridge, in Devon, England, in the year 1066, and from whom came, in the reign of Edward the Sixth, John Le Moyne, the ancestor of General George Monck--the restorer of the monarchy in England — who was created Duke of Albemarle by Charles the Second, and rewarded with large grants of land both in England and Ireland. The Monck family are related by marriage to the Earls of Rathdowne, Beauchamp, Clancarty, the Marquis of Waterford, and other peers of the United Kingdom. The family seat in Ireland is at Charleville, in the county of Wicklow.