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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Irving, Washington 1783-1859 (search)
few months before his death. Mr. Irving never married. The honorary degree of Ll.D. was conferred upon him by Harvard College, Oxford University, in England, and Columbia College, in New York. His remains rest near the summit of a gentle slope in the cemetery attached to the ancient Dutch church at the entrance to Sleepy hollow, near Tarrytown, N. Y. They lie by the side of those of his mother. In a row lie the remains of his father, mother, brothers, and sisters. The old church, which he made famous by the story of Ichabod Crane (a leader in the psalm-singing there on Sundays) in his Legend of Sleepy hollow, remains the same as when it was built in 1669, and is the oldest church edifice in the State of New York. Over the Sleepy Hollow brook, near it, is the bridge where Brom Bones, the supposed headless horseman, hurled the pumpkin at the frightened Ichabod, and drove him from the neighborhood and Katrina van Tassell forever. Mr. Irving died in Irvington, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1859.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Julian, George Washington -1899 (search)
n -1899 Legislator; born near Centreville, Ind., May 5, 1817. He was self-educated; and was admitted to the bar in 1840. After practising for five years, he was elected to the legislature, and in 1849-51 represented the Free-soil party in Congress, and in 1852 was the candidate for the Vice-Presidency on the Free-soil ticket. He also received five votes for Vice-President in the electoral college of 1872. He was a strong opponent of slavery, and a stanch supporter of the homestead policy. He was again a member of Congress in 1861-71. During the last period he was a member of the committees on conduct of the war, on reconstruction, and on the preparation of articles of impeachment against President Johnson. In 1872 he joined the Liberal Republican party. In 1885-89 he was surveyor-general of New Mexico. His publications include Speeches on political questions; Political recollections; Later speeches; and Life of Joshua H. Giddings. He died in Irvington, Ind., July 7, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
bonds......1846 Constitution, framed by a convention which met at Indianapolis, Oct. 7, 1850, adopted......Feb. 10, 1851 New constitution, ratified by vote, 109,319 to 26,755, goes into operation......Nov. 1, 1851 Butler University, at Irvington, chartered in 1850, opened......1855 State Senate refused to go into an election of United States Senator, creating a vacancy, in 1845, and a second time rerefuses......1855 Great frauds in sale of swamp lands, whereby State lost about 1897 Daniel W. Voorhees, ex-United States Senator, dies at Washington, D. C.......April 10, 1897 The monetary convention meets at Indianapolis......Jan. 25, 1898 Ex-Governor Matthews dies suddenly while making a speech......Aug. 28, 1898 George W. Julian dies at Irvington, Ind......July 7, 1899 Ex-Secretary of the Navy Richard W. Thompson dies at Terre Haute......Feb. 9, 1900 Ex-Governor Mount dies......Jan. 16, 1901 Ex-President Harrison dies......March 22, 1901 Iowa
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix no. 2: the work of grace in other armies of the Confederacy. (search)
ictory sermon for the soldiers. I preached my first sermon to the soldiers, I think, at Winchester, late in April, 1861, and my last at Rock Hill, South Carolina, Sunday night, April 23, 1865. I spent a couple of weeks with Chaplain Whitten with his kindred in Newberry, South Carolina. Came alone on horseback to Macon, Georgia, where I was paroled, May 23, just a month after the surrender of the army; met some of the escort there of President Davis, who were with him at his capture at Irvington, Georgia. Of course, it was a hoax about the President having on his wife's clothing when captured. Those who took the President at night I presume did not know the difference between a gentleman's robe de chambre and a lady's apparel. Some time was spent with Chaplain Bolton, of Tennessee, with our true, tried army friends at their homes in Barnesville and Thomaston, and elsewhere in Pike and Upson Counties, Georgia, and I mounted my faithful gray horse, which brought me from North Car
that their labors were not only needed, but that their results really reached and benefited the sick soldiers. Mrs. Barker was chosen as this representative, and the programme included the services of Mr. Barker, whose regiment was now mustered out of service, as a lecturer before general audiences, while Mrs. Barker met the Aid Societies in the same places. During the month of December, 1864, Mr. and Mrs. Barker, in pursuance of this plan, visited Harlem, Brooklyn, Astoria, Hastings, Irvington, Rhinebeck, Albany, Troy, Rome, Syracuse, Auburn, and Buffalo, presenting the needs of the soldier, and the benefits of the work of the Sanitary Commission to the people generally, and to the societies in particular, with great acceptance, and to the ultimate benefit of the cause. This tour accomplished, Mrs. Barker returned to her hospital work in Washington. After the surrender of Lee's army, Mrs. Barker visited Richmond and Petersburg, and as she walked the deserted streets of those
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, A Glossary of Important Contributors to American Literature (search)
ed in 1819. It was followed by Bracebridge hall (1822); Tales of a Traveller (1824); Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (1828); Chronicle of the conquest of Granada (1829); The Alhambra (1832); Tour on the prairies (1835); Astoria (1836); Adventures of Captain Booneville (1837); his complete works (1848-50); Mahomet and his successors (1849-50); Oliver Goldsmith, a biography (1849); WVolfert's Roost, and other papers (1855); Life of George Washington (1855-59). Died at Sunnyside, Irvington, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1859. Jackson, Helen Fiske (Hunt) Born in Amherst, Mass., Oct. 18, 1831. She was the daughter of Prof. Nathan W. Fiske, and married in October, 1852, Capt. Edward B. Hunt, and October, 1875, William S. Jackson. Contributed poems and prose articles to the N. Y. Nation, independent, and Atlantic monthly. She was greatly interested in the Indians, and her works dealing with that subject are A century of Dishonor (1881), and Ramona (1884); other works are Verses by H. H.
Sloop Capsized. Tarrytown, N. Y. Dec. 14. --The sloop Garrett Demerest, from New York, was upset in squall last night at 8 o'clock, at Irvington A sailor named Moore, of Oswego, will probably die. His legs are frozen, and he foams at the mouth. Another speaks a little, but will doubtless die. They were not rescued till 7 o'clock this morning. Persons heard them, but would not help them.
unk and disorderly in the street was ordered 15 lashes and sent to the chain gang. John C Conners, charged with stealing one coat of the value of $50, and $5.90 in money, from John P. Castner, was examined and sent before the Hustings Court. John Smith, white, charged with stealing whiskey and cigars of the value of $200 from Wm H. Travis, was examined and acquitted of the charge of felony, but committed to jail for want of security to keep the peace and be of good behavior. Irvington slave of Mrs. M. Clopton, was ordered five lashes for smoking a cigar in the street. Chas. A. Lathrop, charged with getting drunk and lying down in the Theatre, was fined one dollar. Ishmael Roberts, a free negro, underwent an examination for felony. The charge against Roberts was that he assaulted and beat a darkey, servant of a soldier, and robbed him of a gold watch. The charge was not sustained by the proof. Robert was committed to jail in default of $500 to be of good beh