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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 8 4 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 6 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 4 4 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 2 0 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Butler, Zebulon, -1795 (search)
Butler, Zebulon, -1795 Military officer; born in Lyme, Conn., in 1731; served in the French and Indian War and in the expedition to Havana in 1762, when he became a captain. He settled in the Wyoming Valley, Pa., in 1769, and was there when the valley was invaded bv Tories and Indians under Col. John Butler, in 1778. In defence of the inhabitants, he commanded the feeble force there, but was unable to prevent the massacre that took place. The next year he accompanied Sullivan in his expedition into the Indian country in central New York, and served during the remainder of the war. He died in Wilkesbarre, Pa., July 28, 1795.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ely, Alfred, 1815-1892 (search)
Ely, Alfred, 1815-1892 Lawyer; born in Lyme, Conn., Feb. 18, 1815; settled in Rochester, N. Y., in 1835; admitted to the bar in 1841; member of Congress in 1859-63. He was taken prisoner by the Confederates while visiting the battle-field of Bull Run in July, 1861, and confined in Libby prison for six months; was then exchanged for Charles J. Faulkner, the minister to France, who had been arrested for disloyalty. While in Libby prison he kept a journal, which was later published as the Journal of Alfred Ely, a prisoner of War in Richmond. He died in Rochester, N. Y., May 18, 1892.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Government, instrument of. (search)
ding, 1; Buckinghamshire, 5; Buckingham Town, 1; Aylesbury, 1; Wycomb, 1; Cambridgeshire, 4; Cambridge Town, 1; Cambridge University, 1; Isle of Ely, 2; Cheshire, 4; Chester, 1; Cornwall, 8; Launceston, 1; Truro, 1; Penryn, 1; East Looe and West Looe, 1 Cumberland, 2; Carlisle, 1; Derbyshire, 4 Derby Town, 1; Devonshire, 11; Exeter, 2; Plymouth, 2; Clifton, Dartmouth, Hardness, 1; Totnes, 1; Barnstable, 1; Tiverton, 1; Honiton, 1; Dorsetshire, 6; Dorchester, 1; Weymouth and Melcomb-Regis, 1; Lyme-Regis, 1; Poole, 1; Durham, 2; City of Durham, 1; Essex, 13; Malden, 1; Colchester, 2; Gloucestershire, 5; Gloucester, 2; Tewkesbury, 1; Cirencester, 1; Herefordshire, 4; Hereford, 1; Leominster, 1; Hertfordshire, 5; St. Alban's, 1; Hertford, 1; Huntingdonshire, 3; Huntingdon, 1; Kent, 11; Canterbury, 2; Rochester, 1; Maidstone, 1 ; Dover, 1; Sandwich, 1; Queenborough, 1; Lancashire, 4; Preston, 1; Lancaster, 1; Liverpool, 1; Manchester, 1; Leicestershire, 4; Leicester, 2; Lincolnshire, 10; L
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parsons, Samuel Holden 1737- (search)
Parsons, Samuel Holden 1737- Military officer; born in Lyme, Conn., May 14, 1737; graduated at Harvard College in 1756; admitted to the bar in 1759; was a representative in the Connecticut Assembly for eighteen sessions. He was an active patriot at the beginning of the Revolution. He was made colonel of a Connecticut regiment in 1775, and engaged in the siege of Boston. In August, 1776, he was made a brigadier-general, and as such engaged in the battle on Long Island. In 1779 Parsons succeeded General Putnam in command of the Connecticut line, and in 1780 was commissioned a majorgeneral. At the close of the war he resumed the practice of law, and was appointed by Washington first judge of the Northwestern Territory. He was also employed to treat with the Indians for the extinguishment of their titles to the Connecticut Western Reserve, in northern Ohio. He went to the new territory in 1787; settled there; and was drowned in the Big Beaver River, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1789.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
f York, of extensive tracts, including the west side of Connecticut River......March 12, 1664 Col. Richard Nichols, governor of New York, and commissioners from Connecticut, fix the western boundary of Connecticut, beginning on the east side of Mamaroneck Creek and thence northnorthwest to the Massachusetts line. The southern line was determined to be the Sound, Connecticut losing her possessions on Long Island......Nov. 30, 1664 United colony elects John Winthrop governor......1665 Lyme made a town......May, 1667 Haddam made a town......October, 1668 Major Andros, the new governor of New York, claims under the Duke of York all land west of the Connecticut River......1675 Major Andros appears before the fort at Saybrook with an armed force and demands its surrender......July 11, 1675 [It is refused by Captain Bull, and the patent and commission forbidden to be read.] War with Philip, sachem of the Wampanoags......1675 Connecticut furnishes 315 men in the fig
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Waite, Morrison Remick 1816-1888 (search)
Waite, Morrison Remick 1816-1888 Jurist; born in Lyme, Conn., Nov. 29, 1816; graduated at Yale College in 1837; settled in Maumee City, O., and was chosen a member of the Ohio legislature in 1849. In 1850 he made his residence at Toledo, and became very prominent at the bar in Ohio. He declined an election to Congress and a seat on the bench of the Superior Court of Ohio. He was one of the counsel for the United States at the Geneva tribunal of arbitration, was president of the Ohio constitutional convention in 1873, and on March 4, 1874, he was appointed chiefjustice of the United States Supreme Court. He died in Washington, D. C., March 23, 1888.
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Eminent women of the drama. (search)
logg. America's favorite vocalist, Clara Louisa Kellogg, was born in Sumter, South Carolina, in 1842. She is, however, of New England parentage. Her early years were passed in Connecticut. She was educated at the free schools, and in them she used to sing with her little school-mates; but she does not appear to have attracted attention as a child, by either proficiency in vocal exercises or especial beauty of voice. At one time in her girlhood she sang in a church-choir, in the town of Lyme, where she was thought to possess a pretty voice, but one that could easily be shouted down by more vigorous organs. In 1858 her parents were residents of New York city, her mother being what is called a healing medium, --in other words, a clairvoyant doctor. Many visitors were attracted to this lady — who is, indeed, described as a singularly gifted and interesting person — by the fame of her success as a physician. One of these visitors, on conversing with Mrs. Kellogg, learned that her
ely, he was discharged from office 11 Oct. 1676. In Nov. 1685 he petitioned the General Court for a grant of land, as a compensation for his military services; but was unsuccessful in his request. Before this time, however, he had removed to Lyme, Conn., where he was residing 7 Nov. 1681; at which date he executed a deed of his estate in Camb. to a feoffee in trust for his son Andrew; or if said Andrew should die in his minority, then his other son Thomas to inherit the estate. He d. 6 Aug. 1696. His son Thomas, mariner, of Boston, described himself in a deed, dated 8 Nov. 1699, as son of Joseph Sill, formerly of Cambridge, late of Lyme, Conn., deceased. The son Thomas was probably a shipmaster, residing in Boston, and the Capt. Sill who died in May 1709. Elijah, who grad. H. C. 1748, and was ordained at Fairfield, Conn., 17 Oct. 1751, may have been of this family. Five others of the name graduated at the same College, previous to 1839. Simonds, Joseph (otherwise writt
ely, he was discharged from office 11 Oct. 1676. In Nov. 1685 he petitioned the General Court for a grant of land, as a compensation for his military services; but was unsuccessful in his request. Before this time, however, he had removed to Lyme, Conn., where he was residing 7 Nov. 1681; at which date he executed a deed of his estate in Camb. to a feoffee in trust for his son Andrew; or if said Andrew should die in his minority, then his other son Thomas to inherit the estate. He d. 6 Aug. 1696. His son Thomas, mariner, of Boston, described himself in a deed, dated 8 Nov. 1699, as son of Joseph Sill, formerly of Cambridge, late of Lyme, Conn., deceased. The son Thomas was probably a shipmaster, residing in Boston, and the Capt. Sill who died in May 1709. Elijah, who grad. H. C. 1748, and was ordained at Fairfield, Conn., 17 Oct. 1751, may have been of this family. Five others of the name graduated at the same College, previous to 1839. Simonds, Joseph (otherwise writt
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union, Company D. (search)
5, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. John E. Acres, Boston, 27, s; caulker. Aug. 20, 1862. Disch. disa. Sept. 25, 1863. George H. Adams, Boston, 18, s; farmer. Aug. 14, 1862. Disch. May 20, 1865. Claus Ahlf, Somerville, 27, m; wheelwright. Sept. 15, 1862. Disch. May 20, 1865. Joseph B. Alexander, East Boston, 32, m. tinplate maker. Aug. 19, 1862. Disch. disa. Nov. 14, 1863. William W. Ames, Charlestown, 18, s; bootmaker. Jan. 6, 1864. M. O. Sept. 28, 1865. John P. Anderson, Lyme, Ct. Cr. Chelsea, 26, s; seaman, Feb. 25, 1864. Trans. to Navy, July 9, 1865. Adam Armstrong, South Boston, 37; laborer. Sept. 17. 1862. Died May 30, 1863. Harry N. Arnold, New York, Cr. Sandwich, 21, m; seaman. Feb. 15, 1864. Deserted Dec. 30, 1864, Boston. John Barry, Boston, 24, s; stonecutter. Dec. 30, 1864. M. O Sept. 28, 1865. George W. Batchelder, Boston, 22, m; photographer. Dec. 27, 1863. Absent, sick in hospital, Annapolis Junction, Md. Joseph A. Beatty, Boston
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