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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
was always at hand. He was one of the first importers of Merino sheep into this country, and a large flock kept near Hanover, N. H., received his constant care, and at one time became valuable and remunerative. His frequent fatiguing journeys to Hanover were chiefly for this business. The flock was not sold till several years after his death. Mr. Ticknor's mother was born in Sharon, Mass., and belonged to a family, composed mostly of farmers, which was scattered over the county of Norfolk, in considerable numbers, in the seventeenth century. At the age of sixteen she was employed as a teacher in one of the town schools of Sharon, and afterwards found similar occupation in the adjoining town of Wrentham. Being attractive in person, and more cultivated than most of her contemporaries, she early won the heart of Mr. Benjamin Curtis, of Roxbury, nephew of the Rev. Philip Curtis, long the clergyman of Sharon, who died in 1797. Young Curtis was graduated at Harvard College in 1
which capacity he rendered valuable services in the defense of Charleston, and fortified Atlanta. Subsequently he resumed his duties as chief engineer, and so continued until the evacuation of Richmond. After the war he engaged in railroad and other enterprises in Georgia, and from 1867 to 1883 was president and engineer of the Savannah gaslight company. He died December 1, 1883. Brigadier-General Archibald C. Godwin Brigadier-General Archibald C. Godwin, though a native of Norfolk county, Va., was associated throughout the war with the troops of North Carolina. Being engaged in business in the latter State at the beginning of hostilities, he entered the Confederate service there and at first received a staff appointment. Afterward he was commissioned colonel of the Fifty-seventh infantry, with which he served in the vicinity of Richmond, Va., during the Maryland campaign. His first battle was at Fredericksburg, where his regiment formed a part of E. M. Law's brigade, Ho
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
s in Old England or New England. My friend, President Tyler, of William and Mary College, who has carefully examined the records of York county from 1645, informs me that they sustain this conclusion. He found, however, at the conclusion of the seventeenth century evidences of a marked improvement in education and in material circumstances. Possessions were more valuable, and included many concomitants of comfort and refinement. Mr. Meredith proves from the marriage bonds recorded in Norfolk county from 1750 to 1761, that ninety-four per cent. of its inhabitants conld write. Indentured servants and others, who by service, usually for three years, repaid the costs advanced for their transportation (hence the term transport), were employed from an early period. Many of such servants were persons of education, who by vicissitude of fortune had fallen into poverty. I published from the original in the Richmond Standard, November 16, 1878, an indenture dated July 1, 1628, binding o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of Company I, 61st Virginia Infantry, Mahone's Brigade, C. S. A. (search)
st Virginia Infantry, Mahone's Brigade, C. S. A. [Furnished for publication by the son of Major Charles R. McAlpine, Mr. Newton McAlpine, Portsmouth, Va.—Ed.] The Rebel Grays were organized June 16, 1861, at the Glebe School-house, Norfolk county, Virginia. Number of men, 63. In August the company was, as Company G, assigned to the 41st Regiment of Virginia Infantry, under the command of Colonel John R. Chambliss, stationed at Ferry Point (now Berkeley). In September, 1861, it was ordeh the regiment to Sewell's Point. In April, 1862, the army was reorganized, and at that and other times there was assigned to this company 39 members, increasing the number to 102. Volunteers, 76; conscripts, 22, and substitutes, 4. From Norfolk county, 68; Portsmouth city, 23; Norfolk city, 2; Suffolk, 3; unknown, 3; Petersburg, I; Greensville county, i, and Gates county, N. C., 1. Total number of deserters, 35. Deserted at the evacuation of Norfolk in May, 1862, 25; died in hospital, 3;
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Biographical Sketch of Lieutenant-Colonel William Frederick Niemeyer, (search)
Biographical Sketch of Lieutenant-Colonel William Frederick Niemeyer, Sixty-first Virginia Infantry Regiment. By Colonel William H. Stewart, Portsmouth, Va. William Frederick Niemeyer was born in the county of Norfolk and State of Virginia, on the 12th day of May, 1840, and heroically met his death at the head of his regiment in the battle of Spotsylvania Court House, on the 12th day of May, 1864, his twenty-fourth birthday. His great grandfather, Hans Heinrich Neimeyer, was born Commanding Third Brigade. W. L. Riddick, Assistant Adjutant-General. To Major W. F. Niemeyer, commanding Forrest Entrenchment. Major Niemeyer, with his command, retreated from Forrest Entrenchment, near Hall's Corner, in Western Branch, Norfolk county, on the 10th of May, 1862, the day Norfolk and Portsmouth were evacuated, which he noted in his diary, The saddest day of my life, and marched to Suffolk. On the 11th day of May he left for Petersburg via Weldon, where he arrived on the 13th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical address of the former commander of Grimes Battery. (search)
uited to over 100 men. On the night Gosport navy yard was evacuated by Corn. Charles S. McCauley we were ordered out and parked with four old iron smoothbore guns on the court green. The next morning a gun's crew was sent to the navy yard and the balance of the men with the guns were sent to Fort Nelson, and there the men who had been sent to the navy yard rejoined the company during the day. We remained at Fort Nelson until May 16, 186r, when we were transferred to Hoffler's Creek, in Norfolk county. There we were comfortably encamped in a location where we could observe all the marine events on Hampton Roads, including the celebrated battle between the C. S. Iron-clad Virginia and the Federal fleet. Our first engagement occurred on October 7, 1861. Some of our men were fishing in a small boat, off shore, when a Federal steamer came over from Newport News after them. We unlimbered our rifle cannon, having received new guns prior to this event, and fired one shot at her. She re
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel James Gregory Hodges. (search)
Colonel James Gregory Hodges. Address By Judge James F. Crocker, Before Stonewall Camp, Confederate Veterans, Portsmouth, Va., June 18th, 1909. James Gregory Hodges was born in Portsmouth, Va., on the 25th day of December, 1828. His father was Gen. John Hodges. Gen. Hodges was one of the most noted citizens of Norfolk county for his high character, intelligence, wealth, social position and for his public services. For a number of years he was a member of the county court. He served in the General Assembly of Virginia. In the war of 1812 he, as captain, commanded a company attached to the Thirtieth regiment of the third requisition for the State of Virginia, commanded by Maj. Dempsey Veale, and mustered into the service of the United States on the 26th of April, 1813, at the camp near Fort Nelson, situated on what is known as the Naval Hospital Point. This regiment was engaged in the battle of Craney Island. He subsequently held the commission of colonel of the Seventh regim
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Another story of the Crater battle. (search)
, 1905. Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir,—The enclosed account of the charge of Mahone's Brigade at the battle of The Crater, Saturday, July 30th, 1864, written by Major William H. Etheredge, who commanded the Forty-first Regiment of Virginia, of that brigade, will prove interesting just now to many survivors. This was a personal letter to me in March, 1892, and I have not had until recently, his permission to publish it. Very truly yours, George J. Rogers. Great Bridge, Norfolk county, Va., March 23rd, 1892. Captain George J. Rogers: My Dear friend.—Your favor of the 16th instant came to hand on Saturday, 19th, and I can say it gave me genuine pleasure. At your request, I will undertake to give a description of the battle of the Crater on the suburbs of the city of Petersburg, July 30th, 1864. Colonel Parham, as you know, was wounded at the first battle of Malvern Hill in 1862, which rendered him unfit for duty, and Lieutenant Colonel Minetree was wounded on th
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, John Taylor, (search)
natural and revealed When engaged in preparing the notice of Dr. Taylor's descendants, in page 342, the author little thought that, even before it had passed through the press, he should be called on to record the loss of one of them, to whom the expressions there used were most peculiarly applicable, and to whose able and zealous exertions the interests of liberty, virtue, and religion were deeply indebted.—Edgar Taylor, the son of Samuel Taylor, Esq., of New Buckenham, in the county of Norfolk, and great grandson to the subject of this memoir, was born in 1793. He settled in London as a solicitor, and quickly attained to great eminence in that department of the legal profession; so that for a series of years he was the person on whom the Dissenters, particularly the Unitarian Dissenters, were accustomed chiefly to rely, whenever it was necessary to resort to legal measures for the maintenance or extension of their civil rights. As one of the Presbyterian Deputies, he was amo
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, Thomas Brigham the Puritan—an original settler (search)
hire. To this locality tradition assigns the vague (because ancient) references to the manor of Brigham and the lords of Allerdale. Wordsworth penned a graceful sonnet to the Nun's Well of this place. Third—From the Acts of Parliament of Scotland we learn how that assembly convened at Brigham, near Berwick-on-Tweed, on two occasions during the period when it was peripatetic, namely, in 1188 and 1289. You will also recall that a treaty of Brigham was signed here. Fourth—Brigham, Norfolk county, Eng., which is mentioned in the Calendar Close Rolls, time of King Edward II. The Domesday Book mentions also four other Brigham towns, under various spellings, but they are of no important interest in the present connection. Burke describes eight different armorial bearings by Brighams, of which four are of Yorkshire families, and a fifth of Yorkshire descent. The most persistent Brigham line occurs in connection with the annals of Yorkshire; but late researches incline to the b
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