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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wentworth, Benning 1696-1770 (search)
Wentworth, Benning 1696-1770 Colonial governor; born in Portsmouth, N. H., July 24, 1696; graduated at Harvard College in 1715; became a merchant, a representative in the Assembly, and in 1734 a councillor; and was governor of New Hampshire in 1741—67. He began making grants of land in the region of Lake Champlain in 1747, and this was the origin of the New Hampshire grants. Bennington, Vt., was named in his honor. The land on which the buildings of Dartmouth College were erected (500 acres) was given by Governor Wentworth. The ancient seat of the Wentworths is yet well preserved at Little Harbor, not far from Portsmouth. He died in Portsmouth, N. H., Oct. 14, 177
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wolcott, Oliver 1747-1797 (search)
Wolcott, Oliver 1747-1797 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Windsor, Conn., Nov. 26, 172;; graduated at Yale College in 1747; began studying medicine, but on being appointed sheriff of Litchfield county, in 1751, he abandoned it. He was in the council twelve years (1774-86); also a major-general of militia, and judge of the county court of common pleas and of probate. In 1775 Congress appointed him a commissioner of Indian affairs to secure the neutrality of the Six Nati1747; began studying medicine, but on being appointed sheriff of Litchfield county, in 1751, he abandoned it. He was in the council twelve years (1774-86); also a major-general of militia, and judge of the county court of common pleas and of probate. In 1775 Congress appointed him a commissioner of Indian affairs to secure the neutrality of the Six Nations, and he became a member of Congress in January, 1776. After the Declaration of Independence he returned to Connecticut, invested with the command of the militia intended for the defence of New York, and in November resumed his seat in Congress. Late in the summer of 1777 he joined the army under Gates with several hundred volunteers, and assisted in the capture of Burgoyne and his army. On the field of Saratoga he was made a brigadier-general in the Continental service. In 1786 he was ch
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Zane, Ebenezer 1747-1811 (search)
Zane, Ebenezer 1747-1811 Pioneer; born in Berkeley county, Va., Oct. 7, 1747; established the first permanent settlement on the Ohio River in 1770, at the present site of Wheeling. He there built Fort Henry, which later sustained several attacks by the Indians; was disbursing officer for Lord Dunmore; and promoted colonel. He was proprietor of the present site of Zanesville, on the Muskingum River. He died in Wheeling, W. Va., in 1811. See Zanesville.
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