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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Willard, Emma 1787-1870 (search)
Willard, Emma 1787-1870 Educator; born in Berlin, Conn., Feb. 23, 1787; descended from Thomas Hooker, founder of Hartford, Conn.; began teaching at sixteen years of age, and was principal, sucessively, of different academies. In 1809, at Middlebury, Vt., she married Dr. John Willard. In 1821 she established her famous female seminary, at Troy, N. Y., which she conducted until 1839. She made a tour in Europe in 1830, and published her Journal and letters on her return, in 1833, and devoted her share of the profits of the work to the maintenance of a school for women in Greece, which was founded mainly by her exertions. Mrs. Willard wrote and published essays on Female education; also several books, chiefly on history. She also published two books on physiology, and a volume of poems. Her ocean-hymn, Rocked in the cradle of the deep, has always been very popular. She died in Troy, N. Y., April 15, 1870.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williamson, William Durkee 1779-1846 (search)
Williamson, William Durkee 1779-1846 Historian; born in Canterbury, Conn., July 31, 1779; settled in Amherst, Mass.; graduated at Brown College in 1804; studied law and began practice in Bangor, Me.; and held a seat in the Massachusetts Senate in 1816-20. In the latter year, when Maine separated from Massachusetts, he was made president of the first Maine Senate, and when Gov. William King resigned became acting governor. He was a member of Congress in 1821-23; probate judge of Hancock county in 1824-40; and the author of History of the State of Maine, from its first discovery to the Separation (2 volumes). He died in Bangor, Me., May 27, 1846.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Willing, Thomas 1731-1821 (search)
Willing, Thomas 1731-1821 Lawyer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 19, 1731; studied law in England, and returning to the United States became manager in 1754 of the Willing & Morris mercantile house, of Philadelphia. Through this firm the government secured naval and military supplies during the Revolutionary War. He was elected mayor of Philadelphia in October, 1763; was an associate justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1767-74; presided at a mass-meeting, June 18, 1774, called for the purpose of organizing a general congress of the colonies; and was made a member of the committee of correspondence. In 1780, when there was a great lack of provisions for the Continental army, he with others contributed £ 260,000 towards the establishment of the Bank of Pennsylvania to provide supplies for the army. In 1781, when the Bank of North America was founded, he became its president, and held the office till Jan. 9, 1792; was also the first president of the United States Bank es
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