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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wells, William Vincent 1826- (search)
Wells, William Vincent 1826- Author; born in Boston, Mass., Jan. 2, 1826; received a common school education; became a sailor, and afterwards an officer in the merchant marine. Later he was engaged in mining and commercial enterprises; removed to California in 1849, where he built and commanded the first steamboat registered in that State; and afterwards was consul-general of Honduras in the United States. He owned and edited several newspapers in San Francisco; and was author of Walker's expedition to Nicaragua; A history of the Central American War; Explorations and adventures in Honduras; Life and public services of Samuel Adams (his great-grandfather), etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wheeler, John Hill 1806-1882 (search)
Wheeler, John Hill 1806-1882 Historian; born in Murfreesboro, N. C., Aug. 6, 1806; graduated at Columbian University in 1826 and at the Law School of the North Carolina University in 1828. In 1831, under a treaty with France, he was appointed secretary of the commission to settle claims of Americans for losses occasioned by the treaties of Berlin and Milan. He was treasurer of North Carolina in 1841, and minister to Nicaragua in 1854-57. His publications include History of North Carolina; Reminiscences and memoirs of North Carolina, etc. He died in Washington, D. C., Dec. 7, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wigglesworth, Edward 1742-1826 (search)
Wigglesworth, Edward 1742-1826 Military officer; born in Ipswich, Mass., Jan. 3, 1742; graduated at Harvard College in 1761; became colonel in the Continental army in June, 1776; took part in the manoeuvres of the American squadron on Lake Champlain; and was present in the battle of Monmouth and other actions. In 1778 he was president of a court of inquiry to examine into the capitulation of Forts Montgomery and Clinton; in 1779 he resigned, and was made collector of the port of Newburyport. He died in Newburyport, Mass., Dec. 8, 1826.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilcox, Cadmus Marcellus 1826-1890 (search)
Wilcox, Cadmus Marcellus 1826-1890 Military officer; born in Wayne county, N. C., May 29, 1826; graduated at the United States Military Academy and commissioned second lieutenant of infantry in 1846; served in the war with Mexico; in the Confederate service during the Civil War; took part in the second battle of Bull Run, and in those of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Salem Heights, and Gettysburg; promoted major-general in 1863; and had command of a division in the Mine Run campaign. He was author of Rifles and rifle practice, and History of the Mexican War. He died in Washington, D. C., Dec. 2, 1890.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Eleazar -1795 (search)
homas Williams, son of Eunice, the captive daughter of Rev. John Williams, of Deerfield, Mass. He was educated at Long Meadow, Mass., and when the war with England broke out, in 1812, he became confidential agent of the government among the Indians in northern New York. He served in several engagements, and was severely wounded at Plattsburg in 1814. Joining the Protestant Episcopal Church, after the war, he was for a long time a missionary, or lay-reader, among the Oneida Indians, and in 1826 he was ordained missionary presbyter, and labored in northern New York and Wisconsin. There were indications that Mr. Williams was the lost prince of the house of Bourbon, and it was proved, by physiological facts, that he was not possessed of Indian blood. His complexion was dark, but his hair was curly. The claims of Mr. Williams to identity with the dauphin of France were not put forth by himself, but by others. In Putnam's monthly magazine (1853-54), Rev. Mr. Hanson published a series
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woolsey, Melancthon Taylor 1782-1838 (search)
Woolsey, Melancthon Taylor 1782-1838 Naval officer; born in New York, in 1782; studied law for a while, but entered the navy as a midshipman, April 9, 1800. He served with credit in the West Indies and the Mediterranean. In 1807 he was commissioned a lieutenant, and in 1808 was sent to Sackett's Harbor to superintend the construction of the Oneida. He served with credit under Commodore Chauncey on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812-15. Woolsey was made master-commandant in July, 1813, and captain in April, 1816. He commanded the Constellation in the West Indies in 1825-26; had charge of the Pensacola navy-yard in 1827, and performed his last duty afloat on the coast of Brazil. He died in Utica, N. Y., May 18, 1838.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Elizur 1804-1885 (search)
Wright, Elizur 1804-1885 Journalist; born in South Canaan, Conn., Feb. 12, 1804; graduated at Yale College in 1826; was Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Western Reserve College in 1829-33; and secretary of the American Anti-slavery Society in 1833. He was editor of Human rights in 1834-35, and the Anti-slavery magazine in 1837-38; Massachusetts abolitionist in 1839; and Daily Chronotype in 1845; was commissioner of insurance for Massachusetts in 1858-66; wrote an introduction to Whittier's Poems; and Savings Banks life insurance, etc.; contributed to the Atlantic monthly; and published several anti-slavery pamphlets. He died in Medford, Mass., Nov. 22, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Zerrahn, Carl 1826- (search)
Zerrahn, Carl 1826- Musician; born in Malchow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, July 28, 1826; studied music in Rostock, Hanover, and Berlin; came to the United States, where he became a member of the Germania Musical Society of Boston, which gave concerts in the principal cities east of the Alleghany Mountains in 1848-54. He was musical director of the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston in 1854; conductor of the Harvard Musical Association in 1866-82, and of the annual music festivals given by the Worcester County Musical Association. He edited The index; The Apograph; The Atlas; The Carl Zerrahn selections, etc.
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