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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McDonald, Flora 1720- (search)
McDonald, Flora 1720- Heroine; born in Milton, South Vist, Hebrides, in 1720; rescued Charles Edward Stuart, the Pretender, from his pursuers in 1746; married Allan McDonald in 1750; came to America in 1773, and settled among other Scotch families at Cross Creek (now Fayetteville), N. C. When the Revolutionary War broke out, she and her husband, like most of the Scotch people, espoused the cause of the crown. Her husband was a captain of the Loyal Highlanders in North Carolina, and was among the defeated at Moore's Creek Bridge After experiencing various trials because of their political position. Flora and her family returned to Scotland before the close of the war, in which two of their sons were loyalist officers. One of them, John, became a distinguished man, and a fellow of the Royal Society. On her voyage to Scotland from America the ship was attacked by an enemy, and Flora, though nearly sixty years of age, bravely engaged in the fight and had her arm broken. The sti
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Madison, James 1751- (search)
tal was in danger when victory remained with the British at Bladensburg (q. v.). sent messengers to his wife, advising her to fly to a place of safety. She had already been apprised of the disaster on the field. On receiving the message from her husband, Aug. 24, 1814, between 2 and 3 P. M., she ordered her carriage and sent away in a wagon silver plate and other valuables, to be deposited in the Bank of Maryland. In one of the rooms hung a full-length portrait of Washington, painted by Stuart. While anxiously waiting for the arrival of her husband, she took measures for preserving the picture, when, finding the process of unscrewing the frame from the wall too tedious, she had it broken in pieces, and the canvas was removed from the stretcher with her own hands. Just as she had accomplished so much, two gentlemen from New York (Jacob Barker and R. G. L. De Peyster) entered the room. The picture was lying on the floor. The sound of approaching troops was heard. Save that pict
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Michigan, (search)
1891 Edwin B. Winans 1891 to 1893 John T. Rich1893 to 1896 Hazen S. Pingree 1896 to 1900 Aaron T. Bliss 1900 to — United States Senators. Name. No. of Congress. Term. Lucius Lyon24th to 25th 1837 to 1839 John Norvell 24th to 26th 1837 to 1841 Augustus S. Porter 26th to 28th 1839 to 1845 William Woodbridge 27th to 29th 1841 to 1847 Lewis Cass 29th to 30th 1845 to 1848 Thomas Fitzgerald 30th 1849 Alpheus Felch 30th to 32d 1847 to 1853 Lewis Cass 31st to 34th 1851 to 1857 Charles E. Stuart 33d to 35th 1853 to 1859 Zachariah Chandler 35th to 43d 1857 to 1875 Kinsley S. Bingham 36th1859 to 1861 Jacob M. Howard 37th to 41st 1862 to 1871 Thomas W. Ferry 42d 1871 Isaac P. Christiany 44th to 46th 1875 to 1879 Zachariah Chandler 46th 1879 Henry P. Baldwin 46th 1879 to 1881 Omar D. Conger 47th to 50th 1881 to 1887 Thomas W. Palmer 48th to 51st 1883 to 1889 Francis B. Stockbridge 50th to 53d 1887 to 1894 James McMillan 51st to — 1889 to — John Patton, Jr. 58d to 54th <