North, William, 1755-1836

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Birth 1755
Death 1836-01-03

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Soldier in the Revolutionary War; born at Fort Frederic, Pemaquid, Maine, and later settled in New York.

From the description of Diary, 1786 Jun. 29-1786 Aug. 24. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58772380

Revolutionary War soldier, member of the N.Y. State Assembly, U.S. Senator from New York State and U.S. Adjutant General.

From the description of Letter, 1802 January 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578410

Revolutionary War soldier and U.S. Senator from New York State.

From the description of Letter, 1790. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407019

From the description of Letter, 1800 May 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122687772

Politician, officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. North was a member of the New York State Senate and was the U.S. Senator from New York.

From the description of Letter, 1790 April 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407342

U.S. senator and public official from New York and army officer.

From the description of Letters of William North, 1798-1805. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454742

William North, 1755-1836, a general during the American Revolution, aide-de-camp to Baron Steuben, at Yorktown, in 1781 and was present when Washington bade farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern. In 1783, he moved to Duanesburgh, N. Y. married Mary Duane, James Duane's daughter on October 14, 1787 and by her had four children, Mary, Hannah, James and William. He served as Speaker of the State Assembly 1795-1796, 1810 and served as U.S. Senator in 1798 when appointed by the Governor to fill John Sloss Hobart's seat. He voted for the Alien and Sedition Acts while a Senator (Federalist) served as an adjutant general of provisional army 1798-1800, and as a member of the commission western canals (1810).

North was born at Ft. Frederic, Pemaquid, Maine, the son of John and Elizabeth (Pitson) North and died at Duanesburgh on January 3, 1836. He was buried in the family vault at Christ Episcopal Church, Duanesburgh.

From the description of Papers, 1763-1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122364351

North served as aide-de-camp to Barnon von Steuben in Revolutionary War; also served in New York State Assembly, and was a U.S. Senator.

Revolutionary soldier who served as aide-de-camp to Baron von Steuben, inspector of the army, speaker of the N.Y State Assembly, U.S. Senator, member of the commission to report upon the feasibility of a canal, which later became the Erie Canal. (from Dictionary of American Biography) (blue index cards)

From the description of William North correspondence, 1814 August 9 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 401754450


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