Stickney, Benjamin Franklin, 1775-1852

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Benjamin Franklin Stickney (1775-1857) was born in Pembroke, New Hampshire. He served Pembroke as justice of the peace and postmaster general from 1805 to 1811, when he was assigned to scout the British forces in Canada by Secretary of War William Eustis. In March 1812, shortly before war broke out, the military assigned him to be Indian agent for Fort Wayne, Indiana Territory. He helped defend Fort Wayne, and he traveled with the military in Indiana and Ohio throughout the war. In 1820, he moved to Fort Miami in the Maumee Valley, and served as subagent for the Ottawa and Wyandot Indians. He mastered several Native American languages and authored dictionaries for many of them. He invested in land in northern Ohio, and played an integral role in the border dispute between Michigan and Ohio over the newly founded city of Toledo.

From the guide to the Fort Wayne Indian Agency collection, 1802-1815, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

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Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Armstrong, John, 1758-1843 person
associatedWith Attwater, Reuben, 1768-1831 person
associatedWith Batiste, Edouard, 1820-1876. person
associatedWith Bloomfield, Joseph, 1753-1823 person
associatedWith Bond, Lewis. person
associatedWith Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866 person
associatedWith Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828 person
associatedWith Comstock, J. L. (John Lee), 1789-1858. person
associatedWith Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834 person
associatedWith Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829 person
associatedWith Eustis, William, 1753-1825 person
associatedWith Hamilton, Paul. person
associatedWith Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. person
associatedWith Hart, Henry. person
associatedWith Heald, Nathan, 1775-1832 person
associatedWith Hull, William, 1753-1825 person
associatedWith Indiana. Governor (1801-1812 : Harrison) corporateBody
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1732-1807 person
associatedWith Johnston, John, 1775-1861. person
associatedWith Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816 person
associatedWith Little Turtle, 1747? -1812 person
associatedWith Mason, John, 1766-1849 person
associatedWith Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1825 person
associatedWith Miami Exporting Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham), 1764-1831. person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831 person
associatedWith Pratt, Ilma M. person
associatedWith Shane, Anthony. person
associatedWith Society of Friends corporateBody
associatedWith Sousa Archives for Band Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Sousa Preservation Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Spafford, Amos. person
correspondedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stark, Caleb, 1804-1864. person
associatedWith Stickney, Two. person
associatedWith United States. War Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Vance, Joseph, 1786-1852. person
associatedWith Wells, William, 1770-1812 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
White River Watershed (Ind.)
Upper Sandusky (Ohio)
Fort Wayne (Ind.)
Piqua (Miami County, Ohio)
Northwest, Old
United States
Indiana
Greenville (Ohio)
Baltimore (Md.)
Detroit (Mich.)
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Stickney, Benjamin Franklin, 1775-1857
Winnebago Indians
Band music
Delaware Indians
Eel River Band of Miami Indians
Indian agents
Indian agents
Indians of North America
Indians of North America
Indians of North America
Indians of North America
Indians of North America
Indians of North America
Indian traders
Kickapoo Indians
Marches (Band)
Miami Indians
Munsee Indians
Ojibwa language
Ottawa Indians
Ottawa language
Potawatomi Indians
Quakers
Shawnee Indians
Shawnee Indians
Occupation
Indian agents
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Birth 1775-04-01

Death 1852-01-07

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