North, William, 1755-1836

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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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creatorOf North, William, 1755-1836. Letter, 1800 May 14. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf North, William, 1755-1836. Letter, 1786, Feb. 5, to Benjamin Walker, Hackensack, N.J. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf North, William, 1755-1836. Letter to Col. Walker [manuscript], 1797 May 8. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. Orders regarding the death of George Washington and the military's funeral arrangements for their "Patron and Father." Fred W Smith National Library at Mount Vernon, George Washington's Mount Vernon; Washington Library at Mount Vernon; George Washington Presidential Library
creatorOf North William, 1755-1836. Letter, 1790 April 24. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Edwards, Ogden, 1781-1862. Papers of Ogden Edwards, 1753-1876. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn U.S. History mss., 1612-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VIII, miscellany, 1776-1816. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf North, William, 1755-1836. Letters of William North, 1798-1805. Library of Congress
creatorOf Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794. Correspondence and papers, 1778-1794 (bulk 1779-1781). New-York Historical Society
creatorOf North, William, 1755-1836. Diary, 1786 Jun. 29-1786 Aug. 24. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794. Letters : to William North, 1786-1790. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Worth, W. S. Autograph collection [manuscript] / originally compiled by W.S. Worth. 1803-1865. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf North, William, 1755-1836. Letter, 1783 Oct. 12, Garrison on the Schuylkill, to Benjamin Walker. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Duane, James, 1733-1797. Duane and Featherstonhaugh family papers, 1666-1900 (bulk 1756-1900). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794. Letters : to William North, 1786-1790. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816. [Application seeking federal aid to construct the Erie Canal], 8 Oct. 1811. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf North, William, 1755-1836. William North correspondence, 1814 August 9 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828. Printed letter signed by the members of the commission for the Erie Canal : New York, to the Governor of Delaware [presumably Joseph Haslet], 1811 Oct. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf North, William, 1755-1836. Letter, 1802 January 2. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn New York (State). Canal Commissioners. Minutes, 1811 May-1812 Mar. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf North, William, 1755-1836. Papers, 1763-1820. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf North, William, 1755-1836. Letter, 1790 April 24. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Williams, John, 1752-1806. Papers, 1767-1841. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Papers of Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, 1778-1851 (bulk 1779-1781) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf North, William, 1755-1836. Letter from William North to Colonel Walker, 1795 Apr. 14. New London County Historical Society
creatorOf Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794. ALS : New York, N.Y., to William North, Duanesburg, N.Y., 1788 Sept. 22. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Huston, Susannah,. [Widow's pension documents], 1784-1787. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf North, William, 1755-1836. Letter, 1790. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Duane, James, 1733-1797. Letter, [1790]. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Knox, Henry, 1750-1806. Papers III, 1777-1807. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, N, 1686-1975. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Seeley, Storrs Henry. William North in Duanesburgh, N.Y. : typescript, 1947. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Buckner, George. George Buckner collection, [ca. 1769]-[196-]. Mobil, Exploration & Producing United States, Incorporated
creatorOf Eustis, William, 1753-1825. Letters, 1779-1829. Massachusetts Historical Society
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associatedWith Adams, John, 1735-1826. person
correspondedWith Buckner, George. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Duane, James, 1733-1797. person
associatedWith Edwards, Ogden, 1781-1862. person
associatedWith Eustis, William, 1753-1825. person
associatedWith Glen, Henry, 1739-1814. person
associatedWith Huston, Susannah, person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Knox, Henry, 1750-1806. person
associatedWith Mitchell, Samuel L., Dr. person
associatedWith Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816. person
associatedWith New York (State). Canal Commissioners. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania. Lottery (1797) corporateBody
associatedWith Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. person
associatedWith Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. person
associatedWith Seeley, Storrs Henry. person
associatedWith Steuben, Fredrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794. person
associatedWith Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794. person
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associatedWith Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1764-1839 person
associatedWith Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1765-1839. person
associatedWith Walker, Benjamin, 1753-1818. person
correspondedWith Walker, Colonel person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Washington, Martha, 1732-1802. person
associatedWith Williams, John, 1752-1806. person
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New York (State)
Ohio
New York (State)
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.)
United States
New Jersey
Steuben County (N.Y.)
Pennsylvania
Fort Finney (Ohio)
Bethlehem (Pa.)
New York (State)--Albany County
New York (State)
United States
United States
United States
Albany County (N.Y.)
Saratoga County (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Montgomery County (N.Y.)
United States
Netherlands
New York (State)
Fort Pitt (Penn.)
New York (State)--New York
United States
Rensselaer County (N.Y.)
Pennsylvania
Hackensack (N.J.)
Duanesburg (N.Y.)
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Presidents--Election, 1800
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Public officials--New York (State)
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Birth 1755

Death 1836-01-03

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