Wadsworth, James S. (James Samuel), 1807-1864

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American army officer.

From the description of Autograph despatch signed : "H. Q. 5th Army Corps," addressed to Brig. Gen. S. Williams, 1864 Apr. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586189

Biographical Notes

James Wadsworth

  • 1768, Apr. 20: Born, Durham, Conn.
  • 1787: Graduated, Yale University,New Haven, Conn.
  • 1796 - 1798 : Genesee River, New York state Acquired property with William Wadsworth on the bank of the Genesee River, New York state Europe Europe Mount Europe Alaskan European B And B De L'Europe EUROPE VILLA CORTES Hotel Gare de Lille - Europe Bureau de Poste de Parthenay Europe RESIDENCIAL CLUB EUROPEO Hotel Europe Hôtel residhome prestige val europe Hotel D Europe Avignon City Cen Hotel Centro Europeu Tourist Hotel Europe Carlton-Europe Hotel Bureau de Poste de Strasbourg Parlement Europeen Europe Bay Woods State Natural Area Best Western Premier Hotel Carrefour de l'Europe Bureau de Poste de Paris Europe Ehsal Europese Hogeschool Brussel / Campus Prinssenstraat GRAND HOTEL DE l EUROPE Europeo Flowers Bureau de Poste de Montelimar Europe Hotel Europe Traveled to Europe with the help of Robert Morris,Aaron Burr, and DeWitt Clinton to interest foreign capitalists in American investments
  • circa 1800 - circa 1844 : New York New York Geneseo, N.Y. Geneseo Urged establishment of county academies; instrumental in securing the enactment of legislation authorizing sending the public Lectures on School-Keeping to each school district; responsible for establishment of school district library system in New York; and built and endowed a public library in Geneseo, N.Y.
  • 1804: Married Naomi Wolcott
  • 1844, June 7: Died, Geneseo, N.Y.

James S. Wadsworth

  • 1807, Oct. 30: Born, Geneseo, N.Y.
  • 1834: Married Mary Craig Wharton
  • 1861: Commissioned brigadier general, U.S. Army
  • 1864: Gettysburg, Pa. Gettysburg The Wilderness, Va. Wilderness The Cedars The Regina Coeli Building The Meadows of Goose Creek The Towers Church of Saint Stephen the Martyr The Barclay Towers Resort Hotel The Stamp Church of the Incarnation The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints The Woodlands The Cut Wilderness Branch The Saddle The Blake Farm Church of the Nazarene Church of the Nazarene Center for the Arts Concert Hall The Hole in the Wall The Cage Lutheran Church of the Covenant The Fryingpan The Horseshoe Commissioned brevet major general in the field for gallantry at the battles of Gettysburg, Pa., and The Wilderness, Va.
  • 1864, May 8: Died of wounds received at The Wilderness, Va.

James Wolcott Wadsworth, Sr.

  • 1846, Oct. 12: Born, Philadelphia, Pa., son of James S. Wadsworth
  • 1864 - 1865 : Volunteer aide on staff of Major General G. K. Warren,U.S. Army
  • 1865, Jan. 24: Commissioned and appointed captain, aide-de-camp
  • 1865, May 25: Five Forks Five Forks Five Forks Five Forks Regular Baptist Church Five Forks Five Forks Five Forks Five Forks Five Forks Five Forks Middle School Five Forks Five Forks Shopping Center Five Forks School (historical) Five Forks Five Forks Five Forks Hill Five Forks Five Forks Estates Churchill - Five Forks Volunteer Fire Department Five Forks Five Forks Five Forks Post Office Five Forks School (historical) Five Forks School (historical) Petersburg, Va. Petersburg Brevetted major for gallant and meritorious service at Five Forks and Petersburg, Va.
  • 1865, June 26: Mustered out of U.S. Army
  • 1875 - 1877 : Supervisor, Geneseo, N.Y.
  • 1876: Married Louise Travers
  • 1878 - 1879 : Member, New York general assembly
  • 1880 - 1881 : Comptroller of New York
  • 1881 - 1885 : United States representative from New York
  • 1898: Honorary A.M., Yale University,New Haven, Conn.
  • 1901 - 1907 : United States representative from New York
  • 1926, Dec. 24: Died, Geneseo, N.Y.

James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr.

  • 1877, Aug. 12: Born, Geneseo, N.Y., son of James Wolcott Wadsworth, Sr.
  • 1898: B.A., Yale University,New Haven, Conn.
  • 1899: Entered stock and farming business
  • 1902, Sept. 30: Married Alice Hay, daughter of John Hay
  • 1905 - 1910 : Director, Genesee Valley National Bank and Trust Co. Member, New York general assembly; speaker, 1906-10
  • 1908 - 1928 : Delegate, Republican national conventions
  • 1911 - 1915 : Managed large ranch, Paloduro, Tex.
  • 1915 - 1927 : United States senator from New York
  • 1933 - 1951 : United States representative from New York
  • 1951 - 1952 : Chairman, National Security Training Commission
  • 1952, June 21: Died, Geneseo, N.Y.

John Hay

  • 1838, Oct. 8: Born, Salem, Ind.
  • 1858: Providence, R.I. Providence Providence A.M., LL.D., Brown University,Providence, R.I. Princeton, N.J. Princeton LL.D., Princeton University,Princeton, N.J. New Haven, Conn. New Haven LL.D., Yale University,New Haven, Conn. Cambridge, Mass. Cambridge LL.D., Harvard University,Cambridge, Mass. Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland LL.D., Western Reserve University,Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1861 - 1865 : Private secretary, with John George Nicolay, to Abraham Lincoln Brevet colonel, United States volunteers
  • 1865 - 1870 : Paris, France Paris Les Paris Paris Madrid, Spain Madrid Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Provincia de Madrid Vienna, Austria Vienna Wien Secretary of legation, Paris, France; Madrid, Spain;Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria Vienna Wien Chargé d'affaires, Vienna, Austria
  • 1874: Married Clara Stone
  • 1879 - 1881 : President, International Sanitary Conference
  • 1890: Published with John George Nicolay Abraham Lincoln, a History (New York: Century Co. 10 vols.)
  • 1897 - 1898 : Ambassador to England
  • 1898 - 1905 : Secretary of state
  • 1905, July 1: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the James Wadsworth Family Papers, 1730-1959, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Greene, William Batchelder, 1819-1878. Notebook concerning 14th Massachusetts Volunteers regiment : manuscript, 1862 Oct. 11. Houghton Library
creatorOf Wadsworth, James S. (James Samuel), 1807-1864. Report : to the Adjutant General U. S. Army : manuscript, 1863 Dec. Houghton Library
creatorOf James Wadsworth Family Papers, 1730-1959 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Wadsworth, James Samuel, 1807-1864. Civil War photographs [picture]. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
creatorOf Wadsworth, James S. (James Samuel), 1807-1864. Letter : Arlington, [Va.], to [Edwin Denison] Morgan, [Albany, N.Y.], 1861 Aug. 1. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Wadsworth, James Samuel, 1807-1864. Autograph despatch signed : "H. Q. 5th Army Corps," addressed to Brig. Gen. S. Williams, 1864 Apr. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Civil War Commandery of the State of Massachusetts collection: Patriotic covers, ca. 1861-1865. Houghton Library
referencedIn Wadsworth family. Papers, 1730-1952 [microform] SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Farmers' Loan and Trust Company records, 1829-1866. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Farmers' Loan and Trust Company. Farmers' Loan and Trust Company records, 1829-1866. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Allen, Lewis F. (Lewis Falley), 1800-1890. Memorial of James S. Wadsworth, 1864 Mar. 14. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library
referencedIn Class book, ca. 1828-ca. 1870? Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Wadsworth, James Samuel. [Letters, 1857-1861]. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library
referencedIn Greene, William Batchelder, 1819-1878. Letter : Fort Albany, Virginia, to Lt. Col. C. McKeever, Arlington, Virginia, 1862 Sept. 21. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf James Wadsworth Family Papers, 1730-1959 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Smith, William H., fl. 1864-1866. Papers of William H. Smith, 1864-1866. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. Papers of William Hickling Prescott [manuscript], 1836-1858. University of Virginia. Library
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correspondedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
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associatedWith Wadsworth, William, 1761-1833 person
associatedWith Williams, Seth, 1822-1866, person
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United States
United States
Pennsylvania
Geneseo (N.Y.)
London (England)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
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Slavery--Southern States
Schools--New York (State)--Geneseo--Endowments
Freedmen
Diplomatic and consular service, American--Great Britain
Libraries--New York (State)--Geneseo--Endowments
Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
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Birth 1807-10-30

Death 1864-05-08

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