Aaron Vanderpoel papers 1770-1866
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William Franklin was born in 1731, the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin; his mother's identity is unknown. Prime Minister, Lord Bute, named William Franklin to the position of Royal Governor of New Jersey when the office became available in 1762. At first, Franklin was greeted in New Jersey with trepidation, as it was assumed that his famous father had obtained the office for him. In contrast to the low expectations of him, William Franklin became one of the most effective royal governors N...
The office of the successor to the Holland Land Company in Chautauqua County was moved to Westfield after the Mayville office was burned in 1836; at that time William H. Seward succeeded William Peacock as agent. From the description of Records, [ca. 1807]-1871. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155440758 Abijah Gray, born 29 Mar. 1769, at Tisbury, Mass., was one of the first settlers of Evans, N.Y. He died in Evans, 6 Oct. 1846. From the...
Aaron Vanderpoel (1799-1870) was a lawyer, later a judge, in Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, and in New York City. He was administrator of the estate of William Temple Franklin (1760-1823), the grandson of Benjamin Franklin. From the guide to the Aaron Vanderpoel papers, 1770-1866, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) BIOGHIST REQUIRED New York lawyer. Vanderpoel specialized in corporation and municipal law. From the guide to t...
William Temple Franklin served as Benjamin Franklin's secretary at the American Philosophical Society, 1786. From the guide to the William Temple Franklin diary, 1785, 1785, (American Philosophical Society) Grandson of Benjamin Franklin. From the description of Autograph letters signed (16) : Philadelphia, New York and London, to M. le Veillard, 1785-1792. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270751145 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Franklin...
Benjamin Franklin (b. January 17, 1706, Boston, MA-d. April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the ligh...