McCreery-Fenton Family papers 1818-1948 1860-1940

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McCreery-Fenton Family papers 1818-1948 1860-1940

The McCreery and Fenton families were prominent Genesee county, Michigan residents some of whose members distinguished themselves in local and state government, as soldiers during the Civil War, and in the United States diplomatic service. Papers include diaires, corresponence and other material relating to the Civil War, local and state politics and aspects of diplomatic service in Central and South America.

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Sherman, John, 1823-1900

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L.F. Seymour of Farwell (Mich.) won the bid to construct a gravel road, located mostly in Ionia County and a bit of Kent County (Mich.). Seymour and Frank F. Rogers, the then State Highway Commissioner, signed the contract on Oct. 1, 1920. Seymour later sued for $10,663.21, his unpaid balance. He was eventually paid. From the description of Case No. 31094 records, 1920-1928. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 50226073 ...

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Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921

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Lawyer and public official. From the description of Papers of Philander C. Knox, 1893-1922 (bulk 1901-1921). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79632215 Philander C. Knox (1853-1921) was an attorney and politician from southwest Pennsylvania. Knox served as U.S. Attorney General (1901-1904), U.S. Senator (1904-1909, 1917-1921), and as Secretary of State (1909-1913) under William Howard Taft. From the description of Philander C. Knox letter to N.B. Billingsley, 1882 M...

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McCreery Family

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The McCreery and Fenton families were prominent Genesee county residents some of whose members distinguished themselves in local and state government, as soldiers during the Civil War, and in the United States diplomatic service. William M. Fenton (1808-1871), for whom the city of Fenton, Michigan was named, was a lawyer, state senator (1846), lieutenant governor (1848, re-elected 1850), mayor of Flint (1858), and Democratic candidate for governor (1864). During the Civi...

Libby Prison

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Blair, Austin, 1818-1894

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Republican governor of Michigan, 1861-1864. From the description of Austin Blair papers, 1861-1863 and 1882. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422843 Governor of Michigan, 1861-64, state legislator and U.S. congressman, 1866-1870. From the description of Austin Blair papers, 1838-1921. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55628517 Blair was a Governor of Michigan, 1861-1864, a Michigan representative in Congress, 1867-1872, and a r...

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Bliss, Aaron Thomas, 1837-1906.

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Belknap, Charles Eugene, 1846-1929

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Putnam, Herbert

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Begole, Josiah Williams, 1815-1896

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Grew, Joseph C. (Joseph Clark), 1880-1965

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Thomas was born at Newsom's Depot, Southampton County, Virginia, five miles (8 km) from the North Carolina border. His father, John Thomas, of Welsh descent, and his mother, Elizabeth Rochelle Thomas, a descendant of French Huguenot immigrants, had six children. George had three sisters and two brothers. The family led an upper-class plantation lifestyle. By 1829, they owned 685 acres (2.77 km2) and 24 slaves. John died in a farm accident when George was 13, leaving the family in financial diffi...

Michigan Military Academy

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Rich, John T. (John Treadway), 1841-1926

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Born in Conneautville, Pennsylvania, April 23, 1841.Came to Michigan in 1848 and was a farmer. From 1872-1880 a representative in the State Legislature; 1880, in Senate; 1881, U.S. House of Representatives; commissioner of Railroads, 1887-1891; Governor of Michigan., 1892-1896; collector of customs, Detroit, 1898-1906; State treasurer, 1908-1913; collector of customs, Port Huron, Michigan 1908-1913; died in St. Petersburg, Florida, 1925. (from Cong. Dir.) (blue index cards) From the ...

Ridgely, Benjamin H., 1861-1908

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Charles Hall was involved with the SNOBOL programming language, invented by Ralph Griswold, for many years. From the guide to the Charles Hall collection on the SNOBOL programming language, 1962-1987, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute. [cbi]) ...

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Robertson, Jno. (John), 1814-1887

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McCreery, William B. (William Barker), 1836-1896.

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Díaz, Porfirio, 1830-1915

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Mexican statesman and army officer. From the description of Porfirio Díaz correspondence, 1895. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79424089 ...

Ward, Eber B., 1811-1875

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In 1807 Eber Ward married Sally Potter (d. 1818). Together they had four children, including Emily (1809- ) and Eber Brock (1811-1875). At various times, the family lived in Upper Canada, Salem (Ohio), Detroit, Bois Blanc, and Mackinac (Mich.). Eber served as the lighthouse keeper at Bois Blanc, 1830-1831. As a young man, Eber B. Ward worked with his uncle, Samuel Ward, a prominent shipbuilder in Marine City (Mich.). Eventually they became partners in "Ward's Line of Steamers" and successfully b...

Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911

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United States Navy rear admiral. Served in both the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. From the description of Winfield Scott Schley autographed note, 1903 Apr. 23. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 181085075 Rear Admiral Winfield Schley was born in 1839 and died in 1911. Highlights of his naval career included blockading squadron during the Civil War, the rescue of Greeley in the Arctic in 1884 and the destruction of Admiral Cervera's fleet during the Spani...

Hay, John, 1838-1905

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Brown class of 1858. Secretary to Abraham Lincoln; Ambassador to Court of St. James; Secretary of State; author. From the description of Papers, 1829-1916. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122598680 American diplomat and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cleveland, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644640373 Statesman, poet, Secretary of State. ...

Sheridan, George Augustus, 1840-1896

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Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914

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Powell Foulk Clayton was born in Bethel Township, Pennsylvania, to John and Ann (Clarke) Clayton. The Clayton family was descended from early Quaker settlers of Pennsylvania. Clayton's ancestor William Clayton emigrated from Chichester, England, was a personal friend and associate of William Penn as well as one of nine justices who sat at the Upland Court in 1681. Clayton attended the Forwood School in Wilmington, Delaware and the Pennsylvania Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy in Bri...

Rosencrans, William Starke, 1819-1898.

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Crapo, Henry Howland, 1804-1869

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Flint, Michigan industrialist; governor of Michigan, 1865-1868. From the description of Henry Howland Crapo papers, 1830-1920. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418574 From the description of Henry Howland Crapo papers [microform], 1830-1920. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419702 Henry Howland Crapo, a native New Englander, served as mayor of the city of Flint, state senator for the 24th District, and governor of Michigan....

McCreery, Fenton R. (Fenton Reuben), 1866-1940.

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Pepper, Charles M. (Charles Melville), 1859-1930

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