Morgan Martin papers, 1645-1931.
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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837) as well as a lawyer, general, and legislator. Born in the Carolinas, he served as a courier during the Revolutionary War. He read for the law during his teen years and became a lawyer in Tennessee by 1787. The first U. S. Representative for Tennessee (1796), Jackson was elected to the Senate in 1797, resigned in 1798, and served as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804. He was later reelected to ...
George Dewey (December 26, 1837 – January 16, 1917) was Admiral of the Navy, the only person in United States history to have attained the rank. He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish–American War, with the loss of only a single crewman on the American side. Dewey was born in Montpelier, Vermont. At age 15, Dewey's father enrolled him at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Two years later Norwich expelled him for drunkenness and herding sheep into...
Horatio Seymour (May 31, 1810 – February 12, 1886) was an American politician. He served as Governor of New York from 1853 to 1854 and from 1863 to 1864. He was the Democratic Party nominee for president in the 1868 presidential election. Born in Pompey, New York, Seymour was admitted to the New York bar in 1832 but primarily focused on managing his family's business interests. After serving as a military secretary to Governor William L. Marcy, Seymour won election to the New York State Assem...
Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was an American lawyer and statesman who represented New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress and served as the U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. As one of the most prominent American lawyers of the 19th century, he argued over 200 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court between 1814 and his death in 1852. During his life, he was a member of the Federalist Party, the Nati...
Michilimackinac, Michigan, collector of customs, village president, magistrate, notary public, and American Fur Company agent. From the description of Letter : Philadelphia, to Ramsay Crooks, New York, 1822 Apr. 26. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 35988474 ...
John B. Sheldon was a blacksmith in Ashland, Oregon. From the guide to the John B. Sheldon blacksmith account book, 1859-1861, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries) ...
Soldier and frontiersman (major-general in the Missouri militia, colonel of the first regiment of the United States dragoons); governor of the Territory of Wisconsin; United States senator after Wisconsin was admitted to statehood From the description of Henry Dodge papers, 1832-1858. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 233595464 ...
American soldier and diplomat; gov. of Wisconsin. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Madison, to W.W. Belknap, 1870 Feb. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270524371 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Madison, to the President, 1884 Feb. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270524356 Lucius Fairchild, soldier and politician, was born in Ohio in 1831. At the age of 18 he set out for California to mine for gold. He spent six years in Califor...
American engineer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Keokuk, to W.W. Belknap, 1869 Nov. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622429 Hiram Barney (1811-1895) acquired the land in the Half-Breed Tract that would become the White Elk Vineyard in the 1840s. The vineyard was established in 1869 when Barney sent his son, Lewis Tappan Barney, a Civil War veteran, to develop and manage the vineyard. Within years, the White Elk vineyard was producing from 15,000 to 30...
Born at Greenock, Scotland, Jan. 2, 1787, and emigrated to Montreal at the age of 16. Entered the employ of a fur trader, Robert Dickson, at Mackinac, but soon, in 1806, moved on to St. Louis and formal partnership with Robert McClellan for trade on the upper Missouri. In 1810 the partnership was dissolved, Crooks returned to Canada, and there joined the recruits for the proposed overland journey to Astoria. He became a partner in Astor's Pacific Fur Company, but after a disheartening journey re...
Physician and physiologist. From the description of William Beaumont collection, 1834-[ca. 1879]. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52247530 A native of Lebanon, Connecticut, Beaumont was certified to practice medicine by the Third Medical Society of Vermont in 1812. He served in the army during the War of 1812 and from 1819 to 1839 was an army medical officer. During that time he served at posts in the midwest including Fort Mackinac, Michigan; Fort Niaga...
Laurent Solomon Juneau, fur trader and founder of the city of Milwaukee, was born in 1793 in Montreal. In 1821 he settled in Milwaukee where he engaged in the fur trade. Juneau also became first postmaster and mayor of Milwaukee. He later died in poverty and debt while attending meeting to settle Indian payments in 1856. From the description of Letter : Theresa, Dodge Co., Wis., to Mr. Louis B. Porlier, 1856 July 30. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38...
U.S. senator and representative of Michigan and surveyor. From the description of Letters of Lucius Lyon, 1833-1836. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454137 Surveyor, congressman, U.S. Senator. From the description of Lucius Lyon letters, 1830, 1831 and 1834. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420826 Lyon (1800-1851) came to Detroit from Vt. in 1822 and was appointed Surveyor General Deputy in the territory northwest of the Ohio. He served i...
James Duane Doty (1799-1865) was a lawyer, judge, and government official. He represented Wisconsin in Congress between 1838 and 1841, and again between 1849 and 1853. He was governor of Wisconsin Territory between 1841 and 1844, and served as the governor of Utah Territory between 1863 and 1865. From the description of James Duane Doty letter, 1861 November 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367719059 From the guide to the James Duane Doty letter, 1861 November 22, (L. Tom ...
Born in New York, N.Y. on January 12, 1775; was from one of the early Holland families; was always prominent in naval, military and political affairs in Detroit; took active and important part in Battle of Lake Erie; died in Detroit, January 30, 1858. (from C.M Burton's "The City of Detroit", v.2. From the description of Henry Bergaw Brevoort papers, 1802-1899. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 318788664 ...
United States Army officer, Washington State pioneer and businessman, Granville Owen Haller (1819-1897) was born in York, Pennsylvania, the last of five children. Haller served in the Seminole War and the Mexican War, and attained the rank of captain before he was stationed in the Pacific Northwest, where he actively fought Native Americans in the 1854 campaign against the Snake Indians and the 1855 Winnass Expedition. He also participated in the occupation of San Juan Island during the boundary...
Born in Vermont, moved to Wisconsin where he served as mayor of Oshkosh from 1861-1864 when he was elected, as a Republican, to congress where he served three terms. From the description of Letter, Dec. 19, 1873. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 54682231 ...
Fur trading company in the American West. From the description of Papers, 1835-1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122497429 Chartered by John Astor in 1808. Astor withdrew his interest in 1834 and in 1864 the company was sold to the North Western Fur Company. From the description of American Fur Company records, 1803-1849. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 56975212 No information is available on Livingstone, except as noted above. Franchere...