Location: Stockbridge Massachusetts

Biography of Joel Tyler Headley

Historian and journalist, was born Dec. 30, 1813, at Walton, Delaware County, N. Y. He died at Newburgh, N. Y., in 1897. He was the son of a Presbyterian minister settled at Walton. Early in life he determined to follow the ministry as a life work, and after graduating at Union College in 1839, he took a course in theology at Auburn Theological Seminary. After being admitted to the ministry he was settled over a church at Stockbridge, Mass. His health failing shortly after he was compelled to relinquish his chosen profession, and in 1842 traveled in Europe. His “Letters from Italy” attracted wide attention, and on his return Horace Greeley, the veteran editor of the New York Tribune, induced him to become an associate editor of the Tribune. After a year with the Tribune he severed his connection with that paper and thereafter pursued the path of authorship, residing continuously at Newburgh until his death. His published works are: Napoleon and His Marshals, which appeared in 1846, and was followed at various periods by Washington and His Generals; History of the War, 1812; Life of Cromwell; Life of Havelock; Life of Scott and Jackson; Sacred Mountains; Sacred Heroes and Martyrs; Headley’s Miscellanies; The Imperial Guard; Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution; The Great Rebellion; Grant and Sherman; Life of Farragut and Our Naval Commanders; History of the Great...

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Stockbridge Massachusetts Births to 1850 – J Surnames

JAQUINS, Abigail, Dec. 15, 1761. P.R.5. Adeline (see Eddeline). Agnes Victoria, d. Albert G., cooper (b. Alford), and Agnes V. (b. Alford), Oct. 12, 1849. Alanson, Feb. 26, 1797. P.R.5. Albert G., Apr. 27, 1806. P.R.5. Albert Galleton, [twin] ch. —, Apr. 27, 180[4]. P.R.5. Amy, d. John and Tamson, Jan. 6, 1789. Calvin, s. John and Lavina, Jan. 8, 1799. Caty, Feb. 27, 1799. P.R.5. Clarry, Feb. 1, 1791. P.R.5. Eddeline, [twin] ch. —, Mar. 6, 1808. P.R.5. Elisbeth, Oct. 5, 1764. P.R.5. Elizabeth, d. John and Tamson, Nov. 9, 1787. George, Nov. 20, 1768. P.R.5. John, Apr. 14, 1763. P.R.5. Lorenzo, s. John and Lavina, July 3, 1796. Lorry, [twin] ch. —, Apr. 27, 1804. P.R.5. Margret, Sept. 5, 1760. P.R.5. Marier [?], s. John and Lavina, Apr. 27, 1801. Peter, June 13, 1766. P.R.5. Phebe, Nov. 16, 1771. P.R.5. Phebe, Aug. 20, 1793. P.R.5. Polly, d. John and Tamson, July 1, 1785. Reney, d. John and Tamson, Feb. 23, 1792. Sally, Sept. 14, 1788. P.R.5. Theodore Otis, [twin] ch. – , Mar. 6, 1808. P.R.5. Velona Ester [d. Peter and Phebe], June 14, 1813. P.R.5. William, s. John and Lavina, Apr. 1 [? ], 1795. William Campbell, Mar. 6, 1801. P.R.5. JENKINS (see Jaquins). JOHNS, Albert, s. Stephen and Sally, Dec. 13, 1798. Betsey, d. Stephen and Sally, July 3, 1805. Daniel, s. Stephen and Sally,...

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Biographical Sketch of Dennis J. Killeen

DENNIS J. KILLEEN – Dentistry has now for a long time been recognized as a scientific profession which requires for its skillful and legitimate practice, prolonged and thorough theoretical studies, which to a very large extent coincide with the medical curriculum, followed by a period of practical training in dental clinics under the eyes of professors and teachers. Fortunately nearly all of the States of our Union have now enacted laws insisting on and protecting the rights and interests of a profession, which while of overwhelming importance to the public health and working efficiency of the individual citizen, is still more quack-ridden than any other calling. One of the best known schools of dentistry in the United States is the Philadelphia Dental College of the Temple University, where Dr. Dennis J. Killeen graduated in 1910 as a doctor of dental surgery. A native of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where he was born October 23, 1882, a son of John, a mechanical engineer, and Margaret (Conway) Killeen. He received his early education in the public and high schools of Dalton, Massachusetts. After obtaining his degree he started the practice of his profession in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he has continued up to the present time, being one of the best known dentists in Pittsfield, with a large and steady clientele, who appreciate his conscientious work and his strict observance of the best...

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Mahican Tribe

Mahican Indians (‘wolf’). An Algonquian tribe that occupied both banks of upper Hudson River, in New York, extending north almost to Lake Champlain. To the Dutch they were known as River Indians, while the French grouped them and the closely connected Munsee and Delawares under the name of Loups (‘wolves’). The same tribes were called Akochakane├▒ (‘stammerers’ ) by the Iroquois. On the west bank they joined the Munsee at Catskill creek, and on the east bank they joined the Wappinger near Poughkeepsie. They extended north into Massachusetts and held the upper part of Housatonic valley. Their council fire was at Schodac, on an island near Albany, and it is probable that they had 40 villages within their territory. The name, in a variety of forms, has been applied to all the Indians from Hudson river to Narragansett bay, but in practical use has been limited to two bodies, one on lower Connecticut river, Connecticut, known dialectically as Mohegan, the other, on Hudson river, known as Mahican. They were engaged in a war with the Mohawk, their nearest neighbors on the west, when the Dutch appeared on the scene, which lasted until 1673. In 1664 the inroads of the Mohawk compelled them to remove their council fire from Schodac to Westenhuck, the modern Stockbridge, Massachusetts. As the settlements crowded upon them the Mahican sold their territory piece meal, and...

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