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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Edited by H. C. G. Matthew, Brian Harrison and Lawrence Goldman.

P ublished online September 2004 .

Book. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History.

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Sewall, Samuel (1652-1730), judge and diarist in America

Judith Graham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 1029 words.

Sewall, Samuel (1652-1730), judge and diarist in America, was born on 28 March 1652 at Bishop Stoke, Hampshire, the second child of Henry Sewall (c.1615-1700) and Jane (1627-1701), daughter...

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Penn, William (1644-1718), Quaker leader and founder of Pennsylvania

Mary Geiter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 8277 words.

Early years | Young adult years and Ireland | Quaker conversion | Political career | The Pennsylvania charter | Political years, 1685-1688 | Last years and legacy

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Moody, Dwight Lyman (1837-1899), evangelist

David Bebbington.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 957 words.

Moody, Dwight Lyman (1837-1899), evangelist, was born in Northfield, Massachusetts, on 5 February 1837, the sixth of nine children of Edwin Moody (1800-1841), a bricklayer, who died early,...

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Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790), natural philosopher, writer, and revolutionary politician in America

Leo Lemay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 9054 words.

Early years: Boston, Philadelphia, and London, 1706-1726 | Printer in Philadelphia, 1726-1748 | The retired printer, 1748-1757 | London, 1757-1762 | Philadelphia and London, 1762-1775 | Philadelphia,...

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Tecumseh (c. 1768-1813), leader of the Shawnee Indians

Herb Goltz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 1021 words.

Tecumseh (c. 1768-1813), leader of the Shawnee Indians, was probably the son of Puckeshinwa, a Shawnee, and Methoatske, a Creek (or part Creek) woman. He fought with the British-supported...

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Brant, Joseph [Thayendanegea] (1743-1807), leader of the Mohawk Indians

Carl Benn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 2839 words.

Early years | The American War of Independence | Canada and the Ohio country | Later years

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Adams, Samuel (1722-1803), revolutionary politician in America

William Pencak.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 1492 words.

Adams, Samuel (1722-1803), revolutionary politician in America, was born on 27 September 1722, one of three children (who survived to adulthood) of Samuel Adams (1689-1748) of Boston and...

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Washington, George (1732-1799), revolutionary army officer and president of the United States of America

Charles Royster.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 9928 words.

Early life | Military career and the Seven Years' War | Marriage and family life | Road to revolution | Commander-in-chief | Later conflict and victory | Civilian life | Becoming president | In...

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Madison, James (1751-1836), revolutionary politician in America and president of the United States of America

Lance Banning.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 4081 words.

Early years | State and federal reform | The framing and ratification of the constitution | Launching the new republic | The Jeffersonian ascendancy | The Anglo-American War of 1812-1814 and...

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