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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Huntington, Jedediah

Paul David Nelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1181 words.

Huntington, Jedediah (04 August 1743–25 September 1818), revolutionary war soldier, was born in Norwich, Connecticut, the son of Jabez Huntington, a merchant, and Elizabeth Backus. His...

Spencer, Joseph

Louis W. Potts.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 961 words.

Spencer, Joseph (03 October 1714–13 January 1789), revolutionary officer, was born in East Haddam, Connecticut, the son of Isaac Spencer and Mary Selden. The family’s wealth and stature as...

Haskell, Franklin Aretas

D. Scott Hartwig.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1155 words.

Haskell, Franklin Aretas (13 July 1828–03 June 1864), soldier, was born at “East Hill” in the town of Tunbridge, Vermont, the son of Aretas Haskell and Anna Folsom, farmers. Frank’s early...

Scott, Robert Kingston

William L. Barney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1175 words.

Scott, Robert Kingston (08 July 1826–12 August 1900), Union general and governor of South Carolina, was born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, the son of John Scott and Jane Hamilton,...

Pomeroy, Seth

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1040 words.

Pomeroy, Seth (20 May 1706–19 February 1777), soldier and gunsmith, was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, the son of Ebenezer Pomeroy and Sarah King. The Pomeroy family had come to...

Lowick, Robert (1655–1696), army officer and Jacobite conspirator

Paul Hopkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; UK Politics; British History; Political History. 826 words.

Lowick, Robert (1655–1696), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was a Yorkshireman, born at Stokesley in the North Riding, into its small Catholic community, on 12 March 1655, son of...

Douglas, H. Ford

Robert L. Harris.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1146 words.

Douglas, H. Ford (1831–11 November 1865), abolitionist and military officer, was born in Virginia, the son of a white man, William Douglas, and a slave, Mary (surname unknown). His first...

Drake, Francis Marion

H. Roger Grant.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 874 words.

Drake, Francis Marion (30 December 1830–20 November 1903), army officer, railroad promoter and executive, and governor of Iowa, was born in the western Illinois hamlet of Rushville, the son...