Tag: History

Samuel Medary

Samuel Medary

From an early age, Samuel Medary, native of Pennsylvania, was a influential Democrat, his foremost weapon being his formidable pen. He was born in 1801; 16 years later he was […]

Hugh Sleight Walsh

Hugh Sleight Walsh

Hugh Sleight Walsh was born on November 10, 1810, in New Windsor, New York. He spent his entire childhood and much of his early adulthood in New York, but also […]

James W. Denver

James W. Denver

James W. Denver was born in Winchester, Virginia, on October 23, 1817. He grew up on a farm in that state, but about the time he reached adulthood he went […]

Robert J. Walker

Robert J. Walker

Robert J. Walker was born on July 19, 1801, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania. His father was a district court judge, so perhaps he inspired young Walker to take interest in the […]

Frederick P. Stanton

Frederick P. Stanton

Frederick P. Stanton was born in Virginia on December 22, 1814. He received a classical education and went on to become a schoolteacher for a time, before taking up the […]

John W. Geary

John W. Geary

John W. Geary was born near Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, in 1819. Early on, his father proved to be a tremendous part of his life. Richard Geary was an intelligent man […]

Wilson Shannon

Wilson Shannon

Law and politics seemed to be in Wilson Shannon’s blood from a young age. He was born in Ohio on February 24, 1802. His father froze to death while on […]

The Four Kansas Constitutions: Topeka

Daniel Woodson

Daniel Woodson’s life did not get off to an easy start. He was born on May 24, 1824, in Albemarle County, Virginia, a county known for its longstanding heritage of […]

Andrew H. Reeder

Andrew H. Reeder

Andrew Horatio Reeder was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, on July 12, 1807. Early on in his adult life, he became a successful lawyer and a loyal Democrat. However, Reeder never […]

El Cuartelejo: Rediscovery

El Cuartelejo: Rediscovery

Archaeologists have determined that the ultimate cause of El Cuartelejo’s demise was fire, as testified by the remains of charred posts and corn seeds. The Comanches who later took up […]