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Biography of John Lourie Beveridge

John Lourie Beveridge, governor of Illinois, was born at Greenwich, N.Y., July 6, 1824; son of George and Ann (Hoy) Beveridge; grandson of Andrew of Abernethy, Scotland, and Isabel (Cummings) Beveridge, and of James and Agnes (Robertson) Hoy. John removed to Illinois in 1842, and to Tennessee in 1845; became a lawyer, and was married in 1848, to Helen M. Judson of Chicago. He practised in Chicago, 1850-61; served as major of the 8th Illinois cavalry; as colonel of the 17th Illinois cavalry and as brigadier general of volunteers, 1861-65. He was a representative in the 42d congress, 1871-73; lieutenant-governor of Illinois, 1872, and succeeded Richard J. Oglesby as governor, when he became U.S. senator serving 1873. He was assistant U.S. treasurer at Chicago, 1881-'5, and removed to Hollywood, Cal., in 1895.

From: Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Johnson, Rossiter, editor

Erastus Dean Culver Biography

Erastus Dean Culver, diplomatist, was born in Whitehall, N.Y., in 1806. He was graduated at the University of Vermont in 1826, and was admitted to the bar, practising his profession in Greenwich, N.Y. He was elected to the state assembly in 1838 and in 1841. He represented his district in the 29th congress, 1845-47, and in 1855, upon removing to Brooklyn, N.Y., he was elected judge of the city court, remaining on the bench six years, meanwhile becoming a member of the law firm of Culver, Parker & Arthur of New York city. In 1862 he was appointed U.S. minister to Venezuela, remaining at that post until June 30, 1866. He afterward continued tho practice of law in New York city. He died at Greenwich, N.Y., Oct. 15, 1889.

From: Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Johnson, Rossiter, editor

Charles Henry Crandall Biographical Sketch

Charles Henry Crandall, author, was born in Greenwich, N.Y., June 19, 1858; son ot Henry Sargent and Mary C. (Mills) Crandall; grandson of Eber and Prudence (Newberry) Crandall, and of Stephen and Sarah C. (Carmichael) Mills; and a descendant of the Rev. John Crandall, who came to America in 1635, a follower of Roger Williams, went to Rhode Island and founded the town of Westerly. He removed to Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1875, was for five years engaged in commercial work and then became connected with the New York Tribune. In 1886 ill health compelled him to resign his position and he removed to Springdale, Conn. He published Representative Sonnets by American poets, with an exhaustive essay on the sonnet (1890). He also collected his own poems and published them in 1893 under the title Wayside Music, and a second volume in 1898, entitled The Chords of Life. He is the author of numerous stories and essays on social topics and country life.

From: Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Johnson, Rossiter, editor

A Short Biography of Charles Russell Ingalls

Charles Russell Ingalls, jurist, was born in Greenwich, N.Y., Sept. 14, 1819; son of Judge Charles Frye and Mary (Rogers) Ingalls, and grandson of Charles Ingalls, of Methuen, Mass., who was graduated at Dartmouth in 1790 and removed to Washington county, N.Y., where he was a lawyer until his death in 1812. His first ancestor in America?Edmund Ingalls, of Lincolnshire, England?settled in Massachusetts Bay colony in June, 1629, in the section which became the city of Lynn. Charles Russell studied law in the office of his father and was admitted to the bar in 1844, with licensee to practise in the supreme court and court of chancery of New York. He was a member of the state assembly in 1853. He continued in practice with his father at Greenwich, N.Y., till 1860, when he removed to Troy, N.Y., and became a partner with David L. Seynmur. He was a justice of the supreme court of the state of New York for the 3d judicial district, 1863-71, and a member, ex officio, of the New York court of appeals in 1870-71. He was twice .unanimously re-elected to the supreme bench, the judicial term having been extended to fourteen years, and on Jan. 1, 1890, he was retired by operation of the law, having attained the age of seventy years. He was elected a trustee of the Rensselaer Polytechnic institute in 1866, and president of the institution in 1887 by a unanimous vote of the trustees, but declined the presidency.

From: Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Johnson, Rossiter, editor

New York Facts:
Tree: sugar maple
Bird: bluebird
Flower: rose
Nickname: Empire State
Motto: Excelsior (Ever Upward)
Area (sq. mi.): 49,576
Capitol: Albany
Admitted: 26 Jul 1788

Washington County Facts:

Seat: Fort Edward
Established: 1772
Formed from: Albany

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Additional Local History Notes:

The 1854 Gazetteer of the United States by Thomas Baldwin shows:

GREENWICH, a post-township of Washington co., New York, on the Hudson river, 36 miles E. by N. from Albany. Pop., 8803.

Greenwich is situated 114 meters above sea level.

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