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William Henson Wallace

William Henson Wallace (1811 – 1879)

Born on a farm near Troy, Ohio, on July 19, 1811. His father, Andrew Wallace, was a close personal friend of President William Henry Harrison. His mother was a relative of John Paul Jones of Revolutionary War fame. Of further note is his brother David who was governor of Indiana, and his nephew Lew was the Civil War General and author of Ben Hur. Continue Reading »

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Joseph Baily

Joseph Baily (1810 – 1885)

Born March 18, 1810 in Pennsbury Township of Chester County, Pennsylvania. As one of 12 children, Baily attended the common schools, as his parents couldn’t afford the education beyond what could be procured during the winter months. He worked on the farm until 16 and then apprenticed in the trade of a hatter, which he carried on in Parkersville. He then saved enough money to attend a boarding school in New Jersey for one year.

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James Kennedy Moorhead

James Kennedy Moorhead (1806 – 1884)

Born in Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on September 7th, Moorhead attended the common schools, and served an apprenticeship at the tanner’s trade. He pursed a different vocation and became a canal contractor involved with the Juniata Canal. Later he would establish the first passenger packet line on the Pennsylvania Canal in 1835. In 1838 Moorhead was appointed adjutant general of Pennsylvania. But soon Moorhead was again engaged in the canal business (Monongahela Navigation Canal). Later Moorhead would be president of the Atlantic & Ohio Telegraph Co. which later became Western Union Telegraph.

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Sidney Clarke

Sidney Clarke (1831 – 1909)

Clarke was born at Southbridge, Massachusetts on October 16, 1831. He did not have the advantages of a liberal education, and at the age of 18 left the farm to work in a general store in Worchester. While there in the store he studied nights, and within a short time began writing for the press. He soon gained fame as a writer before joining a men’s literary society where his abilities as a debater quickly developed. Continue Reading »

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