Giambattista Salvi

See Sassoferrato.


Giatusos , a tribe of Indians, living on the banks and head waters of the Rio Frio, which flows into Lake Nicaragua at its S. extremity. The country of these Indians, who are popularly supposed to have comparatively fair complexions and red hair, has never been penetrated. The attempts made by the Catholic missionaries and the governors of Nicaragua to reach them, though often renewed, have always been repulsed. A body of men under the commander of the fort of San Carlos endeavored to enter their country in 1849, but they were driven back. There are some reasons for believing that they are of the same Aztec family which occupied the western shores of Lake Nicaragua, and that they still preserve their original language and habits.

Gideon Ernst Loudon

See Laudon.

Gideon Granger

Gideon Granger, an American statesman, born at Suffield, Conn., July 19, 1707, died at Canandaigua, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1822. He graduated at Yale college in 1787, and rose to eminence at the bar. In 1801 President Jefferson appointed him postmaster general. He was reappointed by President Madison, but was displaced in 1814 for opposing Madison's policy. He then removed to Canandaigua, N. Y. He gave 1,000 acres of land to further the construction of the Erie canal. - His son Francis, born Dec. 1, 1792, was also a prominent lawyer and member of congress, and postmaster general from March to July, 1841. He died at Canandaigua, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1868.

Gideon Hawley

Gideon Hawley, an American missionary, born in Stratford (now Bridgeport), Conn., Nov. 5, 1727, died in Marshpee, Mass., Oct. 3, 1807. He graduated at Yale college in 1749, and commenced his labors at Stockbridge in 1752, opening a school at that place, in which he instructed a number of Mohawk, Oneida, and Tuscarora families. In 1754, under the patronage of Sir William Johnson, he began a mission among the Iroquois, or Six Nations, on the Susquehanna river; but in 1756 he was obliged by the disturbances of the French war to leave that region, when he became a chaplain in the army marching against Crown Point. The campaign being over, he reengaged in his missionary work at Marshpee, where he was installed as pastor in 1758, and there passed the remainder of his life.

Gideon Ouseley

Gideon Ouseley, an Irish clergyman, born at Dunmore, Galway, in 1762, died May 14, 1839. He was designed for the government service, but in 1789 was converted by the Wes-leyan itinerants, and became a preacher. He travelled through Ireland preaching for seven years, when he was received into the Wes-leyan conference, and in 1799 was appointed missionary to Ireland. It was just at the close of the rebellion, and the Catholic Irish often treated him rudely; but being a master of the Irish language, and thoroughly acquainted with the Irish character, he succeeded in converting thousands. I He rode on horseback from town to town, generally addressed the crowd without dismounting, and preached from three to five times a day, laboring thus for 50 years with great success. The best known of his writings is "Old Christianity and Papal Novelties".