A Central County Of North Carolina, drained by Deep, Little, and Lumber rivers; area, about 700 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 12,-040, of whom 3,019 were colored. It has a diversified surface, and the soil is fertile near the streams. The Western railroad of North Carolina passes through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 56,328 bushels of wheat, 170,450 of Indian corn, 45,545 of oats, 52,906 of sweet potatoes, 21,751 lbs. of tobacco, 14,209 of wool, 68,072 of butter, and 930 bales of cotton. There were 1,435 horses, 644 mules and asses, 3,616 milch cows, 5,508 other cattle, 10,072 sheep, and 15,125 swine. Capital, Carthage.
A S. County Of Middle Tennessee, bounded S. by Elk river; area, about 160 sq. m. It was formed in 1872 from portions of Franklin and Lincoln counties. The surface is diversified and the soil generally fertile. Capital, Lynchburg.
Benjamin, an American bishop, born in Newtown, L. I., Oct. 5, 1748, died at Greenwich, Conn., Feb. 27, 1816. He graduated at King's (now Columbia) college in 1768, was ordained in England as a minister of the Episcopal church in 1774, became an assistant minister of Trinity church in New York, and succeeded to the rectorship in 1800. On Sept. 11, 1801, he was consecrated bishop of the state of New York, as successor of Bishop Provoost. He was also president of Columbia college. In February, 1811, he was attacked by paralysis, which rendered him incapable of further active duty. A collection of Bishop Moore's sermons (2 vols. 8vo, New York) was published after his death by his son Clement C. Moore.
Clement Clarke, an American scholar, son of the preceding, born in New York, July 15, 1779, died in Newport, R. I., July 10, 1863. He graduated at Columbia college in 1798, and in December, 1821, was appointed professor of Hebrew and Greek literature, and afterward of oriental and Greek literature, in the Protestant Episcopal seminary in New York. To this institution he gave from his family inheritance the large plot of ground on which it stands. He retired in June, 1850. Dr. Moore published a Hebrew and English lexicon (New York, 1809); a collection of "Poems," the best known of which is the "Visit from St. Nicholas" (1844); and "George Castriot, surnamed Scanderbeg, King of Albania "(1850).
Jacob Bailey, an American author, born in Andover, N. H., Oct. 31, 1797, died at Bellows Falls, Vt., Sept. 1, 1853. In early life he was a printer at Concord, N. II., in partnership with his brother-in-law Isaac Hill, and in 1823 he became a bookseller and publisher. With the assistance of John Farmer he edited and published "Collections, Topographical, Historical, and Biographical, relating principally to New Hampshire " (3 vols., 1822-.4) From 1826 to 1829 he edited the "New Hampshire Journal;" he was sheriff of Merrimack county from 1829 to 1834; and in 1839 he edited the New York "Daily Whig." For four years he was a government clerk at Washington; then he became librarian of the New York historical society, and from 1849 to 1853 he was postmaster of San Francisco. His other principal works are: " Annals of the Town of Concord," with a memoir of the Penacook Indians (1824); " Laws of Trade in the United States " (1840); and "Memoirs of American Governors " (1846). The last named work, left incomplete, was designed to embrace all the colonial and provincial governors to the evolution.
H. Gfonre Henry, an American author, son of the preceding, born in Concord, N. H, Aprd 20, 1823. He went to New York in 1889, and became assistant librarian of the historical society in 1841 and librarian in 1849 which office he still holds (1875). He haspnb-hihed "The Treason of Charles Lee " (1860), "Employment of Negroes in the Revolution-ary Army (1862), Notes on the History of Slavery „, Massachusetts" (1800), and "His-tory the Jurisprudence of New York " The University of New York has conferred upon him the degree of L.L.D. III Frank, an Amer-ican editor, brother of the preceding, born in Concord, N. H., Dec. 17, 1828. He was secretary of legation at Paris in 1809-'72 His principal work is The Rebellion Record" (12 vols. 8vo, 1861-'71). He has also edited "Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution" (1850), "Diary of the American Revolution" (2 vols. 8vo, 1860), "Lyrics of Loyalty" and "Rebel Rhymes and Rhapsodies" (1804), and other works.