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William Barton Wade DENT

DENT, William Barton Wade, a Representative from Georgia; born in Bryantown, Charles County, Md., September 8, 1806; attended a private school in Charlotte Hall, St. Marys County, Md., and was …

Clara Barton

Clara BartonFounder of the American Red CrossBorn: 1821 Clara Barton taught school in her native Massachusetts before moving to Washington, DC, in 1854 to work as a clerk in the U.S. Patent Of…

Clara Barton

Civil War nurse Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. Barton was a teacher and a U.S. Patent Office clerk before devoting herself to nursing in the American Civil War (1861-65). She earned th…

Mischa Barton

Actress and model Mischa Barton played poor-little-rich-girl Marissa Cooper in the popular television series The O.C., from 2003 to 2006. Barton was born in the United Kingdom, moved to New York as a…

David BARTON

Senate Years of Service: 1821-1831Party: Democratic Republican; Adams-Clay Republican; Adams Democrat; Anti-JacksonianBARTON, David, a Senator from Missouri; born near Greeneville, N.C. (now Te…

Bruce BARTON

BARTON, Bruce, a Representative from New York; born in Robbins, Scott County, Tenn., August 5, 1886; educated in the public schools of Ohio, Massachusetts, and Illinois; graduated from Amherst …

Samuel BARTON

BARTON, Samuel, a Representative from New York; born in New Dorp, Richmond County, N.Y., July 27, 1785; attended the common schools; agent for Commodore Vanderbilt’s steamship lines; served i…

Mary I

England's Queen Mary I was the fourth monarch of the Tudor dynasty, whose five-year reign was marked by a brief return to Catholicism in the midst of the English Reformation. She was the only child of…

Mary

Mary is the mother of Jesus of Nazareth in Christian and Islamic scriptures. Catholicism and some other Christian traditions honor her as a special saint, the "blessed virgin," who hears and acts upon…

Marys

The four Marys. Mary Beaton (or Bethune), Mary Livingston (or Leuson), Mary Fleming (or Flemyng), and Mary Seaton (or Seyton); called the “Queen's Marys,” that is, the ladies of…