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Kelley, Hall Jackson (24 February 1790–20 January 1874), promoter of Oregon settlement, was born in Northwood, New Hampshire, the son of Benjamin Kelley, a physician, and Mary Gile. The pious youth began serious reading early and came to entertain visions of a “lonely, laborious, and eventful life.” After studying at the academy in Gilmanton, where his family had moved, he went to Middlebury College in Vermont. He graduated in 1813, and seven years later both Middlebury and Harvard conferred master of arts degrees on him. In the interval he had gone to Boston, where in 1815 he married Mary Baldwin, procreated a son, and began teaching in the public schools. His wife died in 1816. He was also active in church and welfare work, but his primary interest was in education. In 1820 he published a textbook, ...

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Smith, John (1580–21 June 1631), colonial governor, promoter, and historian, was born in Willoughby by Alford in Lincolnshire, the son of George Smith, a yeoman, and Alice Rickard. His earliest schooling may have been under Francis Marbury, father of Anne Hutchinson, who was schoolmaster in Alford. Toward the end of his life Smith published an autobiography, one of the first examples of the modern genre, which he titled ...