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Blennerhassett, Harman, 1764-1831

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        • Organization: Trinity College, Dublin
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        Hambledon, Hampshire, England
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        Blennerhassett Island, W. Va.
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      • Blennerhassett, Harman, 1765-1831
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      • found: NUCMC data from N.J. Hist. Soc. for Burr, A. Papers, 1755-1836(Harman Blennerhassett)
      • found: LC database(hdg.: Blennerhassett, Harman, 1764?-1831)
      • found: DAB, 1929(Blennerhassett, Harman (1765-1831), assoc. of Aaron Burr; s. of Conway Blennerhassett and Miss (Lacy) B.; b. Hampshire, England; educated Trinity College, Dublin; admitted Irish bar, 1790; m. Margaret Agnew, 1796; involved with Burr and western territories; arrested for treason, ca. 1806-07; released; returned to Europe; d. on island of Guernsey)
      • found: Wikipedia, August 27, 2013(born October 8, 1764, County Hampshire, England; died February 2, 1831; Anglo-Irish lawyer and politician; inherited the family estate in 1792; joined the secret Society of United Irishmen in 1792; emigrated to the United States in 1796; known for: Blennerhassett Island; Blennerhassetts' home became famous as the largest, most beautiful private residence in the American West; the most distinguished of the Blennerhassetts' many visitors was the former vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr; his three stays on the island resulted in its becoming headquarters for his mysterious 1806-1807 military expedition to the Southwest; although branded a treasonous plot (supposedly to separate the American West from the Union) by Burr's enemy, President Thomas Jefferson, the enterprise's true goal probably was the conquest of Spanish-ruled Texas; as the result of the president's call for the arrest of Burr, Blennerhassett, and their ca. 70 followers, the mansion and island were occupied and plundered in December 1806 by local Virginia militia; Blennerhassett fled, was twice arrested, and finally imprisoned in the Virginia state penitentiary; released following Burr's acquittal at the end of a long 1807 treason trial at Richmond, Virginia; the Blennerhassetts never returned to their island home) -
      • found: Burke, M. A chronicle of the life of Harman Blennerhassett, West Virginia Historical Society Quarterly Vol. XIII, No. 1, January 1999:(born October 8, 1764 at the English village, Hambledon, in County Hampshire) -
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      • 1987-02-13: new
      • 2013-08-29: revised
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