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Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1741-04-15
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1827-02-22
    • Birth Place

        Queen Anne's County (Md.)
    • Death Place

        Philadelphia (Pa.)
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    • found: His Introduction to a course of lectures on natural ... 1800.
    • found: Two early portraits of George Washington ... 1927:t.p. (Charles Willson Peale) p. 1 (b. April 15, 1741, at St. Paul's Parish, Queen Ann's County, Maryland; d. Feb. 22, 1827, Philadelphia; naturalist and portrait painter in oils and miniature)
    • found: American Philosophical Society website, February 16, 2022:(George Escol Sellers, 1808-1899; son of Coleman Sellers (1781-1834) (worked for the N. & D. Sellers firm and moved the family business to land outside of Philadelphia (near present-day 69th Street) and expanded into the locomotive business and is known for several improvements to the design of locomotives, including the pivoted forward truck and wooden frames in the running gears) and Sophonsiba Peale Sellers (daughter of artist Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)); brother of Coleman Sellers (1827-1907); George Escol Sellers worked with his father to develop the improvements in locomotives; created a hill-climbing locomotive for the Isthmus of Panama in 1847; in 1854 Escol established "Sellers' Landing," an industrial center on the Ohio River; in 1864 he invented a new process for paper making, using grass and reed rendered to pulp and forced by steam against a baffle plate; many of his plans ended in frustration and tragedy; his wife and all but one of his children died while living at Seller's Landing, and this remote location made it difficult for his manufacturing ventures to be successful; during these hard years, Charles Dudley Warner first heard of Escol's name and applied it to The Gilded Age, the novel he wrote with Mark Twain and the association with the name of the shady character from the book was source of further frustration for Escol; in later years, Escol moved to Tennessee and devoted significant time to family genealogy and history; after his death in 1899 his paper making process enjoyed resurgence due to paper scarcity and brought him posthumous fame; a few of his papers are in the Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963; Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827, APS 1786) produced more than one thousand paintings, including hundreds of portraits of leading Americans during the colonial and early national periods and was married three times, to Rachel Brewster (1744-1790), Elizabeth de Peyster (1765-1804), and Hannah More (1755-1821); three of Charles Willson Peale's sons became artists: Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825), Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), and Rubens Peale (1784-1865); a fourth son, Titian Ramsay Peale (1799-1885, APS 1833), was a naturalist (who made drawings on the exploring expeditions he accompanied) and pioneer in photography, and another son, Benjamin Franklin Peale (1795-1870), became a naturalist and paleontologist; Charles Willson Peale's (1741-1827) daughter Sophonisba Angusciola was married to Coleman Sellers (1781-1834), an inventor and manufacturer of machinery, including locomotives; two of their sons, George Escol Sellers (1808-1899) and Coleman Sellers (1827-1907, APS 1872), were inventors and engineers; Coleman Sellers (1827-1907, APS 1872), served as director of the construction of the hydro-electric power development at Niagara Falls and was married to Cornelia Wells Sellers (1831-1909); one of Coleman's and Cornelia's grandsons was Charles Coleman Sellers (1903-1980, APS 1979), a librarian and historian and the author of several studies of the Peale family, including a Charles Willson Peale biography; James Peale (1749-1831) was the brother of Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) and is the father of Anna Claypoole Peale (1791-1878) and Sarah Miriam Peale (1800-1885)) - -
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    • [Father of Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870 (nr 93014560)]
    • [Father of Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825 (n 88014634)]
    • [Father of Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860 (n 85813460)]
    • [Father of Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865 (nr 95030542)]
    • [Father of Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885 (n 85369245)]
    • [Father of Peale, Sophonisba Angusciola, 1786-1859 (nr 98016441)]
    • [Father-in-law of Sellers, Coleman, 1781-1834 (nr 93001776)]
    • [Grandfather of Sellers, George Escol (no 90000437)]
    • [Grandfather of Sellers, Coleman, 1827-1907 (n 89103813)]
    • [Grandfather of Peale, Rosalba Carriera, 1799-1874 (nr 98016440)]
    • [Brother of Peale, James, 1749-1831 (n 86021622)]
    • [Uncle of Peale, Sarah Miriam, 1800-1885 (n 85240570)]
    • [Uncle of Peale, Anna Claypoole, 1791-1878 (nr 98016393)]
    • [Great-great grandfather of Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-1980 (n 80156359)]
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    • 1980-04-09: new
    • 2022-02-17: revised
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