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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Happy 204th Birthday to Henry Wilson!

Who? Henry Wilson, was born on this date in 1812, in Farmington, New Hampshire and served as vice-president of the United States, under Ulysses S. Grant, from 1873 until his death in 1875 (November 22).

This from the NH Historical Marker (0098) in Farmington: "Born...Jeremiah Jones Colbath, this self-educated farm boy changed his name when of age to Henry Wilson." I wonder what's the story behind that?

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