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- Transcripts of records from the James City County Record Books, dated 1643-1645, abstracted by Sebastian Ferris Streeter (1810-1864) of Baltimore, Maryland. These abstracts consist of court orders involving Sir Edmund Plowden (ca. 1590-1650) of James City County, Virginia. Streeter copied these records from the original record books about 1855; they were later destroyed during the Civil War. These and other records abstracted by Streeter can be found in the WILLIAM & MARY QUARTERLY, 2nd series, volume 20 (January 1940), pp. 62-78
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- Sebastian Ferris Streeter was born 7 July 1810 in Weare, New Hampshire, graduated from Harvard University in 1831, and married Elizabeth Morton Jackson of Plymouth Massachusetts, 7 July 1833. A teacher, Streeter moved first to Richmond, Virginia, in 1835, then to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1836, where he established a female high school. Streeter was a founder of the Maryland Historical Society in 1844, and served as its recording secretary from 1844 until his death in 1864. During the Civil War, he helped found the Union Relief Association, aiding Union troops as they passed through Baltimore. Appointed a commissioner by the governor of Maryland to visit sick and wounded soldiers in field hospitals, Streeter traveled to the front at Petersburg, Virginia, where he contracted typhoid fever. He died from his illness in Baltimore 23 August 1864.
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