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Dinsmoor, Silas, 1766-1847

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1766 - 1847

Silas Dinsmoor (September 26, 1766 – June 17, 1847) was an appointed U. S. Agent to the Cherokee (1794–1798) and to the Choctaw (1801–1813). He later served as a surveyor in Alabama before eventually retiring to Boone County, Kentucky. Born in Windham, New Hampshire, Silas worked his way through Dartmouth College (DC 1791) by teaching, a profession he continued to practice after his graduation.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Silas Dinsmoor letter

Mss 797118.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 797118.1
Scope and Contents Letter from Silas Dinsmoor of Lenox, Mass. to an unidentified recipient with an order authorizing the bearer to receive a spinning wheel and pair of cards for his Cherokee wife.

Silas Dinsmoor letter

Mss 807201
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 807201
Overview In English.

Thomas Hill Williams letter

Mss 820669
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 820669
Overview In English.