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Joseph Priestley His Life and Times. by Howard M. Peters & Sally B. Peters AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Division of the History of Chemistry Philadelphia Annual Meeting August 25, 2004. Priestley’s Life and Accomplishments. PART 1 Period 1: 1733 – 1776 Early marriage to Mary Wilkinson

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Joseph Priestley His Life and Times

by

Howard M. Peters

&

Sally B. Peters

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

Division of the History of Chemistry

Philadelphia Annual Meeting

August 25, 2004


Priestley’s Life and Accomplishments

PART 1

Period 1: 1733 – 1776

  • Early marriage to Mary Wilkinson

    Period 2: 1776 – 1793

  • The good and bad years

    Period 3: 1793 – 1804

  • Exile in America


Genealogy Studies

PART 2

  • SAR History and Records

  • DAR History and Records

  • Peters family connection


Fictional Accounts From Nicholas Paul’s Journal

PART 3

  • 1796 – Paul family / Newberry family / Arner family connections

  • 1799 – Paul family moves to Northumberland County, first contact with Priestley

  • 1800 – 1804: Paul and Priestley connections


Priestley

LIFE, FAMILY, and RELIGION


Priestley: Scientific Contributions

DISCOVERY OF 8 GASES

  • Oxygen

  • Nitrogen

  • Carbon Dioxide

  • Carbon Monoxide

  • Sulfur Dioxide

  • Nitrous Oxide

  • Nitric Oxide

  • Hydrogen Chloride


Priestley: Additional Scientific Contributions

  • Discovered the interconnection between photosynthesis and respiration

  • Discovered carbonated water

  • Discovered that India rubber removed graphite pencil marks - the first rubber eraser


Priestley

HIS POLITICS (1776 – 1793)


Priestley

THE FAMILY IN EXILE

ESCAPE TO AMERICA

(1793 – 1804)


Priestley’s US Landmark


Priestley’s GB Landmark


Priestley House (U.S.)


Priestley House (Landmark)


Priestley’s Lab (GB Landmark)


Nicholas Paul

  • Searching for the Ancestors and Descendants of Nicholas Paul (1748-1820) and Barbara Vass (1757-1823), Northampton County and Northumberland County, PA


James Newbury

  • Searching for the Ancestors and Descendants of James Newbury (1750-1830) and Sarah Guest (1764-1850), Northumberland County, PA


Nicholas Paul SAR Genealogy


Peters SAR Genealogy

Available During Presentation


Pennsylvania


Centre County


Blanchard


Elmer and Marie Peters


Elmer Peters1875 – 1922Emma Scantlin Peters1879 – 1930


Edward and Ellen Scantlin


George and Emeline Miller


John Bitner1802 – 1861Susan Orner Bitner1801 – 1880


John and Elizabeth Orner


John Orner


Elizabeth Orner


Pennsylvania


Northumberland


Riverview Cemetery


Nicholas and Barbara Paul


Nicholas and Barbara Paul


Nicholas Paul


Barbara Paul


Joseph Priestley


Part 3: Fictional Accounts From Nicholas Paul’s Journal

1796

  • Jacob Arner finally got deed from Penn family

  • Problem: 21 year old son John interested in 17 year old Elizabeth Paul


Nicholas Paul’s Journal

July 30th, 1799

  • Summer move to Northumberland County

  • Warned James Newberry about Priestley and his inflammatory speech

  • Paul’s first meeting with Priestley

    April 5th, 1800

  • Priestley seeking chickens, eggs and firewood


Nicholas Paul’s Journal

July 18th, 1801

  • Priestley goes to Philadelphia ill. Was he poisoned?

    October 13th, 1802

  • Priestley weak

    December 1st, 1803

  • Priestley bedridden


Nicholas Paul’s Journal

February 6th, 1804

  • Word from village that Priestley had died

    February 9th, 1804

  • Bitter cold day, funeral attendance low


Acknowledgements

  • Sons of the American Revolution

  • Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Chemical Heritage Foundation

  • Andrea Bashore: President, Priestley House Museum

  • Northumberland County Historical Society

  • Justin Kirk Houser: Centre County, PA Genealogist

  • Daeron Katz: Silent Planet Productions, Graphics


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