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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

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
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
Genealogy Studies

PART 2

  • SAR History and Records
  • DAR History and Records
  • Peters family connection
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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
Priestley

LIFE, FAMILY, and RELIGION

priestley scientific contributions
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
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
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Priestley

HIS POLITICS (1776 – 1793)

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Priestley

THE FAMILY IN EXILE

ESCAPE TO AMERICA

(1793 – 1804)

nicholas paul
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
James Newbury
  • Searching for the Ancestors and Descendants of James Newbury (1750-1830) and Sarah Guest (1764-1850), Northumberland County, PA
peters sar genealogy
Peters SAR Genealogy

Available During Presentation

part 3 fictional accounts from nicholas paul s journal
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
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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
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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
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Nicholas Paul’s Journal

February 6th, 1804

  • Word from village that Priestley had died

February 9th, 1804

  • Bitter cold day, funeral attendance low
acknowledgements
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