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Jonathan Maxcy

Jonathan Maxcy was the second president of Brown University. The Reverend Jonathan Maxcy was born 2 Sep 1768, in the town of Attleboro, Massachusetts Bay, British American Colonies. Johnathan married Susannah Hopkins in Providence, Rhode Island on August 27, 1791, his younger brother was Virgil Maxcy, a Maryland political figure, killed in the explosion of the USS Princeton. He was educated at an academy in Wrentham and attended Brown University, from which he graduated in 1787. In 1789, he was baptized by the first president of Brown. In 1790, Maxcy was licensed to preach by First Baptist Church in Providence and the next year, following Manning's death, he became pastor of First Baptist Church. In 1796, Jonathan Maxcy authored the well known Discourse Designed to Explain the Doctrine of Atonement which became a consulted work on Edwardsean theological views that found expression in the Second Great Awakening; the first president of the Southern Baptist Convention William Bullein Johnson was one of Maxcy's theological protégés.

In 1789, he was elected appointed professor of divinity at Brown. In 1792, at only 24 years of age, he was elected president pro tempore of the College of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, now Brown University, therefore resigned as pastor of First Baptist Church, he was formally elected president of the college in 1797 after which he served until 1802. Professor Romeo Elton wrote of the Maxcy presidency at Brown: The University over which he presided with distinguished honor to himself and benefit to the public, flourished under his administration, his fame was extended over every section of the Union; the splendor of his genius, his brilliant talents as an orator and a divine, were seen and admired by all.... Under his administration the College acquired a reputation for belles-lettres and eloquence inferior to no seminary of learning in the United States, his pupils saw in him an admirable model for their imitation, the influence of his pure and cultivated taste was seen in their literary performances.

Though destitute of funds, patronage from the legislature of the state, guided by his genius and wisdom, the College flourished and diffused its light over every part of the country.... Dr. Maxcy was one of the most learned men. Criticism, politics and theology all occupied his attention, his stores of knowledge were immense, he had at all times the command over them. In 1801, Jonathan Edwards Jr. the second president of Union College in Schenectady, New York and Maxcy succeeded him as its third president. Maxcy left Union College in 1804 to become the first president of the South Carolina College, now the University of South Carolina, where he remained until his death on June 4, 1820. While president of Brown, Maxcy received the honorary degree of D. D. from Harvard. At Brown, Maxcy Hall built in 1895 and still in use was named for him. A building at Union College bore the name Maxcy House from 1971 until 1990 when its name was changed to Fero House. In 1827 the Maxcy Monument designed by noted architect Robert Mills was erected in the center of the Horseshoe, the main quadrangle of the University of South Carolina.

In 1937 Maxcy College was built just north of the Horseshoe facing Pendleton Street. Maxcy married Susanna Hopkins, daughter of Commodore Esek Hopkins and niece of former Royal Governor of Rhode Island and first Brown University chancellor Stephen Hopkins of Providence, they had 4 sons. List of Presidents of Brown University List of Presidents of the University of South Carolina Jonathan Maxcy at Find a Grave Biography in the Encyclopedia Brunoniana Brown University's John Hay Library Biography from Union College Works by Maxcy Furman University's Special Collection on Baptists Baptist Identity and Christian Higher Education, monograph by Donald D. Schmeltekopf and Dianna M. Vitanza

List of non-marine molluscs of South Africa

The list of non-marine molluscs of South Africa is a list of freshwater and land species that form a part of the molluscan fauna of South Africa. Ampullariidae Lanistes ovum Troschel, 1845Pomatiopsidae Tomichia cawstoni Connolly, 1939 - endemic Tomichia natalensis Connolly, 1939 - endemic Tomichia rogersi - endemicThiaridae Tarebia granifera - non-indigenous Thiara amarula Melanoides tuberculata Paludomidae Cleopatra ferruginea Lymnaeidae Pseudosuccinea columella - non-indigenous Radix natalensis Planorbidae Lentorbis carringtoni Succineidae Oxyloma patentissima Veronicellidae Laevicaulis haroldi Dundee, 1980 - endemicSubulinidae Euonyma laeocochlis Chlamydephoridae Chlamydephorus burnupi - endemic Chlamydephorus dimidius - endemic Chlamydephorus purcelli - Purcell's hunter slug, endemicStreptaxidae Gulella aprosdoketa Connolly, 1939 - endemic Gulella claustralis Connolly, 1939 - endemic Gulella plantii - Plant's gulella snail, endemic Gulella puzeyi Connolly, 1939 - endemic Gulella salpinx Herbert, 2002 - endemicBothriembryontidae Prestonella - the genus with 3 species is endemic to South Africa.

Rhytididae Natalina beyrichi - Pondoland cannibal snail, endemic Natalina wesseliana Kobelt, 1876 - Tongaland cannibal snail, endemicCharopidae Trachycystis clifdeni Connolly, 1932 - endemic Trachycystis haygarthi - endemic Trachycystis placenta - endemic List of marine molluscs of South AfricaLists of molluscs of surrounding countries: List of non-marine molluscs of Namibia List of non-marine molluscs of Botswana List of non-marine molluscs of Zimbabwe List of non-marine molluscs of Mozambique List of non-marine molluscs of Swaziland List of non-marine molluscs of Lesotho website of Dr. Dai Herbert with projects and publications Govender V.. "Patterns of Distribution and Endemism of Terrestrial Molluscs in South Africa". Thesis. School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal. 219 pp. PDF. de Kock K. N. & Wolmarans C. T.. "A re-evaluation of the occurrence of freshwater molluscs in the Kruger National Park". Koedoe - African Protected Area Conservation and Science 45:.

Doi:10.4102/koedoe.v41i1.240, PDF. de Kock K. N. Wolmarans C. T. & du Preez L. H. "Freshwater mollusc diversity in the Kruger National Park: a comparison between a period of prolonged drought and a period of exceptionally high rainfall". Koedoe - African Protected Area Conservation and Science 45: 1-11. Doi:10.4102/koedoe.v45i2.23, PDF. Wolmarans C. T. & de Kock K. N.. "The current status of freshwater molluscs in the Kruger National Park". Koedoe - African Protected Area Conservation and Science 49: 39-44. Doi:10.4102/koedoe.v49i2.122. PDF

Wheatland Township, Rice County, Minnesota

Wheatland Township is a township located in the northwest corner of Rice County, United States. The population was 1,358 at the 2000 census; the unincorporated communities of Veseli and Wheatland are both located within Wheatland Township. The city of Lonsdale is a separate entity. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.7 square miles. The city of Lonsdale is a separate entity. Lonsdale was platted by the railroad when it was constructed in 1902; the railroad was supposed to go through the community of Veseli, named after a town in the Czech Republic, spelled Wessely in the early years, but the route was changed at the last minute. Veseli did not have a paved road to the community until 1970, but has had an amateur baseball team, the Veseli Warriors, since the 1940s; the township was populated by a small French Canadian group, replaced by immigrants from southern Bohemia starting as early as 1860. The community of Wheatland is located at the northeast corner of Cody Lake, along the southern border of Wheatland Township.

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,358 people, 437 households, 370 families residing in the township. The population density was 40.2 people per square mile. There were 444 housing units at an average density of 13.1/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 99.04% White, 0.15% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population. There were 437 households out of which 48.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 15.3% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.36. In the township the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 113.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.5 males. The median income for a household in the township was $54,286, the median income for a family was $60,074. Males had a median income of $39,861 versus $29,063 for females; the per capita income for the township was $20,402. About 2.5% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over. Louis Benedict Kucera, Roman Catholic bishop