Edward Coote Pinkney
Edward Coote Pinkney was an American poet, sailor and editor. Born in London in 1802, Pinkney made his way to Maryland. After attending college, he joined the United States Navy and traveled throughout the Mediterranean and elsewhere, he attempted a law career but was unsuccessful and attempted to join the Mexican army, though he never did. He died at the age of 25 in 1828. Pinkney published several lyric poems inspired by the work of British poets. Critic and poet Edgar Allan Poe supported Pinkney's work after his death, quoting from his poetry in a lecture series. Poe suggested Pinkney would have been more successful if he was a New Englander rather than a Southern writer. Pinkney was born on October 1, 1808, in London, where his father William Pinkney was U. S. ambassador and his mother was the sister of Commodore John Rodgers. Pinkney lived in London until he was eight and attended St. Mary's College of Maryland. In the fall of 1815, 14-year-old Pinkney joined the United States Navy as a midshipman until 1824, during which time he traveled to Italy, northern Africa, the West Indies, both coasts of South America.
His defiance of what he called arbitrary authority got him in trouble occasionally. In 1824, two years after the death of his father, he left the Navy and was admitted to the bar in Maryland. Though he was well respected in his abilities as a lawyer, he had few clients and the business failed, his wife, Georgiana McCausland, would become a inspirational figure to him. After serving without a salary as the Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres at the University of Maryland, Pinkney traveled to Mexico with the intention of joining the navy there. Disheartened after not being able to join, he returned to Baltimore. There, he became editor of a new semiweekly newspaper the Marylander—a publication founded to support the re-election of John Quincy Adams, its first issue was published December 3, 1827. His editorial association nearly brought him into a duel with the editor of Philadelphia-based Mercury, a publication which supported Andrew Jackson. Afflicted with depression, Pinkney died on April 11, 1828, at the age of 25.
He was buried in Baltimore's Unitarian Cemetery but, in May 1872, his body was moved to Green Mount Cemetery. Pinkney is compared with the Cavalier poets, he wrote a number of light, short poems, his longest being "Rudolph", published anonymously in 1825. His first full collection of poetry was published the same year, he was influenced by the work of Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, Walter Scott and other European writers. He was not influenced by American poets, he was inspired by classical works and made several references to Ovid, Herodotus and Petrarch. He was included in Rufus Wilmot Griswold's influential anthology The Poets and Poetry of America in 1842. Poet John Greenleaf Whittier was an admirer of Pinkney's work as was Edgar Allan Poe, who used one of his poems, "A Health", to publicly woo Sarah Helen Whitman at a lecture in December 1848. Poe mentions "A Health" in his essay "The Poetic Principle" to exemplify his own aesthetic theory and the association between whiteness and love, he wrote that Pinkney would have been better appreciated if he had been born in New England: It was the misfortune of Mr. Pinckney to have been born too far south.
Had he been born a New Englander, it is probable that he would have been ranked as the first of American lyrists, by that magnanimous cabal which has so long controlled the destinies of American Letters". "A Health" was praised in The Athenaum as "one of the prettiest things in American poetry" while another contemporary magazine put Pinkney among the top five poets of the United States at the time. The North American Review in January 1842, though questioning of the moral tone of "Rudolph" concluded, "The author evidently has much of the genuine spirit of poetry; the Life and Works of Edward Coote Pinkney: A Memoir and Complete Text of His Poems and Literary Prose. Edited by Thomas Ollive Mabbott and Frank Lester Pleadwell. Works by or about Edward Coote Pinkney at Internet Archive Works by Edward Coote Pinkney at LibriVox "Edward Coote Pinkney". Find a Grave. Retrieved September 3, 2010. Edward Coote Pinkney poems at Poets' Corner
Thomas Pinckney was an early American statesman and soldier in both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, achieving the rank of major general. He served as Governor of South Carolina and as the U. S. minister to Great Britain. He was the Federalist candidate for vice president in the 1796 election. Born into a prominent Charleston, South Carolina family, Pinckney studied in Europe before returning to America, he worked as an aide to General Horatio Gates. After the Revolutionary War, Pinckney managed his plantation and won election as Governor of South Carolina, serving from 1787 to 1789, he presided over the state convention. In 1792, he accepted President George Washington's appointment to the position of minister to Britain, but was unable to win concessions regarding the impressment of American sailors, he served as an envoy to Spain and negotiated the Treaty of San Lorenzo, which defined the border between Spain and the United States. Following his diplomatic success in Spain, the Federalists chose Pinckney as John Adams's running mate in the 1796 presidential election.
Under the rules in place, the individual who won the most electoral votes became president, while the individual who won the second most electoral votes became vice president. Although Adams won the presidential election, Democratic-Republican candidate Thomas Jefferson won the second most electoral votes and won election as vice president. After the election, Pinckney served in the United States House of Representatives from 1797 to 1801, his brother, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, was the Federalist vice presidential nominee in 1800 and the party's presidential nominee in 1804 and 1808. During the War of 1812, Pinckney was commissioned as a major general. Pinckney was born on October 1750 in Charlestown in the Province of South Carolina, his father, Charles Pinckney, was a prominent colonial official, while his mother, Eliza Lucas, was known for her introduction of indigo culture to the colony. Pinckney was the second of three siblings to survive to adulthood; when Pinckney was 3, his father took the family to Great Britain on colonial business, but the elder Pinckney died in 1758.
His mother kept the family in Great Britain, Pinckney studied at Westminster School, Christ Church and the Middle Temple. Pinckney was admitted to the bar in November 1774 and immediately left for South Carolina. Though he had spent the majority of his life in England, Pinckney sympathized with the Patriot cause in the American Revolutionary War. Along with his brother, Charles, he became a captain in the Continental Army in June 1775. After seeing much action, he became an aide-de-camp to General Horatio Gates, was captured by the British at the disastrous Battle of Camden in 1780. By that time he had an infant child, he was allowed to recuperate from his wounds at his mother-in-law Rebecca Brewton Motte's plantation outside Charleston. In 1781 he and his family traveled to Philadelphia, where he was released by the British in a prisoner exchange. Pinckney returned to the South and that year fought under the Marquis de Lafayette in Virginia. After the war, Pinckney focused on his legal practice.
In 1787, he ran for the position of Governor of South Carolina at the urging of his friend, Edward Rutledge. Pinckney was elected governor with little opposition, he favored ratification of the United States Constitution and presided over the state convention that ratified the Constitution. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives for St. Philip's and St. Michael's Parish from January 3, 1791 to December 20, 1791. Pinckney declined appointment to a federal position, but in 1792 he agreed to serve as President George Washington's ambassador to Britain; as Pinckney was unable to get the British to reach an agreement on various issues, including the practice of impressment or the evacuation of British forts in American territory, Washington dispatched John Jay as a special envoy to Britain. Pinckney helped Jay conclude the Jay Treaty, which addressed some issues between the U. S. and Britain but proved divisive in the United States. In 1795, while he continued to serve as the ambassador to Britain, Pinckney was sent to Spain to negotiate a treaty regarding boundaries and U.
S. navigation on the Mississippi River. In the resulting Treaty of San Lorenzo, Spain agreed to allow Americans to export goods through the Mississippi River. Upon his return to the United States, Pinckney joined with his mother-in-law, Rebecca Motte in developing a rice plantation known as Eldorado on the Santee River outside Charleston, she lived there with him and her daughter and grandchildren in her years. Pinckney's diplomatic success with Spain made him popular at home, on his return the Federalist party nominated him as a candidate in the 1796 presidential election; the Federalists were strongest in the region of New England, they hoped that Pinckney's Southern roots would help him win votes in his home region. Pinckney would be the ostensible running mate of Vice President John Adams, but under the electoral rules in place prior to the ratification of the Twelfth Amendment, each member of the Electoral College cast two votes for president with no distinction made between presidential votes and vice presidential votes.
Pinckney and the main Democratic-Republican candidates, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, each had a potential chance at winning the presidency. Alexander Hamilton clashed with Adams over control of the Federalist P
Nick Pinkney is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. He played at representative level for England, at club level for Ryedale-York, Keighley Cougars, Sheffield Eagles, Salford City Reds and Hull Kingston Rovers, as a wing. Pinkney started his professional career at Ryedale-York before signing for Keighley Cougars in 1993. While at the Cougars, Pinkney scored over 100 tries, broke the club record for most tries in a season twice in consecutive seasons. In 1997, he joined Sheffield Eagles. Nick Pinkney played right wing, scored a try in Sheffield Eagles' 17-8 victory over Wigan in the 1997–98 Challenge Cup Final during Super League III at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1998. Nick Pinkney was an England international and played at the 1995 Rugby League World Cup, he was selected for England in the 1995 World Cup Final on the reserve bench but did not play as Australia won the match and retained the Cup. Profile at sheffieldeagles.com
Pinkney "Pink" Anderson was an American blues singer and guitarist. Anderson was born in Laurens, South Carolina, raised in nearby Greenville and Spartanburg, he joined Dr. William R. Kerr of the Indian Remedy Company in 1914 to entertain the crowds while Kerr tried to sell a concoction purported to have medicinal qualities, he toured with Leo "Chief Thundercloud" Kahdot and his medicine show with the harmonica player Arthur "Peg Leg Sam" Jackson, based in Jonesville, South Carolina. Anderson was recorded by the folklorist Paul Clayton at the Virginia State Fair in May 1950, he performed at some live venues. He appeared in the 1963 film The Bluesmen, he reduced his activities in the late 1960s after a stroke. Attempts by the folklorist Peter B. Lowry to record Anderson in 1970 were not successful, although he could summon up some of his past abilities. A final tour took place in the early 1970s with the aid of Roy Book Binder, one of his "students", taking him to Boston and New York, he died in October 1974 of a heart attack, at the age of 74.
He is interred in Spartanburg. Anderson's son, known as Little Pink Anderson, is a bluesman living in South Dakota. Syd Barrett, of English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, created the band's name by juxtaposing the first names of Anderson and North Carolina bluesman Floyd Council, having noticed the names in the liner notes of a 1962 album by Blind Boy Fuller, written by the blues historian Paul Oliver: "Curley Weaver and Fred McMullen... Pink Anderson or Floyd Council—these were a few amongst the many blues singers that were to be heard in the rolling hills of the Piedmont, or meandering with the streams through the wooded valleys." "Papa's About to Get Mad" / "Gonna Tip Out Tonight", Pink Anderson and Simmie Dooley, Columbia 14336-D "Every Day in the Week Blues" / "C. C. and O. Blues", Pink Anderson and Simmie Dooley, Columbia 14400-D American Street Songs - shared album with Reverend Gary Davis Carolina Blues Man Medicine Show Man Ballad & Folksinger Carolina Medicine Show Hokum & Blues List of blues musicians List of country blues musicians List of people from South Carolina List of Piedmont blues musicians Pink Anderson at Discogs Pink Anderson on IMDb Anderson Discography, Smithsonian Folkways Grave marker Illustrated Pink Anderson Discography Introducing Pink Anderson
Fayette Regina Pinkney was an American singer and one of the original members of musical group The Three Degrees. Born in Philadelphia, Pinkney was one of three young teenagers brought together by manager Richard Barrett to form The Three Degrees in 1963, she was a part of the group until she was sacked by the manager Richard Barrett from the group in 1976, was with them through their great years—with Roulette and Philadelphia International Records—and sang on many of their greatest hits, such as "When Will I See You Again" and "Take Good Care of Yourself". She traveled to London in January 1979 to record her only solo album, One Degree, which she did in just two weeks, to great acclaim from both her peers and fans. Fayette subsequently earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Temple University and a Master's degree in human services from Lincoln University in 1984, she worked as a counselor and vocal coach and, in addition to singing with her church's inspirational choir, she traveled with a group called the Intermezzo Choir Ministry.
In 1994, Pinkney gave birth to a daughter, Ayana Alexandria, who died two days due to sudden infant death syndrome. On June 27, 2009, Pinkney died of acute respiratory failure after a short and sudden illness at the age of 61. One Degree Fayette Pinkney on IMDb The Three Degrees Fayette Pinkney at Find a Grave
USS Pinkney (APH-2)
USS Pinkney was a Tryon-class evacuation transport, assigned to the U. S. Navy during World War II. Pinkney served in the Pacific Ocean theatre of operations and returned home safely post-war with six battle stars but missing 18 crew members who were killed in action. In 1947 she was acquired by the U. S. Army who renamed her USAT Pvt. Elden H. Johnson and retained her in Army service until 1950 when she was returned to the Navy and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service as USNS Pvt. Elden H Johnson. USS Pinkney was laid down as 3 June 1941, by the Moore Dry Dock Co.. Oakland, California. S. Navy assigned the name Mercy. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, she was renamed Pinkney, 13 August 1942. S. Navy, 27 November 1942. A. L. Hutson in command. Following extensive fitting out and shakedown, USS Pinkney, an Evacuation Transport, departed San Diego, for Pearl Harbor and the South Pacific Ocean, 27 January 1943. In mid-February, she arrived at Espiritu Santo, whence she sailed to Purvis Bay to deliver reinforcements and replacements to the veteran units of the fight for Tulagi and Gavutu.
Throughout the remaining battles for the Solomon Islands, among them Munda, Vella Lavella, Shortlands and the numerous engagements in the "Slot", she brought men and ammunition forward and evacuated casualties from field hospitals to better facilities on New Caledonia and in New Zealand. She transported American and New Zealand nurses to and between various southwest Pacific Ocean hospitals. By August 1944, island hopping had carried the Allies to and past the Marshall Islands and Mariana Islands. On 8 September, USS Pinkney departed Guadalcanal for the Palaus, the next group en route to the Philippine Islands. On the 15th, she delivered her passengers, men of the 1st Marine Regiment, to LVTs, which took them on to the beaches at Peleliu, she took up position 6,000 yards off the assault area to expedite offloading of equipment and embarkation of casualties. On the 20th she sailed for Manus Island, whence she returned to the Palaus and again, to evacuate the wounded. In early October, she returned to the Solomon Islands sailed for Hollandia the Philippines.
Into November, she evacuated Leyte casualties to Hollandia and New Caledonia. In December, she prepared for the Luzon invasion. On 9 January 1945, she landed Army troops on the Lingayen beaches, once again, assumed responsibilities for the care and evacuation of casualties, this time to Leyte. In late February, while en route to the Solomons, she was diverted to Guam, thence to Iwo Jima. On the 28th, she returned to Guam, disembarked her patients and began preparations for her last campaign, Okinawa. On 1–2 April, USS Pinkney participated in the feints against southern Okinawa shifted to the Hagushi assault area where she landed U. S. Marine combatant and hospital units on the 10th. Casualties, from ships and from ashore, were soon filling her hospital wards. Caring for patients and expediting transferral of others to the hospital ship USS Samaritan, she dodged enemy shells and kamikazes until the 28th. On that day, at 1730, a low-flying kamikaze was spotted closing the ship. Seconds USS Pinkney was rocked by an explosion and the after-end of the superstructure was walled by a sheet of flame.
Ammunition began to explode. Water lines, electrical conduits, steam pipes ruptured; the crew formed rescue and damage control parties. Live ammunition was thrown overboard. All but 16 patients, killed in the initial explosion, were transferred to safety. Rescue tugs and landing craft moved in to assist in fire fighting, but the flames continued for another three hours, by which time USS Pinkney had lost 18 of her crew and had taken on a heavy list to port. A jagged hole, 30 feet in diameter, extended from the bridge deck to the bulkhead deck. All wards in the amidships hospital area were burned out. Temporary repairs took 8 days. On 9 May, USS Pinkney got underway for Saipan en route to the United States, she arrived at San Francisco, California, 8 June, underwent repairs. On 21 October, sailed for the Far East again, this time to carry replacements and occupation troops to Tokyo and Sasebo and return with veterans. By February 1946, she had completed another U. S. West Coast—Far East run. Inactivation followed and on 9 September she was returned to the U.
S. Maritime Commission and transferred to the Army Transportation Service. Converted to an AP by the Puget Sound Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. and renamed USAT Pvt. Elden H. Johnson, 31 October 1947, she remained with the Army Transportation Service until returned to the U. S. Maritime Commission, thence to the U. S. Navy, 1 March 1950. Designated AP–184, she joined the newly formed Military Sea Transportation Service and was assigned a civil service crew; as an MSTS vessel, she plied the same waters, Atlantic Ocean–Mediterranean–Adriatic Sea, as she had under ATS until mid-1951, when runs to Caribbean ports were added to her schedule. As USNS Pvt. Elden H. Johnson she continued to serve the U. S. Navy until 1957. On 27 December, she was transferred to the Maritime Administration's National Defense Reserve Fleet and her name was struck from the Navy List. Into 1970, she remained with the NDRF, berthed with the Hudson River group. Final Disposition: scrapped in 1971 USS Pinkney earned six battle stars during World War II: Consolidation of Solomon Islands - Consolidation of southern Solomon Islands, 8 February to 20 June 1943 Western Caroline Islands operation - Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 15–20 September 1944 Leyte oper
Larry James Pinkney is an American political activist. A former member of the Black Panther Party, the Republic of New Africa, he served nine years in prison in Canada and the U. S. Pinkney served as co-chair of the San Francisco Black Caucus in the early 1970s, as chairman of the Black National Independence Party. Pinkney was convicted of assault and burglary charges in the United States in 1973, accusations which he denied. Before sentencing, he fled to Europe and to Canada, intending to apply for political asylum. In Vancouver, he was convicted in 1976 of attempted extortion and sentenced to a five-year prison term. While in prison, he filed a case with the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, which ruled that the Canadian government had violated Pinkney's rights through lengthy delays in providing court documents needed to file an appeal. Pinkney served his full five-year sentence in a Canadian prison. University of Minnesota Human Rights Library: Larry James Pinkney v. Canada, Communication No.
27/1978, U. N. Doc. CCPR/C/OP/1 at 12 Black Activist Writers Guild: Larry Pinkney Archives