Jun. 24, 1807 New Lanark South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Nov. 13, 1860 New Harmony Posey County Indiana, USA
Scientist. He was a leading nineteenth-century American geologist. He resided in New Harmony, Indiana, a town purchased by his father, social reformer Robert Owen, in 1825 from the Rappites. From there he headquartered federal geological surveys and the first official state geological surveys of Arkansas, Indiana and Kentucky. The Smithsonian Institute followed his recommendations as to the rock used to build their original museum building.
I was just reading your survey of Indiana. I never knew that a geologist visited my ancestors. You were going to write about their experiences with milk sickness, but you never got the chance. It sounds like you had a very exciting, fulfilling life. R...(Read more) -
Eden Added: Aug. 20, 2011