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James Gates Percival

Born: 15-Sep-1795 [1]
Birthplace: Kensington, CT
Died: 2-May-1856
Location of death: Hazel Green, WI
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Clio


[1] Julius H. Ward, The Life and Letters of James Gates Percival (1866), page 521-22. These two pages of genealogy are given as an appendix. Here, 15 September 1795 appears as his date of birth (information provided by relatives), where certain other 19th Century sources list it as 17 September 1795.

Father: James Percival (b. 1767, d. 1807)
Mother: Elizabeth Hart
Sister: Harriet
Brother: Edwin
Brother: Oswin Hart

    University: Yale University (1815)
    Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
    Professor: Chemistry, US Military Academy, West Point

Author of books:
Poems (1821, poetry)
Clio (1822, poetry)
Prometheus, Part II: With Other Poems‎ (1822, poetry)
Poems (1823, poetry)
The Dream of a Day, and Other Poems (1843, poetry)
The Poetical Works of James Gates Percival (1863, poetry)



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