Washington Heights Eliza Jumel (Burr), 1775 – 1865

Eliza Jumel Burr was born Eliza Bowen in Providence, Rhode Island to a working-class Irish Catholic family. Eliza’s mother, Phebe Kelley Bowen, was a domestic servant in a boarding house. Continue Reading →

Joseph Alston, Governor Of South Carolina And Claremont Inn Owner Harlem 1779−1816

Joseph Alston, November 10, 1779−September 10, 1816, was the 44th Governor of South Carolina from 1812 to 1814, and owner of the Claremont Inn in Harlem, NY. Become an Harlem Continue Reading →

Thomas W. Knowlton Killed In Action At The Battle Of Harlem Heights 1776

Thomas W. Knowlton, November 22, 1740 – September 16, 1776, considered America’s first Intelligence professional and was killed in the Battle of Harlem Heights, during the Revolutionary War on 117th Street Continue Reading →