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JANNEY, Samuel Macpherson, author, born in Loudon county, Virginia, 11 January, 1801; died there, 30 April, 1880. He was a minister of the Society of Friends, and travelled extensively in this capacity. In 1869 he was appointed by President Grant superintendent of Indian affairs in the northern superintendency. He was the author of a prize poem entitled "The Country School House" (1825); "Conversations on Religious Subjects" (1835; 3d ed., Philadelphia, 1843); "The Last of the Lenape, and Other Poems" (1889); "The Teacher's Gift," essays in prose and verse (1840); "An Historical Sketch of the Christian Church during the Middle Ages" (1847); "Life of William Penn " (1852; 3d ed., 1856); " Life of George Fox" (1853); and a "History of the Religious Society of Friends, from its Rise to the Year 1828" (4 vols., 1860-'7).--His brother. Asa Moore, philanthropist, born in Loudon county, Virginia, 18 September, 1802; died there, 31 May, 1871. In 1836 he removed to Richmond with his family, and had charge of Gallego mills, one of the largest flouring-mills in the south. He resided in Loudon county from 1860 till 1869, when he was appointed agent for the Santee Sioux Indians in Nebraska. He labored faithfully for the advancement of these Indians, doing much to improve their moral and physical condition. While there, he had a sawmill and flouring-mill erected, lands were allotted to the Indians in severalty, and about 100 log-houses built. His wife and daughters also labored among the women of the tribe. Owing to impaired health, he resigned his commission and returned to Virginia. He was a member of the Society of Friends. in which he held the office of elder.
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