Blennerhassett Island

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Blennerhassett Island,

in the Ohio River, near Parkersburg, W.Va. On it Harman BlennerhassettBlennerhassett, Harman
, 1765–1831, Anglo-Irish pioneer in America, an associate of Aaron Burr. Wealthy and gifted, he fell in love with and married his beautiful niece, Margaret Agnew.
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 built a mansion and a laboratory for his study. The island was ransacked by the local militia when Aaron BurrBurr, Aaron,
1756–1836, American political leader, b. Newark, N.J., grad. College of New Jersey (now Princeton). Political Career

A brilliant law student, Burr interrupted his study to serve in the American Revolution and proved himself a valiant soldier in
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's schemes, with which Blennerhassett was connected, were declared traitorous by President Thomas Jefferson.


See N. F. Schneider, Blennerhassett Island and the Burr Conspiracy (1938).

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