He served with the 20th Foot in Germany during the War of the Austrian Successionand later was promoted to captain in the 45th Foot in He sold his commission in and purchased a captaincy in the New York provincial troops. In he accompanied the ill-fated Braddock Expedition in its attempt to control access to the Ohio Valley.
The Spaffords were well known in s Chicago. He was a prominent lawyer and a senior partner in a large and thriving law firm.
SS Ville du Havre Scarlet fever killed his four-year-old son. Two years later, inSpafford decided his family should take a holiday somewhere in Europeand chose England knowing that his friend D. Moody would be preaching there in the fall.
He was delayed because of business, so he sent his family ahead: Horatio gates his wife, Anna Spafford, survived the tragedy. Upon arriving in England, she sent Horatio gates telegram to Spafford beginning "Saved alone.
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul. It is well it is wellwith my soul with my soulIt is well, it is well with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
Refrain My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought! Refrain For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live: If Jordan above me shall roll, No pain shall be mine, for in death as in life Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
Refrain And Lord haste the day, when the faith shall be sight, The clouds be rolled back as a scroll; The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, Even so, it is well with my soul.
Refrain Later years[ edit ] Following the sinking of the Ville du Havre, Anna gave birth to three more children. On February 11,their son, Horatio Goertner Spafford, died at the age of three, of scarlet fever.
They left their Presbyterian congregation and held faith-based prayer meetings in their own home. Colony members, later joined by Swedish Christians, engaged in philanthropic work amongst the people of Jerusalem regardless of their religious affiliation and without proselytizing motives—thereby gaining the trust of the local MuslimJewishand Christian communities.
Legacy[ edit ] During and immediately after World War Ithe American Colony played a critical role in supporting the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities of Jerusalem through the great suffering and deprivations of the Eastern front and the Armenian and Assyrian Genocides.
The American Colony did this by running soup kitchenshospitals, orphanages and other charitable ventures.Horatio Lloyd Gates (circa –10 April ) was a British soldier turned American general during the Revolutionary War.
He took credit for the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga (Benedict Arnold, who led the attack, was finally forced from the field when he was shot in the leg) and. Gazetteer of the State of New York: Embracing an Ample Survey and Description of Its Counties, Towns, Cities, Villages, Canals, Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Creeks, and Natural Topography arranged in One Series, Alphabetically.
Horatio Gates: Horatio Gates, English-born American general in the American Revolution whose victory over the British at the Battle of Saratoga () turned the tide of victory in behalf of the Revolutionaries. Learn more about Gates’s life and career in this article.
Horatio Gates Spafford (October 20, , Troy, New York – October 16, , Jerusalem) was a prominent American lawyer and Presbyterian church elder. He is best known for penning the Christian hymn It Is Well With My Soul, following a family tragedy in which his four daughters died aboard the S.S.
Ville du Havre on a transatlantic voyage. Horatio Gates is known for his victory at Saratoga and his disgrace at Camden, but his service in the military can not be described with only two battles. He served in the British Army for 24 years before becoming a Major General in the Continental iridis-photo-restoration.com his tenure, he participated in the Conway Cabal which tried to overthrow General .
All Portraits by Artist All Portraits by Subject: HORATIO GATES / Charles Willson Peale, from life, Oil on canvas. H 22, W 20 in (H , W cm).