Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I29865
  • Name: Franklin PIERCE
  • RELA: 5th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 NOV 1804 in Hillsboro, Hillsborough Co., NH
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire BET 4 MAR 1833 AND 4 MAR 1837
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from New Hampshire BET 4 MAR 1837 AND 28 FEB 1842
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1853 AND 4 MAR 1857 14th President of the United States
  • Death: 8 OCT 1869 in Concord, Merrimack Co., NH
  • Event: Sound
  • Event: Pic President Franklin Pierce
  • Event: Military service Brig. Gen., U.S. Army
  • Title: President
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  • Note:
    PIERCE, Franklin, a Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire and 14th President of the United States; born in Hillsborough, N.H., November 23, 1804; attended the academies of Hancock and Francestown, N.H.; prepared for college at Exeter and graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1824; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hillsborough in 1827; member, State general court 1829-1833, and served as speaker 1832- 1833; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1837, to February 28, 1842, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Twenty-sixth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Concord; district attorney for New Hampshire; declined the appointment as Attorney General of the United States tendered by President James Polk; served in the Mexican War as a colonel and brigadier general; member of the New Hampshire State constitutional convention in 1850 and served as its president; elected President of the United States on the Democratic ticket and served from March 4, 1853, to March 3, 1857; resumed the practice of law; died in Concord, N.H., October 8, 1869; interment in Minat Inclosure, Old North Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Benjamin PIERCE , Jr. b: BEF 12 DEC 1756 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., MA
    Mother: Anna KENRICK b: 30 OCT 1768 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., NH

    Marriage 1 Jane Means APPLETON b: 12 MAR 1806 in Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH
    • Married: 19 NOV 1834 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., NH
    1. Has No Children Franklin PIERCE , Jr. b: 2 FEB 1836
    2. Has No Children Frank Robert PIERCE b: 27 AUG 1839
    3. Has No Children Benjamin PIERCE b: 13 APR 1841
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