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  • ID: I397611
  • Name: Barzillai GANNETT
  • RELA: 5th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 JUN 1764 in East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA
  • GRAD: 1785 Harvard University
  • Event: Appointed BET 30 SEP 1804 AND 1 OCT 1809 Postmaster, Gardiner, Kennebec Co., ME
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1809 AND 1812
  • Death: 1832 in New York, NY
  • Note:
    GANNETT, Barzillai, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Bridgewater, Mass., June 17, 1764; was graduated from Harvard University in 1785; studied theology, but did not enter the ministry; selectman of Pittston, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), in 1793, 1794, 1796-1798, 1801, and 1802; town clerk in 1794; moderator 1797-1802; selectman and assessor, Gardiner, Maine, 1803- 1808; appointed as the first postmaster of Gardiner and served from September 30, 1804, to October 1, 1809; moderator 1804-1806, 1808, 1809, and 1811; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1805 and 1806; served in the Massachusetts senate in 1807 and 1808; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses and served from March 4, 1809, until his resignation in 1812; died in New York City in 1832.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Joseph GANNETT III b: 29 MAR 1722 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA
    Mother: Elizabeth LATHAM b: 14 DEC 1726 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth FARLEY b: 7 JUL 1774 in Newcastle, Lincoln Co., ME
    • Married: 30 APR 1797
    1. Has No Children Edward F. GANNETT b: 5 JUN 1798 in Gardiner, Kennebec Co., ME
    2. Has No Children Elizabeth L. GANNETT b: 21 FEB 1800 in Gardiner, Kennebec Co., ME
    3. Has No Children Michael F. GANNETT b: 9 MAR 1802 in Gardiner, Kennebec Co., ME
    4. Has No Children Catherine GANNETT b: 4 AUG 1804 in Gardiner, Kennebec Co., ME
    5. Has No Children Joseph GANNETT b: 1 JUL 1806 in Gardiner, Kennebec Co., ME
    6. Has Children Joseph Farley GANNETT b: 31 JUL 1810 in Gardiner, Kennebec Co., ME
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