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  • ID: I452319
  • Name: Benjamin RUGGLES , Jr.
  • RELA: 5th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 21 FEB 1783 in Abington, Windham Co., CT
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Ohio BET 4 MAR 1815 AND 3 MAR 1833
  • Death: 2 SEP 1857 in St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., OH
  • Event: Pic Sen. Benjamin Ruggles
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    RUGGLES, Benjamin, a Senator from Ohio; born in Abington, Windham County, Conn., February 21, 1783; completed preparatory studies; studied law; admitted to the bar and began practice in Marietta, Ohio, in 1807; moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio; presiding judge of the court of common pleas for the third judicial circuit 1810-1815; elected as a Democratic Republican (later Crawford Republican, Adams Republican and Anti-Jacksonian) to the United States Senate in 1815; reelected in 1821 and again in 1827 and served from March 4, 1815, to March 3, 1833; was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; chairman, Committee on the Militia (Fifteenth Congress), Committee on Claims (Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Twentieth through Twenty-second Congresses); presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1836; resumed the practice of law and was also interested in agricultural pursuits; died in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, September 2, 1857; interment in Union Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Benjamin RUGGLES b: 10 AUG 1747 in Pomfret, Windham Co., CT
    Mother: Elizabeth DURKEE

    Marriage 1 Tirzah ALVORD
    • Married: 1812 in Bolton, Tolland Co., CT
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Durkee RUGGLES b: 1815 in St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., OH

    Marriage 2 Clarissa WHITE
    • Married: 10 NOV 1825 in Bolton, Tolland Co., CT
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