Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I50363
  • Name: Rufus R. DAWES
  • RELA: 13th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 JUL 1838 in Malta, Morgan Co., OH
  • GRAD: 1860 Marietta College
  • Event: Military service BET 1861 AND 13 MAR 1865 Brig. Gen., U.S. Army
  • Event: Elected U.S. Representative from Ohio BET 1881 AND 1883
  • Death: 2 AUG 1899 in Marietta, Washington Co., OH
  • Event: Pic Gen. Rufus R.Dawes
  • Event: Sound
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  • Note:
    DAWES, Rufus, (father of Vice President Charles Gates Dawes and Beman Gates Dawes), a Representative from Ohio; born in Malta, Morgan County, Ohio, July 4, 1838; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Marietta College, Ohio, in 1860; during the Civil War volunteered on April 25, 1861, and was chosen captain of Company K, Sixth Wisconsin Regiment, in the Army of the Potomac; appointed major June 21, 1862, lieutenant colonel March 24, 1863, colonel on July 6, 1864, and brevet brigadier general March 13, 1865; after the close of the war engaged in the wholesale lumber business in Marietta, Ohio; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; resumed the wholesale lumber business in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, and died there August 2, 1899; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Henry DAWES b: 1804
    Mother: Sarah CUTLER b: 1809

    Marriage 1 Mary Beman GATES b: 27 AUG 1842
    • Married: 18 JAN 1864
    1. Has No Children Charles Gates DAWES b: 27 AUG 1865 in Marietta, Washington Co., OH
    2. Has No Children Rufus Cutler DAWES b: 30 JUL 1867
    3. Has No Children Beman Gates DAWES b: 14 JUN 1870
    4. Has No Children Mary Frances DAWES b: 3 MAR 1872
    5. Has No Children Henry May DAWES b: 22 APR 1877
    6. Has Children Betsey DAWES b: 5 OCT 1880 in Marietta, Washington Co., OH
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