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  • ID: I522401
  • Name: Joseph Ketchum EDGERTON
  • RELA: 8th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 FEB 1818 in Vergennes, Addison Co., VT
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana BET 4 MAR 1863 AND 3 MAR 1865
  • Death: 25 AUG 1893 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • Note:
    EDGERTON, Joseph Ketchum, (brother of Alfred Peck Edgerton), a Representative from Indiana; born in Vergennes, Addison County, Vt., February 16, 1818; attended the public schools of Clinton County, N.Y.; studied law in Plattsburg (N.Y.) Academy; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City in 1839; moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1844 and continued the practice of law; director of the Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad Co. in 1854 and later its president; president of the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad Co. in 1855; director of the Ohio & Indiana Railroad Co. in 1856; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; died in Boston, Mass., August 25, 1893; interment in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Bela EDGERTON b: 28 SEP 1787 in Franklin, New London Co., CT
    Mother: Phebe KETCHUM b: 27 MAR 1790 in Red Hook, Dutchess Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Hannah Maria SPIES b: 22 DEC 1818 in New York, NY
    • Married: 23 JAN 1839
    1. Has No Children Frances Elizabeth EDGERTON b: 27 JAN 1840 in Vergennes, Addison Co., VT
    2. Has No Children Helen EDGERTON b: 2 OCT 1842 in Vergennes, Addison Co., VT
    3. Has No Children Edward Coke EDGERTON b: 4 DEC 1845 in Vergennes, Addison Co., VT
    4. Has No Children Clara EDGERTON b: 30 JUL 1848
    5. Has No Children Joseph Ketchum EDGERTON , Jr. b: 2 DEC 1851
    6. Has No Children Clemont W. EDGERTON b: 30 SEP 1854 in Vergennes, Addison Co., VT
    7. Has No Children Grace EDGERTON b: 21 MAY 1858 in Vergennes, Addison Co., VT
    8. Has No Children Josephine EDGERTON b: 23 FEB 1861
    9. Has No Children Frederick Tyler EDGERTON b: 15 JUL 1862 in Norwich, Windsor Co., VT
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