Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I55352
  • Name: Elbridge GERRY
  • RELA: 11th cousin 9x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 JUL 1744 in Marblehead, Essex Co., MA
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1789 AND 3 MAR 1793 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts
  • Event: Elected BET 10 JUN 1810 AND 4 MAR 1812 Governor of Massachusetts
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1813 AND 23 NOV 1814 Vice President of the United States
  • Death: 23 NOV 1814 in Washington, D.C.
  • Title: Vice President
  • Event: Fact Signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • GRAD: Harvard College
  • Burial: Congressional Cem., Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Pic Vice-President Elbridge Gerry
  • Event: Sound
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    GERRY, Elbridge, (great-grandfather of Peter Goelet Gerry), a Delegate and a Representative from Massachusetts and a Vice President of the United States; born in Marblehead, Mass., July 17, 1744; pursued classical studies and graduated from Harvard College in 1762; engaged in commercial pursuits; member, colonial house of representatives 1772-1775; Member of the Continental Congress 1776-1780 and 1783-1785; a signer of the Declaration of Independence; delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787; refused to sign the Constitution, but subsequently gave it his support; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the First and Second Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1793); sent to France on a diplomatic mission in 1797; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1801 and again in 1812; Governor of Massachusetts 1810-1811; elected Vice President of the United States on the ticket with James Madison in 1812 and served from March 4, 1813, until his death in Washington, D.C., on November 23, 1814; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Thomas GERRY b: 15 MAR 1701/02 in Marblehead, Essex Co., MA
    Mother: Elizabeth GREENLEAF b: 1 JUN 1716 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Ann THOMPSON b: 12 AUG 1763 in New York, NY
    • Married: 12 JAN 1786
    1. Has Children Elbridge GERRY , Jr. b: 12 JUN 1793 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
    2. Has Children Thomas Russell GERRY b: ABT 1794
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