Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I314405
  • Name: Joseph GRINNELL
  • RELA: 10th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 NOV 1788 in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 7 DEC 1843 AND 3 MAR 1851
  • Death: 7 FEB 1885 in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA
  • Event: Pic Joseph Grinnell
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    GRINNELL, Joseph, (brother of Moses Hicks Grinnell), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in New Bedford, Mass., November 17, 1788; completed preparatory studies; moved to New York City in 1809; engaged in mercantile pursuits; traveled in Europe, and returned to New Bedford; president of the First National Bank of New Bedford in 1832; president of the New Bedford & Taunton Railroad in 1839; member of the Governor's council 1839-1841; in 1840 he became a director of the Boston & Providence Railroad, the following year its president, resigning that position in 1846, but remaining a director until 1863; president of the Wamsutta Cotton Mills in 1847; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Barker Burnell; reelected to the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first Congresses and served from December 7, 1843, to March 3, 1851; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1850; resumed his former business activities; died in New Bedford, Mass., February 7, 1885; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Cornelius GRINNELL b: 11 FEB 1758 in Little Compton, Newport Co., RI
    Mother: Sylvia HOWLAND b: 4 AUG 1765 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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