Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I367220
  • Name: William Earl DODGE
  • RELA: 6th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 SEP 1805 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
  • Event: Fact 1834 Co-Founder Phelps Dodge Corp.
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 7 APR 1866 AND 3 MAR 1867
  • Death: 9 FEB 1883 in New York, NY
  • Event: Pic William Earl Dodge
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    DODGE, William Earle, a Representative from New York; born in Hartford, Conn., September 4, 1805; completed preparatory studies; moved to New York City in 1818; became a clerk; in 1826 established the house of Phelps, Dodge & Co., of which he was the head for forty years; delegate to the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; successfully contested as a Republican the election of James Brooks to the Thirty-ninth Congress and served from April 7, 1866, to March 3, 1867; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1866; resumed business interests; died in New York City February 9, 1883; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: David Low DODGE , Jr. b: 14 JUN 1774 in Pomfret, Windham Co., CT
    Mother: Sarah CLEVELAND b: 7 NOV 1780 in Norwich, New London Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Melissa PHELPS b: 3 MAR 1809 in Hartford Co., CT
    • Married: 24 JUN 1828 in New York, NY
    Children
    1. Has Children William Earl DODGE , Jr. b: 15 FEB 1832 in New York, NY
    2. Has No Children Charles Cleveland DODGE b: 16 SEP 1841 in Plainfield, Somerset Co., NJ
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