Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I40833
  • Name: Chester Allen ARTHUR
  • RELA: 8th cousin 3x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 OCT 1829 in Fairfield, Franklin Co., VT
  • Event: Military service BET 1861 AND 1863 Brig. Gen., Union Army, Civil War
  • Event: Elected Vice President of the United States BET 4 MAR 1881 AND 19 SEP 1881
  • Event: Elected BET 19 SEP 1881 AND 4 MAR 1885 21st President of the United States
  • Death: 18 NOV 1886 in New York, NY
  • Event: Pic President Chester Arthur
  • Burial: Rural Cem., Albany, NY
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  • Title: President
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  • Note:
    ARTHUR, Chester Alan, a Vice President and 21st President of the United States; born in Fairfield, Franklin County, Vt., October 5, 1829; attended the public schools and graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1848; became principal of an academy in North Pownal, Vt., in 1851; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced practice in New York City; took an active part in the reorganization of the State militia; during the Civil War, served as acting quartermaster general of the State in 1861; commissioned inspector general, appointed quartermaster general with the rank of brigadier general, and served until 1862; resumed the practice of law in New York City; appointed by President Ulysses Grant as collector of the port of New York 1871-1878; resumed the practice of law in New York City; elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with President James A. Garfield for the term beginning March 4, 1881; upon the death of President Garfield, became President of the United States on September 20, 1881, and served until March 3, 1885; returned to New York City where he died November 18, 1886; interment in the Rural Cemetery Albany, N.Y.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: William ARTHUR b: 5 DEC 1796 in Draen, near Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland
    Mother: Malvina STONE b: 29 APR 1802 in Berkshire, Franklin Co., VT

    Marriage 1 Ellen Lewis HERNDON b: 30 AUG 1837 in Culpeper Co., VA
    • Married: 25 OCT 1859 in Calvary Church, New York, NY
    1. Has No Children William Lewis Herndon ARTHUR b: 10 DEC 1860 in New York
    2. Has Children Chester Allen ARTHUR , Jr. b: 25 JUL 1864 in New York
    3. Has No Children Ellen Herndon ARTHUR b: 21 NOV 1871 in New York

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