Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I458358
  • Name: Solomon SIBLEY
  • RELA: 6th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 7 OCT 1769 in Sutton, Worcester Co., MA
  • Event: Elected Mayor of Detroit 1806
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan BET 20 NOV 1820 AND 3 MAR 1823
  • Death: 4 APR 1846 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
  • Title: Hon.
  • Event: Pic Solomon Sibley
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    SIBLEY, Solomon, (father of Henry Hastings Sibley), a Delegate from the Territory of Michigan; born in Sutton, Mass., October 7, 1769; completed preparatory studies, and in 1794 was graduated from the College of Rhode Island at Providence; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1795 and commenced practice in Marietta, Ohio; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1797 and continued the practice of law; was a member of the Territorial legislature of Northwest Territory in 1799; mayor of Detroit, Mich., in 1806; president of the board of trustees of Detroit in 1815; auditor of Michigan Territory 1814-1817; United States attorney, Michigan Territory, by appointment of President Madison 1815-1823; elected to the Sixteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William W. Woodbridge; reelected to the Seventeenth Congress and served from November 20, 1820, to March 3, 1823; was not a candidate for reelection in 1822; judge of the supreme court of Michigan Territory 1824-1837; resumed the practice of law; died in Detroit, Mich., April 4, 1846; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Reuben SIBLEY b: 20 FEB 1743 in Sutton, Worcester Co., MA
    Mother: Ruth SIBLEY b: 9 APR 1745

    Marriage 1 Sarah Whipple SPROAT b: 28 JAN 1782
    • Married: 10 OCT 1802 in Marietta, Washington Co., OH
    1. Has No Children Henry Hastings SIBLEY b: 20 FEB 1811 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI

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