Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I564538
  • Name: Benjamin Franklin BUTLER
  • RELA: 4th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 NOV 1818 in Deerfield, Grafton Co., NH
  • Event: Elected Member of the Massachusetts Senate 1859
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1867 AND 4 MAR 1875
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1877 AND 4 MAR 1879
  • Event: Elected Governor of Massachusetts BET 4 JAN 1883 AND 4 JAN 1884
  • Death: 11 JAN 1893 in Washington, D.C.
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Military service Maj. Gen., U.S. Army
  • Event: Sound
  • Event: Pic Gov. Benjamin Franklin Butler
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    BUTLER, Benjamin Franklin, (grandfather of Butler Ames and father-in-law of Adelbert Ames), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Deerfield, N.H., November 5, 1818; moved with his mother to Lowell, Mass., in 1828; attended high school and Exeter Academy, and was graduated from Waterville College (now Colby College), Waterville, Maine, in 1838; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Lowell, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1853; served in the State senate in 1859; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Charleston and Baltimore in 1860; entered the Union Army April 17, 1861, as a brigadier general; promoted to major general May 16, 1861, and assigned to the command of Fort Monroe and the Department of Eastern Virginia; resigned November 30, 1865; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws (Forty- second Congress), Committee on the Judiciary (Forty-third Congress); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1868 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Andrew Johnson, President of the United States; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor in 1871 and 1872 and for reelection to the Forty-fourth Congress in 1874; elected to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); declined to be a candidate for renomination; unsuccessful candidate for Governor as an independent in 1878 and as a Democrat in 1879; elected Governor in 1882 by the combined efforts of the Greenback and Democratic Parties; unsuccessful candidate for President of the United States on the Greenback and Anti- Monopolist ticket in 1884; died while attending court in Washington, D.C., January 11, 1893; interment in Hildreth Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John BUTLER b: ABT 1786
    Mother: Charlotte ELLISON b: ABT 1791

    Marriage 1 Sarah Jones HILDRETH b: 17 AUG 1816 in Dracut, Middlesex Co., MA
    • Married: 16 MAY 1844 in Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA
    1. Has No Children Paul BUTLER b: 1845
    2. Has Children Blanche BUTLER b: 2 MAR 1847 in Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA
    3. Has No Children Paul BUTLER b: 1852
    4. Has No Children Ben-Israel BUTLER b: 1855
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