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Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon[1]

Male 1755 - 1843  (88 years)


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  • Name Ebenezer Mattoon 
    Gen. Ebenezer Hadley (1755-1843)
    Gen. Ebenezer Hadley (1755-1843)
    Excerpt from Genealogies of Hadley families, Lucius M. Boltwood, (Northampton, Mass.: Metcalf & Co., 1862).
    Amherst City Record for Nathaniel Dickinson Family [Plate 3]
    Amherst City Record for Nathaniel Dickinson Family [Plate 3]
    Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). Descendents of Joseph Dickinson [2d. gen.] (Noah and Mary [6th gen.]; Jonathan and Mary; Simeon and Chloe [7th gen.]; Seth and Naomi).
    Title Gen. 
    Born 19 Aug 1755  North Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1776  Dartmouth College, Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Sep 1843  Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon
    Findagrave memorial for Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon
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    Notes 
    • MATTOON, Ebenezer, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in North Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., on August 19, 1755; attended the common schools and received private instruction; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1776; served in the Revolutionary Army and attained the rank of major; taught school and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1781 and 1794; justice of the peace 1782-1796; served in the State senate in 1795 and 1796; served from the rank of captain to that of major general of the Fourth Division, State militia; appointed sheriff of Hampshire County in 1796 and served twenty years; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Lyman; reelected to the Seventh Congress and served from February 2, 1801, to March 3, 1803; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1812; major general of Massachusetts Militia 1799-1816; adjutant general of the State militia 1816-1818; became totally blind in 1818 and retired from active public life; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820; died in Amherst, Mass., September 11, 1843; interment in West Cemetery. [2]
    Person ID I21808  Dickinson
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2018 

    Family Mary Dickinson,   b. 1758, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1835, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1779  Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Dickinson Mattoon,   b. 4 Apr 1780, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Ebenezer Mattoon,   b. 29 Sep 1781, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1868, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
     3. Noah Dickinson Mattoon,   b. 19 Sep 1783, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Dorothy Mattoon,   b. 25 Jun 1785, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1820  (Age 34 years)  [Birth]
     5. Fanny Mattoon,   b. Sep 1787, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1790, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F6778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Veterans: War for Independence

  • Sources 
    1. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), " Ebenezer Mattoon" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebenezer_Mattoon.

    2. [S207263] Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005, (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office 20xx), online., "MATTOON, Ebenezer, (1755 - 1843)" at http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000259.