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Maj. Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon

Male 1755 - 1843  (88 years)


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  • Name Maj. Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon 
    Born 19 Aug 1755  North Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 24 Aug 1755  [3
    Alternate birth of Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 11 Sep 1843  Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Buried West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I18228  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2018 

    Father Ebenezer Mattoon,   b. 21 Dec 1720, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Dorothy Smith,   b. 23 Feb 1729,   d. 3 Jun 1756  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 1747  [2, 3
    Family ID F11153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Dickinson,   b. 10 Mar 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  [3, 5
    Children 
    +1. Mary Dickinson Mattoon,   b. 4 Apr 1780,   d. 25 Feb 1842  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F11131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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." [Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2439] Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress.

    2. [S2430] The History of the Descendants of John Dwight of Dedham, Mass. by Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight. New York: John F. Trow, 1874.

    3. [S2451] History of Hadley: Including the Early History of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts by Sylvester Judd, Lucius Manlius Boltwood, and George Sheldon. Hadley, Massachusetts: H. R. Hunting, 1905.

    4. [S2440] Mary Mattoon and Her Hero of the Revolution by Alice M. Walker. Amherst, Massachusetts, 1902.

    5. [S2440] Mary Mattoon and Her Hero of the Revolution by Alice M. Walker. Amherst, Massachusetts, 1902., says 8 Jul.