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Henry Hastings Sibley
Henry Hastings Sibley

  • Born February 20, 1811 - Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
  • Deceased February 18, 1891 - St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN,aged 79 years old
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  • Married May 2, 1843, Fort Snelling, Hennepin Co., MN, to Sarah Jane Steele, born February 8, 1823 - Chester Co., PA, deceased May 21, 1869 - St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN aged 46 years old

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SIBLEY, Henry Hastings, (son of Solomon Sibley), a Delegate from the Territories of Wisconsin and Minnesota; born in Detroit, Mich., February 20, 1811; attended the Detroit Academy and also studied under private tutors; studied law; moved to Sault Ste. Marie in 1828 and engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1829, when he moved to Mackinac and entered the service of the American Fur Co.; justice of the peace in 1831; moved to the mouth of the Minnesota River in 1834 and engaged in fur trading; elected as a Delegate from the Territory of Wisconsin to the Thirtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the disqualification of John H. Tweedy and served from October 30, 1848, to March 3, 1849; upon the formation of the Territory of Minnesota was elected as a Delegate to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses and served from July 7, 1849, to March 3, 1853; declined to be a candidate for renomination; member of the Territorial Legislature of Minnesota in 1855; member of the constitutional convention of Minnesota in 1857, and served as president; Governor of Minnesota 1858-1860; regent of the State university 1860-1869 and president of the board of regents 1876-1891; served in the Union Army as brigadier general of Volunteers from 1862 until he was honorably mustered out April 30, 1866; moved to St. Paul, Minn.; interested in banking, railroads, and other public corporations; president of the St. Paul Gas Co. in 1866; president of the Minnesota Historical Society 1879-1891; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Forty-seventh Congress; appointed by President Arthur in 1883 as president of the commission to settle damage claims of the Ojibway Indians resulting from the construction of national reservoirs; died in St. Paul, Minn., February 18, 1891; interment in Oakland Cemetery.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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                                                                             _____|16_Joseph Sibley 1684-1754
                                                   _____|8_Jonathan Sibley, Ensign 1718-1787
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Elizabeth Boutwell 1683-1749
                         _____|4_Reuben Sibley, Cpt. 1743-1810
                        /                        \
                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Hannah Burnap 1721-1816
|2_Solomon Sibley, Hon. 1769-1846
|                    \                                                     _____|20_Samuel Sibley 1697-1730
|                     \                           _____|10_Nathaniel Sibley ca 1725-1811
|                      \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|21_Martha Dike 1700-1775
|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Ruth Sibley 1745-1814
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|                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Ruth Bradish 1722-1810
|--1_Henry Hastings Sibley, Gov. 1811-1891
|                                                                           _____|24_Ebenezer Sprout 1676-1726
|                                                  _____|12_Ebenezer Sprout 1717-1786
|                                                 /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|25_Experience Hawes 1686-1758
|                       _____|6_Ebenezer Sproat, Col. 1751-1805
|                      /                        \                          _____|26_Ephraim Wood 1678-1744
|                     /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|13_Bathsheba Wood 1724-1798
|                    /                                                     ¯¯¯¯¯|27_Patience Nichols 1685
|3_Sarah Whipple Sproat 1782-1851
                      \                                                     _____|28_Noah Whipple 1697-1784
                       \                           _____|14_Abraham Whipple, Commodore 1733-1819
                        \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|29_Mary Dexter 1699-
                         ¯¯¯¯¯|7_Catherine Whipple 1762-1832
                                                  \                         _____|30_John Hopkins ca 1713-
                                                   ¯¯¯¯¯|15_Sarah Hopkins 1739-1818
                                                                             ¯¯¯¯¯|31_Catherine Turpin ca 1719-1749