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Benjamin Ruggles
Benjamin Ruggles

  • Born 21 February 1783 - Abington, Windham Co., CT
  • Deceased 2 September 1857 - St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., OH,aged 74 years old
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RUGGLES, Benjamin, a Senator from Ohio; born in Abington, Windham County, Conn., February 21, 1783; completed preparatory studies; studied law; admitted to the bar and began practice in Marietta, Ohio, in 1807; moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio; presiding judge of the court of common pleas for the third judicial circuit 1810-1815; elected as a Democratic Republican (later Crawford Republican, Adams Republican and Anti-Jacksonian) to the United States Senate in 1815; reelected in 1821 and again in 1827 and served from March 4, 1815, to March 3, 1833; was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; chairman, Committee on the Militia (Fifteenth Congress), Committee on Claims (Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Twentieth through Twenty-second Congresses); presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1836; resumed the practice of law and was also interested in agricultural pursuits; died in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, September 2, 1857; interment in Union Cemetery.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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                                                                             _____|16_John Ruggles 1657-
                                                   _____|8_Edward Ruggles 1691-1765
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Hannah Devotion 1655-1700
                         _____|4_Edward Ruggles 1724-1797
                        /                        \
                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Hannah Crafts ca 1697-
|2_Benjamin Ruggles 1747-1794
|                    \                                                     _____|20_George Sumner 1665-1733
|                     \                           _____|10_Samuel Sumner 1695-1782
|                      \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|21_Ann Tucker 1672-ca 1752
|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Ann Sumner 1724-1808
|                                                \                          _____|22_Joseph Griffin
|                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Elizabeth Griffin ca 1695-ca 1772
|                                                                           ¯¯¯¯¯|23_Sarah Devotion 1662-1732
|--1_Benjamin Ruggles, Sen. 1783-1857
|3_Elizabeth Durkee