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Sibley-Johnson-Trowbridge family

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  Solomon Sibley (1769-1846) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Sutton, Worcester County, Mass., October 7, 1769. Member of Northwest Territory legislature, 1799; U.S. Attorney for Michigan, 1815-24; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1820-23; justice of Michigan territorial supreme court, 1824-27. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 4, 1846 (age 76 years, 179 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Charles Christopher Trowbridge (1800-1883); father of Henry Hastings Sibley.
  Political family: Sibley-Johnson-Trowbridge family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Steele — of Pennsylvania. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1830. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Henry Hastings Sibley and Richard W. Johnson (1827-1897).
  Political family: Sibley-Johnson-Trowbridge family.
  Charles Christopher Trowbridge (1800-1883) — of Michigan. Born December 29, 1800. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1834; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1837. Died April 6, 1883 (age 82 years, 98 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Solomon Sibley (1769-1846).
  Political family: Sibley-Johnson-Trowbridge family.
  Henry Hastings Sibley (1811-1891) — also known as Henry H. Sibley — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich.; Mendota, Dakota County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 20, 1811. Democrat. Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wisconsin Territory, 1848-49; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Minnesota Territory, 1849-53; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 6th District, 1855; Governor of Minnesota, 1858-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 18, 1891 (age 79 years, 363 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of James Steele (born c.1780); son of Solomon Sibley.
  Political family: Sibley-Johnson-Trowbridge family.
  Sibley County, Minn. is named for him.
  The city of Hastings, Minnesota, is named for him.  — Henry Sibley High School (founded 1954, rebuilt 1971), in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry H. Sibley (built 1943 at Terminal Island, California; scrapped 1968) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
  Books about Henry Hastings Sibley: Rhoda R. Gilman, Henry Hastings Sibley: Divided Heart
  James Leeper Johnson (1818-1877) — of Kentucky. Born near Smithland, Livingston County, Ky., October 30, 1818. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1844; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1849-51; defeated, 1857; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1867. Slaveowner. Died in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., February 12, 1877 (age 58 years, 105 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro, Ky.
  Relatives: Half-brother of Richard W. Johnson (1827-1897).
  Political family: Sibley-Johnson-Trowbridge family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard W. Johnson (1827-1897) — also known as R. W. Johnson — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born near Smithland, Livingston County, Ky., February 7, 1827. Democrat. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1881. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., April 21, 1897 (age 70 years, 73 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of James Steele (born c.1780); half-brother of James Leeper Johnson.
  Political family: Sibley-Johnson-Trowbridge family.
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