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Politicians in Nautical and Maritime Trades in New Hampshire
including Shipbuilding and Fishing

  David Hough (1753-1831) — of Lebanon, Grafton County, N.H. Born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., March 13, 1753. Ship carpenter; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1783; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1788-89, 1794; justice of the peace; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire, 1803-07 (at-large 1803-05, 3rd District 1805-07). Died in Lebanon, Grafton County, N.H., April 18, 1831 (age 78 years, 36 days). Interment at Cole Cemetery, Lebanon, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of David Hough (1723-1798) and Desire (Clark) Hough; married, July 2, 1775, to Abigail Huntington; second great-granduncle of Claudius Victor Pendleton; first cousin twice removed of David Edgerton; second cousin once removed of Samuel Townsend Douglass and Silas Hamilton Douglas; second cousin twice removed of Robert Coit Jr. and Henry Woolsey Douglas; second cousin thrice removed of William Brainard Coit; second cousin four times removed of Spencer Gale Frink; third cousin of Jeremiah Mason; third cousin once removed of George Champlin; third cousin twice removed of Jonathan R. Herrick and Alfred Avery Burnham; third cousin thrice removed of D-Cady Herrick and Walter Richmond Herrick; fourth cousin of Christopher Grant Champlin; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Brewster Stanton and Edwin Denison Morgan.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Frederick Joy (1810-1896) — also known as James F. Joy — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Durham, Strafford County, N.H., December 2, 1810. Republican. Lawyer; led, built, reorganized, or merged many railroad companies, including the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy and the Michigan Central; an incorporator of the St. Mary's Falls Ship Canal Company, which built the first canal at Sault Ste. Marie in 1853-55; president of the Detroit Post-Tribune newspaper; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1861-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1880; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1881-85. English ancestry. Died September 24, 1896 (age 85 years, 297 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of James Joy and Sarah (Pickering) Joy; married 1841 to Martha Alger Reed (daughter of John Reed); married 1860 to Mary Bourne.
  Political family: Reed family of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Jay Philbrick (1840-1897) — of Key West, Monroe County, Fla. Born in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., March 6, 1840. Steamship agent; commission merchant; Vice-Consul for Sweden & Norway in Key West, Fla., 1871-77; Vice-Consul for Germany in Key West, Fla., 1871-77. Member, Freemasons. Died September 14, 1897 (age 57 years, 192 days). Interment at Key West Cemetery, Key West, Fla.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lorenzo P. Sanger (1809-1875) — of Joliet, Will County, Ill. Born in Littleton, Grafton County, N.H., March 2, 1809. Contractor; built canals and railroads; member of Illinois state senate, 1840; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; stone quarry proprietor. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 23, 1875 (age 66 years, 21 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Joliet, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of David Sanger, Jr. and Mary 'Polly' (Palmer) Sanger; married, February 3, 1830, to Rachel Mary Denniston; father of Frances Louise Sanger (who married William Alexander Steel).
  Marcus M. Towle (1841-1910) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Danville, Rockingham County, N.H., January 12, 1841. Co-founder of the G. H. Hammond meat packing plant, and of the city of Hammond; financed and built railroads and port facilities; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1884-88. Died, in Longcliffe Asylum for the Insane, Logansport, Cass County, Ind., September 6, 1910 (age 69 years, 237 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, Ind.
  Relatives: Married, December 5, 1866, to Irena Dow.
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