US Con Defrees, Joseph Hutton - U.S. Congressman, IN

Joseph Hutton Defrees

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Born: May 13, 1812

Birthplace: Sparta, White County, Tennessee

Father: James Start Defrees 1779 – 1847
(Buried: Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Indiana)​

1st​ Wife: Mary Ann McKinney 1814 – 1864
(Buried: Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Indiana)​

2nd​ Wife: Margaret McNaughton 1816 – 1907
(Buried: Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Indiana)​

Children:

James M. Defrees 1833 – 1859​
(Buried: Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Indiana)​
Harriet E. Defrees Baker 1839 – 1920​
(Buried: Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Indiana)​
Mary Elizabeth Defrees Mitchell 1845 – 1937​
(Buried: Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Indiana)​

Political Party: Republican Party

Education:


1826 – 1829: Apprenticed as Blacksmith​
Learned the art of printing​

Occupation before War:

Established the Northwestern Pioneer Newspaper​
Mercantile Businessman and Banker in Goshen, Indiana​
1835 – 1840: Sheriff of Elkhart County, Indiana​
1849: Indiana State Representative​
1850 – 1854: Indiana State Senator​

Civil War Career:

Mercantile Businessman and Banker in Goshen, Indiana​
1865 – 1867: United States Congressman from Indiana​
1865 – 1867: Member of House Banking and Currency Committee​
1865 – 1867: Member of House Roads and Canals Committee​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1867: United States Congressman from Indiana​
1865 – 1867: Member of House Banking and Currency Committee​
1865 – 1867: Member of House Roads and Canals Committee​
1866: Unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination to U.S. Congress​
Businessman in milling and manufacturer of linseed Oil​
Businessman with construction of Goshen Hydraulic Works​
Director of the Cincinnati, Wabash, and Michigan Railroad​
First President of Cincinnati, Wabash, and Michigan Railroad​

Died: December 21, 1885

Place of Death: Goshen, Indiana

Age at time of Death: 73 years old

Burial Place: Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Indiana
 
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Brother to John D. Defrees also as newspaper man and politician. In fact they founded the Northwestern Pioneer and St. Joseph Intelligencer together.
 

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