U.S. Legislative Branch -Edgerton, Joseph Ketchum - U.S. Congressman, IN

Joseph Ketchum Edgerton:
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Born: February 16, 1818
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Birthplace: Vergennes Vermont
Father: Bela Edgerton 1787 – 1874
(Buried: Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne Indiana)
Mother: Phebe Ketchum 1790 – 1844
(Buried: Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne Indiana)
Wife: Hannah Mariah Spies 1818 – 1900
(Buried: Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne Indiana)
Married:
1839
Children:
Josephine Edgerton Martin Unknown – 1939
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Virginia)
Helen Edgerton Rumsey 1843 – 1932
(Buried: Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne Indiana)
Edward Coke Edgerton 1846 – 1922
(Buried: Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne Indiana)
Clement Edgerton 1854 – 1935
(Buried: Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne Indiana)
Brother: US Congressman Alfred Peck Edgerton 1813 – 1897
(Buried: Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne Indiana)


Political Party: Whig Party and Democratic Party

Occupation before War:

1839 – 1844: Attorney in New York City New York
1843: Visited Indiana on behalf of one of his clients.
1844 – 1854: Attorney in Fort Wayne Indiana
1854 – 1855: Director of Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad Co.
1855 – 1856: President of Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad Co.
1856 – 1859: Vice President of Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad
1857 – 1859: Financial and Transfer Agent for Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad Company.
Director of Ohio and Indiana Railroad Company
1860: Campaigner and Speaker for Stephen A. Douglas Campaign

Civil War Career:
1863 – 1865: United States Congressman from Indiana
1863 – 1865: Member of House Naval Affairs Committee
1864: Unsuccessful for reelection to United States Congress.
1865: Voted against the 13th​ Amendment to US Constitution

Occupation after War:
1866: Established Woodburn Lumber and Stave Mills on his land
1866 – 1871: President of Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Co.
1867: He lost his Lumber and Stave Mills due to a fire.
1871: Aide in establishing Fort Wayne Steel Plow Works
1875 – 1893: Owner of Fort Wayne Steel Plow Works
President of Board of Trustees Fort Wayne Medical College
Member of the Vestry at Trinity Episcopal Church Fort Wayne Indiana


Died:
August 25, 1893
Place of Death: Boston Massachusetts
Age at time of Death: 75 years old
Burial Place: Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne Indiana
 

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I guess Indiana looked pretty good to him - one visit and he up and moved!
 
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