Mace Moulton

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Mace Moulton
Member of the Governor's Council
In office
1848–1850
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Preceded by Edmund Burke
Succeeded by Redistricted
Sheriff of Hillsborough County
In office
1840–1844
Personal details
Born (1796-05-02)May 2, 1796
Concord, New Hampshire
Died May 5, 1867(1867-05-05) (aged 71)
Manchester, New Hampshire
Resting place Valley Cemetery, Manchester, New Hampshire
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Dolly Gould Stearns Moulton
Profession Sheriff
Banker
Politician

Mace Moulton (May 2, 1796 – May 5, 1867) was an American sheriff, banker and Democratic politician in the U.S. State of New Hampshire. He served as a United States Representative from New Hampshire and as sheriff of Hillsborough County during the 1800s.

Early life and career[edit]

Moulton was born in Concord, New Hampshire, the son of son of Henry and Susan Stevens Moulton.[1] He attended the public schools and trained as a carpenter's apprentice.[2] In 1817, he was appointed deputy sheriff of Hillsborough County and moved to Bedford, New Hampshire.[3][4] He served as deputy sheriff until 1840, when he was appointed sheriff. Moulton served as sheriff until he resigned in 1844.[5]

He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress, serving from March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847.[6] After leaving Congress, Moulton served as sheriff again from 1847-1849. He was appointed a member of the Governor's council in 1848 and 1849.[7]

In 1849, he moved to Manchester, New Hampshire where he served as director and president of the Amoskeag Savings Bank until his death in 1867.[8][9] Moulton died in Manchester, New Hampshire and is interred in Valley Cemetery in Manchester.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Moulton maried Dolly Gould Stearns in 1822 and they had three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mace Moulton". Ancestry.com. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Willey, George Franklyn (1896). Willey's Semi-centennial Book of Manchester, 1846-1896, and Manchester Ed. of the Book of Nutfield: Historic Sketches of that Part of New Hampshire Comprised Within the Limits of the Old Tyng Township, Nutfield, Harrytown, Derryfield, and Manchester, from the Earliest Settlements to the Present Time. G.F. Willey. p. 26. 
  3. ^ "Biography of HON. MACE MOULTON of Manchester NH". GENEALOGY AND HISTORY OF MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE TRANSCRIBED BY JANICE BROWN. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ The New Hampshire Register and Farmer's Almanac. Claremont Manufacturing Company. 1830. p. 69. 
  5. ^ "A History of Who Held The Office and When…". Office of the Sheriff Hillsborough County. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ United States. Congress. A Biographical Congressional Directory: With an Outline History of the National Congress, 1774-1911 : the Continental Congress, September 5, 1774 - October 21, 1788, the United States Congress , from the First to the Sixty-second Congress, March 4, 1789 - March 3, L9ll. Government Printing Office. p. 171. 
  7. ^ The American almanac and repository of useful knowledge. Charles Bowen. 1848. p. 227. 
  8. ^ Journals of the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of New Hampshire at Their Session, Holden at the Capitol in Concord Commencing (1866). Journals of the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of New Hampshire at Their Session, Holden at the Capitol in Concord Commencing. Journals of the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of New Hampshire at Their Session, Holden at the Capitol in Concord Commencing. p. 463. 
  9. ^ The Political Manual for the State of New Hampshire. McFarland & Jenks. 1866. p. 77. 
  10. ^ Spencer, Thomas E. (1998). Where They're Buried: A Directory Containing More Than Twenty Thousand Names of Notable Persons Buried in American Cemeteries, with Listings of Many Prominent People who Were Cremated. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 222. 

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