Nehemiah Eastman

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Nehemiah Eastman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-Large district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
Preceded by Matthew Harvey
Succeeded by David Barker, Jr.
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
1820–1825
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1813–1814
Personal details
Born (1782-06-16)June 16, 1782
Gilmanton, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died January 11, 1856(1856-01-11) (aged 73)
Farmington, New Hampshire, U.S.
Resting place Farmington Cemetery
Farmington, New Hampshire
Citizenship US
Political party Adams Party
Spouse(s) Anstriss Barker Woodbury Eastman
Relations Ira Allen Eastman
Levi Woodbury
Children Charles Eastman
Martha Ann Eastman
George Nehemiah Eastman
Henry Patrick Eastman
Profession Lawyer
Banker
Politician

Nehemiah Eastman (June 16, 1782  – January 11, 1856) was an American lawyer, banker and politician from New Hampshire. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, the New Hampshire Senate and the New Hampshire House of Representatives in the early 1800s.

Early life[edit]

Born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, Eastman was the son of Ebenezer and Mary (Butler) Eastman. He attended the local academy in Gilmanton and then read law with John Curtis Chamberlain, future member of the United States House of Representatives.[1] He was admitted to the bar in 1807 and began the practice of law in Farmington, New Hampshire.[2]

Political career[edit]

Eastman began his political career as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1813. He served in the New Hampshire Senate from 1820-1825.[3] Elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress, Eastman served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from March 4, 1825 to March 3, 1827.[4] After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law. In 1834, Eastman and James Farrington organized the Rochester Bank in Rochester, New Hampshire.[5][6]

Death[edit]

Eastman died in Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire, on January 11, 1856. He is interred at Farmington Cemetery in Farmington, New Hampshire.[7]

Personal life[edit]

On October 24, 1813, Eastman married Anstriss Barker Woodbury in Francestown, New Hampshire and they had four children: Charles, Martha Ann, George Nehemiah, and Henry Patrick.[8] His brother-in-law was Levi Woodbury, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and 9th Governor of New Hampshire.[9]

Eastman was the uncle of Ira Allen Eastman, a United States Representative from New Hampshire.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bell, Charles Henry (1893). The bench and bar of New Hampshire: including biographical notices of deceased judges of the highest court, and lawyers of the province and state, and a list of names of those now living. Houghton, Mifflin and company. p. 332. 
  2. ^ Farmer, John and Lyon, G. Parker (1830). The New-Hampshire Annual Register, and United States Calendar. 
  3. ^ New Hampshire. General Court. Senate (1820). Journal of the Senate of New Hampshire. New Hampshire. General Court. Senate. p. 7. 
  4. ^ McFarland & Jenks (1870). New Hampshire Register and Political Manual. McFarland & Jenks. p. 48. 
  5. ^ "History of the town of Rochester, New Hampshire,". Internet Archive. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ Farmer, John and Lyon, G. Parker (1836). The New-Hampshire Annual Register, and United States Calendar, Issue 15. p. 112. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Nehemiah Eastman". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Bell, Charles Henry (1893). The bench and bar of New Hampshire: including biographical notices of deceased judges of the highest court, and lawyers of the province and state, and a list of names of those now living. Houghton, Mifflin and company. p. 332. 
  10. ^ "EASTMAN, Ira Allen, (1809 - 1881)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Matthew Harvey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
Succeeded by
David Barker, Jr.