Simon Larned

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Simon Larned
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th district
In office
November 5, 1804 – March 3, 1805
Preceded by Thomson J. Skinner
Succeeded by Barnabas Bidwell
Sheriff of
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1791–1791
Treasurer of
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
In office
1792–1812
Personal details
Born August 3, 1753
Died November 16, 1817 (aged 64)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Resting place Pittsfield Cemetery
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Ruth Bull,[1][2] m. 1784[2]
Children Charles Larned, (1792-1834);[2]
Sylvester Larned, born Pittsfield, Massachusetts, August 23, 1796.[1]
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Continental Army
United States Army
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Captain
US-O5 insignia.svgColonel
Unit Colonel Shepherd's regiment
Ninth United States Infantry
Commands Adjutant and Captain in Colonel William Shepard's regiment from January 1, 1777, to December 31, 1780, being aide-de-camp to General Glover, from October 1, 1779.
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War
Siege of Boston[2]
War of 1812
Battle of Plattsburgh

Simon Larned (August 3, 1753 – November 16, 1817) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Thompson, Connecticut, Larned attended the common schools. Larned served as Sheriff of Berkshire County. He served in the Revolutionary War[2] as Adjutant and Captain in Colonel William Shepard's regiment from January 1, 1777, to December 31, 1780, being aide-de-camp to General Glover, from October 1, 1779. He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1784. He was a Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1791. County treasurer 1792–1812. He served as colonel of the Ninth United States Infantry in the War of 1812 and was engaged in action at Plattsburg, along the Mohawk River.

Larned was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati.[2]

Larned was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomson J. Skinner and served from November 5, 1804, to March 3, 1805. He served as president of the Berkshire Bank. He died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on November 16, 1817. He was interred in the Pittsfield Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wiley, Edgar J. (1917), Catalogue of Officers and Students of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and Others Who Have Received Degrees 1800-1915, Middlebury, VT: Middlebury College, p. 27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Dolliver, Louise Pearsons (1907), Lineage book, Volume XXIII, Washington, DC: Daughters of the American Revolution, p. 43. 

Bibliography[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomson J. Skinner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th congressional district

November 5, 1804 – March 3, 1805
Succeeded by
Barnabas Bidwell

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