Isaac Brayton

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Isaac Brayton
Member of the
Ohio House of Representatives
Cuyahoga County
In office
January 7, 1856 – January 5, 1857
Associate Judge of the 9th Judicial Circuit of Ohio
In office
February 1850 – January 1852
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Nantucket County
Personal details
Born Nantucket, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Love Mitchell, m. July 25, 1825[1]
Children Mary Ann, George Mitchell, Lydia Mitchell, John, and Henry Swift.[2]
Profession Sea captain

Isaac Brayton (1801-1885) was an American sea captain and politician who served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, in the Ohio House of Representatives,[3] as an Ohio state Judge, and in the Ohio Senate.[1][4]

Early life[edit]

Brayton was born to Issac and Sarah[5] in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1801.[1] Brayton's father died when he was young, and he was raised by, a relative, Hezekiah Barnard.[6]

Family life[edit]

On July 25, 1825[1] Brayton married Love Mitchell, the daughter of Lydia and Peleg Mitchell, Love[2](Love was the aunt of Maria Mitchell).[4] They had five children; Mary Ann,[1] George Mitchell, Lydia Mitchell, John, and Henry Swift.[2]

Ship's Captain[edit]

In the early part of his life Brayton became the Captain of a whaling ship, on April 28, 1833 Brayton landed the largest cargo of whale oil ever brought to Nantucket (2,824 barrels).[5] Brayton also landed one of the first, if not the first Christian missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands.[5]

Associate Judgeship[edit]

In 1850 Brayton was elected an Associate[7] Judge[8] by the General Assembly,[9] which at this time elected Ohio's judges,[10] to represent Portage County on Ohio's Ninth Judicial Circuit.[11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Bowen, A. W. (1898), A Portrait and Biographical Record of Portage and Summit Counties, Ohio, Logansport, Indiana: A. W. Bowen & Co., p. 689.
  2. ^ a b c Hills, Aaron Merritt (1895), Life and labors of Mrs. Mary A. Woodbridge, Ravenna, Ohio: F. W. Woodbridge, p. 401.
  3. ^ Halley, W. E. (1917), Manual of Legislative Practice in the General Assembly of Ohio, 1915-1916, Columbus, Ohio: Ohio General Assembly, p. 282.
  4. ^ a b Hills, Aaron Merritt (1895), Life and labors of Mrs. Mary A. Woodbridge, Ravenna, Ohio: F. W. Woodbridge, p. 28.
  5. ^ a b c Hills, Aaron Merritt (1895), Life and labors of Mrs. Mary A. Woodbridge, Ravenna, Ohio: F. W. Woodbridge, p. 27.
  6. ^ Warner, Beers, & Co. (1885), History of Portage County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County, its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, etc; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; Biographies; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Statistical and Miscellaneous Matter, Chicago, Illinois: Warner, Beers, & Co., p. 814.
  7. ^ Gilkey, Elliott Howard (1901), The Ohio Hundred Year Book: A Hand-book of the Public Men and Public Institutions of Ohio from the Formation of the North-West Territory (1787) to July 1, 1901, Columbus, Ohio: Seventy Fourth Ohio General Assembly, p. 542.
  8. ^ Bowen, A. W. (1898), A Portrait and Biographical Record of Portage and Summit Counties, Ohio, Logansport, Indiana: A. W. Bowen & Co., p. 690.
  9. ^ Gilkey, Elliott Howard (1901), The Ohio Hundred Year Book: A Hand-book of the Public Men and Public Institutions of Ohio from the Formation of the North-West Territory (1787) to July 1, 1901 (, Columbus, Ohio: Seventy Fourth Ohio General Assembly, p. 543.
  10. ^ O’Connor, Maureen (May 2013), Ohio Courts 2013: A Proposal for Strengthening Judicial Elections, Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Courts 2013, p. 3.
  11. ^ Warner, Beers, & Co. (1885), History of Portage County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County, its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, etc; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; Biographies; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Statistical and Miscellaneous Matter, Chicago, Illinois: Warner, Beers, & Co., p. 332.