Plymouth County Biographies

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Barzillai Gannett

Barzillai Gannett (1764-1832), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Mass., June 17, 1764; was graduated from Harvard University in 1785; studied theology, but did not enter the ministry; selectman of Pittston, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), in 1793, 1794, 1796-1798, 1801, and 1802; town clerk in 1794; moderator 1797-1802; selectman and assessor, Gardiner, Maine, 1803-1808; appointed as the first postmaster of Gardiner and served from September 30, 1804, to October 1, 1809; moderator 1804-1806, 1808, 1809, and 1811; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1805 and 1806; served in the Massachusetts senate in 1807 and 1808; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses and served from March 4, 1809, until his resignation in 1812; died in New York City in 1832.

Parents: Joseph Gannett, Elizabeth Latham
Spouse: Elizabeth Farley
Born: 7 Jul 1774 in Newcastle, Maine
Died: 18 Sep 1845
Marriage: 30 Apr 1797
Edward F GANNETT 1798–1826
Elizabeth L GANNETT 1800–1836
Michael F GANNETT 1802–1889
Catherine GANNETT 1804–1861
Joseph GANNETT 1806–1807
Joseph Farley GANNETT 1810–1888

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