Charles Sitgreaves

Charles Sitgreaves

Birth
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 17 Mar 1878 (aged 74)
Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 7949993 · View Source
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Sitgreaves was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on April 22, 1803, and moved with his parents to New Jersey in 1806. His parents names were William Sitgreaves and Ursula (Bullman).
He was the husband of Jane Louisa Depew (DuPuy). His children were Edwin Erskin (1827-1855), Jennie Sitgreaves who married first to Fred Tolles and second to Col. Benjamin Haines, and Capt. Charles Minor Sitgreaves (1847-1901), Virginia, Ursula, Samuel, and Mary who married William Godley.

He pursued classical studies. He studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1824 and commenced practice in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. He was member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1831–1833 and the New Jersey Legislative Council from 1834-1835. He was a major commandant in the New Jersey militia from 1828–1838, and served in the New Jersey Senate from 1851-1854. He was president of the Belvidere and Delaware River Railway. Sitgreaves served as the Mayor of Phillipsburg, New Jersey in 1861 and 1862, and was president of the National Bank of Phillipsburg from 1856 to 1878.

Sitgreaves was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress and Fortieth Congress, and served in office from March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869, for the 3rd congressional district and was not a candidate for renomination in 1868.

After leaving Congress, he engaged in banking and railroading. He died in Phillipsburg on March 17, 1878 at the age of 74 years, and was interred in Seventh Street Cemetery in Easton.


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  • Created by: Peggy Spengler-Moser
  • Added: 5 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7949993
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Sitgreaves (22 Apr 1803–17 Mar 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7949993, citing Easton Cemetery, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Peggy Spengler-Moser (contributor 15166225) .