Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven

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  • ID: I309494
  • Title: Congressman
  • Name: David Stuart
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 19 JUL 2010
  • Birth: 12 MAR 1816 in Brooklyn, New York
  • Education: 1830 Andover, Massachusetts
  • Education: 1835
  • Education: 1837 Ohio
  • Event: Office Michigan
  • Note: elected prosecuting attorney
  • Event: Office FROM 05 DEC 1853 TO 03 MAR 1855
  • Note: Congressman from Michigan
  • Death: 12 SEP 1868 in Detroit, Michigan
  • Note: David, soldier, born in Brooklyn, New York, 12 March, 1816; died in Detroit, Michigan, 19 September, 1868. He removed to Michigan, studied law, and practised in Detroit. He was there elected to congress as a Democrat, and served from 5 December, 1853, till 3 March, 1855. He subsequently settled in Chicago, II1., becoming solicitor for the Illinois Central railroad. He was appointed colonel of the 55th Illinois infantry on 31 October, 1861, and commanded the 2d brigade of Gem William T. Sherman's division from 27 February till 14 May, 1862. His brigade held the position on the extreme left at Shiloh, and suffered severe loss, while he was wounded in the shoulder. He was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers on 29 November, 1862, and commanded a brigade of Morgan L. Smith's division during the siege of Corinth and subsequent operations till General Smith was wounded at Chickasaw Bayou, after which he led the division, participating in the capture of Arkansas Post. When the senate failed to confirm his appointment as brigadier-general, he left the service on 3 April, 1863, and returned to legal practice in Detroit.

    Father: Robert Stuart
    Mother: Emma Elizabeth Sullivan

    Marriage 1 Sarah Lawrence Benson b: 31 MAR 1820 in New York City, New York
    • Married: 06 OCT 1842
    1. Has No Children Robert Stuart b: 23 JUN 1843 in Detroit, Michigan
    2. Has No Children Marion Stuart b: 29 MAY 1845 in Detroit, Michigan
    3. Has Children John Stuart b: 04 JAN 1847 in Detroit, Michigan
    4. Has No Children Maynard Stuart b: 29 JAN 1850 in Brooklyn, New York
    5. Has Children Sarah Lawrence Stuart b: 23 MAY 1851 in Detroit, Michigan
    6. Has No Children Lefferts Brevoort Stuart b: 09 MAY 1859 in Chicago, Illinois
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