GEORGE BAXTER UPHAM

Upham, George Baxter (1768-1848), (brother of Jabez Upham and cousin of Charles Wentworth Upham), a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Brookfield, Worcester County, Mass., December 27, 1768; attended the common schools and Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; was graduated from Harvard University in 1789; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1792 and commenced practice in Claremont, N.H.; solicitor for Cheshire County 1796-1804; elected as a Federalist to the Seventh Congress (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1803); declined to be a candidate for reelection to the Eighth Congress; member of the State house of representatives 1804-1813 and again in 1815, serving as speaker of the house in 1809 and 1815; served in the State senate in 1814; resumed the practice of law and also interested in banking; died in Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H., on February 10, 1848; interment in Pleasant Street Cemetery.
Parents: Phineas Upham, Susanna Buckminster
Spouse: Mary Duncan
Born: 1785 in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Died: 11 Sep 1866 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire
Marriage: 31 Dec 1805
Children Sex Birth
George Baxter Upham M 18 Jun 1807 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire
Robert Harris Upham M 12 Jul 1810 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire
Jabez Baxter Upham M 13 May 1820 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire
Harriet Harris Upham F 6 Jan 1822 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire
James Phineas Upham M 7 Oct 1827 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire
Edward B Upham M 26 Dec 1829 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire

Sources:
United States Federal Census
Vital Records
The Political Graveyard

Submitted by Deborah Crowell