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Sheafe, James b. November 16, 1755 d. December 5, 1829 US Congressman. Elected to represent New Hampshire as At-Large in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1799 to 1801. Also served as a Member of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives from 1788 to 1790, Member of the New Hampshire State Senate from 1791 to 1793, and 1799 to 1800, Member of the New Hampshire Governor's Council in 1799, United States Senator from New Hampshire, 1801-1802, and Candidate for Governor of New Hampshire in 1816. (Bio by: K) Saint Johns Churchyard Cemetery, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Wentworth, Benning b. July 24, 1696 d. October 14, 1770 New Hampshire's first Royal Governor. Longest serving Royal Governor in American colonies. Son of John Wentworth, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, which then included New Hampshire. Eldest of 14 children. Graduate, Harvard, 1715. Married Angela Ruck, 1719. Three sons, all of whom died before him. Joined family business importing wine from Spain and exporting naval stores. Lived in Spain for nearly 15 years. Actively promoted creation of New Hampshire as separate colony...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Saint Johns Churchyard Cemetery, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA Plot: Tomb 1