John Sherburne Sleeper (1794 - 1878) MP

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Nicknames: "Hawser Martingale"
Birthplace: Tyngsboro, MA, USA
Death: Died in Boston, MA, USA
Occupation: Sailor, Ship Master, Journalist, Editor, Author, 6th Mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts In office 1856–1858, Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 7th Suffolk district 1877, Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
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About John Sherburne Sleeper

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sherburne_Sleeper

John Sherburne Sleeper (1794–1878) was an American sailor, ship master, novelist (who used the pseudo name of Hawser Martingale), journalist, editor and politician. He was the 6th Mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts in office 1856–1858, Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 7th Suffolk district in 1877, and Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boston_Journal

Some of His Popular Books:

  1. A Whale Adventure in the Pacific (1841).
  2. Tales of the Ocean (1842).
  3. Salt Water Bubbles: Or, Life on the Wave (1854).
  4. Ocean Adventures: Or, Cabin and Forecastle Yarns of Thrilling Incidents (1857).
  5. Jack in the Forecastle (1860).
  6. Mark Rowland; A tale of the Sea (1867).

http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/s#a2828

http://worldcat.org/identities/lccn-nr91-27527

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Spouse: Mary Folsom Noble

m. 22 Feb 1826

Children:

  1. Mary Rindge Sleeper (1833–1897)
  2. Herbert Sleeper (1841–1874)
  3. Ariana E. Sleeper (1829–1911)
  4. Charles F. Sleeper (1826)

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1850 United States Federal Census about John S Sleeper

Name: John S Sleeper

Age: 60

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1790

Birth Place: Massachusetts

Gender: Male

Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts

Family Number: 2254

Household Members:

Name Age

John S Sleeper 60

Mary Sleeper 50

Charles Sleeper 23

Arianna Sleeper 20

John H Sleeper 18

Mary Sleeper 16

Herbert Sleeper 10

Ann Gill 30

Catharine Clogan 15

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1860 United States Federal Census about John S Sleeper

Name: John S Sleeper

Age in 1860: 64

Birth Year: abt 1796

Birthplace: Massachusetts

Home in 1860: Roxbury Ward 5, Norfolk, Massachusetts

Gender: Male

Post Office: Roxbury

Household Members:

Name Age

John S Sleeper 64

Mary F Sleeper 61

Mary R Sleeper 26

Herbert Sleeper 19

Hannah Regan 23

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Hon. John Sherburne Sleeper (Author, Politician)'s Timeline

1794
September 25, 1794
Tyngsboro, MA, USA
1826
February 22, 1826
Age 31
Portsmouth, NH, USA
December 27, 1826
Age 32
Exeter, New Hampshire, NH, USA
1829
July 9, 1829
Age 34
Exeter, Rockingham, NH, USA
1833
1833
Age 38
Lowell, MA, USA
1841
March 8, 1841
Age 46
Boston, MA, USA
1878
November 14, 1878
Age 84
Boston, MA, USA
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