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Ezra Hawkes (1819) was a tin-plate worker in Boston. His shop was No. 63 Court Street, and his residence on Second Street. He was ensign of a company in the First Regiment, Third Brigade, First Division, from 1816 to 1818 inclusive, and captain in the same from 1819 to 1821 inclusive. He rejoined the Artillery Company, May 9, 1821, and was honorably discharged March 24, 1823. He never held any office in the Company. He died Dec. 21, 1868.

Benjamin T. Pickman (1819) was a merchant of Boston. March 14, 1806, by act of the Legislature, Benjamin Pickman, son of the Hon. Benjamin Pickman, Jr., of Salem, in the county of Essex, was allowed to take the name of Benjamin Toppan Pickman (1819). He was born in Salem in 1790, and married Hannah, daughter of William and Hannah (Carter) Bright, of Boston. They had no children. Mr. Pickman (1819) was ensign of a company in the Second Regiment, Third Brigade, First Division, in 1815 and 1816, and lieutenant of the same in 1817 and 1818. He held the position of aide-de-camp on the staff of Gov. John Brooks (1786) from 1819 to 1823, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He was a member of the common council of Boston in 1829, 1830, and 1831, a representative to the General Court, also a senator, and presided over the Senate from 1833 until his decease. He died March 21, 1835, aged forty-five years.

Timothy Rix (1819) was in the grocery trade in Boston, at No. 7 Rowe's Wharf. He does not appear to have held office in the State militia, nor in the Artillery Company. He paraded with the Company in 1822, but subsequently his name was dropped from the roll. Mr. Whitman (1810) says that Mr. Rix (1819) removed to Haverhill, N. H.

George Stearns (1819) is recorded in the Boston Directory of 1820 as being a “victualler” on Cambridge Street, and as residing at No. 8 North Russell Street. He was ensign of a company in the Second Regiment, Third Brigade, First Division, from 1818 to 1823 inclusive, and lieutenant in the same from 1824 to 1827. He paraded in the Artillery Company in 1822, and was honorably discharged May 19, 1823. He never held any office in the Company.

Peter L. R. Stone (1819) was a grocer, of the firm of Train & Stone, and their place of business was on Cambridge Street. He was lieutenant of a company in the Second Regiment, Third Brigade, First Division, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, in 1819, and captain of the same from 1820 to 1823 inclusive. He was honorably discharged by the Artillery Company, May 31, 1824. He never held any office in the Company.

George Sullivan (1819), lawyer, of Boston, joined the Artillery Company, Oct. 7, 1811. He was honorably discharged in 1814, and he rejoined the Company, May 27, 1819. He was elected an honorary member May 27, 1819, and was again honorably discharged Feb. 16, 1827. He never held any office in the Artillery Company. See page 357 of this volume.

William Sullivan (1819), lawyer, of Boston, second son of Gov. James Sullivan, whose father came from Ireland in 1730, was born at Saco, District of Maine, Nov. 30, 1774. He entered the Latin School in 1781, and graduated from Harvard College

William Sullivan (1819). AUTilokiti Es: Loring's One Hundred Boston Orators; Whitman's Hist. A. and II. A. Company, Ed. 1842.

in 1792. He studied law under the direction of his father, and was admitted to the Suffolk bar in July, 1795. He married, May 19, 1802, Sarah W., daughter of Col. James Swan, of Dorchester, Mass. He became eminent in his profession, — “a man of popular talents and a polished gentleman.” He delivered the oration for the town authorities, July 4, 1803, which was such a signal success that, in 1804, he was elected representative to the General Court, and afterward to the Senate or Council until 1830, when he declined to serve longer. In 1812 he pronounced the first oration before the Washington Benevolent Society, and delivered a discourse before the Pilgrim Society, Plymouth, in 1829. He was a member of the convention on the revision of the State constitution in 1820.

He was major of the Independent Cadets from 1805 to 1809; was elected to the colonelcy, which he declined; was brigadier-general of the Boston brigade of State militia from 1818 to 1822, but never held any office in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. He was president of the Social Law Library of Suffolk; a member of several societies of art, science, and history, and was elected to the city council on its institution in 1822. In his last years he devoted himself to literature, wrote several valuable books, and the “Political Class-book, which entitles him to the reputation of having first introduced the study of the nature and principles of our government in the schools of our land.” He died Sept. 3, 1839. His brother, Lieut.-Col. John Langdon Sullivan, joined the Artillery Company in 1812, and another brother, Lieut.-Col. George Sullivan, in 1811 and 1819.

William Hyslop Sumner (1819), lawyer, of Boston, only son of Gov. Increase and Elizabeth (Hyslop) Sumner, and grandson of William Hyslop (1755), was born in Roxbury, July 4, 1780, and graduated at Harvard College in 1799. He married, (1) Oct. 4, 1826, Mary Ann Perry, who died July 14, 1834; (2) Dec 13, 1836, Maria F. Greenough, who died Nov. 14, 1843, and, (3) April 14, 1848, Mary D. Kemble. When nineteen years of age, by the death of his grandfather in 1796, and of his father in 1799, he became attorney for his mother in the management of her half of the large Hyslop estate. His mother died in 181o, and for several years he had the sole care of the properties left by his father and mother, one of which was Noddle's Island, of six hundred and sixty acres.

Mr. Sumner (1819) was aide-de-camp on the staff of Gov. Strong in 1806 and from 1813 to 1816, and on the staff of Gov. Brooks (1786) from 1816 to 1818, when he was appointed by Gov. Brooks (1786) adjutant-general of Massachusetts. Mr. Sumner (1819) held that and the office of quartermaster-general under Govs. Brooks (1786), Eustis, Lincoln, and Davis until 1834, when, upon his resignation, Gen. Dearborn (1816) was appointed his successor. In 1808, and during the eleven succeeding years, he was one of the representatives of Boston in the General Court. On the 10th of September, 1814, he was appointed by Gov. Strong an agent of the State to go “to the District of Maine,” which was then invaded by the British, and provide means for the protection of that part of the State. In December, 1814, he was appointed by the board of war to borrow money of the banks and pay off the troops which had been called out in Maine. In 1816, Gen. Sumner (1819) was a State agent to present the Massachusetts claim for militia services during the war to the general government. In November, 1826, he was

William H. Sumner (1819). Authorities: New Eng. IIist. and Gen. Reg., 1854; Sumner's Hist. of East Boston; Whitman's I list. A. and H. A. Company, Ed. 1842.

Ezra Hawkes (1819) was a tin-plate worker in Boston. His shop was No. 63 Court Street, and his residence on Second Street. He was ensign of a company in the First Regiment, Third Brigade, First Division, from 1816 to 1818 inclusive, and captain in the same from 1819 to 1821 inclusive. He rejoined the Artillery Company, May 9, 1821, and was honorably discharged March 24, 1823. He never held any office in the Company. He died Dec. 21, 1868.

Benjamin T. Pickman (1819) was a merchant of Boston. March 14, 1806, by act of the Legislature, Benjamin Pickman, son of the Hon. Benjamin Pickman, Jr., of Salem, in the county of Essex, was allowed to take the name of Benjamin Toppan Pickman (1819). He was born in Salem in 1790, and married Hannah, daughter of William and Hannah (Carter) Bright, of Boston. They had no children. Mr. Pickman (1819) was ensign of a company in the Second Regiment, Third Brigade, First Division, in 1815 and 1816, and lieutenant of the same in 1817 and 1818. He held the position of aide-de-camp on the staff of Gov. John Brooks (1786) from 1819 to 1823, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He was a member of the common council of Boston in 1829, 1830, and 1831, a representative to the General Court, also a senator, and presided over the Senate from 1833 until his decease. He died March 21, 1835, aged forty-five years.

Timothy Rix (1819) was in the grocery trade in Boston, at No. 7 Rowe's Wharf. He does not appear to have held office in the State militia, nor in the Artillery Company. He paraded with the Company in 1822, but subsequently his name was dropped from the roll. Mr. Whitman (1810) says that Mr. Rix (1819) removed to Haverhill, N. H.

George Stearns (1819) is recorded in the Boston Directory of 1820 as being a “victualler” on Cambridge Street, and as residing at No. 8 North Russell Street. He was ensign of a company in the Second Regiment, Third Brigade, First Division, from 1818 to 1823 inclusive, and lieutenant in the same from 1824 to 1827. He paraded in the Artillery Company in 1822, and was honorably discharged May 19, 1823. He never held any office in the Company.

Peter L. R. Stone (1819) was a grocer, of the firm of Train & Stone, and their place of business was on Cambridge Street. He was lieutenant of a company in the Second Regiment, Third Brigade, First Division, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, in 1819, and captain of the same from 1820 to 1823 inclusive. He was honorably discharged by the Artillery Company, May 31, 1824. He never held any office in the Company.

George Sullivan (1819), lawyer, of Boston, joined the Artillery Company, Oct. 7, 1811. He was honorably discharged in 1814, and he rejoined the Company, May 27, 1819. He was elected an honorary member May 27, 1819, and was again honorably discharged Feb. 16, 1827. He never held any office in the Artillery Company. See page 357 of this volume.

William Sullivan (1819), lawyer, of Boston, second son of Gov. James Sullivan, whose father came from Ireland in 1730, was born at Saco, District of Maine, Nov. 30, 1774. He entered the Latin School in 1781, and graduated from Harvard College

William Sullivan (1819). AU'rlioriti Es: Loring's One II undred Boston Orators; Whitman's Hist. A. and H. A. Company, Ed. 1842.

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appointed by the secretary of war one of a board, of which Gen. Scott was president, to report a system for the reorganization of the militia. He commanded the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1821. Gen. Sumner (1819) died Oct. 24, 1861.

Samuel Swett (1819), lawyer, of Boston, son of Dr. John B. and Charlotte (Bourne) Swett, was born in Newburyport, June 9, 1782. He married, Aug. 25, 1807, Lucia, daughter of Hon. William Gray. She died May 15, 1844. He attended school in Newburyport, graduated at Harvard College in 1800, and began to study law in Exeter, N. H. In 1801 he taught school in Roxbury, after which he continued his law studies with Judge Charles Jackson. He was admitted to the Essex County bar in 1804, and opened an office in Salem. In 1810 he relinquished law, removed to Boston, and became a partner in the firm of W. B. Swett & Co., merchants, No. 1 I Foster's Wharf. e

He was elected, Sept. 22, 1812, the first commander of the New England Guards, Second Regiment, Third Brigade, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, and served two years. In 1814 he entered the army as a volunteer, on the staff of Gen. Izard, in which he served as an engineer. After peace was declared he visited Europe, and saw much of the allied armies, concerning which he published an account in the Boston Daily Advertiser. Mr. Swett (1819) was aide-de-camp on the staff of Gov. Brooks (1786) from 1818 to 1822 inclusive, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel ; a member of the school committee of Boston; of the common council in 1823, and three years a representative to the General Court. The publications of Col. Swett (1819) were controversial and critical, a partial list of which is given in the “New England Historical and Genealogical Register,” 1867, page 375.

Mr. Swett (1819) died at his residence on Hancock Street, Boston, Oct. 28, 1866.

George W. Thayer (1819) was a merchant in Boston, of the firm of Dudley & Thayer, 1 12 Orange, now Washington, Street. He resided at No. 1 Pleasant Street. He was ensign of a company in the Third Regiment, Third Brigade, First Division, in 1818, paymaster of the Third Regiment from 1819 to 1822 inclusive, and adjutant of the same in 1823. He was honorably discharged by the Artillery Company, April 17, 1820, and rejoined in 1821. He never held office in the Company.

Benjamin Winslow (1819), auctioneer, of the firm of Winslow, Channing & Co., was located in business at No. 8 Kilby Street. He resided on Purchase Street. He held the office of ensign in a Boston company from 1814 to 1816, and was quartermaster of the Third Brigade, First Division, with the rank of major, from 1818 to 1822 inclusive.

The Company met for business and exercise March 22, 1819; also on March 29.

April 5 a business meeting was held, and at three o'clock P. M., April 9, the Company met for field duty, under the command of Lieut. Luke Richardson (1812). Previous to their leaving the Hall, Rev. Thomas Gray, of Roxbury, was elected to deliver the next anniversary sermon. The Company marched to the Common, went through the usual evolutions and firings, then returned to Faneuil Hall, and partook of the usual collation.

Several meetings were held for drill during April and May.

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