Silliman, Benjamin D. (Benjamin Douglas), 1805-1901

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Benjamin Douglas Silliman (1805-1901) was a prominent Brooklyn lawyer and politician. He represented Kings County in the New York State Assembly in 1838, was U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1865 to 1866, was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1872, and was a Republican candidate for New York State Attorney General in 1873, among other accomplishments.

From the guide to the Benjamin D. Silliman property dispute report, 1846, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

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creatorOf Silliman, Benjamin D. (Benjamin Douglas), 1805-1901. ALS : New York, to Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, 1842 Dec. 28. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Benjamin D. Silliman property dispute report, 1846 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894. Joseph Holt : miscellaneous papers, 1857-1867. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn New England Society in the City of Brooklyn records, Bulk, 1880-1916, 1880-1981 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
creatorOf Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by Albany Street, Washington Street, Carlisle Street and West Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Izard, Allen S. (Allen Smith), 1810-1879. Letter : Charleston, S.C., to [Benjamin Douglas Silliman], 1861 Feb. 13. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn King family papers, 1844-1901, 1844-1895 William L. Clements Library
creatorOf King family. King family papers, 1844-1901, bulk 1844-1895. William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Ruggles, Samuel B. (Samuel Bulkley), 1800-1881. Samuel B. Ruggles papers, 1801-1881. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Bodley family. Bodley family papers, 1773-1939. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Samuel B. Ruggles papers, 1801-1881 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915 Houghton Library
creatorOf Stevens, John Austin, 1795-1874. Papers, 1811-1885. Churchill County Museum
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associatedWith Berry, Richard person
associatedWith Bodley family. family
associatedWith Brooklyn Society of New England Women. corporateBody
associatedWith Gowanus Bridge Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894. person
associatedWith Izard, Allen S. (Allen Smith), 1810-1879. person
associatedWith King family family
associatedWith King family. family
associatedWith New England Society in the City of Brooklyn. corporateBody
associatedWith New England Society in the City of New York. corporateBody
correspondedWith Palfrey family. family
associatedWith Ruggles, Samuel B. (Samuel Bulkley), 1800-1881. person
associatedWith Sage, Gardner A. person
associatedWith Stevens, John Austin, 1795-1874. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Verplanck, Gulian C. (Gulian Crommelin), 1786-1870, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Gowanus (New York, N.Y.)
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Somers Mutiny, 1842
Water rights--New York (State)--Kings County
Real property--New York (State)--Kings County
Bridges--New York (State)--Kings County
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Birth 1805

Death 1901

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