Sunday, December 13, 2020

Jane Quackenbush And The Honorable Ira A. Eastman

Judge Ira A. Eastman
Jane Quackenbush, daughter of John N. Quackenbush; born in Albany, New York on September 10, 1814. She married on February 22. 1833. to Judge Ira A. Eastman, of Gilmanton. New Hampshire. Together they produced the following children: Anna Q. married David Cross; Clarence married Helen McDougal.

Jane Quackenbush and her family resided at Manchester, New Hampshire. Judge Ira A. Eastman, husband of Jane Quackenbush, was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire on Jan. 1, 1809. He graduated from Dartmouth College in the class of 1829, and studied law with Judge Willard of Troy, New York. In 1835 he was chosen Clerk of the Senate of the State of New Hampshire; in 1836 was elected a Representative in the State Legislature; re-elected 1837 and 1838, and during the last two years was Speaker of the House.

In 1836 he was appointed by the Governor and Council Register of Probate for Stratford County, which office he held until 1839, when he was elected a member of the House of Representatives of the 26th Congress, two years later was elected to the 27th, serving from 1839 to 1843.

After retiring from Congress he held many judicial positions, and was Judge of Common Pleas, Judge of the Supreme Court and of the Superior Judicial Court. In 1836 he received the Democratic nomination for Governor, and in 1866 he was supported by the same party for U. S. Senator. In 1858 he received the degree of L.L. D., and in 1859 was chosen one of the trustees of Dartmouth College. Judge Eastman died at Manchester, N. H., in 1881.

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