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LARNED, Simon

1753–1817

Biography

LARNED, Simon, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Thompson, Conn., August 3, 1753; attended the common schools; sheriff of Berkshire County; served in the Revolutionary War with rank as captain in Colonel Shepherd's regiment; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Pittsfield, Mass., in 1784; was a representative in the general court in 1791; county treasurer 1792-1812; served as colonel of the Ninth United States Infantry in the War of 1812 and was engaged in action at Plattsburg, along the Mohawk River; elected as a Republican to the Eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomson J. Skinner and served from November 5, 1804, to March 3, 1805; president of the Berkshire Bank; died in Pittsfield, Mass., on November 16, 1817; interment in the Pittsfield Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 2 letters.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Larned family papers, 1777-1822, 7 volumes. Collection includes six volumes pertaining to Simon Larned's Revolutionary War experience.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: Letter book of Thomas Franklin, 1791-1809, 1 volume (316 pages). Correspondents include Simon Larned.
Papers: Orderly books of the United States Continental Army, Massachusetts Regiment, Fourth, 1778-1781, 3 volumes. Collection includes one orderly book kept Simon Larned.
Papers: Account books, 1782, 1803-1806, 1832-1839, 3 volumes. Collection includes account books kept by Simon Larned and other members of the Larned family, containing military clothing and victualing accounts, Larned family accounts, and accounts for Massachusetts land sales.
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