Evarts, William Maxwell

Evarts, William Maxwell

Male 1818 - 1901  (83 years)

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  • Name Evarts, William Maxwell  [1
    Born 6 Feb 1818  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Feb 1901  Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I66290  Sackett
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2021 

    Father Evarts, Jeremiah F.,   b. 3 Jan 1781, Sunderland, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1831, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Sherman, Mehitable Prescott,   b. 28 Jan 1774, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1851, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Children
    +1. Evarts, William Maxwell,   b. 6 Feb 1818, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1901, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     
    Family ID F26430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wardner, Helen Minerva,   b. 22 Jun 1820, Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1903, Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Evarts, Maxwell,   b. 15 Nov 1862, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1913, Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F26431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Feb 1818 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Evarts, Maxwell - 15 Nov 1862 - Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Feb 1901 - Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 2 Jun 2021.
      Memorial ID 6653990
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6653990

      William Maxwell Evarts
      Birth 6 Feb 1818
      Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
      Death 28 Feb 1901 (aged 83)
      New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
      Burial
      Ascutney Cemetery
      Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA

      Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Senator. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the grandson of Founding Father, Roger Sherman and the cousin of Roger Sherman Baldwin. An 1837 graduate of Yale and an alumnus of Harvard Law School, he was an author of political articles, an assistant United States attorney, and the successful counsel in the Lemmon Slave Case, which gave freedom to a slave who had escaped in New York City while being taken from Virginia to Texas by ship. In 1860 he headed the New York delegation at the Republican national convention and led the fight for William H. Seward's nomination. He was a strong Union man and the secretary of New York's Union Defense Committee in 1861. That year, during the Enchantress Affair, he handled the prosecution involving the Confederate privateer crew and received national attention because of the life or death stakes and the delicacy the case required. With his reputation for sensitivity established, he was sent on 2 diplomatic missions to England, in 1863 and 1864, to negotiate for an end to the private construction of Confederate warships. During this period, until Salmon P. Chase became available for the position, he was under consideration as successor to the Chief Justice of the United States Roger B. Taney. His postwar career was long and distinguished. He served as Attorney General under President Andrew Johnson from 1868 to 1869, and chief defense counsel in the impeachment trials. He successfully represented a British client in the Alabama Claims cases. From 1877 to 1881, he served as Secretary of State under President Rutherford B. Hayes and from 1885 to 1891, he served as a United States Senator representing New York. He later would die in New York City.

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