BETTON, Silas, (1768 - 1822)


BETTON, Silas, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Londonderry, N.H., August 26, 1768; studied under a private tutor, and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1787; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Salem, Rockingham County, N.H., in 1790; member of the State house of representatives 1797-1799; member of the State senate 1801-1803; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1807); resumed the practice of law; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1810 and 1811; served as high sheriff of Rockingham County 1813-1818; died in Salem, N.H., January 22, 1822; interment in Old Parish Cemetery, Center Village, Salem, N.H.