HEMPSTEAD, Edward (1780-1817)

HEMPSTEAD, EDWARD, a Delegate from the Territory of Missouri; born in New London, Conn., June 3, 1780; pursued academic studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1801 and commenced practice in Rhode Island; moved to St. Louis, Mo. (then District of Louisiana), in 1805; attorney general of the Territory of Upper Louisiana 1809-1811; served in several expeditions against the Indians north of the Missouri River; member of the third Territorial general assembly in 1812 and served as speaker; elected as a Delegate to the Thirteenth Congress on November 9, 1812, and served until September 17, 1814; declined to be a candidate for renomination; was thrown from a horse August 4, 1817, which resulted in his death August 10, 1817, at St. Louis, Mo.; interment on Hempstead Farm, now a part of Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Brigham Young University
Harold B. Lee Library
Provo, UT
Papers: 1811, 1 item.
A complaint signed by Hempstead.


University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the St. Louis Land papers, 1810-ca. 1821, 5 items.
Agreement for property sale signed by Hempstead.