Legislator Details

Sylvester Abel
Number of sessions served 1
Gender: Male
Age at election: 56

Vital Records Information:

Date: 10/9/1809
City: Lebanon, CT
County: New London County, CT
Country: US
Date: 11/17/1865
City: Ann Arbor, MI
County: Washtenaw County, MI
Country: US
Type of Burial: interred
City: Ann Arbor, MI
County: Washtenaw County, MI
Country: US
Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery

Marital Information:

Number of Children: 0


Military Service:
Occupation: lawyer, insurance agent
Race: Caucasian or White


Biographical Sketch:
Early member of the Ann Arbor bar. Elected Washtenaw county treasurer 1848-53 elected prosecuting attorney 1858. He served as postmaster in Ann Arbor

Notable Facts:
1850 Census lists year of birth, 1813, and birthplace, Pennsylvania. 1860 Census lists year of birth, 1814, and birthplace, Connecticut. MI Manual for 1857 says he was 42, which would make his birth year about 1815, in Connecticut. Find-a-Grave gives 10/9/1809 as birth date and Lebanon, CT as birth place.

Sessions Served:

Chamber: Senate
Party: Whig
Committees Served On: Finance , Enrolled Bills
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Ann Arbor
County of Residence Washtenaw
District: 7
District Description:

Date Elected: 11/4/1856
Date Sworn In: 1/7/1857
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Departed

Maritial Status: Single


MIBiog 1:6; PolGryd; Ancestry; DFP 8/7/1910, p.E5; DFP 8/12/1850, p.2; Ancestry; Manual 1857 p.34; Manual 1857 p.34; Find-a-Grave.com; Chapman (W) p. 229