Member Biography

Ebeneezer Kingsbury Jr

Sessions Office Position District Party
1837-1838       11 Democrat
1838-1839       11 Democrat
1840       11 Democrat
1841     Speaker 11 Democrat


06/18/1804 - 04/15/1844

Ebeneezer Kingsbury, Jr. (D11) Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties 1837-1841

Early Life:

Ebeneezer Kingsbury, Jr., born June 18, 1804, Jericho, Chittenden County, Vermont; son of Reverend Ebeneezer and the former Hanna Williston Kingsbury; migrated, Pennsylvania, 1810; education at Harford education; studied law under, Honorable William Jessup of Montrose; moved to Honesdale, Pennsylvania, 1829; establishing a law practice; married, Elizabeth Harlow Fuller, 1829, children, Henry Augustus Kingsbury, Edward Payson Kingsbury, Mary Elizabeth Kingsbury, Emeline Chapman Kingsbury, Caroline Neal Kingsbury; owner-editor, Wayne County Herald, 1833-1840; Pennsylvania State Senate, 1837-1841, elected, Senate Speaker, 1841; died, April 15, 1844 (aged 39), Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania; interment, Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Ruling elder, Honesdale Presbyterian Church, superintendent, Honesdale Presbyterian Church Sunday school. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Pennsylvania State Senate, 11th district, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties, 1837-1841, elected, Senate Speaker, 1841.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members K"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

E.A. Weston, A History of Brooklyn, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania (Brooklyn, Pennsylvania: W.A. Squier, 1889), page 104.

Dwight J. Stoddard, Prominent Men of Scranton and Vicinity, Wilkes Barre and Vicinity, Pittston, Hazleton, Carbondale, Montrose and Vicinity, Pennsylvania (Scranton: Tribune Publishing Co., 1906), 261.

Ebenezer Kingsbury III (1804-1844) - Find a Grave Memorial