|Kansas Territorial representative|
|Member of the Missouri House of Representatives|
|United States consul to England|
|Born||June 16, 1822|
Newmarket, New Hampshire
|Died||January 3, 1891 (aged 68)|
|Spouse(s)||Georgia Hubbard Branscomb (first)|
Emily Taylor Branscomb (second)
|Education||Dartmouth College (B.A.)|
Cambridge Law School (J.D.)
Life[change | change source]
Branscomb was born in Newmarket, New Hampshire on June 16, 1822. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1845, and he graduated from Cambridge in 1848. In the 1850s, he joined the New England Emigrant Aid Company.
In 1854, he and Charles Robinson went to the Kansas Territory. They were looking for a good place to make a city. They found a place, and it became Lawrence, Kansas. He led the first people to Lawrence.
In the 1860s, Branscomb moved to St. Louis. In 1874, he came back to Lawrence. He ran for Governor of Kansas, but he lost. In 1890, he moved to Denver, Colorado. He died on January 3, 1891 of pneumonia.
Election history[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "KS Governor ". Our Campaigns. Retrieved August 7, 2018. Note: the website misspells Branscomb's last name as "Brancombe".
- "Charles H. Branscomb". Lawrence Daily Journal. February 21, 1891. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
- "Newmarket Town Records" (PDF). The New Hampshire Genealogical Record. 6 (1): 158. 1909. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
- Chapman, George (1867). Sketches of the Alumni of Dartmouth College. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press. p. 354.
- Blackmar, Frank, ed. (1912). "Branscomb, Charles H.". Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, etc. Chicago, IL: Standard Publishing Company. p. 230. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
- Cordley, Richard (1895). A History of Lawrence, Kansas: From the Earliest Settlement to the Close of the Rebellion. Lawrence, KS: Lawrence Journal Press. p. 3-4.
- Cordley, Richard (1895). A History of Lawrence, Kansas: From the Earliest Settlement to the Close of the Rebellion. Lawrence, KS: Lawrence Journal Press. p. 4-5.
- Connelley, William (1918). A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Company. p. 360.
- "A Good Candidate". Daily Kansas Tribune. October 23, 1866. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
- "Chas. H. Branscomb Dead: One of the Earliest Settlers of Lawrence Dies at Denver". Lawrence Daily Gazette. February 4, 1891. Retrieved August 7, 2018.