Simon Larned

Simon Larned (August 3, 1753 – November 16, 1817) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Simon Larned
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th district
In office
November 5, 1804 – March 3, 1805
Preceded byThomson J. Skinner
Succeeded byBarnabas Bidwell
Sheriff of
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Treasurer of
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
In office
Personal details
Born(1753-08-03)August 3, 1753
Thompson, Connecticut Colony, British America
DiedNovember 16, 1817(1817-11-16) (aged 64)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S
Resting placePittsfield Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Spouse(s)Ruth Bull,[1][2] m. 1784[2]
ChildrenCharles Larned, (1792-1834);[2]
Sylvester Larned, born Pittsfield, Massachusetts, August 23, 1796.[1]
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Branch/serviceContinental Army
United States Army
RankUS-O3 insignia.svg Captain
US-O5 insignia.svg Colonel
UnitColonel Shepherd's regiment
Ninth United States Infantry
CommandsAdjutant and Captain in Colonel William Shepard's regiment from January 1, 1777, to December 31, 1780, being aide-de-camp to General Glover, from October 1, 1779.
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War
Siege of Boston[2]
War of 1812
Battle of Plattsburgh

Born in Thompson in the Connecticut Colony, Larned attended the common schools. Larned served as Sheriff of Berkshire County. He served in the Revolutionary War[2] as Adjutant and Captain in Colonel William Shepard's regiment from January 1, 1777, to December 31, 1780, being aide-de-camp to General Glover, from October 1, 1779. He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1784. He was a Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1791. County treasurer 1792–1812. He served as colonel of the Ninth United States Infantry in the War of 1812 and was engaged in action at Plattsburg, along the Mohawk River.

Larned was admitted as an original member of The Society of the Cincinnati in the state of Massachusetts when it was established in 1783.[2][3][4][5]

Larned was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomson J. Skinner and served from November 5, 1804, to March 3, 1805. He served as president of the Berkshire Bank. He died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on November 16, 1817. He was interred in the Pittsfield Cemetery.


  1. ^ a b Wiley, Edgar J. (1917), Catalogue of Officers and Students of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and Others Who Have Received Degrees 1800-1915, Middlebury, VT: Middlebury College, p. 27
  2. ^ a b c d e f Dolliver, Louise Pearsons (1907), Lineage book, Volume XXIII, Washington, DC: Daughters of the American Revolution, p. 43
  3. ^ Thomas, William Sturgis (1929). Members of the Society of the Cincinnati, Original, Hereditary and Honorary; With a Brief Account of the Society's History and Aims New York: T.A. Wright, p. 91.
  4. ^ Metcalf, Bryce (1938). Original Members and Other Officers Eligible to the Society of the Cincinnati, 1783-1938: With the Institution, Rules of Admission, and Lists of the Officers of the General and State Societies Strasburg, VA: Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., p. 191.
  5. ^ "Officers Represented in the Society of the Cincinnati". The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati. Retrieved March 15, 2021.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomson J. Skinner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th congressional district

November 5, 1804 – March 3, 1805
Succeeded by
Barnabas Bidwell

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website