Ellen Douglas Birdseye (married on June 24, 1834; she died on December 17, 1858); Martha Elizabeth Archibald Wagener (remarried on May 15, 1861; she died in 1912)
Seventeen children (15 while in office, 12 with Ellen, 5 with Martha): Cornelia, Edward, Homer B., Ellen L., Emma C., Clara, Florence B., Lucia Kate, Henry Birdseye, Mary "Minnie" Hascal, Charles Augustus Jr., and Mabel F. (children with Ellen); Frederick E., Robert Archibald, Allan Givens, Edith A. (born after he left office), and Annabel A. (born after he left office) (children with Martha)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He came to Minnesota in 1854. He moved to Northfield, Minnesota in 1860 or 1861.
He was the 7th of 11 children.
According to his obituary, he ran unsuccessfully as the Free Soil Movement party endorsed candidate for Lieutenant Governor but it is unclear if this was in New York or Minnesota.
He died at home in Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota. He was buried in the Northfield Cemetery.
Birth month, birth date, birth county, birth city, middle name, death month, family data, and death date provided by his great great granddaughter.