In my research, I have come across mention (usually in secondary sources) of some of my ancestors serving in the Massachusetts State House. I sent an email to Beth and she got back to me with scanned images of my relatives' cards found in this file.
My third great grandfather, Samuel Greele, was a Representative in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for several years in the 19th century.
House. 1838, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843
Born July 3, 1783, Wilton, N.H.
H. W. 1802 [year he graduated Harvard College]
Preacher, teacher, Manufacturer.
died Aug. 16, 1861. Swampscott [Essex County, Massachusetts]
Harvard Necrology. pp. 396-397
N. E. Gen. Reg. V. 15: pp. 360-361 [New England Historical and Genealogical Register]
Son of Samuel and Olive (Read) Greele.
I already knew most of this information, but it does confirm for me the specific years he served in the Massachusetts General Court for Boston. I also found the Harvard Necrology (Necrology of Alumni of Harvard College 1851-52 to 1862-63 by Joseph Palmer, 1864: Boston: John Wilson and Son) at the Internet Archive, a wealth of information for Harvard Alumni who died between 1852-1863. His obituary in this book also notes that he was a member of the Board of Aldermen in Boston from 1834-1836.
He was one ancestor I blogged about in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks last year.
I descend from Representative Samuel Greele as follows:
Samuel Greele (1783-1861)
Samuel Sewall Greeley (1824-1916)
Ethel May Greeley (1875-1931)
Lowell Townsend Copeland (1900-1974)