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Source: Morris County, NJGenWeb page;
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Samuel B. HALSEY was the son of Dr. Abraham and Mary Beach HALSEY, and was born at Fishkill, N.Y., July 24th 1796. He entered Union College in 1811 and graduated in 1815. He commenced the study of law with Hon. James TALMADGE, at Poughkeepsie, and in 1817 was appointed aid-de-camp by Governor Talmadge.

He was licensed as an attorney by the supreme court of New York, October 30th, 1818, and practiced his profession from that time until 1834, when he removed to Rockaway. He was twice elected to the Legislature of New York from Dutchess county, once in 1826 and again in 1830. At one of these elections he was the only member of his party that was elected.

On his removal to New Jersey he abandoned the active practice of the law, and engaged in mining and manufacturing iron, farming, etc., and in assisting his father-in-law, Colonel Joseph Jackson, in the management of his affairs.

He was frequently engaged, as master in chancery, in the settlement of estates, and from 1846 to 1851 was one of the judges of Morris county. He was twice elected to the Legislature of New Jersey, first in September 1841, and again in 1843. At the second election he was made speaker of the house.

He died in Rockaway, September 15th, 1871. His strict integrity and kindness of heart won the love and respect of all who knew him.


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