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SAMUEL B. HALSEY
Source: Morris County, NJGenWeb page;
contributed to that page by Brianne
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
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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