Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949
Born in Southampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., March 8, 1782; moved to Herkimer County in 1793 with his parents, who settled in what is now the town of Lodi, Seneca County; attended the common schools; moved to Tompkins County and settled near Trumansburg in 1808; engaged in agricultural pursuits and milling; supervisor for Ulysses in 1812, 1814, 1815, 1818, 1821, and 1826;
Member of the State assembly in 1816 and again in 1824; sheriff of Tompkins County 1819-1821; foreman of the grand jury that indicted one Hyde in a famous slave case; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); was not a candidate for renomination in 1834; appointed judge of the Tompkins County Court on February 11, 1834; resumed the milling business;
Died while on a visit in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., March 3, 1865; interment in Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg, N.Y. [page 1255]
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