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History of Suffolk County, New York 1683 - 1882:

Silas was a Doctor of Medicine and fought in the Revolutionary War. He was a go-between in the Township of Southampton, New York during the British occupation. He took care of General Hurlbut in Lodi, New York when no one else would.

Political Graveyard:

He was a member of the New York State Legislature in 1797 and a Representative from New York in 1805 - 1807. He was a member of the New York Senate in 1808.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:

Halsey, Silas 1743 -1832

Halsey, Silas, (father of Jeheil Howell Halsey and Nicoll Halsey), a Representative from New York, born in Southampton, New York, Long Island, New York, October 6, 1743 (old style), attended public schools, studied medicine at Elizabethtown (later Elizabeth), New Jersey;returned to Southampton and practiced medicine from 1764 to 1776; resided three years in Killingsworth, Connecticut, during the Revolutionary War, when he again returned to Southampton, New York; undersheriff of Suffolk County 1784 - 1787, sheriff 1787-1792, moved to Herkimer county in 1793, settled in what is now the town of Lodi, Seneca County, and continued the practice of medicine; also erected and operated a grist mill; supervisor of the town of Ovid 1794 - 1804; member of the State assembly from Onondaga County in 1797 and 1798 and from Cayuga County in 1800, 1801, 1803 and 1804; member of the State constitutional convention in 1801; clerk of Seneca County 1804 - 1813 and 1815, elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805 -March 3. 1807), served in the State senate in 1808 and 1809, engaged in farming, died at Lodi, Seneca County, New York, November 19, 1932; internment in Old Halsey Cemetery, South Lodi, New York.

Biographical Directory on the United States Congress 1774 - Present

He was a personal physician to George Washington during the Revolutionary War.
Physician in Hospital. Suffolk county, Militia, first Regiment of Minute Men, New York in the Revolution, supplement compiled by Erastus C. Knight pages 45 and 132.

Dr. Silas Halsey Jr. is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence while acting in the capacity of (Physician) Surgeon, New York Reference DMW and No. 358959
D.A.R. applications.


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