submitted by Douglas C. Huggett
SILAS HALSEY, JR. MD.
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.
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
(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.
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
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