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submitted by Anne Halsey Hurst

Dr. Silas Halsey, Jr.
Born at Southampton, Long Island, Oct. 17, 1743,
and died at Ovid, New York, Nov. 19th, 1832
Was a Minute Man at the beginning of the Revolution,
then a refugee to Connecticut.
In 1787 was Sheriff of Suffolk Co.;
in 1793 took his family by batteaux
to the shore of Cayuga Lake
where he settled at Halseyville in 1830.
Was Supervisor of Onondaga Co;
member of Assembly 1796, 7-8.
In 1801 Delegate to the State Constitutional Convention.
In 1804, Clerk of SenecaCo.;
in 1804 member of the 11th Congress;
1808-9 State Senator.
Two of his sons -
Jehiel and Nicoll
were members of Congress.


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