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Henry Roelif BRINKERHOFF

(1787-1844)

BRINKERHOFF, Henry Roelif, (cousin of Jacob Brinkerhoff), a Representative from Ohio; born in Adams County, Pa., September 23, 1787; moved with his parents to Cayuga County, N.Y., in 1793; attended the country schools; commanded a company of militia in the War of 1812, distinguishing himself in the Battle of Queenstown Heights; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State assembly in 1828 and 1829; senior major general of the New York State Militia in 1824; commanded the military escort which accompanied General Lafayette in his progress through the State; moved to Huron County, Ohio, in 1837; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1843, until his death in Huron County, Ohio, April 30, 1844; interment in the Pioneer Cemetery, Plymouth, Richland County, Ohio.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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