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John EDWARDS

(1781-1850)

EDWARDS, John, a Representative from New York; born in Beekmans precinct, Dutchess County, near Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on August 6, 1781; attended the common schools; sheriff of Montgomery County and keeper of Johnstown Jail 1806-1812; moved to Fulton County and settled in the village of Ephratah; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); engaged in the mercantile business and also interested in manufacturing pursuits; died in Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y., December 28, 1850; interment in Johnstown Cemetery.

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

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