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Samuel Stewart ELLSWORTH


ELLSWORTH, Samuel Stewart, a Representative from New York; born in Pownal, Vt., October 13, 1790; attended the common schools; moved to Penn Yan, N.Y., in 1819 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; supervisor of Milo, Yates County, 1824-1828; judge of Yates County 1824-1829; served in the State assembly in 1840; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); died in Penn Yan, N.Y., June 4, 1863; interment in Lake View Cemetery.

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