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Jerediah HORSFORD

(1791-1875)

HORSFORD, Jerediah, a Representative from New York; born in Charlotte, Chittenden County, Vt., March 8, 1791; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; served during the War of 1812; missionary to the Seneca Indians at Moscow, N.Y., in 1815; held several local offices; member of the State assembly in 1831; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); served as colonel of light infantry in the State militia; moved to Livonia, N.Y., in 1863; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Livonia, Livingston County, N.Y., January 14, 1875; interment in Moscow Cemetery, Moscow (now Leicester), N.Y.

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

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