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Charles KINSEY

(1773-1849)

KINSEY, Charles, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Baltimore, Md., in 1773; attended the common schools; in early life engaged in the manufacture of paper; moved to Bloomfield Township, Essex County, N.J., and continued the industry; moved to Paterson, N.J., in 1802 and later to New Prospect (now Waldwick), Bergen County, N.J., continuing in the paper industry; member of the State general assembly in 1812, 1813, 1819, and 1826; served in the State council in 1814; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); elected to the Sixteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Condit and served from February 2, 1820, to March 3, 1821; moved to New Prospect, near Hohokus, Bergen County, N.J., and carried on the manufacture of paper; judge of the court of common pleas and of the orphans’ court of Bergen County 1830-1845; died in New Prospect, N.J., June 25, 1849; interment in Union Cemetery, near New Prospect.

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

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