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Jacob MARKELL

(1770-1852)

MARKELL, Jacob, (father of Henry Markell), a Representative from New York; born in Schenectady County, N.Y., May 8, 1770; attended the common schools; moved to Manheim in 1790 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; justice of the peace; supervisor of the town of Manheim 1797-1819 and 1824-1829; served as judge of the court of common pleas of Montgomery County; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); member of the State assembly from Herkimer County in 1820; died in Manheim, Herkimer County, N.Y., November 26, 1852; interment in Snells Bush Cemetery, Manheim, N.Y.

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

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