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Samuel PARTRIDGE

(1790-1883)

PARTRIDGE, Samuel, a Representative from New York; born in Norwich, Windsor County, Vt., November 29, 1790; received a limited schooling; during the War of 1812 enlisted as a private in the Vermont Militia; later appointed a captain of Engineers in the Regular Army; served two terms as high sheriff of Windsor County; moved to New York and engaged in mercantile pursuits at Cold Spring in 1820; moved to Chemung County, N.Y., in 1830 and to Elmira in 1837 and again engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); engaged in agricultural pursuits and the real estate business; died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., March 30, 1883; interment in Second Street Cemetery.

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

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