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Joseph REYNOLDS

(1785-1864)

REYNOLDS, Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in Easton, Washington County, N.Y., September 14, 1785; completed academic studies; moved to Virgil, N.Y., in 1809; engaged in agricultural pursuits; organized a company of riflemen for service in the War of 1812; was major, colonel, and brigadier general in the State troops; justice of the peace 1815-1837; member of the State assembly in 1818; judge of Cortland County 1821-1839; supervisor of the town of Cortlandville 1825-1835; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); first president of the village of Cortland in 1864; died in Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y., September 24, 1864; interment in the Cortland Rural Cemetery.

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

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