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Cornelius Corneliusen SCHOONMAKER

(1745-1796)

SCHOONMAKER, Cornelius Corneliusen, (grandfather of Marius Schoonmaker), a Representative from New York; born in Shawangunk (now Wallkill), Ulster County, N.Y., in June 1745; received a limited schooling; became a surveyor and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the committees of vigilance and safety during the Revolutionary War; served in the State assembly 1777-1790; member of the state ratification convention in 1788; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Second Congress (March 4, 1791-March 3, 1793); again a member of the state assembly in 1795; died in Shawangunk, N.Y., in the spring of 1796; interment in Old Shawangunk Churchyard at Bruynswick, in Shawangunk (now Wallkill), Ulster County, N.Y.

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

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