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Nathan WILSON

(1758-1834)

WILSON, Nathan, a Representative from New York; born in Bolton, Worcester County, Mass., December 23, 1758; moved with his family to Greenwich, Hampshire County, Mass., where he attended school; served two enlistments in Massachusetts regiments during the Revolutionary War in 1777 and 1780; moved to New Perth (now Salem), Washington County, N.Y.; enlisted as a private in the Sixteenth Regiment, Albany County Militia; appointed by Governor George Clinton in 1791 adjutant in Washington County Militia Regiment; town collector in 1801 and 1802; sheriff of Washington County 1802-1806; elected as a Republican to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of David Thomas and served from June 3, 1808, to March 3, 1809; justice of the peace 1808-1816; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died near Salem, Washington County, N.Y., July 25, 1834; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, N.Y.

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

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