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John Maynard, Jr
Birth: Jan. 8, 1786
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1850
Auburn
Cayuga County
New York, USA

US Congressman. He was the son of a prominent Maryland plantation owner who became an abolitionist, freed his slaves, and settled in Seneca County, New York. The younger Maynard graduated from Union College in 1810, studied law and became an attorney in Seneca Falls in 1813. Maynard was also active in several business ventures, including a distillery. From 1821 to 1822 he was Seneca County Clerk, and in 1822 he served in the New York Assembly. In 1826 Maynard was elected to the US House of Representatives as an Adams candidate, serving one term, 1827 to 1829. After leaving Congress he returned to practicing law, serving as Seneca County District Attorney from 1836 to 1837. Maynard also instructed several students who later became attorneys, including US Senator Isaac P. Christiancy of Michigan and Congressman John E. Seeley of New York. From 1838 to 1841 he served in the New York Senate. In 1840 he was the successful Whig nominee for a seat in the US House and served one term, 1841 to 1843. He later moved to Auburn, and in 1847 won election as a Judge on the New York Supreme Court. He became a Judge of the state Court of Appeals in January, 1850, holding both positions until ill health forced him to retire shortly before his death. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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  Clarissa Wightman Maynard (1799 - 1882)
 
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North Street Cemetery
Auburn
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 2, Tier 2
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Aug 02, 2009
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