Reuben Humphrey

Reuben Humphrey

West Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 12 Aug 1831 (aged 73)
Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Burial Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 17165591 · View Source
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US Congressman. He became a farmer and enlisted as a Private in the Connecticut Militia. He took part in several actions, including the Battle of Long Island. Humphrey continued his military service after the Revolution and was discharged as a Major in 1796. He held several offices in Connecticut, including serving in the Connecticut Assembly in 1779, 1791 and 1793. He also held the position of Keeper of Newgate State Prison (a military office) for five years. In 1801 he relocated to Onondaga County, New York, where he resumed farming in the towns of Onondaga and Marcellus. Humphrey was First Judge of Onondaga County from 1804 to 1807, and served as Onondaga Town Supervisor in 1805. In 1806 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democratic-Republican and served one term, 1807 to 1809. In 1810 he served again as Onondaga Town Supervisor. From 1811 to 1815 he served as a New York State Senator, and in 1812 he held the office of Public School Inspector in the town of Onondaga. NOTES: His Congressional biography lists his death date as August 12, 1831, but cemetery records and his headstone list it as August 10, 1832. In addition his last name sometimes appears in written records as Humphreys.

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