Joshua Sands


Joshua Sands Famous memorial

Sands Point, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death 13 Dec 1835 (aged 78)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 170, Lot 7963
Memorial ID 3920 View Source

US Congressman. Born in Sands Point, New York, he was a merchant who served as a Captain in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. After the war, he was a member of the New York State Senate (1792-99) and President John Adams appointed him Collector of Customs at the Port of New York, serving (1797-1801). In 1803, he was elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress, serving until 1805. Not a candidate for renomination, he was president of the board of trustees for Brooklyn, New York. In 1825, he was elected as a Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress and served until 1827. After his term, he engaged in mercantile pursuits until his death at age 77 in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Added: 6 Nov 1998
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joshua Sands (12 Oct 1757–13 Dec 1835), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3920, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .