Silas Stow

Silas Stow

Middlefield, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Death 19 Mar 1827 (aged 53)
Lowville, Lewis County, New York, USA
Burial Lowville, Lewis County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 6394793 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was born one of eight children to Elihu Stow and Jemima Payne Stow in Middlefield, Connecticut. He was educated and attended local common public schools. He then studied law but never practiced. He relocated to Lowville, New York, where he engaged in the agricultural business. He took a job as a land agent for the politician, merchant, and developer, Nicholas Low and then relocated to Oneida County, New York, in 1797. He then was appointed a State Court Judge of Oneida County, New York, on January 28, 1801. He then relocated back to Lewis County, New York. On July 26, 1801, he married Mary Ruggles in Boston, Massachusetts, and the couple would have four children together (three boys and one girl). He then decided to run for a seat in the United States Congress and was elected. A Member of the Democratic-Republican Party, he then served New York's 10th District (Twelfth Congress) from 1811 to 1813. After his term in the United States Congress expired on March 3, 1813, he was succeeded in office by United States Representative Hosea Moffitt. He then served as the Sheriff of Lewis County, New York, from 1814 to 1815, and as a Judge of Lewis County, New York, from 1815 to 1823. He passed away on January 19, 1827, at the age of 53, and was buried in the East State Street Burying Ground (or East Road Cemetery) in Lowville, New York. His wife Mary passed away at the age of 89 in 1871. His son, Horatio J. Stowe became a New York State Senator. His other son, Alexander Wolcott Stow became the first Chief Justice of the State of Wisconsin.

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