BROOKS, Micah, (1775 - 1857)


BROOKS, Micah, a Representative from New York; born in Brooksvale, near Cheshire, Conn., May 14, 1775; received his early education from his father; a pioneer and one of the earliest surveyors of western New York; justice of the peace in 1806; member of the State assembly in 1808 and 1809; colonel on the frontier and at Fort Erie 1812-1814; major general of the New York State Infantry 1828-1830; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate from Ontario County to the State constitutional convention in 1821; presidential elector on the Adams ticket in 1824; died in Fillmore, Allegany County, N.Y., on July 7, 1857; interment in Nunda Cemetery, Nunda, Livingston County, N.Y.