DE WITT, Jacob Hasbrouck, (1784 - 1857)


DE WITT, Jacob Hasbrouck, (cousin of De Witt Clinton), a Representative from New York; born in Marbletown, Ulster County, N.Y., October 2, 1784; attended the rural schools and Kingston (N.Y.) Academy; engaged in agricultural pursuits; served as adjutant in the War of 1812; served in the New York state militia; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); was not a candidate for renomination in 1820; resumed agricultural pursuits; supervisor of Ulster County in 1827 and again in 1840; member of the State assembly in 1839 and again in 1847; died in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., January 30, 1857; interment in the Sharpe Cemetery, on Albany Avenue.