DURFEE, Nathaniel Briggs, (1812 - 1872)


DURFEE, Nathaniel Briggs, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Tiverton, R.I., September 29, 1812; completed preparatory studies; engaged in agricultural pursuits and conducted a fruit orchard; member of the Rhode Island house of representatives for eleven years; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); resumed his former pursuits; was serving as county clerk at the time of his death in Tiverton, Newport County, R.I., on November 9, 1872; interment in the family burial ground near Tiverton, R.I.