SAMMONS, Thomas, (1762 - 1838)


SAMMONS, Thomas, (grandfather of John Henry Starin), a Representative from New York; born in Shamenkop, Ulster County, N.Y., October 1, 1762; attended the rural schools; served as an officer in the Revolutionary War; engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1801; member of the council of appointment; served as lieutenant, captain, and major in the State militia; elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1807); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for reelection; elected to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1813); resumed agricultural pursuits; died on the Sammons homestead, in Montgomery County, near Johnstown, N.Y., November 20, 1838; interment on the homestead in the Simeon Sammons Cemetery.