Meredith Mallory

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Meredith Mallory (January 31, 1781 -- September 22, 1855) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Biography[edit]

Born in Watertown, Connecticut on January 31, 1781,[1] Mallory attended the common schools and relocated to Yates County, New York, where he worked as a wheelwright and farmed.[2][3]

During the War of 1812 he served as a First Lieutenant in New York's 42nd Regiment of Militia.[4][5]

He was elected Benton, New York's Town Assessor in 1819,[6] and served as Town Supervisor in 1820.[7] He later moved to Hammondsport, New York, where he owned and operated a mill and held several local offices.[8][9] He served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1835,[10] and a Justice of the Peace in 1838. In 1837 he was active in organizing residents in the Southern Tier to lobby the New York and Lake Erie Railroad to create the Cohocton Route, which aided in the economic development of New York's central and southwestern counties.[11]

He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 -- March 3, 1841).[12] He was not a candidate for reelection and returned to his business ventures in Hammondsport. In the mid-1840s his finances became overextended and his mills and other properties were sold to satisfy his debts.[13]

He later moved to Batavia, Illinois, which was then a village, where he was a partner with his son in law in a dam, mills, machine shops and farms.[14][15] He also served as a member of Batavia Township's Town Council.[16]

Mallory died in Batavia on September 22, 1855.[17][18] He was buried in West Batavia Cemetery, lot 33, grave 2.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Margaret Vannerson, The Family History, 1971, page 290
  2. ^ Penn Yan and How it Got That Way, Mallory's 18 Acre Purchase: 1808, retrieved September 19, 2013
  3. ^ Penn Yan and How it Got That Way, People: Abraham Wagener, retrieved September 21, 2013
  4. ^ Geneva (N.Y.) Gazette, Military Appointments, March 11, 1814
  5. ^ Hugh Hastings, Military Minutes of the Council of Appointment of the State of New York, 1783-1821, 1901, page 1486
  6. ^ L.C. Aldrich, History of Yates County, N.Y., 1892
  7. ^ Stafford Canning Cleveland, Jemima Wilkinson, editor, History and Directory of Yates County, 1873, page 365
  8. ^ Harlo Hakes, editor, Landmarks of Steuben County, New York, 1896
  9. ^ Rich Freeman, Sue Freeman, 200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York: A Finders' Guide, 2002, page 296
  10. ^ New York State Legislature, Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, Volume 58, Issues 1-2, 1835, page 3
  11. ^ Canandaigua Repository and Freeman, New York and Erie Railroad, March 29, 1837
  12. ^ Francis Preston Blair, Extra Globe, Members Elect of the Twenty-Sixth Congress, August 28, 1839, page 269
  13. ^ Frances Dumas, The Crooked Lake Review, Along the Outlet of Keuka Lake: Cascade Millsite, February, 1990
  14. ^ Chronicling Illinois, John Van Northwick Papers, 1831-1890, retrieved September 19, 2013
  15. ^ Penn Yan and how it Got That Way, People: Meredith Mallory, Retrieved September 19, 2013
  16. ^ City of Batavia, Batavia History: Government, retrieved September 19, 2013
  17. ^ Brookhaven Press, Commemorative Biographical Record of the Fox River Valley Counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago, 2001, Volume 1, page 503
  18. ^ Walter M. Everton, The Genealogical Helper, Volumes 18-19, 1964, page 184
  19. ^ Meredith Mallory at Find A Grave, retrieved September 19, 2013

Sources[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John T. Andrews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district

March 4, 1839 to March 3, 1841
Succeeded by
William M. Oliver