Samuel Jones (New York comptroller)
He was the son of William Jones (1708–1779) and Phoebe (Jackson) Jones (1715–1800).
He was a member from Queens County of the New York State Assembly from 1786 to 1790. He was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1788, but did not attend the session. He was Recorder of New York City from 1789 to 1797. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1791 to 1799.
During the New York-Massachusetts boundary dispute of 1784-1786, Jones traveled to Boston such as to obtain materials that would support New York's claims.
On February 17, 1797, the office of New York State Comptroller was created by the New York State Legislature to succeed to the State Auditor. On March 15, Jones was appointed by the Council of Appointment the first holder of the office, serving until 1800.
He married Cornelia Haring, and their son was Chancellor Samuel Jones.
Recorder Thomas Jones was Comptroller Jones's first cousin.
- Alexander, Edward P. A Revolutionary Conservative: James Duane of New York. New York: Columbia University Press, 1938, p. 173.
- United States Congress. "Samuel Jones (id: J000251)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
-  Political Graveyard
- Google Book The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (page 34; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
-  Bible records, at rootsweb
- The Jones Family of Long Island: Descendants of Major Thomas Jones (1665-) by John Henry Jones (page 83)
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