Samuel Wescott

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Samuel Wescott
10th Mayor of Jersey City
In office
May 4, 1857 – May 2, 1858
Preceded by David Stout Manners
Succeeded by Dudley S. Gregory
Personal details
Residence Jersey City, New Jersey

Samuel Wescott was the tenth Mayor of Jersey City. He succeeded David Stout Manners. Wescott served a single term from May 4, 1857 to May 2, 1858.[1] He was succeeded by Dudley S. Gregory. Wescott served in the New Jersey State Senate from 1860 to 1862.[2]

Wescott incorporated the "Mutual Benefit Life and Insurance Company of the County of Hudson" in 1860. His partners included Dudley S. Gregory, John Van Vorst, Edmund Kingsland, Garret Sip, John M. Cornelison, Hery F. Cox, Peter Bentley, Augustus A. Hardenburgh, and Jonathan D. Miller.[3]

Wescott donated land in Cannelton (now Darlington), Pennsylvania for the construction of St. Rose Catholic Church c. 1861[4]


  1. ^ Winfield, Charles (1874). History of the County of Hudson, New Jersey: from its earliest settlement to the present time. Kennard & Hay Stationery M'fg and Print. Co. p. 289. 
  2. ^ Winfield, p.342
  3. ^ Acts of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey. Trenton, NJ: Secretary of State. 1860. pp. 380–385. 
  4. ^ Bausman, Joseph H. (1904). History of Beaver County Pennsylvania and its Centennial Celebration. New York, NY: Knickerbocker Press. pp. 945–946. 

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