Charles Kellogg (congressman)

Charles Kellogg (October 3, 1773 Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts – May 11, 1842 Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan) was an American farmer, merchant and politician from New York.


Kellogg grave

He was the son of Asa Kellogg (1745–1820) and Lucy (Powell) Kellogg (1746–1816). He attended the common schools. In 1787, he removed to Galway where his father had settled as a pioneer seven years before. On October 21, 1794, he married Mary Ann Otis (1774–1844), and they had eleven children, among them Day O. Kellogg (b. 1796; assemblyman 1839).

In 1796, the couple removed to Marcellus, in 1797 to Aurelius, and in 1799 to Sempronius. There they founded Kelloggsville, a hamlet situated in that part of Sempronius which was in 1833 split off to form the Town of Niles, and engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits.

He was an associate judge of the Cayuga County Court and a Justice of the Peace. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1808–09, 1810, 1820–21 and 1822. He was the first Postmaster of Kelloggsville, in office from 1814 to 1825. In 1823, he opened a gristmill in the neighboring hamlet of New Hope. The mill was sold in 1851.

Kellogg was elected as a Jacksonian to the 19th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1827. Afterwards, he resumed his agricultural pursuits.

In 1839, he removed to Ann Arbor, Michigan, died there three years later, and was buried at the Fairview Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rowland Day
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

Succeeded by
Nathaniel Garrow