|Member of the New York State Assembly|
for Livingston County
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 29th district
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
|Preceded by||Robert L. Rose|
|Succeeded by||Azariah Boody|
|Born||March 8, 1791|
Charlotte, Vermont, U.S.
|Died||January 14, 1875 (aged 83)|
Livonia, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Moscow Cemetery, now in Leicester, New York, U.S.|
|Children||Eben Norton Horsford|
Horsford attended the common schools, and then engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served during the War of 1812, took part in the defense of Burlington, Vermont. He later moved to Genesee County, New York, where he served as an officer in a unit which took part in the Battle of Lundy's Lane.
In 1815, he went to Moscow, New York as a missionary to the Seneca Indians. In 1818 he moved to Mount Morris, New York, where he was a farmer. He was a pioneer in scientific farming methods, an active member of several agricultural societies, and the inventor of an animal feed named Horsford's Cattle Food.
He remained in the New York Militia, and rose to colonel and commander of the regiment based in Livingston County.
His children included inventor and scientist Eben Norton Horsford.
- United States Congress. "Jerediah Horsford (id: H000796)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Jerediah Horsford at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
Robert L. Rose
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 29th congressional district