|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 19th district
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
|Preceded by||Orville Hungerford|
|Succeeded by||Charles E. Clarke|
|Born||August 6, 1811|
Dromore, County Down, Ireland
|Died||May 17, 1882 (aged 70)|
Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S.
Lydia Maria Ten Eyck
(m. 1837; his death 1882)
|Relations||Egbert Ten Eyck (father-in-law)|
|Children||5, including Joseph Mullin|
|Alma mater||Union College|
Mullin was born near Dromore, County Down in Ireland on August 6, 1811. He came to the United States in 1820 with his parents, and they settled in Watertown, New York. He attended Union Academy at Belleville, and graduated from Union College in 1833.
Following his graduation from Union College, he taught school and was Principal of Union Academy, and subsequently taught at Watertown Academy. Then he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1837.
Mullin was District Attorney of Jefferson County from 1843 to 1845. He was elected as a Whig to the 30th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1847, to March 3, 1849. He was President of the Village of Watertown in 1853 and 1854.
In January 29, 1837, he married Lydia Maria Ten Eyck (1815–1884), a daughter of fellow U.S. Representative Egbert Ten Eyck. Together, they were the parents of five children: Anthony Ten Eyck Mullin, Catherine Mullin, Lydia Mullin, Rebecca Ten Eyck Mullin, and Joseph Mullin (1848–1897), who served in the New York State Senate.
- "OBITUARY NOTES" (PDF). The New York Times. May 18, 1882. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
- "MULLIN, Joseph - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
- New York State Unified Court System. "Hon. Joseph Mullin | New York Legal History / Antebellum, Civil War, & Reconstruction: 1847-1869". www.nycourts.gov. The Historical Society of the New York Courts. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
- Hough, Franklin Benjamin (1858). The New York Civil List: Containing the names and origin of the civil divisions, and the names and dates of election or appointment of the principal state and county officers from the Revolution to the present time. Weed, Parsons and Co. p. 351. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
- Foley, Janet Wethy (July 1937). Early Settlers of New York State: Their Ancestors and Descendants, Volu: Their Ancestors and Descendants, Volumes I-VI (PART II - iv-vi). Heritage Books. p. 7. ISBN 9780788437120. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
- Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families. Heritage Books. 2000. p. 251. ISBN 9780788419560. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
- "SENATOR MULLIN IS DEAD. Stricken by Heart Disease in His Room in the University Clubhouse. BODY FOUND BY A SERVANT He Was Lying, Almost Fully Dressed, Across the Bed, with His Spectacles On--Watertown's Representative in the Senate Since 1891" (PDF). The New York Times. September 3, 1897. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
- United States Congress. "Joseph Mullin (id: M001072)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Joseph Mullin at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 19th congressional district
Charles E. Clarke