Ransom Halloway

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Ransom Halloway

Ransom Halloway (c. 1793 – April 6, 1851) was a United States Representative from New York.


Born in Pawling, Dutchess County, his sister and he were raised by relatives after the deaths of their parents.[1]

He settled in Beekman, where he farmed and worked as a hat maker.[2][3] He was also active in the state militia, and was appointed paymaster of the 30th Brigade in 1818.[4]

In 1820 he married Rebecca Dodge, who died in 1843.[5]

Halloway was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress, holding office from March 4, 1849 to March 3, 1851.[6][7]

He died on April 6, 1851 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland at Mount Pleasant,[8] the home of his second wife Eliza Waring.[9] He was buried next to his first wife at the Dodge Family Cemetery in Pawling.[10]

His name is sometimes spelled "Holloway." His second wife's name appears in some accounts as "Warren."


  1. ^ Louise Tompkins, Millbrook Round Table, Out of the Past in Old Dutchess: Aaron Burr and the Quaker Lady, January 27, 1971
  2. ^ Dutchess County Historical Society, Year Book, 1946, page 53
  3. ^ New York Herald, Odds and Ends, November, 1848
  4. ^ New York State Legislature, Documents of the Senate of the State of New York, Volume 11, 1902, page 1963
  5. ^ Richard E. Hawley, An Explanation of Proposed Revisions To Settlers of the Beekman Patent and Mayflower Families in Progress Archived 2013-09-30 at the Wayback Machine , 2011, page 26
  6. ^ Michael F. Holt, The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party, 1999, page 1088
  7. ^ Putnam County Courier, Death of Benjamin Bailey, July 20, 1872
  8. ^ W.M. Morrison, Stryker's American Register and Magazine, Volume 6, 1853, page 223
  9. ^ The Bowies and Their Kindred: A Genealogical and Biographical History, 1899, page 492. This entry describes Halloway as being from New Jersey, bus since only one person named Halloway has ever served in Congress, this is clearly an error.
  10. ^ Hawley, An Explanation of Proposed Revisions, page 26

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Cornelius Warren
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Gilbert Dean