Samuel Barton (New York politician)

Samuel Barton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byIsaac B. Van Houten
Succeeded byAbraham Vanderveer
New York State Assembly
In office
1821–1822
Personal details
BornJuly 27, 1785 (1785-07-27)
New Dorp, New York
DiedJanuary 29, 1858 (1858-01-30) (aged 72)
New Dorp, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyJacksonian
Spouse(s)Lydia Rawson Taylor Barton
ChildrenCornelius Vanderbilt Barton
ProfessionSteamship Line agent politician
Military service
Branch/serviceNew York State Militia
Rankmajor colonel

Samuel Barton (July 27, 1785 – January 29, 1858) was an American politician and a U. S. Representative from New York.

Biography[edit]

Barton, a nephew of William H. Vanderbilt, was born in New Dorp, New York on July 27, 1785, the son of Samuel and Jane Vanderbilt Barton, who was the sister of Commodore Vanderbilt. He and attended the common schools, and became an agent for Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt’s steamship lines. Barton married Lydia Rawson Taylor, and they had one son, Cornelius Vanderbilt Barton.[1]

Career[edit]

Having served in the State militia as a major in 1818, Barton was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1821 to 1822. and served on the Andrew Jackson reception committee in 1833. He again served in the State militia as a colonel in 1833.[2]

Elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, Barton was a U. S. Representative for the second district of New York from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1837.[3] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1836, and resumed his former pursuits in the steamship business. He served as director of the Tompkinsville Lyceum.

Death[edit]

Barton died in New Dorp, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, on January 29, 1858 (age 72 years, 186 days). He is interred at Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Staten Island, New York.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samuel Barton". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Samuel Barton". Find A Grave. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Samuel Barton". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Samuel Barton". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 19 August 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Isaac B. Van Houten
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Succeeded by
Abraham Vanderveer