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SAMMONS, Thomas, (grandfather of John Henry Starin), a Representative from New York; born in Shamenkop, Ulster County, N.Y., October 1, 1762; attended the rural schools; served as an officer in the Revolutionary War; engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1801; member of the council of appointment; served as lieutenant, captain, and major in the State militia; elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1807); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for reelection; elected to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1813); resumed agricultural pursuits; died on the Sammons homestead, in Montgomery County, near Johnstown, N.Y., November 20, 1838; interment on the homestead in the Simeon Sammons Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: April 29, 1808. 1 document. Finding aid in repository.

New York State Archives

Albany, NY
Papers: 1807-1812, 10 items. Letters from Thomas Sammons to James Lansing on political issues, reply from Sammons, and letter from Sammons to his brother Jacob.
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