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  • ID: I455398
  • Name: Selah Brewster STRONG
  • RELA: 7th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 MAY 1792 in Brookhaven, Suffolk Co., NY
  • GRAD: 1811 Yale College
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1843 AND 3 MAR 1845
  • Event: Appointed BET 7 JUN 1847 AND 1 JAN 1860 Judge of the Supreme Court for the 2nd Judicial District
  • Death: 29 NOV 1872 in Setauket, Suffolk Co., NY
  • Title: Hon.
  • Note:
    STRONG, Selah Brewster, a Representative from New York; born in Brookhaven, Suffolk County, N.Y., May 1, 1792; received a preliminary education and was graduated from Yale College in 1811; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1814 and began practice in New York City; during the War of 1812 was commissioned as an ensign and quartermaster in the Tenth Regiment, Third Brigade, New York City and County Troops, and in 1815 was promoted successively to lieutenant and captain; master in chancery in 1817; moved to Brookhaven in 1820; district attorney for Suffolk County from 1821 to 1847, except for nine months in 1830; appointed judge advocate of the First Division of the New York State Infantry in 1825; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); was not a candidate for renomination in 1844; resumed the practice of law; judge of the supreme court for the second judicial district from June 7, 1847, to January 1, 1860; member of the State constitutional convention in 1867; died in Setauket, Long Island, N.Y., November 29, 1872; interment on his estate.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Thomas Shepard STRONG b: 26 MAY 1765 in Setauket, Suffolk Co., NY
    Mother: Hannah BREWSTER b: 11 NOV 1770 in Setauket, Suffolk Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Cornelia UDALL b: 20 MAR 1806 in Islip, Long Island, Suffolk Co., NY
    • Married: 14 AUG 1823
    1. Has No Children Cornelia Shepard STRONG b: 14 FEB 1826 in New York
    2. Has No Children Mary Augusta STRONG b: 31 OCT 1827 in New York
    3. Has No Children Anne Udall STRONG b: 3 JAN 1830 in New York
    4. Has No Children Caroline Amelia STRONG b: 6 JUN 1832 in New York
    5. Has Children Thomas Shepard STRONG b: 10 AUG 1834 in New York
    6. Has No Children Richard Udall STRONG b: 17 FEB 1837 in New York
    7. Has No Children Benjamin STRONG b: 4 JUL 1839 in New York
    8. Has Children Selah Brewster STRONG , Jr. b: 1 JUL 1841 in New York
    9. Has Children Charles Ruggles STRONG b: 12 JAN 1844 in New York
    10. Has No Children Henry Tunstall STRONG b: 24 APR 1845 in New York
    11. Has Children John STRONG b: DEC 1848 in New York
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