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  • ID: I237903
  • Name: Amaziah Bailey JAMES
  • RELA: Spouse of 6th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 JUL 1812 in Stephenstown, Rensselaer Co., NY
  • Census: 1850 Page 92B, Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence Co., NY
  • Event: Appointed BET 1854 AND 1876 Judge of the New York Supreme Court
  • Census: 1860 Page 255, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY
  • Census: 1870 Page 113/637A, Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence Co., NY
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1877 AND 3 MAR 1881
  • Census: 1880 Page 147A, ED 238, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY
  • Death: 6 JUL 1883 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, NY
  • Burial: Ogdensburg Cem., St. Lawrence Co., NY
  • Event: Military service Major General, NY State Militia
  • Note:
    JAMES, Amaziah Bailey, a Representative from New York; born in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, N.Y., July 1, 1812; moved with his father to Sweden, Monroe County, N.Y., in 1814; pursued an academic course; at the age of fourteen was apprenticed to the printer's trade in Batavia, N.Y.; moved to Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., in 1831 and established the Northern Light, a weekly newspaper; later became part owner of the Times and Advertiser, the Whig paper of the county; captain of the Ogdensburg Artillery in 1836; afterward promoted to major general of militia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced practice in Ogdensburg; elected justice of the State supreme court in 1853; reelected in 1861 and again in 1869 and served until 1876; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); while serving his second term in Congress was stricken with paralysis, from which he partially recovered; died in Ogdensburg, N.Y., July 6, 1883; interment in the City Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Samuel B. JAMES b: JUN 1788 in Stephenstown, Rensselaer Co., NY
    Mother: Anna BAILEY b: 4 JAN 1792

    Marriage 1 Lucia Williams RIPLEY b: 5 APR 1819 in Windham, Windham Co., CT
    • Married: 8 DEC 1836
    Children
    1. Has Children Henry Ripley JAMES b: 3 FEB 1839 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, NY
    2. Has Children Edward Christopher JAMES b: 1 MAY 1841 in St. Lawrence Co., NY
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