Hugh Halsey

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Hugh Halsey, son of Dr. Stephen Halsey and Hamuta Howell, was born at Bridgehampton, Suffolk Co., New York, 26 June 1794.1 He died at Bridgehampton, 29 May 1858.1

Hugh married Phebe Mitchell, daughter of James Mitchell and Lucy Conklin.2

A graduate of Yale College, Hugh had a very useful career in public service. He was member of the state Assembly in 1822 and other years; Surrogate for Suffolk Co., 1827; County Judge, Suffolk, 1833; Presidential Elector and Secretary of the Electoral College, 1844; Surveyor General of the State of New York, appointed February 1845; and State Senator, 1854-1855.1
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  1. [S2024] Jacob Lafayette Halsey, Edmund D. Halsey and Francis Whiting Halsey, Thomas Halsey of Hertfordshire, England, and Southampton, Long Island, 1591-1679: With His American Descendants to the Eight and Ninth Generations (Morristown, New Jersey: The Jerseyman, 1895), 153, further cited as Halsey, et al., Halsey Genealogy.
  2. [S1590] William S. Pelletreau, editor, Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogates Office, City of New York, 1665-1801 (17 vols., New York: New-York Historical Society, 1892-1908), 8:205 [note to John Mitchell], further cited as Pelletreau, New York Will Abstracts.