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Biography of Elisha Litchfield (1785 to 1859)
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Litchfield, Elisha (1785-1859) Born in Canterbury, Conn., July 12, 1785. Member of New York state assembly, 1819; U.S. Representative from New York, 1821-1825 (19th District 1821-1823, 23rd District 1823-1825). Died August 4, 1859. Interment at City (Delphi Falls Baptist Church) Cemetery, Delphi Falls, N.Y.


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LITCHFIELD, Elisha, a Representative from New York; born in Canterbury, Windham County, Conn., July 12, 1785; attended the common schools; learned the carpenter’s trade; moved to Onondaga County, N.Y., and settled in Delphi (now Delphi Falls) in 1812; major in the War of 1812; served as justice of the peace and supervisor of Onondaga County; appointed postmaster of Delphi November 28, 1817, and served until June 25, 1821; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the State assembly in 1819, 1831-1833, 1844, and 1848, and served as speaker of that body in the latter year; elected to the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1825); was not a candidate for renomination in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress and withdrew from public life and active business pursuits; moved to Cazenovia, Madison County, N.Y., in 1838 and died there August 4, 1859; interment in the City (Delphi Falls Baptist Church) Cemetery, Delphi Falls, N.Y.