Benjamin POND, Congress, NY (1768-1814)


POND, Benjamin, a Representative from New York; born in Stockbridge, Mass., in 1768; attended the common schools; moved to Poultney, Vt., and thence to that part of the town of Crown Point (later Schroon) now comprised in the town of North Hudson, N.Y., in 1800; engaged in agricultural pursuits; justice of the peace and supervisor in 1804; judge of the court of common pleas of Essex County in 1808, with residence in Schroon; member of the State assembly 1808-1810; elected as a Republican to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813); served in the War of 1812 and participated in the siege and Battle of Plattsburg in September 1814 as a volunteer in Capt. Russell Walker’s company of the Thirty-seventh Regiment, New York Militia; elected to the Fourteenth Congress but died of disease, incurred through exposure at the siege of Plattsburg, in Schroon, N.Y., October 6, 1814, before the beginning of the congressional term; interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery, North Hudson, Essex County, N.Y.; reinterment in Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Essex County, N.Y., September 3, 1923.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present