Nehemiah Hezekiah EARLL, Congress, NY (1787-1872)


EARLL, Nehemiah Hezekiah, (cousin of Jonas Earll, Jr.), a Representative from New York; born in Whitehall, Washington County, N.Y., October 5, 1787; moved with his parents to Onondaga Valley in 1793; nine months later moved to Onondaga County and resided in Skaneateles until 1804; attended the public schools and Fairfield Academy for two years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Salina (which in 1848 became a part of Syracuse), Onondaga County; adjutant in the Army during the War of 1812 at Oswego; resumed the practice of law at Onondaga Hill, N.Y., in 1814; postmaster of Onondaga Hill in 1816; justice of the peace 1816-1820; master in chancery for six years; appointed first judge of Onondaga County and served from 1823 until his resignation in 1831; superintendent of the Onondaga Salt Springs 1831-1836, with residence in Syracuse, N.Y.; resigned, and engaged in the milling business in Jordan; returned to Syracuse, N.Y., in 1838; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; retired to private life, being blind for many years; died in Mottville, Onondaga County, N.Y., August 26, 1872; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.

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