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Hand family of Elizabethtown, New York

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  Augustus Cincinnatus Hand (1803-1878) — also known as Augustus C. Hand — of Elizabethtown, Essex County, N.Y. Born in Shoreham, Addison County, Vt., September 4, 1803. Democrat. Lawyer; Essex County Surrogate, 1831; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1839-41; member of New York state senate 4th District, 1845-47; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1848-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1864. Died in Elizabethtown, Essex County, N.Y., March 8, 1878 (age 74 years, 185 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Hand (1770-1845) and Elizabeth (Sill) Hand (1782-1859); married to Marcia Seelye Northrup (1803-1881); father of Samuel Hand (1834-1886), Ellen Salome Hand (1835-1867; who married Matthew Hale (1829-1897)) and Richard Lockhart Hand; grandfather of Augustus Noble Hand and Billings Learned Hand.
  Political family: Hand family of Elizabethtown, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Matthew Hale (1829-1897) — of Elizabethtown, Essex County, N.Y. Born in Chelsea, Orange County, Vt., June 20, 1829. Member of New York state senate 16th District, 1868-69. Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., March 25, 1897 (age 67 years, 278 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Harvey Hale (1780-1861) and Lucida (Eddy) Hale (1785-1871); married, October 1, 1856, to Ellen Salome Hand (1835-1867; daughter of Augustus Cincinnatus Hand; sister of Samuel Hand and Richard Lockhart Hand (1839-1914)); married, December 27, 1877, to Mary Lee (1849-1902).
  Political family: Hand family of Elizabethtown, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Hand (1834-1886) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County, N.Y., May 1, 1834. Lawyer; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1878. Member, Chi Psi. Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., May 21, 1886 (age 52 years, 20 days). Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Marcia Seelye (Northrup) Hand (1803-1881) and Augustus Cincinnatus Hand; brother of Ellen Salome Hand (1835-1867; who married Matthew Hale (1829-1897)) and Richard Lockhart Hand; married 1853 to Lydia Coit Learned (1839-1921); father of Billings Learned Hand; uncle of Augustus Noble Hand.
  Political family: Hand family of Elizabethtown, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Lockhart Hand (1839-1914) — of Elizabethtown, Essex County, N.Y. Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County, N.Y., February 15, 1839. Democrat. Newspaper editor; lawyer; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1885, 1893. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Society for International Law; Chi Psi. Died October 7, 1914 (age 75 years, 234 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marcia Seelye (Northrup) Hand (1803-1881) and Augustus Cincinnatus Hand; brother of Samuel Hand (1834-1886) and Ellen Salome Hand (1835-1867; who married Matthew Hale); married, June 29, 1868, to Mary Elizabeth Noble; father of Augustus Noble Hand; uncle of Billings Learned Hand.
  Political family: Hand family of Elizabethtown, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Augustus Noble Hand (1869-1954) — also known as Augustus N. Hand — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County, N.Y., July 26, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; director, San Juan and Reio Pedras Railroad; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1914-27; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1927-53. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association. Died October 28, 1954 (age 85 years, 94 days). Interment somewhere in Elizabethtown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Lockhart Hand and Mary Elizabeth (Noble) Hand; married, August 5, 1899, to Susan Train; nephew of Samuel Hand (1834-1886); grandson of Augustus Cincinnatus Hand; first cousin of Billings Learned Hand.
  Political family: Hand family of Elizabethtown, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Eugene H. Nickerson
  Billings Learned Hand (1872-1961) — also known as Learned Hand — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., January 27, 1872. Progressive. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1909-24; candidate for chief judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1913; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1924-51. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from heart failure, in St. Luke's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 18, 1961 (age 89 years, 203 days). Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Hand (1834-1886) and Lydia Coit (Learned) Hand (1839-1921); married, December 6, 1902, to Frances Amelia Fincke (1876-1963); father of Constance Hand (who married Newbold Morris); nephew of Richard Lockhart Hand; grandson of Augustus Cincinnatus Hand; first cousin of Augustus Noble Hand.
  Political family: Hand family of Elizabethtown, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Learned Hand: Gerald Gunther, Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge — Gerald Gunther, Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge
  Newbold Morris (1902-1966) — also known as Augustus Newbold Morris — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 2, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1945, 1949 (Republican); New York City Parks Commissioner, 1960-66. Died, of stomach cancer, in St. Luke's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 31, 1966 (age 64 years, 57 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Col. Newbold Morris and Helen Schermerhorn (Kingsland) Morris; married to Margaret Copley Thaw (divorced); married 1944 to Constance (Hand) Jordan (daughter of Billings Learned Hand (1872-1961)); descendant *** of Lewis Morris.
  Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Hand family of Elizabethtown, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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