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Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in New Jersey

  Grant Decker (1814-1890) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Deckertown (now Sussex), Sussex County, N.J., February 4, 1814. Merchant; miller; lumber business; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1855-56. Episcopalian. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., July 30, 1890 (age 76 years, 176 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  John Bater Drayton (1826-1875) — also known as John B. Drayton — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in New Jersey, 1826. Flour and feed business; rolling mill overseer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1864. English ancestry. Died in 1875 (age about 49 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Drayton and Mary (Rood) Drayton; married, December 2, 1852, to Adelaide Dennison Wiswall.
  Clinton Bowen Fisk (1828-1890) — also known as Clinton B. Fisk — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich.; New Jersey. Born in York, Livingston County, N.Y., December 8, 1828. Merchant; miller; banker; insurance business; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1888. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 9, 1890 (age 61 years, 213 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Bigford e Fisk and Lydia (Aldrich) Fisk; married 1850 to Jeannette Crippen.
  Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, is named for him.  — Clinton B. Fisk Avenue, in Westerleigh, Staten Island, New York, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Ford (1783-1859) — of Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pa. Born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., May 4, 1783. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1824-25; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1829-33; sawmill and grist mill owner. Died in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pa., August 18, 1859 (age 76 years, 106 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Steuben County, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alfred Tilghman Holley (b. 1872) — also known as Alfred T. Holley — of Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., February 15, 1872. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; president, Holly & Smith, Inc., coal, hay, and grain merchants; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Elks; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Dr. William Welles Holley and Katherine Summer (Wyse) Holley; married, April 22, 1914, to Alice Beatrice Herbert.
  Elijah Cubberley Hutchinson (1855-1932) — also known as Elijah C. Hutchinson — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Windsor, Mercer County, N.J., August 7, 1855. Republican. Merchant miller; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Mercer County, 1896-97; member of New Jersey state senate from Mercer County, 1899-1904; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1912; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1915-23; defeated, 1922. Died in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., June 25, 1932 (age 76 years, 323 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Mark Thomson (1739-1803) — of Sussex County, N.J. Born in Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pa., 1739. Miller; justice of the peace; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Sussex County, 1779; member of New Jersey State Council from Sussex County, 1786-88; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1795-99. Died in Marksboro, Sussex County (now Warren County), N.J., December 14, 1803 (age about 64 years). Interment at Marksboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Blairstown, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Van Horne (1770-1823) — of Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Sussex County, N.J., November 15, 1770. Merchant; miller; member of New York state assembly from Montgomery County, 1808-10, 1812-13, 1815-16; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1821. Died in Van Hornesville, Herkimer County, N.Y., March 12, 1823 (age 52 years, 117 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Van Horne.
  Joseph W. Ward (b. 1891) — of Caledonia, Livingston County, N.Y. Born in Nutley, Essex County, N.J., June 28, 1891. Republican. Engineer; miller; director of First National Bank of Caledonia; member of New York state assembly from Livingston County, 1942-56. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1917 to Gertrude Hamilton.
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