Thursday, June 24, 2021

John Adam Quackenbush - Congressman

John A. Quackenbush. son of Harmon J.; born October 16. 1828 in Schaghticoke, New York; married September 29, 1852 to Harriet Kinney (died November 12. 1899). Together they had the following children: Jacob, born July 19. 1855; died September 14, 1855. George Edward, born November 10, 1855; died January 12. 1857. John Henry, born May 12. 1858; married Nellie Newland. Emma, born June 2, 1863; married December 29, 1890, George Ira Rayner. No children.

John Adam Quackenbush was a U.S. Republican politician from New York. He was born in Schaghticoke, New York. He attended the district schools and the local academy in Stillwater N.Y.; engaged in agricultural pursuits and was also interested in the lumber business. He was the supervisor of Schaghticoke 1860 - 1862 and chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Rensselaer County in 1862. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Rensselaer Co., 2nd D.) in 1863. John served as the Sheriff of Rensselaer County from 1873 - 1876. He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1893. John was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Fifty-third Congress. He resumed agricultural pursuits and died in Schaghticoke, N.Y. on May 11, 1908. John was buried in the City Cemetery.

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