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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Joseph Mullin and a Ten Eyck Connection -- Tombstone Tuesday

MAY 17, 1882.

DIED OCT. 14, 1884.
Recently, I received a number of photos of cemetery stones for two individuals. Since I didn't ask for them, I was delighted when they appeared in the inbox from David Derrigo. The ones shown here were for the husband of my 5th cousin, 4 times removed...a quite distant cousin, but when you are trying to enter all things related to the Ten Eyck family, everything is note worthy. In addition, I had already found the death notice for Judge Joseph Mullin which appeared in the New York Times (see below) and his bios in Wikipedia and FindAGrave.

From FindAGrave: US Representative from New York. Immigrated to the United States in 1820 with his parents, who settled in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York. He graduated from Union College, Schenectady, in 1833, was principal of Union Academy, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. In 1841 he was appointed examiner of chancery, supreme court commissioner, and commissioner in bankruptcy and was prosecuting attorney of Jefferson County, 1843 to 1849. He was elected as a Republican to the Thirtieth Congress, March 4, 1847 to March 3, 1849, president of the village of Watertown in 1853 and 1854. His last public service was associate justice of the supreme court 1857 to 1881 and served as it's presiding justice till his death.  (bio by:John "J-Cat" Griffith, permission granted to use.)

From the New York Times, published Sept. 3, 1897.
SENATOR MULLIN IS DEAD; Stricken by Heart Disease in His Room in the University Clubhouse. BODY FOUND BY A SERVANT He Was Lying, Almost Fully Dressed, Across the Bed, with His Spectacles On -- Watertown's Representative in the Senate Since 1891.

State Senator Joseph Mullin was found dead in his bedroom at the University Club yesterday morning by the servant who went to awaken him. He retired about 1:15 A.M. He was known as an early riser, and when he was not seen at breakfast a servant was sent at 10:50 o'clock to learn the cause of his tardiness.  Continuation of the New York Times article seen HERE.