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Samuel Gilbert Hatheway (or Hathaway, 1780-1867), a native of Bristol County, Massachusetts, moved to New York State in 1803. He was a justice of the peace from 1810-1858; served as a member of the State Assembly in 1814 and 1818 (from Cortland County; served in the State Senate in 1822; was a major general in the New York Militia, 1823-1858; was elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1833; was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Pierce and Ring, 1852; and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1860. His son, Samuel Gilbert Hatheway, Jr. (1810-1864) was a lawyer, state legislator, and Union Army officer of Elmira, New York.