Mahlon Dickerson

The New Netherland Ancestors of

MAHLON DICKERSON



Cabinet Official (Secretary of the Navy), Governor, Senator, State Assembly, State Constitutional Convention Delegate, State Supreme Court Justice



	    __Captain Peter Dickerson2
	   |
       __Jonathan Dickerson1,2
      |    |
      |    |                    __Robert Coe5
      |    |                   |
      |    |               __Benjamin Coe4,6
      |    |              |    |
      |    |              |    |__Mary (__)5
      |    |              |
      |    |          __Joseph Coe3
      |    |         |    |
      |    |         |    |     __John Carman6
      |    |         |    |    |
      |    |         |    |__Abigail Carman4,6
      |    |         |         |
      |    |         |         |__Florence (__)6
      |    |         |
      |    |     __Joseph Coe2
      |    |    |    |
      |    |    |    |__Judith (__)3
      |    |    |
      |    |__Ruth Coe2
      |         |
      |         |__Esther (__)2
      |
MAHLON DICKERSON1
      |
      |                    __Robert Coe5
      |                   |
      |               __Benjamin Coe4
      |              |    |
      |              |    |__Mary (__)5
      |              |
      |          __Joseph Coe3
      |         |    |
      |         |    |     __John Carman
      |         |    |    |
      |         |    |__Abigail Carman4
      |         |         |
      |         |         |__Florence (__)
      |         |
      |     __Thomas Coe1
      |    |    |
      |    |    |__Judith (__)3
      |    |
      |__Mary Coe1,2
	   |
	   |__Sarah Douglas1


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Biography of MAHLON DICKERSON

 
DICKERSON, Mahlon, a Senator from New Jersey; born in Hanover, N.J., April 17, 1770; educated by private tutors and was graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1789; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1793; during the Whiskey Rebellion served as a private in the Second Regiment Cavalry, New Jersey Detached Militia; settled in Philadelphia, Pa., and was admitted to practice in the Pennsylvania courts in 1797; State commissioner of bankruptcy in 1802; adjutant general of Pennsylvania 1805-1808; recorder of the city 1808-1810; moved to Morris County, N.J., in 1810; member, State general assembly 1811-1813; law reporter for the State supreme court 1813-1814; justice of the State supreme court 1813-1815; Governor of New Jersey 1815-1817; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1816; reelected in 1823 and served from March 4, 1817, to January 30, 1829, when he resigned; immediately reelected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ephraim Bateman and served from January 30, 1829, to March 3, 1833; chairman, Committee on Library (Fifteenth Congress), Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (Sixteenth through Eighteenth Congresses), Committee on Manufactures (Nineteenth through Twenty-second Congresses); member, State council 1833, and served as its vice president; declined appointment as Minister to Russia in 1834; appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Andrew Jackson; reappointed by President Martin Van Buren and served from June 1834 to June 1838; United States district judge for New Jersey in 1840; delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1844; died in Succasunna, Morris County, N.J., October 5, 1853; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery.
 

 


Notes and Sources

   1.  Bartlett, J. Gardner, Robert Coe, Puritan, His Ancestors and Descendants,
       1340-1910:  with notices of other Coe families.  Boston:  privately
       published, 1911.  106.
   2.  Ibid., p. 103-104.
   3.  Ibid., p. 90.
   4.  Ibid., p. 81-83.
   5.  Ibid., p. 71-77.
   6.  Riker, David M., Genealogical and Biographical Directory to Persons
       in New Netherland from 1613 to 1674.  CD-ROM. Cambridge: The
       Learning Company, 1999.  233.


 

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