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ODELL, Jacob, soldier, born in Greenburg, New York, 25 July, 1756; died in Yonkers, New York, in 1846. He was a brigadier-general in the Continental army during the war of the Revolution, and afterward a member of the New York state assembly, representing Westchester county in 1812-'13, and a member of the presidential electoral college in 1820 and 1828.--His cousin, John, born in Greenburg, 2,5 October, 1756; died 26 October, 1885, held a colonel's commission from the Continental congress.--Jackson, son of Colonel John, born in Greenburg, 8 May, 1792; died 18 July, 1849, was graduated at Columbia in 1814, and was an officer in the war of 1812, with a major's commission, on the staff of Major-General Pierre Van Cortlandt.--His cousin, Moses Fowler, born in Tarrytown, New York, 24 February, 1818" died in Brooklyn, New York, 18 , June, 1866, was a member of congress in 1861-'5, having been elected as a Fusion Democrat and then as a War Democrat from the district of Brooklyn, and in 1865 was appointed naval of-fleer of the port of New York.
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