Meredith Mallory Edit Profile
Born in Watertown, Connecticut on January 31, 1781, Mallory attended the common schools and relocated to Yates County, New York, where he worked as a wheelwright and farmed.
During the War of 1812 he served as a First Lieutenant in New York's 42nd Regiment of Militia. He was elected Benton, New York's Town Assessor in 1819, and served as Town Supervisor in 1820. He later moved to Hammondsport, New York, where he owned and operated a mill and held several local offices.
In 1837 he was active in organizing residents in the Southern Tier to lobby the New York and Lake Erie Railroad to create the Cohocton Route, which aided in the economic development of New York's central and southwestern counties. He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841). He was not a candidate for reelection and returned to his business ventures in Hammondsport.
In the mid-1840s his finances became overextended and his mills and other properties were sold to satisfy his debts. Mallory died in Batavia on September 22, 1855. He was buried in West Batavia Cemetery, lot 33, grave 2.
He served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1835, and a Justice of the Peace in 1838. He also served as a member of Batavia Township's Town Council.