Reuben Hyde Walworth Edit Profile
7 children including Clarence A.
Admitted to New York bar, 1809. Master in chancery, also justice of peace Clinton County (New York) 1812. Served as adjutant general New York Militia in War of 1812, distinguished in land battles at Plattsburgh, New York.
Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from New York, 17th Congress, 1821-1823. Circuit judge New York Supreme Court, 1823-1828. Chancellor New York, 1828-1848 (abolition of Court of Chancery under New York Const. of 1846 has been attributed in large part to desire of bar to retire him to private life).
Delegate to Peace Convention, Washington, District of Columbia, 1861. Active Presbyterian; incorporator American Board Foreign Missions. Vice president American Bible Society, American Tract Society.
President American Temperance Union.
Member United States Ho.
Married Maria Ketchum Averill, January 6, 1812. Married second, Sarah Ellen (Smith) Hardin, April.