Samuel Jones (New York comptroller)
Samuel Jones (July 26, 1734 – November 25, 1819) was an American lawyer and politician.
|New York State Comptroller|
|Preceded by||Peter T. Curtenius|
|Succeeded by||John Vernon Henry|
|Recorder of New York City|
|Preceded by||Richard Varick|
|Succeeded by||James Kent|
|Born||July 26, 1734|
Oyster Bay, Province of New York, British America
|Died||November 25, 1819 (aged 85)|
New York, U.S.
Phoebe Jackson Jones
Thomas Jones, who was also a Record of New York City, was Jones's first cousin as both were grandchildren of Major Thomas Jones who emigrated to Rhode Island from Strabane, in Ireland and became influential figure on Long Island. His paternal grandmother, Freelove (née Townsend) Jones, was daughter of Captain Thomas Townsend.
He was a member from Queens County of the New York State Assembly from 1786 to 1790. He was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1788, but did not attend the session. He was Recorder of New York City from 1789 to 1797. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1791 to 1799.
During the New York-Massachusetts boundary dispute of 1784-1786, Jones traveled to Boston such as to obtain materials that would support New York's claims.
On February 17, 1797, the office of New York State Comptroller was created by the New York State Legislature to succeed to the State Auditor, Peter T. Curtenius. Three years later, the state legislature reduced his salary and Jones resigned. On March 15, Jones was appointed by the Council of Appointment the first holder of the office, serving until 1800.
He married Cornelia Haring, a daughter of Elizabeth Haring. Together, Samuel and Cornelia were the parents of Samuel Jones (1769–1853), who also served as Recorder of New York City and the Chancellor of New York.
Jones died on November 25, 1819.
- Jones, John Henry (2009). The Jones Family of Long Island: Descendants of Major Thomas Jones (1665-1726) and Allied Families. p. 83. ISBN 9781115588737. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
- Jones, Thomas (1879). History of New York During the Revolutionary War: And of the Leading Events in the Other Colonies at that Period. New-York Historical Society. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
- "JONES, Samuel - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
- New York History: Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical Association. The Association. 1989. p. 67. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
- Alexander, Edward P. A Revolutionary Conservative: James Duane of New York. New York: Columbia University Press, 1938, p. 173.
- Annual Report of the Comptroller of the State of New York. Charles van Benthuysen. 1900. p. 76. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
- Benjamin, Gerald (2012). The Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and Politics. OUP USA. p. 291. ISBN 9780195387230. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
- Hough, Franklin Benjamin (1858). The New York Civil List: Containing the names and origin of the civil divisions, and the names and dates of election or appointment of the principal state and county officers from the Revolution to the present time. Weed, Parsons and Co. p. 34. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
- "Samuel Jones, Jr. | Chancellor of New York, 1826-1828". www.nycourts.gov. Historical Society of the New York Courts. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
- New York Evening Post: Death Notices, November 26, 1819.
- United States Congress. "Samuel Jones (id: J000251)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
| Recorder of New York City
Peter T. Curtenius
| New York State Comptroller
John Vernon Henry