Cornelius Corneliusen Schoonmaker (1745 - 1796)

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About Cornelius Corneliusen Schoonmaker

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Cornelius Corneliusen Schoonmaker (June 1745 – 1796) was a United States Representative from New York.

Life

Born in Shawangunk (now Wallkill), Ulster County, New York, he received a limited schooling, became a surveyor and was engaged in agricultural pursuits. During the American Revolutionary War, he was a member of the committees of vigilance and safety. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Ulster Co.) from 1777 to 1790 and was a member of the State Convention to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1788. In April 1790, Schoonmaker was elected to the 2nd United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1791, to March 3, 1793. He was again a member of the State assembly in 1795.

Schoonmaker died in Shawangunk in the spring of 1796, and was interred in Old Shawangunk Churchyard at Bruynswick, in Shawangunk.

Congressman Marius Schoonmaker (1811–1894) was his grandson.

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Cornelius C. Schoonmaker's Timeline

1745
1745
1784
1784
Age 39
Kingston, New York
1796
1796
Age 51