Henry Welles Livingston (1778 - 1813)

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Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
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About Henry Welles Livingston

Henry trained for the law in Poughkeepsie, then moved to Utica about the time his older sister Catharine died in 1808. He was close to Catharine's children, and wrote to his father on his way to take one of the kids to stay for the year with Arthur's sister, Abigail Breese Salisbury. Josiah Salisbury, Abigail's husband, was a Boston merchant, and their son Edward Elbridge Salisbury became a chaired Yale professor, and their daughter married Rev. Theodore Dwight Woolsey, who became a president of Yale.

On his return trip, Henry became ill in Hartford. When his father received word of his son's illness, his father and half-brother Charles rode for Hartford. The family story is that the family awaited their arrival but, when they came through the gate, they knew by the black armbands that Henry Welles had died.

Pioneers of Utica Henry W. Livingston, brother of the first Mrs. Breese, was born about 1777, and was admitted an Attorney of the Supreme Court , October 1790. He lived in Utica and carried on law business from the year 1808 until 1813 or '14. As the agent of John B. Church, he sold lands in Cosby's Manor, and dealt also in land elsewhere in the State. He died in Hartford CT. He is represented as of tall and showy physique, and altogether a gentleman of the old school.

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Henry Livingston's Timeline

1778
July 31, 1778
1813
October 26, 1813
Age 35
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA