Hiram K. Jerome (1798 - 1879)

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Hiram K. Jerome settled in Palmyra as an attorney in 1823 and soon assumed a leading position at the bar. In 1848 he ran on the Whig ticket under the new constitution for judge of the Supreme Court, but was defeated through a bolt at Canandaigua. This was a grievous disappointment to him, and as he had already engaged to some extent in produce business, he still further neglected his practice for that occupation. He was not successful and removed to Bloomington, Ill., where he practiced to about 1860, when he returned to Rochester, N. Y., but remained there only a short time. Again locating in Palmyra he opened a law office, but not securing the business he de- sired he again went to Rochester, where he died about fifteen years ago. He held the office of county judge of Wayne county one term beginning in 1840. (p.115-116)

Landmarks of Wayne County, New York (1895) Author: Cowles, George Washington, 1824?-1901; Smith, H. P. (Henry Perry), 1839-1925; D. Mason & Co Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : D. Mason Language: English Call number: F127.W4 C8 Digitizing sponsor: MSN Book contributor: Cornell University Library

http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924028835143

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The celebrated evangelist, Charles G. Finney, conducted meetings at an early date. Day and evening the old church was filed with an interested earnest audience. It was at this time that General Thomas Rogers and Judge Hiram K. Jerome, men of great influence and power for usefulness, who had hitherto been indifferent to all religion, changed their views and course of life, and became members of the church.

The Western Presbyterian Church, Of Palmyra, N.Y., Historical Sketch (1898 Manual of the Western Presbyterian Church of Palmyra, N.Y., which is found in the church archives.)

http://www.wpreschurch.org/history/1898History.pdf

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The little office in Palmyra's Market Street, where Lady Churchill's uncle, Hiram K. Jerome, practiced law, has only recently been torn down and old timers remember hearing their fathers and mothers tell of visits Jenny Jerome as a girl paid to her Palmyra kin.

http://mcnygenealogy.com/book/towpath-4.htm

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Read about Palymra: http://www.co.wayne.ny.us/departments/historian/HistPalmyra.htm

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Hiram Jerome's Timeline

1798
April 13, 1798

Jerome, Hiram K. - Apr. 13, 1798-Dec. 18, 1879

http://wayne.nygenweb.net/cemeteries/palvhj.html

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Also based on his letter requesting to attend the Pompey reunion at the age of 73.

1822
March 6, 1822
Age 23
Palmyra, NY, USA
1823
May 27, 1823
Age 25
Wayne, NY, USA

At the opening of the first court held in the old Presby-
terian meeting house, the following declaration was filed with
the court by those desiring to practice as attorneys and counsel-
lors at law in the courts of Wayne county:

"I do solemnly swear that I have not been engaged in a duel, by
sending or accepting a challenge to fight a duel, or by fighting a duel,
or in any other manner, in violation of the act entitled, 'An Act to sup-
press dueling,' since the first day of July, in the year of our Lord, one
thousand eight hundred and sixteen; nor will I be concerned either
directly or indirectly, in any duel during the continuance of the said act,
and while an inhabitant of this State.— May 27, 1823."

To this declaration were signed the following names : Wil-
liam H. Adams, William Wells, Lem W. Ruggles. Fred K.
Smith, Edward M. Coe, Mark H. Sibley, Orville L. Holley,
Charles F. Smith, Alex R. Tiffany, William J. Hough, Th. P.
Baldwin, Hiram K. Jerome, John Fleming, Jr., David Hudson,
Rodney J. Church, Graham H. Chapin, Jesse Clark, George W.
Scott, Hugh Jameson, Jared Willson, Joseph Skinner, Samuel
Dickinson, Nathan Park. Several of the signers resided in
other counties. This document is still on file in the Wayne
county clerk's office.

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Hiram K. Jerome also signed the declaration, and became
one of the leading lawyers of Wayne county. He was appointed
first county judge in 1840, and in 1848 was the Whig candidate
for judge of the supreme court.

(p. 389-390)

Legal and judicial history of New York.. (1911)
Author: Chester, Alden, 1848-1934; Weeks, Lyman Horace; Dougherty, J. Hampden (John Hampden), 1849-1918
Subject: Judges; Courts
Publisher: New York : National Americana Society
Language: English
Digitizing sponsor: MSN
Book contributor: Cornell University Library

http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924020336685

1823
Age 24
Redfield, NY, USA

Maiden name from newspaper article description:

Jerome, Hiram Marries Maria Johnson, Redfield, Ontario Repository 1/28/1823
Page: 3/3 Redfield No

http://www.co.wayne.ny.us/hist-search/Search_Results.aspx?Name=jero...

1827
April 16, 1827
Age 29
Wayne, NY, USA

The records at Albany show the following appointments for the new county of Wayne...

April 16, 1827, Hiram K. Jerome was appointed Master in
Chancery.
(p 13)

Source:
Military history of Wayne County, N.Y. : Military register. Wayne County in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (1883)
Author: Clark, L. H. (Lewis H.)
Publisher: Sodus, N.Y. : Lewis H. Clark, Hulett & Gaylord
Language: English
Digitizing sponsor: MSN
Book contributor: Cornell University Library

http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924080772019

September 22, 1827
Age 29
Wayne, NY, USA

Notice.

The agency of Mr. Samuel L. Thomson, in the sale of lands lying in the towns of Galen and Sodus, in the county of Wayne, for the executors of James H. Kip, deceased, has ceased by a revocation of his powers in that matter. Sales of said land are hereafter to be made with Hiram K. Jerome, Esq., of Palmyra, in said county only; to whom a power of attorney for that purpose has been given. Future payments on contracts made with said Thomson, must hereafter be made to Mr. Jerome, and no other person.- Dated New-York, September 22, 1827.

http://wayne.nygenweb.net/history/sightings1e.html

1827
Age 28
NY, USA

Based on 1850 Census.

1840
January 29, 1840
Age 41
Palmyra, NY, USA

The records at Albany show the following appointments for the new county of Wayne...

January 29, 1840, the Senate confirmed the appointment of
Hiram K. Jerome, of Palmyra, as First Judge, in place of
William Sisson, whose term was to expire February 6, 1840. (p 13)

Source:
Military history of Wayne County, N.Y. : Military register. Wayne County in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (1883)
Author: Clark, L. H. (Lewis H.)
Publisher: Sodus, N.Y. : Lewis H. Clark, Hulett & Gaylord
Language: English
Digitizing sponsor: MSN
Book contributor: Cornell University Library

http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924080772019

1847
1847
Age 48