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Judge Robert R Livingston, Sr.

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Clermont, Columbia, New York, United States
Death: Died in Clermont, Columbia, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert 'of Clermont' Livingston and Margaret Howarden
Husband of Margaret Livingston
Father of Robert R. Livingston 'The Chancellor'; Janet Montgomery; Margaret Tillotson; Gertrude Lewis; Joanna Livingston and 3 others
Brother of Janet Livingston

Occupation: Judge
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About Robert Livingston

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW YORK. DAR Ancestor # A070843–1775)_

Robert R. Livingston (1718 – December 9, 1775) was a prominent politician, and a leading Whig in New York in the years leading up to the American Revolution. He was the son of Robert Livingston (1688-1775) of Clermont and married Margaret Beekman, heir to immense tracts of land in Dutchess and Ulster counties. Margaret was the niece of the wife of Gilbert Livingston, Robert's uncle.

Livingston, known as 'Judge Livingston' to distinguish him from his eponymous father and other prominent Livingstons, was a member of the New York Provincial Assembly from 1759 to 1768. He served as judge of the admiralty court from 1760 to 1763 and as justice of the colonial supreme court in 1763. He was a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress of 1765, and, in 1775, a member of the Committee of One Hundred, which briefly governed New York City. He died at his estate in Clermont, New York.

His sons included Robert Livingston (1746-1813), Edward Livingston and John R. Livingston. Three of his son-in-laws were Richard Montgomery, Morgan Lewis, and John Armstrong, Jr.. His grandson-in-law was George Croghan (soldier) a nephew of William Clark and George Rogers Clark.


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Robert Livingston's Timeline

August 1718
Clermont, Columbia, New York, United States
Age 24
November 27, 1746
Age 28
New York, New York, United States
Age 30
Age 31
Age 38
Age 40
Age 42
New York, New York, United States
Age 45
December 9, 1775
Age 57
Clermont, Columbia, New York, United States