William Irving, Jr.

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William Irving, Jr.

Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Sleepy Hollow, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Irving, Sr. and Sarah Irving
Husband of Julia Irving
Father of Lewis Graham Irving; Oscar Irving; Pierre Monroe Irving; Julia Paulding Grinnell; Henry Ogden Irving and 1 other
Brother of William Irving; William Irving; John Irving; Anna Sarah "Nancy" Dodge; Dr. Peter Irving and 5 others

Occupation: Fur Trader
Managed by: Private User
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About William Irving, Jr.


US Congressman from New York. The older brother of Washington Irving, he followed his father in the fur business, trading with the Indian tribes of upsate New York and living in Johnstown, Caughnawaga and other frontier trading posts. In 1793 he returned to New York City, where he expanded his business to include goods other than furs, and took as partners his brother Peter Irving and brother in law James Kirke Paulding, who later served as Secretary of the Navy. William Irving also contributed several essays and poems to "Salmagundi," which was published by Washington Irving as a magazine and later issued as a book. In 1813 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democratic-Republican in a special election held to fill the vacancy caused by Egbert Benson's resignation. He was subsequently elected to two full terms and served from January, 1814 to March, 1819. William Irving then returned to his trading business, which later included Washington Irving as a partner, and which he was still operating at the time of his death.

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William Irving, Jr.'s Timeline

August 15, 1766
New York, NY, USA
September 17, 1795
Age 29
May 7, 1800
Age 33
April 3, 1802
Age 35
November 21, 1803
Age 37
March 16, 1807
Age 40
November 8, 1821
Age 55
Sleepy Hollow, NY, USA