Individual Details

Honorable Theodore Medad POMEROY

(31 Dec 1824 - 25 Mar 1905)

Events

Birth31 Dec 1824Cayuga, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousAbt Jun 1826fell from a chair & was uncousious for a time, after he recovered, he suffered from severe headaches - Cayuga, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousAbt Apr 1828attended school with his siblings under William B. Scobvey - Cayuga, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousAbt Apr 1828attended school with his siblings under William B. Scobvey - Cayuga, Cayuga County, New York
Residence13 Feb 1833with his family, their father moved them there to continue their education - Elbridge, Onondaga County, New York
Miscellaneous1833participated in the Centennial Exercises - Onondaga County, New York
MiscellaneousSep 1833entered the academy after completing the District school - Elbridge, Onondaga County, New York
MiscellaneousAbt 1838taught by Rev Lemuel L Pomeroy because he was too young for Hamilton College - Elbridge, Onondaga County, New York
MiscellaneousAbt 1838paid for his education by building fires and sweeping the academy - Elbridge, Onondaga County, New York
Education1840at the age of 15 - Hamilton, Oneida County, New York
Religion1841attended the Central Presbyterian Church but never became a communicant member - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
GraduatedJun 1842Hamilton College - Clinton, Oneida County, New York
OccupationAbt Sep 1842teacher - Springport, Cayuga County, New York
OccupationAbt Jan 1843teacher at a "select school" held in his father's home - Cayuga, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous1 May 1843started studying law in the office of Seward - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Residence1 May 1843in the hotel of his Uncle Thompson Maxwell on State Street free of charge - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousNov 1844became ill with the "black tongue" and was very ill for four weeks - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous31 Dec 1844was cared for by a homeopathic doctor and he recovered and was healthier than he was before - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous23 May 1846admitted to the bar - New York
Occupation13 Apr 1847the first Village Clerk - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous1849was the City Clerk - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousBef 1850was partner with David Wright until he ceased the practice of law - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous1850was the City Clerk - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousJan 1850was city clerk and appointed to a committee to start a special free school law - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousJan 1850was chosen with Levi Johnson to a committee to draft a special free school law for Auburn - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous10 Apr 1850as a member of the committee had the free school law drafted and passed by the Legistlature - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
OccupationAbt 1850was a lawyer in the firm of Allen & Pomeroy - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
OccupationBet 1850 and 1856District Attorney - Cayuga County, New York
MilitaryAbt 1850was a private in the Old Auburn Guards militia - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation15 Jul 1850lawyer - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousAft 1850served as a volunteer fireman for several years - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous17 Sep 1852purchased from Minott & Eliza L. Mitchell lot 39 for $300 - Wolcott, Wayne County, New York
Miscellaneous13 Jun 1853sold to Andrews Preston of Wolcott part of lot 39, town not specified for $500 - Wayne County, New York
Residence13 Jun 1853Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Election1853district attorney for a second term - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous22 Aug 1853was one of the district attornies in the case of Francis Edymoin - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Marriage4 Sep 1855Auburn, Cayuga County, New York - Elizabeth Leitch WATSON
Election1857to the State Assembly - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Residence21 Nov 1857Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneousand his wife befriended and sometimes employed former slave Harriet Tubman Davis - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous1860was appointed one of the delegates from New York to the Republican National Convention - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Occupation16 Jul 1860lawyer - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous26 Jul 1860was appointed by law one of the commissioners to examine a claim by Jacob D. Kingsland - New York
Miscellaneous5 Sep 1860was nominated for member of Congress for the Republican Party for Cayuga & Wayne Counties - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous20 Apr 1861spoke at an assembly to aid enlistments in the Union Army - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
OccupationBet 1861 and 1869a member of the House of Representatives - Washington, District of Columbia County, District of Columbia
Miscellaneous4 Jul 1861took his seat in Congerss for the first time at a special session called by President Lincoln - Washington, District of Columbia
Miscellaneous15 Jan 1862offered a resolution to a bill about abolishing the franking privilige - Washington, District of Columbia County, District of Columbia
Election1862member of the House of Representatives for the Congressional District - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousJun 1863registered for the Civil War Draft - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
ResidenceJun 1863and was a lawyer - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous29 Jun 1863Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousAbt 1864
Miscellaneous1864was one of the trustees of the Mutual Savings Bank of Auburn - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
OccupationAbt 1864partners with William Seward II & Clinton MacDougall in the Seward Bank - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Election1864member of the House of Representatives for the Congressional District - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous14 Sep 1864was re-nominated for Congress - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous1 Feb 1865wrote a letter to his wife about the passing of the amendment to abolish slavery - Washington, District of Columbia
Miscellaneous1866was one of the founders of the Merchants Union Express Company and its attorney - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Election1866member of the House of Representatives for the Congressional Disrict - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous24 Jun 1867was one of the defendants in a charge of insolvency against the Merchants Union Express Company - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Residence1867as a boarder at Seaton House and was a member of Congress - Washington, District of Columbia
Occupation1868first vice president and general council of the American Epxress Company
Residence1868at 252 G North and was a member of Congress - Washington, District of Columbia
Election3 Mar 1869Speaker of the House to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep Colfax - Washington, District of Columbia County, District of Columbia
Miscellaneous1869joined the Wm. H Seward & Co. Banking House - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous1869pledged $10 as a subscriber to the "Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman" book publishing fund - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousAbt 1869was trustee of the Cayuga County Savings Bank and the Home - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousAbt 1869was a director of Oswego Starch, Auburn Water Works Co & the Auburn Tool Company - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousAbt 1869withdrew from practicing law to devote his time to active business primarily in banking - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous20 May 1870Portland, Cumberland County, Maine
Occupation1870vice president at 115 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Residence1870at Willard's and aws a member of Congress - Washington, District of Columbia
Occupation2 Jul 1870banker - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1871vice president at 113 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Religion1871became a trustee of the Central Presbyterian Church - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Religion1871became a trustee of the Central Presbyterian Church - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous11 May 1872was one of the men who started the Auburn City Hospital as a corporation - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
ReligionAbt May 1872became the president of the trustees of the Central Presbyterian Church which he held to his death - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous3 Jun 1872was thanked among others by the Neptune Hose Company No 1 for helping the get a new hose cariage - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous6 Dec 1873was bequeathed a share of his father's theological books in his will (dated 2 Jan 1862) - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous6 Dec 1873and Sybilla had been named executor and executrix of their father's will (dated 2 Jan 1862) - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Residence3 Jun 1875and was a banker a mayor of the city - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
OccupationBet 1875 and 1876Mayor - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Residence1875Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1875vice president at 115 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Miscellaneous1876was chosen a delegate at large to represent his state at the Republican National Convention - New York
Miscellaneous1876was made chairman of the delegates at the Republican National Convention & temporary chair of it too - Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Miscellaneous18 Feb 1877was named the president of the Cayuga County Historical Society - Cayuga County, New York
Residence1877Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1877vice president at 65 Broadway & 61 Hudson - New York, New York County, New York
Election1877State Senator after being asked by his party, served 2 years and stepped down to return to business - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
OccupationBet 1878 and 1879New York State Senator - Washington, District of Columbia County, District of Columbia
Residence1878Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1878vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Miscellaneous6 Nov 1878was named by the Herald newspaper as the most probable Republican candidate for Governor - New York, New York County, New York
Miscellaneous23 Jun 1879was reported to be one of the Republican choices to run for governor - New York
Occupation4 Jun 1880lawyer - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1880vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Residence1881Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1881vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Miscellaneous14 Sep 1882was called a "monopoly orator" in an article against corporate men controlling the country - Lowville, Lewis County, New York
Occupation1883vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Residence1883Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Residence1884Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1884vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
MiscellaneousJun 1885signed the affadavit for William Henry Seward, Jr.'s passport application - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Residence1885Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1885vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Residence1886Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1886vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Miscellaneous1886became one of the Board of Trustess of Hamilton College and served continuously until his death - Clinton, Oneida County, New York
Occupation1887vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Residence1888Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1888vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Residence1889Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1889vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Residence1890Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1890vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Residence1891Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1891vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Residence1892Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1892vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Miscellaneous17 Jan 1893spoke at the inauguration of the Hamilton College's 9th president, Dr . M. W. Stryker - Clinton, Oneida County, New York
Occupation1893vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Miscellaneous1893was given an honory degree of L L D by Hamilton College - Clinton, Oneida County, New York
Occupation1894vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Residence1896Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1896vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Residence1897Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1897vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Miscellaneous18 May 1898attended the Cayuga County Historical Society meeting & read a paper he wrote on David Wright - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Residence1898Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1898vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Occupation1899vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Miscellaneous11 Jan 1900attended and was a speaker at a banquet of the Hamilton College Alumni at the Hotel Savoy - New York, New York County, New York
Residence5 Jun 1900at 168 Genesee Street and was a banker - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1900vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Occupation1901vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Residence1902Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1902vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Miscellaneous24 Aug 1904was planning on attending the 50th Anniversary of the Republican party - Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York
Residence24 Aug 1904Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous24 Aug 1904was planning on attending the 50th Anniversary of the Republican party - Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York
Miscellaneous31 Dec 1904was a charter member of the city club & twice president; was honored by them on his 80th birthday - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous31 Dec 1904was a charter member of the city club & twice president; was honored by them on his 80th birthday - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousJan 1905spoke at the complimentary banquet given by the Cayuga County Bar in honor of Justice A P Rich - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
OccupationBef Feb 1905worked every day at the bank - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
OccupationBef Feb 1905member of Executive Committee of American Express and went each month to attend to business - New York, New York
OccupationBef Feb 1905worked every day at the bank - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
MiscellaneousFeb 1905showed signs of illness & at the advice of his doctor did not go to the office & stayed home to rest - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Death25 Mar 1905after a drive around the city with his son Theodore, went to his room to prepare for dinner - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Death25 Mar 1905after a drive around the city with his son Theodore, went to his room to prepare for dinner - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous27 Mar 1905was deceased and Harriet Tubman Davis attended his funeral to place flowers on his casket - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Burial27 Mar 1905in the Fort Hill Cemetery - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Occupation1905vice president at 65 Broadway - New York, New York County, New York
Miscellaneous27 Jan 1910was written about by his son Robert, who presented it at a meeting of the Cayuga County Hist Society - Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Miscellaneous25 Feb 1921had a portrait ordered by Congress to be painted because he had been the Speaker of the House - Washington, District of Columbia County, District of Columbia

Families

SpouseElizabeth Leitch WATSON (1834 - 1892)
ChildJanet Watson POMEROY (1858 - 1882)
ChildLillias "Lillie/Lillian" POMEROY (1860 - 1933)
ChildJosephine R POMEROY (1864 - 1938)
ChildRobert Watson POMEROY (1868 - 1935)
ChildTheodore Medad POMEROY Jr (1874 - 1940)
FatherReverend Medad M POMEROY (1792 - 1867)
MotherLillian "Lilly" MAXWELL (1797 - 1857)
SiblingAnna Lilly POMEROY (1820 - 1891)
SiblingSybilla Maxwell POMEROY (1821 - 1917)
SiblingHenry Burt POMEROY (1823 - 1893)
SiblingFrances Louise POMEROY (1826 - 1913)
SiblingCharles Seymour POMEROY (1828 - 1908)
SiblingWilliam Frederick POMEROY (1830 - )
SiblingMary Angeline POMEROY (1832 - 1873)
SiblingHarriet Jane POMEROY (1835 - 1888)