SINNICKSON, Thomas (1744-1817)

SINNICKSON, THOMAS, (granduncle of Clement Hall Sinnickson and uncle of Thomas Sinnickson [1786-1873]), a Representative from New Jersey; born near Salem, Salem County, N.J., December 21, 1744; completed preparatory studies; engaged in mercantile pursuits; served as captain in the Revolutionary Army; held several local offices; member of the state general assembly in 1777, 1782, 1784, 1785, 1787, and 1788; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1799); died in Salem, N.J., May 15, 1817; interment in St. John's Episcopal Cemetery.

Salem County Historical Society
Salem, NJ
Papers: In the Sheriff's Sale Records, 1871-1872, 1 volume.
Persons represented include Thomas Sinnickson.

  • McCormick, Richard P. "New Jersey's First Congressional Election, 1789: a Case Study in Political Skulduggery." William and Mary Quarterly 3S.6 (April 1949): 237-50.