Pierre A. Barker

Pierre A. Barker Born: April 17, 1790 in La Grange, New York Died: January 3, 1870 in Natchez, Mississippi Buffalo Mayor: 1837-1838 Political Affiliation: Democratic-Republican (before 1828) Early Life Pierre Augustus Barker was born in LaGrange, NY on April 17, 1790 to Samuel Augustus Barker of Connecticut and Mary Louise Delevan of LaGrange, New York.1…

Dr. Josiah Trowbridge

Dr. Josiah Trowbridge Born: September 28, 1785 in Framingham, Massachusetts Died: September 13, 1862 in Buffalo, New York Buffalo Mayor: 1837 Political Affiliation: Whig Early Life Dr. Josiah Trowbridge was born on September 28, 1785 to Captain John Trowbridge and Mary Bent of Framingham, Massachusetts.1 Captain John Trowbridge was a Revolutionary War veteran who fought…

Samuel Wilkeson buffalo mayor

Samuel Wilkeson

Samuel Wilkeson Born: June 1, 1781 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania Died: 1843 Buffalo Mayor: 1836 Samuel Wilkeson was born in Carslisle, Pennsylvania on June 1, 1781, to John Wilkeson and his wife. In 1805, Samuel married Jane Oram. They had six children: Elizabeth, John, Eli, William, Louise, and Samuel, Jr.

Major Andre Andrews Buffalo Mayor

Major André Andrews

Major André Andrews Born: July 8, 1892; Cornwall, Connecticut Died: August 18, 1834; Buffalo, New York Buffalo Mayor: 1833 Major André Andrews was born in Cornwall, Connecticut on July 8, 1892 to Andrew Andrews and Mary Moss. Major was his given name: He was reportedly named after the British soldier Major John André, who was…

Hiram Pratt Mayor Buffalo NY

Hiram Pratt

Hiram Pratt Born: June 28, 1800; Westminster, Vermont Died: April 27, 1840; Utica, New York Buffalo Mayor: 1835, 1839 Political Affiliation: Whig Hiram Pratt was born on June 28, 1800 in Westminster, Vermont. He was the seventh child of ten* born to Captain Samuel Pratt and Esther Wells. Captain Samuel Pratt enlisted in the Connecticut…

Dr. Ebenezer Johnson

Dr. Ebenezer Johnson Born: November 7, 1786; Middlebury, Vermont Died: December 23, 1849*; Tellico Plains, Tennessee Buffalo Mayor: 1832, 1834Mayor’s Salary: $250 per year Political Affiliation: Democrat-Republican Ebenezer Johnson was born to Ebenezer Johnson and Deborah (née Lathrop) Johnson on November 7, 1786, in Middlebury, Vermont. Ebenezer Johnson studied medicine in Cherry Valley, New York…