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Abraham Bockee

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Abraham Bockee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byEdmund H. Pendleton
Succeeded byObadiah Titus
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
Preceded byThomas Taber II
Succeeded byEdmund H. Pendleton
Member of the New York State Assembly
In office
January 1, 1820 - December 31, 1820
Personal details
BornFebruary 3, 1784 (1784-02-03)
Shekomeko, New York
DiedJune 1, 1865 (1865-07) (aged 81)
Shekomeko, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyFederalist Jacksonian
SpouseMartha Oakley Bockee
ChildrenCatharine Jerusha Bockee Flint

Mary Bockee Willson

Jesse Oakley Bockee

Alexander Phoenix Bockee

Isaac Smith Bockee

Phoenix Bockee
Alma materUnion College




Abraham Bockee (February 3, 1784 – June 1, 1865) was an American lawyer and politician from New York who served three terms in the  U.S. House of Representatives from 1829 to 1831, and from 1833 to 1837.


Born in Shekomeko, New York, Bockee attended the public schools and graduated from Union College in 1803. He studied law in Poughkeepsie, was admitted to the bar in 1806, and practiced in Poughkeepsie until 1815, when he returned to Shekomeko to engage in agricultural pursuits. He married Martha Oakley and they had six children, Catharine Jerusha, Mary, Jesse Oakley, Alexander Phoenix, Isaac Smith, and Phoenix.

Political career

State House

Bockee was a Federalist member of the New York State Assembly (Dutchess Co.) in 1820.


He was elected as a Jacksonian to the 21st United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1829, to March 3, 1831. He was elected again to the 23rd and 24th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1833, to March 3, 1837. He was Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture during the 23rd and 24th Congresses.

State Senate

He was a member of the New York State Senate (2nd D.) from 1842 to 1845, sitting in the 65th, 66th, 67th and 68th New York State Legislatures. He was First Judge of the Dutchess County Court in 1846.[1]


Bockee died on June 1, 1865, in Shekomeko, New York; and was buried on his estate there.


  1. ^ Abraham Bockee. Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century. 1901. p. 125. Retrieved 11 September 2013.

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from New York's 5th congressional district

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from New York's 5th congressional district

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