Egbert Ten Eyck
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
March 4, 1823 - December 15, 1825
William B. Rochester
|Daniel Hugunin, Jr.|
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
July 1, 1812 - June 30, 1813
|Born||April 18, 1779|
Schodack, New York
|Died||April 11, 1844 (aged 64)|
Watertown, New York
|Relations||Joseph Mullin (grandson)|
|Parents||Anthony E. Ten Eyck|
|Alma mater||Williams College (1799)|
Ten Eyck was born on April 18, 1779, in Schodack, New York. He was the son of Anthony E. Ten Eyck (1739-1816) and Maria (née Egbert) Ten Eyck (1748-1819). His father was a member of Constitutional Convention of 1787, judge of Rensselaer County and member of the New York State Senate. He had several siblings including Anthony Ten Eyck (1784-1859), Jacob A. Ten Eyck (1781-1859), Coenraad Anthony Ten Eyck (1789-1845), Sheriff of Albany County.
His paternal grandparents were Catharine (nee Cuyler) Ten Eyck (1709-1790) and Jacob Coenraedt Ten Eyck (1705-1793), who served as Mayor of Albany from 1748 to 1750 and was a member of Albany's Committee of Safety during the Revolutionary War.
He was Supervisor of Jefferson County in 1816, Trustee of the Village of Watertown in 1816, and one of the incorporators of the Jefferson County National Bank. He was First Secretary of the Jefferson County Agricultural Society in 1817, President of the Village of Watertown in 1820, and was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1821. He was First Judge of the Jefferson County Court, serving from 1820 to 1829.
In November 1824, Ten Eyck was elected to the 18th, and declared re-elected as a Jacksonian to the 19th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1823, to December 15, 1825, when his election was successfully contested by Daniel Hugunin, Jr. Afterwards Ten Eyck resumed the practice of law.
He married Rebecca Pearce (1788-1850), the daughter of Pierce and Lydia Pierce. Her brother was Olney Pierce (1770-1839), who married Elizabeth Van Deusen, and her sister was Lydia Pierce (1777-1839), who married Elias Ticknor (1769-1843). Olney and Egbert were both early settlers of Champion, New York. Together, they were the parents of:
He died on April 11, 1844, the same day as Micah Sterling who had preceded him in Congress, and both were buried at the Brookside Cemetery in Watertown.
Through his daughter Lydia, he was the maternal grandfather of State Senator Joseph Mullin (1848-1897).
Original Election Returns: Utica Patriot (Utica, NY). June 2, 1812. The Albany Register (Albany, NY). June 12, 1812.
Manuscript Depositions relating to the contested election of Daniel Hugunin, Jr. and Egbert Ten Eyck. The National Archives, Washington, DC. Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY). November 13, 1824. Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY). November 20, 1824. Madison Observer (Morrisville, NY). November 24, 1824. The Albany Argus (Albany, NY). December 14, 1824.