Abraham Bockee - Life


Born in Shekomeko, New York, Bockee attended the public schools. He graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1803. He studied law in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was admitted to the bar in 1806 and practiced in Poughkeepsie until 1815, when he returned to Shekomeko to engage in agricultural pursuits.

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

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

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.

Bockee was First Judge of the Dutchess County Court in 1846. He died in Shekomeko, New York, June 1, 1865. He was interred on his estate near Shekomeko.

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