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Encyclopedia > Joseph Bloomfield
Joseph Bloomfield
Joseph Bloomfield

painting by Charles Peale Image File history File links Bloomfield_02. ... Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), self-portrait from 1822 Charles Willson Peale (April 15, 1741 – February 22, 1827) was an American painter, soldier and naturalist. ...


In office
1793 – 1801
Preceded by Acting Governor John Lambert
Succeeded by Acting Governor John Lambert

Born October 18, 1753
Woodbridge Township, New Jersey
Died October 3, 1823
Burlington, New Jersey
Spouse Mary McIlvaine (1752-1818)
Isabella Ramsey (1779-1871)
Joseph Bloomfield (1753-1823) in a painting by Charles Peale
Joseph Bloomfield (1753-1823) in a painting by Charles Peale

Joseph Bloomfield (October 18, 1753, Woodbridge Township, New JerseyOctober 3, 1823, Burlington, New Jersey) was a Governor of New Jersey. The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... John Lambert (February 24, 1746-February 4, 1823), was a New Jersey politician who served as a Representative and a U.S. Senator and as Acting Governor of New Jersey. ... John Lambert (February 24, 1746-February 4, 1823), was a New Jersey politician who served as a Representative and a U.S. Senator and as Acting Governor of New Jersey. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 1753 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Woodbridge Township is a Township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... See also: Burlington Township, New Jersey The City of Burlington highlighted in Burlington County. ... Image File history File links Bloomfield_02. ... Image File history File links Bloomfield_02. ... Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), self-portrait from 1822 Charles Willson Peale (April 15, 1741 – February 22, 1827) was an American painter, soldier and naturalist. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 1753 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Woodbridge Township is a Township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... See also: Burlington Township, New Jersey The City of Burlington highlighted in Burlington County. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


The Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey is named for him. Map of Bloomfield Township in Essex County Bloomfield is a Township located in Essex County, New Jersey. ...

Contents

Birth

Joseph Bloomfield was born on October 18, 1753 in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey to Moses Bloomfield, a physician; and Sarah Ogden. Moses Bloomfield was a surgeon and an abolitionist. Woodbridge Township is a Township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ...


Education and Military Service

Joseph was educated at Reverend Enoch Green’s school in Deerfield, New Jersey, where Enoch was the pastor of the local Presbyterian Church. Bloomfield studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1775 and began his law practice in Bridgeton, New Jersey. He entered the Continental Army as Captain of the Third New Jersey Regiment on February 9, 1776. He attained the rank of Major on November 28, 1776, and was appointed judge advocate of the northern army. He was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine in September of 1777. He resigned from the Continental Army on October 28, 1778, after he was elected Clerk of the New Jersey General Assembly. However, in 1794, he led Federal and New Jersey state troops to put down the Whiskey Insurrection near Pittsburgh. Deerfield Township highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Bridgeton highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Illustration depicting uniforms and weapons used during the 1779 to 1783 period of the American Revolution by showing four soldiers standing in an informal group General George Washington, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 1776. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 1776. ... Combatants United States Britain Commanders George Washington William Howe Strength 11,000 17,000 Casualties 250 killed 750 wounded 400 captured 89 killed 487 wounded The Battle of Brandywine was a battle of the American Revolutionary War fought on September 11, 1777, near Chadds Ford on Brandywine Creek in Delaware... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ...


At the start of the War of 1812 he was commissioned as a Brigadier General on March 13, 1812, and served until June 15, 1815 along the Canadian border. Combatants United States Native Americans United Kingdom, Canadian provincial forces Native Americans First Nations Peoples Commanders James Madison Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson Sir Isaac Brock† George Prevost Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


First marriage

Joseph married Mary McIlvaine (1752-1818), the daughter of William McIlvaine, a physician from Burlington, New Jersey. They had no children. See also: Burlington Township, New Jersey The City of Burlington highlighted in Burlington County. ...


Public Life

He practiced law in Burlington, New Jersey and was the registrar of the admiralty court from 1779 to 1783. He served as the New Jersey Attorney General from 1783 to 1792 and as a trustee of Princeton College from 1793 until his death. He was elected Governor of New Jersey as a Democratic-Republican and served from 1801-1802 and 1803-1812. See also: Burlington Township, New Jersey The City of Burlington highlighted in Burlington County. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the eight Ivy League universities, and is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious institutions in the world. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


Bloomfield was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth United States Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth Congress from March 4, 1817 through March 3, 1821, where he represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district. Bloomfield ran for, but was not elected to, the Seventeenth Congress. Fifteenth United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... Sixteenth United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... The coronation banquet for George IV 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... New Jerseys Third Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Jim Saxton. ... Seventeenth United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ...


Second marriage

After the death of his first wife, he married Isabella Ramsey (1779-1871). She was the daughter of John Ramsey.


Death

Bloomfield died in Burlington, New Jersey on October 3, 1823, and was buried in Saint Mary’s Episcopal Churchyard, Burlington. See also: Burlington Township, New Jersey The City of Burlington highlighted in Burlington County. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Old Saint Marys Church is located at the corner of West Broad Street and Wood Street in Burlington, New Jersey. ...


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Preceded by:
Unknown
New Jersey Attorney General
1783–1792
Succeeded by:
Unknown
Preceded by:
Richard Howell
Governor of New Jersey
1801–1802
Succeeded by:
Acting Governor John Lambert
Preceded by:
Acting Governor John Lambert
Governor of New Jersey
1803–1812
Succeeded by:
Aaron Ogden
Preceded by:
Ezra Baker
Ephraim Bateman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1817March 3, 1821
alongside
Ephraim Bateman
Succeeded by:
At-large
Ephraim Bateman
George Cassedy
Lewis Condict
George Holcombe
James Matlack
Samuel Swan

  Results from FactBites:
 
New Jersey Historical Society (480 words)
Joseph Bloomfield was born in Woodbridge, New Jersey in 1753.
After the American Revolution, Bloomfield was admitted to the bar and later became attorney general of the state of New Jersey.
Bloomfield was also Governor of New Jersey from 1801-1812, a representative in congress from 1817 until 1821, and an active member of the New Jersey Society for the Abolition of Slavery.
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