24 March 2009

Nathaniel Garrow

Member of Congress

Nathaniel Garrow was born at Barnstable, Massachusetts, on 25 April 1780. He received his early education in the common schools and "followed the sea." He settled in Auburn in 1796. In 1809, he was appointed justice of the peace, and he served as sheriff of Cayuga County (1815-19, 1821-25). As a Jacksonian Democrat, he was elected to the House of Representatives and served in Congress for one term (1827-29). He was United States Marshall for the Northern District of New York from February 1837 until his death at Auburn on 3 March 1841. Initially interred in the family burying ground on his estate, he was subsequently reinterred in Fort Hill Cemetery. Garrow Street, on the city's south side, is named in his honor.