States: New York: Jefferson
My name is Bob Sammis and I live in Staten Island, NY. I am working on a family tree and history. While most of my family were law abiding citizens I ran across a webpage of Prison Pardons from 1823. Israel Sammis from Long Island moved to Hounsfield and is listed in the 1820 census. He was convicted of manslaughter in Jefferson County on June 20, 1821 and sentenced to 10 years. At his pardon he had served only 2 and 1/2 years of the sentence ( perhaps he died in prison?). I have been unable to find any information about the crime or about Israel's whereabouts after his release (if he was living at the time). I would greatly appreciate any help pointing me in the right direction in finding out about the crime and it's after effects. I can be reached at BOBSLED46@aol.com Thanks, Bob
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