Jerediah Horsford

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Jerediah Horsford
Member of the New York State Assembly
for Livingston County
In office
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byRobert L. Rose
Succeeded byAzariah Boody
Personal details
Born(1791-03-08)March 8, 1791
Charlotte, Vermont, U.S.
DiedJanuary 14, 1875(1875-01-14) (aged 83)
Livonia, New York, U.S.
Resting placeMoscow Cemetery, now in Leicester, New York, U.S.
Political party
ChildrenEben Norton Horsford

Jerediah Horsford (March 8, 1791 in Charlotte, Chittenden County, Vermont – January 14, 1875 in Livonia, Livingston County, New York) was an American politician from New York.


Horsford attended the common schools, and then engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served during the War of 1812, took part in the defense of Burlington, Vermont. He later moved to Genesee County, New York, where he served as an officer in a unit which took part in the Battle of Lundy's Lane.

In 1815, he went to Moscow, New York as a missionary to the Seneca Indians. In 1818 he moved to Mount Morris, New York, where he was a farmer. He was a pioneer in scientific farming methods, an active member of several agricultural societies, and the inventor of an animal feed named Horsford's Cattle Food.

He remained in the New York Militia, and rose to colonel and commander of the regiment based in Livingston County.

He was an Anti-Masonic member of the New York State Assembly (Livingston Co.) in 1831.

Horsford was elected as a Whig to the 32nd United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1851, to March 3, 1853.

He moved to Livonia, New York in 1863. He died in Livonia and was buried at Moscow Cemetery, now in Leicester, New York.

His children included inventor and scientist Eben Norton Horsford.


  • United States Congress. "Jerediah Horsford (id: H000796)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Jerediah Horsford at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert L. Rose
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

Succeeded by
Azariah Boody