- Zephaniah Platt (Michigan Attorney General)
Zephaniah Platt (
March 31, 1796Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York- April 20, 1871Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina) was an American lawyer and politician from Michigan. He was Michigan Attorney Generalfrom 1841 to 1843.
He was the son of
New York Supreme CourtJustice Jonas Plattand Helena (Livingston) Platt (1767-1859), and was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Valley, N.Y. On September 30, 1818, he married Cornelia Jenkins (d. 1890), and they had seven children.
He removed to the
Michigan Territoryand practiced law at Jackson, Michigan. He was Attorney General of the State of Michiganfrom 1841 to 1843.
After the end of the
American Civil War, he removed to South Carolina, and was Judge of the 2nd Circuit Court from 1868 until his death.
He was a grandson of
Zephaniah Platt, and a nephew of Charles Z. Plattand of John Henry Livingston.
* [http://www.iment.com/maida/familytree/henry/genealogy/robert2.htm#gilbert] Livingston family tree (gives Pleasant Valley as baptism place)
* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/pittsford-platzek.html] Political Graveyard
*famousamericans.net/zephaniahplatt/ (gives erroneously Plattsburgh as birthplace, which was copied by most later sources)
*"Platt Genealogy in America, from the Arrival of Richard Platt in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1638" by Charles Platt (1963) (gives Pleasant Valley as birthplace)
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