- Edward Philip Livingston
He was the son of Philip Philip Livingston (1741-1787, son of
Philip Livingston) and Sara (Johnson) Livingston (ca. 1749-1802). In 1799, he married Elizabeth Stevens Livingston (1780-1829, daughter of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston), and their daughter Elizabeth Livingston (1813-1896) was the grandmother of Anna Hall Roosevelt, and great-grandmother of Eleanor Roosevelt. After his father-in-law's death, Edward P. Livingston became the master of Clermont Manorwhich he left to his son Clermont Livingston (1817-1896).
He was a graduate of Columbia College.
He resided at
Clermont Manorfrom 1802 until the time of his death.
He was aide to Governor
Daniel D. Tompkins, and private secretary to his father-in-law, Robert Livingston (1746-1813), while US Minister to France.
He was a member of the
New York State Senatefrom the Middle District between July 1808 and July 1812; and from the 3rd District 1823 to 1824, and from 1838 until his resignation in 1839.
He was a
presidential electorin 1820 and 1832.
He was proposed in 1830 for
Governor of New York, but his right was questioned on the ground of his having been born in the island of Jamaica. It did not invalidate his claim, but was used to defeat his nomination, and he was elected Lieutenant Governor instead, and served under Governor Throop in 1831-32.
He was a grandnephew of Governor of New Jersey
William Livingston; grandson of the signer of the Declaration of Independence Philip Livingston; first cousin once removed of Speaker of the New York State Assembly Walter Livingston;aw first cousin once removed and nephew by marriage of Secretary of State Edward Livingston; and second cousin of United States Representativefrom New York Henry Walter Livingston.
* [http://www.clermontny.org/history/history.html] The history of Clermont Manor
* [http://www.history.rochester.edu/canal/bib/hosack/APP0Y.html] Letter by E. P. L. to David Hosack
* [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/columbia/genhistcolco/chapt11_1878_hist.htm] Short Bio
* [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/columbia/genhistcolco/chapt10_1878_hist.htm] "History of Columbia County, New York" by Captain Franklin Ellis (Everts & Ensign, Philadelphia PA, 1878)
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=TOae78XVP0kC&pg=PA198&dq=edward+philip+livingston+jamaica&lr=&hl=pt-BR&sig=ACfU3U2U0KXZa6A0lgV0cyQiQaD0vlemRg#PPA198,M1 "A Genealogy of the Wives of the American Presidents and Their First Two Generations of Descent"] by Craig Hart (McFarland, 2004, ISBN 0786419563 , ISBN 9780786419562 ; page 198)
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