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Major Henry Livingston, Jr.

Abbreviation: LIVINMA

Henry Livingston (1748-1828)

Lived his entire life in Poughkeepsie NY. Unlike his famous theologian brother, Rev. John Henry, and his more political brother, Gilbert, Henry wanted a quiet life, close to the land and the river where he was born. While his sisters married more political animals (Gen. Melancthon Lloyd Woolsey and unsuccessful gubenatorial candidate Jonas Platt), Henry stayed home on his Locust Grove estate, joyfully raising a large family in an atmosphere of learning, writing, drawing and music. He left when he had to -- for the Revolutionary War, for surveying jobs, to check out a college for a son. And, of course, he spent a good bit of time attending the theater in the City.

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