John Wilson Farrelly (Whig21) 1841-1842 (Whig26) 1843-1844 Crawford, Erie, Venango Counties
John Wilson Farrelly, born July 7, 1809, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; son of Patrick and Elizabeth Mead Farrelly; limited schooling; Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1826; studied law; admitted, bar 1828, attorney, private law practice, Meadville; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1828; married, Louisa L Ellis Farrelly, (d.1846) children, Mary E Farrelly, John W Farrelly, Sarah L Farrelly, Martha L Farrelly, Ellis M Farrelly, Anne J Farrelly; remarried, Mary M. Ellis Farrelly, 1849, children, P Alden Farrelly, Adaline M Farrelly; elected, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1837; elected, Burgess of Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1837, 1839-1841; elected, Whig Pennsylvania State Senate 1841-1844; elected, Whig, United States House of Representatives, Thirtieth Congress 1847-1849; presidential appointee, Sixth Auditor, Treasury, 1849-1853; resumed law practice, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1853-1860; died, December 20, 1860 (age 51 years, 166 days) Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; interment, Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, 1828; United States Congressional Biography lists that he was a member, haven’t come up any research he was.
Elected, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1837.
Elected, Burgess of Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1837, 1839-41.
Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, 1841-1842; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 26th district 1843-1844; representing, Crawford, Erie, Venango Counties.
Continued Government Service/National Politics:
Elected, Whig, United States House of Representatives, Thirtieth Congress, 1847-1849; chairman, Committee on Patents; not a candidate for renomination, 1848.
Appointed, Sixth Auditor, Treasury, President Zachary Taylor, November 5, 1849 – resigned April 9, 1853.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Father, Patrick Farrelly, member, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1811-1812; major, War of 1812; elected, Republican, Seventeenth Congress, reelected, Jackson Republican, Eighteenth Congress, Jacksonian candidate to the Nineteenth Congress, March 4, 1821 – death, January 12, 1826.
After 4 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, John Wilson Farrelly went on to serve in congress