Halsted, Matthias Ogden


12 July 1792–15 Apr. 1866. Clerk, merchant, lawyer, banker, land developer. Born in Elizabeth, Union Co., New Jersey. Son of Robert Halsted and Mary Mills. Presbyterian. Graduated from Princeton University, 1810, at Princeton, Mercer Co., New Jersey. Moved to Belvidere, Warren Co., New Jersey. Admitted to Warren Co. bar, Nov. 1814. Married first Cornelia D. Wade, 10 Nov. 1817, at Elizabeth. Served as Warren Co. clerk, 1825–1831. Appointed as commissioner of Belvidere Bank, 13 Feb. 1830, in Belvidere. Moved to New York City, by 1832. Partner in Halsted, Haines & Co., one of largest dry-goods stores in U.S. Married second Hepzibah Eastman Clary, ca. 1834. Moved to East Orange, Essex Co., New Jersey, 1838. Plaintiff in case of Halsted, Haines & Co. v. O. Granger et al. Built and donated railroad station to railroad that ran between New York City and East Orange. Died at East Orange.