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Jesse Hawley
Date: 1773 - 1842
Remarks: Hawley was the author of essays on canal navigation that he signed "Hercules" and published in the Genesee "Messenger" in 1807-08. He was a member of the New York Assembly from Genessee County in 1820-1821. On October 26, 1825, he was one of the speakers at the festivities officially opening the Erie Canal.