Christie, Jr., Robert

Born: 1821-XX-XX Troy, New York

Died: 1875-02-15 Richmond County, New York

Flourished: 1857 to 1875 Richmond County, New York

Robert Christie, attorney and politician, read law with David Buel in Troy, New York, and partnered with Buel upon qualifying for the bar about 1842. By the time of the 1860 census, Christie lived on Staten Island in Southfield, New York, with his family and owned real and personal property valued at $20,000. In politics, Christie was a Democrat and he represented Richmond County in the New York State Assembly in 1859, and in the New York Senate 1864 to 1865. He registered for the draft in 1863 in Richmond County, but there is no further evidence that he served in the Civil War. He married Frances J. Kelsey and was survived by four children.

Wm. D. Murphy, Biographical Sketches of the State Officers and Members of the Legislature of the State of New York, in 1859 (Albany: C. Van Benthuysen, 1859), 145; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Southfield, Richmond County, NY, 57-58; S. C. Hutchins, comp., Civil List and Forms of Government of the Colony and State of New York (Albany: Weed, Parsons, 1867), 445, 489, 509; Deposition, Document ID: 63313, Cochran & Hall v. Camp et al., Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),; U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 (Lehi, UT: Operations, 2010); The New York Herald, 18 February 1875, 10:3; Gravestone, Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY.