Frelinghuysen, Frederick (1753-1804), an American statesman of Dutch extraction, took part in the battles of Trenton and Monmouth Courthouse, was a member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1782-83, and afterwards became a United States Senator. Theodore, his second son
(1787-1861), was known as the "Christian Statesman" for his speeches in the American Senate. His nephew, Frederick Theodore (1817-85), was. Attorney-General of New Jersey between 1860 and 1870, ard in the United States Senate carried a bill against polygamy. He was Secretary of State under President Arthur (1881-85).