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William Smith
Birth: Sep. 20, 1751
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1837
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

US Congressman. He moved to South Carolina with his father in 1765 and became a plantation owner in Spartanburg. He served during the Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of Captain and later serving as a Major in the South Carolina militia. Smith served in several local, county and state offices, including County Court Judge from 1785 to 1797, and the South Carolina Senate from 1790 to 1796. In 1796 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democratic-Republican and served one term, 1797 to 1799. Smith did not run for reelection in 1798 and returned to operating his plantation. He served in the State Senate again from 1810 to 1818. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
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  Mourning Bearden Smith (1763 - 1842)*
  Lettice W. Smith Jenkins (1782 - 1843)*
  Elihu Penquite Smith (1804 - 1878)*
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Who departed this life June 23rd, 1837 Aged 86 Years, 9 Months And 3 Days He emigrated from the state of Pennsylvania with his Father when a boy, and was one of the first settlers of Spartanburg District where he afterwards always resided. He took an active part in stimulating the people of this section of country to resist the oppressions of Great Britian; And served himself as a Captain,
during the war of the Revolution. After the organization of the Government, he was appointed Judge of the County court, was afterwards elected to Congress from Pinckney district and Subsequently served for near twenty years as Senator from Spartanburg district in the state legislature. It may be emphatically be said of him
that he was an HONEST MAN and a PATRIOT.
Smith Cemetery
Glenn Springs
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: May 10, 2008
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William Smith
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