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EARLE, John Baylis



EARLE, John Baylis, (nephew of Elias Earle and cousin of Samuel Earle), a Representative from South Carolina; born on the North Carolina side of the North Pacolet River, near Landrum, Spartanburg County, S.C., October 23, 1766; moved to South Carolina; completed preparatory studies; served as a drummer boy and soldier during the Revolutionary War; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1804; resumed agricultural pursuits; adjutant and inspector general of South Carolina for sixteen years; served throughout the War of 1812; member of the nullification convention of 1832 and 1833; died in Anderson County, S.C., February 3, 1836; interment in the cemetery on his plantation, "Silver Glade," in Anderson County, S.C.

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Library of Congress
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Washington, DC
Papers: In the Lucius C. Dunn Papers, ca. 1902-1957, 6.4 linear feet. Correspondents include John B. Earle. A finding aid is available in the library.
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