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EARLE, Samuel



EARLE, Samuel, (nephew of Elias Earle and cousin of John Baylis Earle), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Frederick County, Va., November 28, 1760; moved to South Carolina in 1774; participated in the Revolutionary War, entering the service as an ensign in 1777 and leaving as captain of a company of rangers in 1782; member of the State house of representatives 1784-1788; delegate to the State convention that ratified the Federal Constitution May 12, 1788; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1790; elected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1797); died in Pendleton District, S.C., November 24, 1833; interment in Beaverdam Cemetery, Oconee County, S.C.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
W.S. Hoole Special Collections

Tuscaloosa, AL
Papers: 1780-1907, 0.4 linear foot. Correspondence dealing with Samuel Earle's tenure as a congressman representing South Carolina. Also included are the papers of Earle's grandson, Samuel M. Earle, which are primarily genealogical.
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