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NOTT, Abraham

1768–1830

Biography

NOTT, Abraham, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Saybrook, Middlesex County, Conn., February 5, 1768; educated in early life by a private teacher; was graduated from Yale College in 1787; moved in 1788 to McIntosh County, Ga., where he was employed as a private tutor for one year; moved to Camden, S.C., in 1789; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1791 and commenced practice in Union, S.C.; member of State house of representatives, 1796-1797; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); resumed the practice of his profession at Columbia, S.C., in 1804; elected a member of the board of trustees of South Carolina University in 1805; intendant of Columbia in 1807; elected judge of the circuit court in 1810 and served until his death; president of the court of appeals in 1824; died in Fairfield, S.C., June 19, 1830; interment in the First Presbyterian Churchyard, Columbia, S.C.

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

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External Research Collections

South Carolina Historical Society

Charleston, SC
Papers: In the 1830, 1 item. A letter from Abraham Nott to Judge Johnson written on March 16, 1830. In the letter, Abraham Nott discusses his ill health and reminds Judge Johnson that the "time and order of the dockets of the upper circuits must be attended to." Abraham Nott also mentions a "commotion" at the College which ended with a few students being expelled.
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