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TRIGG, Abram

1750–

Biography

TRIGG, Abram, (brother of John Johns Trigg), a Representative from Virginia; born on his father's estate, near Old Liberty (now Bedford), Va., in 1750; completed academic studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Montgomery County, Va.; lived on his estate, "Buchanan's Bottom," on New River; held local offices, such as clerk and judge, and various other offices in Montgomery County; served in the Revolutionary War as lieutenant colonel of militia in 1782 and later as general of militia in Virginia; delegate to the Virginia ratification convention of 1788; elected as a Republican to the Fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1809); died and was buried on the family estate; death date unknown.

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

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External Research Collections

The Library of Virginia
Personal Papers Collection

Richmond, Va
Papers: 1798, 1 item. A letter from Abram Trigg to Colonel John Preston written on April 13, 1798. In the letter, Abram Trigg encloses dispatches [not included] concerning relations with France, and how Congress is working on regulations to increase taxes, possibly for land.

University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the George Washington Papers, ca. 1744-1799, approximately 135,000 documents. Persons represented include Abram Trigg.
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