CARRINGTON, Edward, a Delegate from Virginia; born in Goochland County, Va., February 11, 1748; member of the county committee in 1775 and 1776; served in the Revolutionary Army; commissioned lieutenant colonel of Artillery November 30, 1776; served as quartermaster general on the staff of General Greene; commanded the Artillery at the Battle of Hobkirks Hill, April 24, 1781, and at Yorktown; Member of the Continental Congress 1786-1788; appointed by President Washington marshal of Virginia in 1789; foreman of the jury during the trial of Aaron Burr for treason in 1807; died in Richmond, Va., October 28, 1810; interment in St. John’s Cemetery.
BibliographyHopkins, Garland Evans. Colonel Carrington of Cumberland. With a Brief Sketch of the Carrington Family Appended. Winchester, VA: Privately Issued, 1942.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present