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Edward COLSTON

(1786-1852)

COLSTON, Edward, a Representative from Virginia; born near Winchester, Va., December 25, 1786; studied under private teachers, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1806; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; served in the War of 1812; member of the State house of delegates 1812-1814, 1816-1817, 1823-1828, and 1833-1835; high sheriff of Berkeley County 1844 and 1845; elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); died at “Honeywood,” Berkeley County, Va. (now West Virginia), April 23, 1852; interment in the family burying ground on his estate, “Honeywood,” near Hedgesville, Berkeley County, W.Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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