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John McCREARY

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McCREARY, John, a Representative from South Carolina; born near Fishing Creek, about eighteen miles from Chester, S.C., in 1761; received his schooling from private tutors; became a surveyor; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; served in the Revolutionary War; member of the state house of representatives, 1794-1799 and 1802; sheriff of Chester District (now Chester County); elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); resumed agricultural pursuits and surveying; died on his plantation in South Carolina November 4, 1833; interment in the Richardson Church Cemetery, Chester County, S.C.

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

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