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Thomas MOORE

(1759-1822)

MOORE, Thomas, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Spartanburg District, S.C., in 1759; served in the Revolutionary War, taking part in the Battle of Cowpens at the age of sixteen; member of South Carolina house of representatives, 1794-1799; brigadier general in the War of 1812; engaged in planting; was one of the founders of the first high school in Spartanburg District; elected as a Republican to the Seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1813); elected to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); resumed his agricultural pursuits; died near Moores Station, Spartanburg County, S.C., on July 11, 1822; interment in Moore’s Burying Ground.

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

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