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Ebenezer PETTIGREW

(1783-1848)

PETTIGREW, Ebenezer, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Plymouth, Tyrrell County, N.C., March 10, 1783; studied under tutors at home and later attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; engaged in planting; member of the state senate in 1809 and 1810; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); resumed agricultural pursuits; died at Magnolia plantation on Lake Scuppernong, Tyrrell County, N.C., July 8, 1848; interment in the family cemetery.

Bibliography

Wall, Bennett H. “Ebenezer Pettigrew’s Efforts to Control the Marketing of his Crops.” Agricultural History 27 (October 1953): 123-32.

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

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