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John SMITH

(1750-1836)

SMITH, John, a Representative from Virginia; born at “Shooter’s Hill,” near Locust Hill, Middlesex County, Va., May 7, 1750; moved to Frederick County, Va., in 1773 and engaged in planting at “Hackwood,” near Winchester; commissioned a justice of the peace in 1773; served in Dunmore’s War with the Indians in 1774, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812; member of the State house of delegates 1779-1783; served in the State senate 1791-1794; elected as a Republican to the Seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1815); resumed agricultural pursuits; died at “Rockville,” near Middletown, Frederick County, Va., on March 5, 1836; interment in the family burying ground at “Hackwood,” near Winchester, Va.; reinterred in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va., in 1890.

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

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