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John Johns TRIGG

(1748-1804)

TRIGG, John Johns, (brother of Abram Trigg), a Representative from Virginia; born on his father’s estate near Old Liberty (now Bedford), Va., in 1748; received a liberal schooling; engaged in agricultural pursuits; raised a company of militia in Bedford County, Va., in 1775; was commissioned captain March 23, 1778; promoted to the rank of major in 1781, and served throughout the Revolution; served under Washington at the siege of Yorktown; member of the State ratification convention in 1788; lieutenant colonel of militia in 1791; major of the Second Battalion, Tenth Regiment of Militia, in 1793; justice of the peace of Bedford County; served as a member of the Virginia house of delegates 1784-1792; elected as a Republican to the Fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1797, until his death on his estate, near Old Liberty, Bedford County, Va., on May 17, 1804; interment in burial grounds on his estate.

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

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