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John WILSON

(1773-1828)

WILSON, John, a Representative from South Carolina; born at Wilson’s Ferry (now Pelzer), Anderson County, S.C., August 11, 1773; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Anderson County, near Golden Grove, S.C.; also operated a public ferry across the Saluda River at what is now known as Pelzer; member, State house of representatives, 1812-1817; elected to the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Congresses (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1827); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress; died at his home near Golden Grove, in Anderson County, S.C., August 13, 1828; interment in the family cemetery on his plantation, which is now a part of the industrial city of Pelzer, S.C.

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

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