Daniel Huger, III (1742 - 1799) MP

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Birthplace: Limerick Plantation, St. John's Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina
Death: Died in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Occupation: statesman, planter
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About Daniel Huger, III

Daniel Huger, the third of the name, served as delegate to the Continental Congress, 1786-88 , and was a representative at the Federal Congress, 1789-93.

Daniel Huger, (father of Daniel Elliott Huger, Brother to John, Isaac, Benjamin) , a Delegate and a Representative from South Carolina; born on Limerick plantation in St. John's, Berkeley Parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina, February 20, 1742; educated at home and in the schools of Charleston, South Carolina; also studied in England; member of colonial assembly, 1773-1775; justice of the peace in 1775; member of the State house of representatives 1778-1780; member of the Governor's council in 1780; Member of the Continental Congress 1786-1788; elected to the First and Second Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1793); on retiring from Congress resided in Charleston and on his Wateree plantation; engaged in the management of his extensive estates; died in Charleston, South Carolina, July 6, 1799; interment in the western churchyard of St. Philip's Church, Charleston, South Carolina, with a memorial tablet in the Huguenot church there. -------------------- From:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Huger

"Daniel Huger (February 20, 1742 – July 6, 1799) was an American planter and statesman from Berkeley County, South Carolina. His grandfather was Daniel Huger Sr [1] (1651–1711), a French Huguenot who was born in Loudun, France and settled in Charleston, South Carolina. Daniel Huger was a delegate for South Carolina to the Continental Congress from 1786 to 1788 and a United States Representative from 1789 to 1793. His son, Daniel Elliott Huger, would later serve in the United States Senate for South Carolina and marry a daughter of Arthur Middleton. A granddaughter of Daniel Elliot Huger (Mary Procter Huger) was the wife of Confederate General Arthur Middleton Manigault, who was of Huguenot descent himself; likewise a nephew of Daniel Elliot Huger was Confederate General Benjamin Huger.

Daniel Huger's wife was the sister of the wife of Lewis Morris, Jr., the son of New York Congressman Lewis Morris."

From: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000916

"HUGER, Daniel, (father of Daniel Elliott Huger), a Delegate and a Representative from South Carolina; born on Limerick plantation in St. John’s parish, Berkeley County, S.C., February 20, 1742; educated at home and in the schools of Charleston, S.C.; also studied in England; member of colonial assembly, 1773-1775; justice of the peace in 1775; member of the State house of representatives 1778-1780; member of the Governor’s council in 1780; Member of the Continental Congress 1786-1788; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First and Second Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1793); on retiring from Congress resided in Charleston and on his Wateree plantation; engaged in the management of his extensive estates; died in Charleston, S.C., July 6, 1799; interment in the western churchyard of St. Philip’s Church, Charleston, S.C., with a memorial tablet in the Huguenot church there."

The most telling sign of his immersion in the British colonial identity came in 1771 when he applied to the British Kings of Arms to grant a suitable coat of arms for the Huger family to use in place of their original one, which had been lost in their flight from France. It seems quite revealing that Daniel III chose to request the creation of a British coat of arms for his family, rather than make any attempt to petition the French government for their original one.

   

Yet the very motto contained within this family crest would foreshadow his choice to abandon a British identity and adopt an American one. The coat of Arms reads “UBI LIBERTAS IBI PATRIA.” Translated from the Latin, it means “Where there is liberty, there is my country.” True to these words, Daniel III would support the side of the American colonists in their struggle for freedom.

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Congressman Daniel Huger's Timeline

1742
February 20, 1742
St. John's Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina
April, 1742
St. James Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina
1773
1773
- 1775
Age 30
South Carolina
1775
1775
- 1776
Age 32
South Carolina
1778
1778
- 1780
Age 35
Charleston, South Carolina
1779
June 29, 1779
Age 37
Berkeley, South Carolina
1780
1780
- 1781
Age 37
South Carolina
1786
1786
- 1788
Age 43
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1789
March, 1789
- March, 1791
Age 47
United States
1791
March, 1791
- March, 1793
Age 49
United States