John Baylis Earle (1766 - 1836)

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Birthplace: Pacolet Valley, North Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Silver Glade Plantation Pendleton Dist, South Carolina, USA
Occupation: drummer boy, for starters
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About John Baylis Earle

John Baylis Earle (1766-1863) — of South Carolina. Born in North Carolina, October 23, 1766. U.S. Representative from South Carolina 8th District, 1803-05; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Died in Anderson County, S.C., February 3, 1863 (age 96 years, 103 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Anderson County, S.C.

Relatives: Nephew of Elias Earle (1762-1823); cousin of Samuel Earle. --------------------

US Congressman. He was raised in South Carolina and served in the Revolutionary War as a drummer boy and soldier, afterwards becoming owner of a plantation called "Silver Glade." In 1802 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democratic-Republican and served one term, 1803 to 1805. he did not run for reelection in 1804 and returned to operating Silver Glade.

Earle remained interested in military affairs and for sixteen years served as South Carolina's Adjutant General, including leading the militia when it was mobilized for the War of 1812. In 1832 and 1833 he was a member of the state conventions that advocated nullification of the federal Tariff of 1828. John Baylis Earle was the nephew of Elias Earle, who succeeded him in Congress, and cousin of Samuel Earle, who also served in the US House.
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John Baylis Earle, US Congress's Timeline

October 23, 1766
Pacolet Valley, North Carolina, USA
Age 32
Age 57
February 3, 1836
Age 69
Silver Glade Plantation Pendleton Dist, South Carolina, USA
Earle Family Cemetery (Silver Glade Plantation) Anderson Anderson County South Carolina