John Rutledge, Jr. (c.1766 - 1819)

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Birthplace: Charleston, SC, USA
Death: Died in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Occupation: Brigadier General
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About John Rutledge, Jr.

John Rutledge, Jr. (1766 – September 1, 1819) was a United States Representative from South Carolina. Born in Charleston, he was a son of John Rutledge and a nephew of Edward Rutledge, both of whom were Continental Congressmen from South Carolina. The younger John received private instruction and also attended school in Charleston and Philadelphia. He studied law with his father, was admitted to the bar about 1787 and practiced in Charleston; he also engaged as a planter. From 1788 to 1794 and in 1811, he was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1794 to the Fourth Congress, and was elected as a Federalist to the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Congresses, serving from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1803. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Thirteenth Congress, and commanded a company of the Twenty-eighth Regiment, South Carolina Militia, in 1799. He was promoted to major and in 1804 succeeded to the command of the regiment and served as its commander in the War of 1812. He commanded the Seventh Brigade from 1816 until his death in Philadelphia.

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On December 26, 1792 he married Sarah Motte Smith, daughter of the Right Reverend Robert Smith (1732–1801). Together they had seven children. In 1804 he caught his wife in an illicit affair with Dr. Horace Senter. He mortally wounded Dr. Senter in a duel. He and Sarah Motte signed articles of separation in 1809 and lived apart for the remainder of their lives

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John Rutledge, US Congress's Timeline

1766
1766
Charleston, SC, USA
1791
December 26, 1791
Age 25
1792
1792
Age 26
1793
1793
Age 27
1796
1796
Age 30
1797
June 2, 1797
Age 31
Charleston, SC, USA
1797
Age 31
1798
1798
Age 32
1819
September 1, 1819
Age 53
Philadelphia, PA, USA