Joseph Brevard, US Congress

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Joseph Brevard

Birthplace: Iredell (now Alexander) County, North Carolina
Death: Died in Camden, South Carolina
Place of Burial: Quaker Cemetery Camden Kershaw County South Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of John Brevard II; Jane Brevard and Jane McWhorter
Husband of Rebecca Brevard and Rebecca Brevard
Father of Alfred Brevard; Edward Carrington Brevard; Eugene Joseph Brevard and Sarah Aurora Elmore
Brother of Ephraim Brevard; Mary Elizabeth Harris; Nancy Brevard Brevard; Hugh Brevard; John Brevard and 18 others
Half brother of Mary Elizabeth Davidson

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About Joseph Brevard, US Congress

Joseph Brevard (July 19, 1766 – October 11, 1821) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born in Iredell County, North Carolina, Brevard entered the Continental Army when still a boy. He was commissioned lieutenant in the North Carolina Line in 1782 and served throughout the Revolutionary War.

He moved to Camden, South Carolina, and became sheriff of Camden District (1789–1791). He served as commissioner in equity October 14, 1791. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1792, and commenced practice in Camden. He engaged in the compilation of the law reports which bear his name 1793-1815. He served as member of South Carolina House of Representatives from 1796 to 1799.

Brevard was elected judge of the State supreme court December 17, 1801, and served until December 1815, when he resigned. He resumed the practice of law in Camden.

Brevard was elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (1819–1821). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1820. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress at a special election held in 1821. He died in Camden on October 11, 1821, and was interred in the Quaker Cemetery.

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Joseph Brevard, US Congress's Timeline

Iredell (now Alexander) County, North Carolina
March 17, 1793
Age 27
Age 28
Age 30
Age 31
Age 34
October 11, 1821
Age 55
Camden, South Carolina
Quaker Cemetery Camden Kershaw County South Carolina