Franklin Harper Elmore (1799 - 1850)

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Birthplace: Laurens, South Carolina
Death: Died
Cause of death: erysipelas (skin infection)
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About Franklin Harper Elmore

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_H._Elmore

Franklin Harper Elmore (October 15, 1799 – May 29, 1850) was a United States Representative and Senator. Born in Laurens District, he graduated from the South Carolina College at Columbia in 1819, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Walterboro. He was solicitor for the southern circuit from 1822 to 1836, a colonel on the staff of the Governor from 1824 to 1826, and was elected as a State Rights Democrat to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James H. Hammond. Elmore was reelected to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from December 10, 1836, to March 4, 1839. From 1839 to 1850 he was president of the Bank of the State of South Carolina 1839-1850; he declined appointment by President James Polk as Minister to Great Britain. Elmore was appointed as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John C. Calhoun and served from April 11, 1850, until his own death in Washington, D.C. in 1850; interment was in First Presbyterian Churchyard, Columbia.

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Franklin Harper Elmore was born 15 October 1799 in Laurens District, South Carolina, and died 1850. Franklin graduated from the South Carolina College at Columbia in 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Walterboro, South Carolina. He served as solicitor for the southern circuit from 1822 to 1836 and colonel on the staff of the Governor from 1824 to 1826. He married Harriett Chestnut Taylor, daughter of John Taylor, governor of South Carolina and Sarah Canty Chestnut, on 10 May 1827 in Columbia, Laurens District, South Carolina. She was born about 1806 in South Carolina. Franklin was elected as a State Rights Democrat to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James H. Hammond and was reelected to the Twenty-fifth Congress serving from 10 December 1836, to 3 March 1839. He was also president of the Bank of the State of South Carolina from 1839 to 1850 and declined appointment by President James Polk as Minister to Great Britain. Finally, appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John C. Calhoun and served from 11 April 1850, until his death in Washington, D.C., 29 May 1850. He was a close personal friend of Jefferson Davis, whose eulogy of him was spoken before the Senate 4 June 1850, with that of Daniel Webster and others. He is buried on First Presbyterian Churchyard, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.

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Sen. Franklin Harper Elmore's Timeline

1799
October 15, 1799
Laurens, South Carolina
1835
January 1, 1835
Age 35
SC, USA
1836
1836
Age 36
1850
May 29, 1850
Age 50
1859
November 19, 1859
Age 50
Columbia, SC, USA
2010
March, 2010
Age 50
Columbia, SC, USA

First Presbytarian Church

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First Presbyterian Churchyard Columbia Richland County South Carolina,