Thomas De Lage Sumter (1809 - 1874)

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Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in "South Mount," near Stateburg, SC
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About Thomas De Lage Sumter

A United States Representative from South Carolina; born in Germantown, Pa., November 14, 1809; attended the common schools at Edgehill, near Stateburg, S.C.; was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1835; entered the United States Army as first lieutenant the same year and served until 1841, attaining the rank of colonel; engaged in the war against the Seminole Indians; moved to Stateburg, S.C.; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for renomination; engaged in teaching, surveying, and agricultural pursuits; connected as agent with the South Carolina Railroad Co.; died on his plantation, “South Mount,” near Stateburg, S.C., July 2, 1874; interment in the private burial ground on his estate.

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Thomas De Lage Sumter, US Congress's Timeline

November 14, 1809
Germantown, Pennsylvania
July 2, 1874
Age 64
"South Mount," near Stateburg, SC