Thomas "Stonehammer" Metcalfe, Governor, U.S. Senator

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Thomas Metcalfe

Also Known As: "Stonehammer"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Little River, Fauquier, Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Forest Retreat, Carlisle, Nicholas, Kentucky, USA
Place of Burial: Forest Retreat Cemetery Carlisle Nicholas County Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Metcalfe, R. S. and Sarah "Sally" Metcalfe (Chinn)
Husband of Nancy Metcalfe
Father of Melville Metcalfe; Rhoda Dent Metcalfe; Isabella Metcalfe; Jane Lee Campbell; Kitturah Metcalfe and 5 others
Brother of Bela Metcalfe; Sarah Sally Metcalfe; Lucinda Catherine Metcalfe and Rhoda Dent Hughes
Half brother of Elizabeth Chinn; William Dent Chinn; Christopher Chinn; Eli Metcalfe and John Metcalfe

Occupation: Stone Mason, Captain in War of 1812, Governor of Kentucky
Managed by: Tim Stamps
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About Thomas "Stonehammer" Metcalfe, Governor, U.S. Senator

United States politician, serving many different posts throughout his life, including U.S. Representative, Senator, and Governor of Kentucky. Metcalfe County, Kentucky was named after him.

Born in Fauquier County, Virginia, Metcalfe moved with his parents to Fayette County, Kentucky and learned to be a stone mason. He served as captain in the War of 1812.

Melcalfe was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1812 to 1816. He was also elected to the Sixteenth and four succeeding Congresses in the U.S. House of Representatives, and served from March 4, 1819, until his resignation June 1, 1828. There he was the chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs and the Committee on Militia.

Metcalfe became the Governor of Kentucky running as a National Republican, and served from 1828 to 1832. He then served as a member of the Kentucky Senate from 1834 to 1838. He was the president of the board of internal improvements in 1840. Finally he was appointed and subsequently elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John J. Crittenden. He served from June 23, 1848, to March 3, 1849.

After his term in the Senate Metcalfe engaged in agricultural pursuits and died near Carlisle, Kentucky. He was interred in the family burial ground at "Forest Retreat" in Nicholas County, Kentucky.

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Thomas "Stonehammer" Metcalfe, Governor, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1780
March 20, 1780
Little River, Fauquier, Virginia Colony
1806
September 21, 1806
Age 26
Carlisle, Nicholas, Kentucky, United States
1806
Age 25
Kansas, United States
1806
Age 25
Mason, Kentucky, United States
1809
March 13, 1809
Age 28
Carlisle, Nicholas, Kentucky, United States
1810
August 10, 1810
Age 30
Carlisle, Nicholas, Kentucky, United States
1813
November 26, 1813
Age 33
Carlisle, Nicholas, Kentucky, United States
1815
August 10, 1815
Age 35
Carlisle, Nicholas, Kentucky, United States
1817
May 15, 1817
Age 37
Carlisle, Nicholas, Kentucky, United States
1819
April 19, 1819
Age 39
Carlisle, Nicholas, Kentucky, United States