William Ferguson Colcock (1804 - 1889)

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Birthplace: Beaufort District, South Carolina, USA
Death: Died in McPhersonville, Hampton, South Carolina, USA
Occupation: lawyer and legislator
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About William Ferguson Colcock


William Ferguson Colcock (November 5, 1804 – June 13, 1889) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Colcock attended Hulburt's School, Charleston, South Carolina, and was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1823. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Coosawhatchie, South Carolina. He also engaged in planting. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1830-1847.

Colcock was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853). He was a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution 1850-1853. He served as collector of the port of Charleston 1853-1865, serving first under the United States Government and subsequently under the Confederate States Government. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Charleston in 1860. He resumed the practice of law. He died in McPhersonville, Hampton County, South Carolina, on June 13, 1889. He was interred in Stoney Creek Cemetery, South Carolina.


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William F. Colcock, US Congress's Timeline

November 5, 1804
Beaufort District, South Carolina, USA
January 22, 1829
Age 24
February 3, 1840
Age 35
July 20, 1841
Age 36
April 3, 1843
Age 38
January 4, 1845
Age 40
February 13, 1847
Age 42
April 20, 1849
Age 44
Gopher Hill, St. Luke's Parish, South Carolina
August 25, 1851
Age 46
May 25, 1853
Age 48
Charleston, South Carolina