Col. Lemuel Benton, US Congress

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Lemuel Benton

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA
Death: May 18, 1818 (64)
Darlington, South Carolina, USA
Place of Burial: Benton Family Burial Ground, South Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Morris Benton and Frances Benton
Husband of Elizabeth Benton
Father of John Angus Benton; Charlotte Prince; Penelope Brockington; Gilly Hinton DuBose; Clarissa Benton and 2 others
Brother of Jesse Benton; James Williams Benton, I; Elizabeth "Betsy" Bruce; Penny Benton; Martha Benton and 4 others

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About Col. Lemuel Benton, US Congress

Lemuel Benton (1754 – May 18, 1818) was an American planter and politician from Darlington County, South Carolina. He represented South Carolina in the United States House of Representatives from 1793 until 1799. Colonel Benton resided on Stoney Hill Farm, located in Darlington County near Mechanicsville. Stoney Hill is currently owned by the Burns family.

BENTON, Lemuel, (1754 - 1818)

BENTON, Lemuel, (great-grandfather of George William Dargan), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Granville County, N.C., in 1754; as a young man moved to that section of Cheraw District which is now Darlington County, S.C.; engaged as a planter and subsequently became an extensive landowner; elected major of the Cheraw Regiment in 1777 and served throughout the Revolutionary War, being promoted to the rank of colonel in 1781; resigned his commission in 1794; member of the State house of representatives 1782-1788; county court justice of Darlington County in 1785 and 1791; escheator of Cheraw District (composed of what is now Chesterfield, Darlington, and Marlboro Counties) in 1787; delegate to the State convention at Charleston that ratified the Federal Constitution in 1788; sheriff of Cheraw District in 1789 and 1791; delegate to the State constitutional convention at Columbia in 1790; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1799); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1798 to the Sixth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Darlington, Darlington County, S.C., May 18, 1818; interment on his estate, “Stony Hill,” near Darlington, S.C.

US Congressman. A native of Granville County, North Carolina, he served as a Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Elected to represent South Carolina's 3rd District and as At-Large in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1793 to 1799. He was defeated in 1798. He also served as a Member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives from 1782 to 1788, County Justice from 1785 to 1791, and as a Delegate to the South Carlina State House of Representatives in 1790

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Col. Lemuel Benton, US Congress's Timeline

January 23, 1754
Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA
July 7, 1775
Age 21
July 7, 1775
Age 21
South, Carolina, Puerto Rico, USA
October 19, 1776
Age 22
South, Carolina, Puerto Rico, USA
January 20, 1779
Age 24
February 27, 1781
Age 27
Col, Benton, Arkansas, USA
June 8, 1783
Age 29
South Carolina, USA
December 25, 1789
Age 35
St Davids, Parish, South Carolina, USA
May 18, 1818
Age 64
Darlington, South Carolina, USA