John Clopton, US Congress

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John Clopton

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Roslyn,New Kent,Virginia,USA
Death: September 11, 1816 (60)
Roslyn,New Kent,Virginia,USA
Place of Burial: Clopton Family Cemetery Tunstall New Kent County Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of William Clopton, III and Elizabeth Darroll Clopton
Husband of Sarah Clopton
Father of Judge John B. Clopton; Sarah Ann Elizabeth Foster; William Edmund Clopton; Maria Louise Adelaide Miliote St. de la Croix Gernon Clopton and Izard Clopton
Brother of Mildred Hill

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About John Clopton, US Congress

John Clopton (February 7, 1756 – September 11, 1816) was a United States Representative from Virginia. Born in St. Peter's Parish (near Tunstall, Virginia), his father was William Clopton (1721–1796) and his mother was Elizabeth Dorrell Ford (1727–1785), he graduated from the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) in 1776. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced. He served as first lieutenant and as captain in the Virginia militia during the American Revolutionary War, and was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine.

He married Sarah Bacon on May 15, 1784, daughter of Edmund Bacon and Elizabeth Edloe. They had several children. Izard (1785-), Maria L. Adelaide (1788-), John Bacon (1789–1860), William Edmund (1791–1848), and Sarah Elizabeth (1804–1843).

Clopton was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1789 to 1791, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1795 to March 3, 1799. He was a member of the Virginia privy council from 1799 to 1801, and was elected to the Seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses; during the Tenth Congress he was chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business. He served from March 4, 1801 until his death near Tunstall; interment was in the family burying ground on his plantation. Future President John Tyler was elected to fill the vacancy caused by Clopton's death.

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John Clopton, US Congress's Timeline

February 7, 1756
Roslyn,New Kent,Virginia,USA
Age 32
Roslyn, New Kent County, Virginia
March 17, 1791
Age 35
Age 47
September 11, 1816
Age 60
Roslyn,New Kent,Virginia,USA
Clopton Family Cemetery Tunstall New Kent County Virginia