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Hiram Rhodes Revels
Birth: Sep. 27, 1827
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1901
Aberdeen
Monroe County
Mississippi, USA

Clergyman, Educator, US Senator. He became the first black citizen to be elected to the U.S. Senate (1870-1871). He was ordained a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in (1845).  
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Phoebe A Bass Revels (____ - 1901)
 
 Children:
  Lillie Revels Houston (1858 - 1900)*
  Susie Revels Cayton (1870 - 1943)*
  Maggie Revels Howard (1877 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hill Crest Cemetery
Holly Springs
Marshall County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Cinnamonntoast4
Record added: Jan 25, 2002
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Hiram Rhodes Revels
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Hiram Rhodes Revels
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Hiram Rhodes Revels
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In 1870, the state congress selected Revels to fill a vacant seat in the United States Senate. Debate surrounding his eligibility hinged on the 1857 Dred Scott decision, which precluded African-American citizenship. The decision was effectively reversed b...(Read more)
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