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Robert Gibbes Barnwell
Birth: Dec. 21, 1761
Death: Oct. 24, 1814

U.S. Congressman. Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, he volunteered for Continental Army service in the Revolutionary War at age 16, was wounded in the Battle on Johns Island, recovered and served as Lieutenant at the siege of Charleston in 1780. After the war, he was for many years president of the board of trustees of Beaufort College, a member of the convention of South Carolina for the adoption of the Federal Constitution in 1788 and a member of the Continental Congress in 1789. In 1791, he was elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Second Congress, serving until 1793. Declining to be a candidate for re-nomination, he was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, (1787-88, 90-91, 94-1801) and a member of the South Carolina Senate, (1805-06). He died at age 52 in Beaufort, South Carolina. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathaniel Barnwell (1705 - 1775)
  Mary Gibbes Barnwell (1722 - 1801)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Hayne Wigg Barnwell (1775 - 1823)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Barnwell Fuller (1797 - 1872)*
  Ann Barnwell (1799 - 1846)*
  Robert Woodward Barnwell (1801 - 1882)*
  Nathaniel Berners Barnwell (1802 - 1811)*
  William Hazzard Barnwell (1806 - 1863)*
  Mary Gibbes Barnwell Elliott (1808 - 1837)*
  Esther Hutson Barnwell (1827 - 1852)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edward Barnwell (1757 - 1808)*
  Robert Gibbes Barnwell (1761 - 1814)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Helenas Episcopal Churchyard
Beaufort
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 13, 2003
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