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James Hopkins Adams

  • Birth 15 Mar 1812 Congaree, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 13 Jul 1861 Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Congaree, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 24034566

South Carolina Governor. He served as a Democrat in the South Carolina House of Representatives for six terms between 1834 and 1849, and in the State Senate from 1850 to 1853. In 1854, he was elected Governor of South Carolina, serving until 1856. In 1860, he signed the Ordinance of Secession, the first official act of the Civil War. He also was one of three delegates sent to Washington, DC to avert war with the Union and arrange for the transfer of federal property in South Carolina to the control of the state government, in 1861.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 18 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24034566
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Hopkins Adams (15 Mar 1812–13 Jul 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24034566, citing Saint Johns Episcopal Church Congaree Cemetery, Congaree, Richland County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .