Thomas Hamlet Averett

Thomas Hamlet Averett

Birth
Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Death 30 Jun 1855 (aged 54)
Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Burial Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 45667768 · View Source
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US Congressman. He served as a drummer boy in the War of 1812, and later studied medicine, graduating from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He established a medical practice in Halifax and surrounding counties in Virginia and served in the Virginia State Senate. Defeated in his first attempt at a run for Congress in 1846, he was successful two years later, and served as a Democrat from Virginia for two terms, from 1849 to 1853. After being defeated for renomination in 1852, he returned to his medical practice in Halifax County.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 21 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 45667768
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Hamlet Averett (10 Jul 1800–30 Jun 1855), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45667768, citing Averett Family Cemetery, Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .