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John Durant Ashmore

  • Birth 18 Aug 1819 Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 5 Dec 1871 Sardis, Panola County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Sardis, Panola County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 7134208

U.S. Congressman. Successful in agricultural pursuits, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and never practiced law. He was a member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, (1848-53) and comptroller general of the South Carolina State (1853-57). In 1859, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served until resigning in 1860. During the Civil War, he was elected Colonel in command of the 4th South Carolina Regiment, but resigned before the regiment was called into service. After the war, he engaged in mercantile pursuits until his death at age 52.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7134208
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Durant Ashmore (18 Aug 1819–5 Dec 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7134208, citing Black Jack Cemetery, Sardis, Panola County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .