Gen John Smith

Gen John Smith

Birth
Middlesex County, Virginia, USA
Death 5 Mar 1836 (aged 85)
Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Burial Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7685890 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, U.S. Army Major General. Born in Shooter's Hill, Virginia, he was commissioned a justice of the peace in 1773 and served as a Captain in Dunmore's war against the Indians in 1774. During the Revolutionary War, he was commissioned Colonel by the Council of Safety of Virginia, in command of the Commissary of Prisoners. Promoted Brigadier General, by Governor James Monroe, Governor in 1811, he served in the War of 1812. After the war, he was commissioned Major General of the 3rd Division Virginia State Troops, US Army and retained the position until his death. After the war, he was a farmer, a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates (1779-83) and served in the Virginia State Senate, (1791-94). In 1801, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventh Congress and to the next six succeeding Congresses, serving until 1815. After his term, he resumed agricultural pursuits until his death at age 85 in Rockville, Rockville.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 14 Jul 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7685890
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen John Smith (7 May 1750–5 Mar 1836), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7685890, citing Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .