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Benjamin Williams

Revolutionary War Continental Army Officer, US Congressman, North Carolina Governor. He served during the Revolutionary War in the 2nd North Carolina Infantry regiment, rising from 2nd Lieutenant to Colonel and commander of the unit. He was elected to represent North Carolina as an At-Large Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1793 to 1795. He was then twice elected as Governor of North Carolina, serving first from 1799 to 1802, then from 1807 to 1808. When he died in Moore County, North Carolina in 1814 he was interred in his family cemetery. In 1970 his remains were removed from that plot and re-buried on grounds of his estate, which is known as the "House in the Horseshoe" near Carbonton, North Carolina.

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 15 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7688373
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Williams (1 Jan 1751–20 Jul 1814), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7688373, citing Williams Family Estate, Glendon, Moore County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .