Richard Caswell

Richard Caswell

Birth
Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Death 10 Nov 1789 (aged 60)
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 7801751 · View Source
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U.S. Continental Congressman, North Carolina Governor. Moving to North Carolina, in 1746, he was appointed deputy surveyor of the colony in 1750 and served as clerk of the Orange County Court, (1752-54). He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Hillsboro, North Carolina. He was a member of the Colonial House of Delegates, (1754-71) and a member of the Continental Congress, (1774-75). During the Revolutionary War, he commanded the patriots at the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, North Carolina and was appointed Brigadier General of the New Bern District by the Provincial Congress in 1776. In 1776, he was elected the first Governor of North Carolina, serving until 1780. Also in 1780, he commanded the North Carolina troops at the Battle of Camden and was a member of the North Carolina State Senate, (1782-84). In 1885, he was again elected as the fifth Governor of North Carolina, serving until 1887. After his term, he was a member of the North Carolina State House of Commons, serving until his death at age 60.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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RICHARD CASWELL
AUG. 3, 1729 - NOV. 10, 1789
FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL GOV.
FIRST RECORDED MASTER OF ST. JOHN'S
NO. 4 A.F. & A.M.
SECOND GRAND MASTER OF THE
GRAND LODGE OF N.C.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7801751
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Caswell (3 Aug 1729–10 Nov 1789), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7801751, citing Caswell Memorial Cemetery, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .