John Wayles Eppes


John Wayles Eppes Famous memorial

Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA
Death 13 Sep 1823 (aged 51)
Curdsville, Buckingham County, Virginia, USA
Burial Curdsville, Buckingham County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 8284066 View Source

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. The son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduated from Hampden-Sydney College Virginia, in 1786, studied law, admitted to the bar in 1794 and commenced to practice law in Richmond, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, (1801-03), elected as a Democratic Republican to the Eighth Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving (1803-11). In 1813, he was elected as a Democratic Republican to the Thirteenth Congress, serving until 1815. In 1817, he was elected to the United States Senate, serving until 1819, when he resigned because of ill health. He then retired to his estate, until his death at age 50.

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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 16 Jan 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8284066
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Wayles Eppes (Apr 1772–13 Sep 1823), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8284066, citing Eppes Family Cemetery, Curdsville, Buckingham County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .