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Col William Banks Slaughter

Col William Banks Slaughter

Birth
Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
Death 16 Jul 1879 (aged 82)
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Section 26, Lot 030 E1/2, Grave Adult
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Col. Wm. B. Slaughter died at Madison, July 16th, in his eighty-third year. He was born of a noted family in Culpeper Co., Va., April 19th, 1797, and early graduated at the college of William and Mary. He settled in 1826 as a lawyer at Bardstown, Ky., and in 1830 at Bedford, Indiana. He was elected in 1832 to the Indiana Legislature, and was the author of resolutions passed by that body sustaining President Jackson's celebrated proclamation against nullification. In 1833, he was appointed by President Jackson Register of the Land Office at Indianapolis; in 1835 Register of the Land Office at Green Bay, and served at the close of that year in the last Michigan Territorial Council, and wrote the memorial to Congress for the establishment and organization of Wisconsin Territory. In 1837 he was appointed Secretary of the Territory. Resigning his office in 1841, he returned to Virginia; but coming again to Wisconsin in April, 1861, he was appointed Commissary and Quarter Master by President Lincoln, the duties of which he discharged for a year, when he resigned. He was a fine scholar and an ornate writer, and prepared lectures on philosophical, moral, and literary subjects. He wrote a number of sketches for the American Biographical Company, for their work on the prominent men of Wisconsin; and had published a volume of his own on " Reminiscences of Distinguished Men ''— Jefferson, Jackson, and Randolph among them. He was a fine conversationalist, and possessed a wonderful memory.
~Wisconsin Necrology ~ 1879, Vol 9 page 437
State Historical Society of Wisconsin


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col William Banks Slaughter (19 Apr 1797–16 Jul 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86591577, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .