Richardson, J. S. (John Smythe), 1828-1894

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Journalist, lawyer, Confederate officer, planter, state representative, and U.S. Representative (1879-1883) from Sumter District, S.C.; educated at South Carolina College, Class of 1850; began practicing law in 1852; during Civil War entered the Confederate Army as a Captain of Infantry; later promoted to adjutant of the Twenty-third Regiment, South Carolina Infantry; member of the S.C. House, 1865-1867; appointed agent of the State of South Carolina in 1866 to apply for and receive the land script donated to South Carolina by Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876; master in equity for Sumter County, S.C., 1884-1893; husband of Agnes Davison McDowell.

From the description of John Smythe Richardson papers 1767-ca. 1900. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 750441501

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creatorOf Richardson, J. S. (John Smythe), 1828-1894. John Smythe Richardson papers 1767-ca. 1900. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Aspinwall, Thomas, 1786-1876. The Thomas Aspinwall papers, 1822-1848 (bulk 1842-1845) Georgetown University, Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library
referencedIn Buchan, Peter, 1790-1854. Letter: 1828 June 18, Aberdeen, to David Laing, 49 South Bridge Street, Edinburgh / P. Buchan. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
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correspondedWith Aspinwall, Thomas, 1786-1876. person
associatedWith Buchan, Peter, 1790-1854. person
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army South Carolina Infantry Regiment, 23rd. corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.). corporateBody
correspondedWith Evins, John Hamilton, 1830-1884 person
associatedWith Hort, Mary, 1796-1872? person
correspondedWith Hudson, Joshua Hilary, 1832- person
correspondedWith Lathers, Richard, 1820-1903 person
associatedWith McDowell, Davison, 1784-1842. person
associatedWith Orr, J. L. (James Lawrence), 1822-1873. person
associatedWith Richardson, Agnes Davison McDowell. person
associatedWith Richardson, Agnes McDowell. person
associatedWith South Carolina College corporateBody
associatedWith South Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives. corporateBody
correspondedWith Tillman, George D. (George Dionysius), 1826-1902 person
associatedWith United States. Congress. corporateBody
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Sumter County (S.C.)
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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
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Birth 1828-02-29

Death 1894-02-24



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