Grayson, William J. (William John), 1788-1863

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William John Grayson was born in Beaufort, South Carolina on November 12, 1788. Grayson pursued his primary education in several northern schools and graduated from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1809. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1822, and began practice in Beaufort, S.C. He was elected as a member of the State house of representatives, 1813-1815 and 1822-1825 and served in the State senate from 1826-1831. He was then elected commissioner in equity for Beaufort District in 1831 and resigned from the senate. The next year he was elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837). He was appointed collector of customs at Charleston from August 9, 1841, to March 3, 1837). He was appointed collector of customs at Charleston from August 9, 1841, to March 19, 1853, after which he retired to his plantation. He was a frequent contributor to the "Southern Quarterly Review." Grayson died in Newberry, S.C., on October 4, 1863 and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.

From the description of William J. Grayson papers, 1831-1861. (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 498397044

Author of The Hireling and the Slave (1855); native of Beaufort District, S.C.

From the description of Description of William J. Grayson papers at the Charleston County Public Library. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 56968578

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referencedIn Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863. Letters : to William J. Grayson, 1813-1815. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn White, Alonzo J., 1812-1880. List book of negroes for sale by Alonzo J. White, 1853-1863. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Grayson, William J. (William John), 1788-1863. William J. Grayson papers, 1831-1861. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn Thomas Corwin Correspondence, 1850-1853 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Corwin, Thomas, 1794-1865. Thomas Corwin correspondence, 1850-1853. Library of Congress
creatorOf Grayson, William J. (William John), 1788-1863. Description of William J. Grayson papers at the Charleston County Public Library. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Manigault, Gabriel, 1758-1809. Papers, 1800-1862 (bulk, 1800-1807) [photoprints]. Hagley Museum & Library
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associatedWith Charleston County Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Corwin, Thomas, 1794-1865. person
associatedWith Manigault, Gabriel, 1758-1809. person
associatedWith Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863. person
associatedWith Stevens, Daniel, 1746-1835. person
associatedWith White, Alonzo J., 1812-1880. person
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Birth 1788-11-02

Death 1863-10-04

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