Elmore, F. H. (Franklin Harper), 1799-1850

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Lawyer, banker, and U.S. representative from South Carolina.

From the description of Papers of F. H. Elmore, 1795-1858 (bulk 1839-1850). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450664

F. H. Elmore, of Walterboro, Columbia, and Charleston, S.C., was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1836-1839; president of the State Bank of South Carolina, 1839-1850; and U.S. Senator, appointed to succeed John C. Calhoun, from 11 April 1850 until his death on 29 May 1850. He married Harriet Chesnut Taylor (fl. 1819-1865) in 1827.

From the description of F. H. Elmore papers, 1833-1936 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 22758062

Biographical Note

  • 1799, Oct. 15: Born, Laurens District, S.C.
  • 1819: Graduated, South Carolina College, Columbia, S.C.
  • 1821: Admitted to South Carolina bar
  • 1822: Solicitor for southern circuit, South Carolina
  • 1824: Member, Governor Richard Manning's staff
  • 1836: Colonel, South Carolina militia
  • 1836: Trustee, South Carolina College, Columbia, S.C.
  • 1836 - 1839 : Member, House of Representatives, where he succeeded James H. Hammond
  • 1839 - 1850 : President, Bank of South Carolina
  • 1850: Appointed to United States Senate to succeed John C. Calhoun
  • 1850, May 29: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the F. H. Elmore Papers, 1795-1858, (bulk 1839-1850), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Franklin Harper Elmore (1799-1850) was born in Laurens, South Carolina, the son of John Archer Elmore (1762-1834) and his first wife, Mary Anne Saxon (born 1770). John A. Elmore moved from Virginia to South Carolina and later to Alabama. Franklin H. Elmore graduated from South Carolina College in 1819, studied law in Columbia, South Carolina, and was admitted to the bar there in 1821. He was solicitor of the southern circuit, 1822-1836; member of the United States House of Representatives, 1836-1839; and president of the State Bank of South Carolina, 1839-1850. He was appointed to the United States Senate in 1850 to succeed John C. Calhoun, but served only from 11 April 1850 until his death in Washington, 28 May 1850.

Elmore was also interested in southern manufacturing. He was trustee of Nesbitt Manufacturing Company and was also involved with the King's Mountain Iron Works, both of which employed slave labor.

Elmore married Harriet Chesnut Taylor in 1827. They had twelve children: John Taylor Elmore (1828-1830); Sally Canty Elmore (born 1829) married Thomas Taylor; Harriet Chesnut Elmore (1830-1835?); Mary Singleton Elmore (1831-1840); Ellen Sophia Elmore (born 1833); Cornelia Caroline Elmore (born 1835) married Brevard Davidson; Franklin Harper Elmore (born 1836) married Mary Goodwin; Harriet Chesnut Elmore (born 1837); Grace Stark Elmore (1839-1912); Mary Susan Elmore (born 1841); Albert Rhett Elmore (born 1843) married Alexina Taylor; Rosa Ann Elmore (born 1846) married Mr. Hayne.

From the guide to the F. H. Elmore Papers, 1833-1936, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Conner, Henry Workman, 1797-1861. Henry Workman Conner papers, 1843-1850. Library of Congress
referencedIn Sims, Joseph Starke. Joseph Starke Sims papers, 1819-1903 and undated Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Elmore, F. H. (Franklin Harper), 1799-1850. F. H. Elmore papers, 1833-1936 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf F. H. Elmore Papers, 1795-1858, (bulk 1839-1850) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rhett, Robert Barnwell, 1800-1876. Robert Barnwell Rhett papers, 1752-1953. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Memminger, C. G. (Christopher Gustavus), 1803-1888. C.G. Memminger papers, 1830-1880. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Elmore family. Elmore family papers, 1837-1865. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Seabrook, Whitemarsh B. (Whitemarsh Benjamin), 1795-1855. Whitemarsh B. Seabrook papers, 1840-1859 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Elmore, F. H. (Franklin Harper), 1799-1850. Papers of F. H. Elmore, 1795-1858 (bulk 1839-1850). Library of Congress
referencedIn Richardson, John Peter, 1801-1864. John Peter Richardson papers, 1837-1844. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Seabrook, Whitemarsh B. (Whitemarsh Benjamin), 1795-1855. Whitemarsh B. Seabrook correspondence, 1849-1852. Library of Congress
referencedIn Wood, William W., 1816-1882. Papers of William W. Wood and Thomas Newton Wood, 1836-1906. Library of Congress
creatorOf F. H. Elmore Papers, 1833-1936 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Rhett, Robert Barnwell, 1800-1876. Papers, 1838-1874. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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correspondedWith Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844 person
correspondedWith Bogardus, James, 1800-1874 person
correspondedWith Butler, Pierce Mason, 1798-1847 person
correspondedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850 person
correspondedWith Conner, Henry Workman, 1797-1861. person
correspondedWith Earle, B. L. person
correspondedWith Earle, B. L. person
associatedWith Elmore family. person
associatedWith Elmore family. family
associatedWith Elmore, Harriet Chesnut Taylor, fl. 1819-1865. person
correspondedWith Gilman, F. N. person
correspondedWith Gilman, F. N. person
correspondedWith Hamilton, James, 1786-1857 person
correspondedWith Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin, 1790-1870 person
associatedWith Marshall family. family
associatedWith Martin family. family
correspondedWith Memminger, C. G. (Christopher Gustavus), 1803-1888. person
associatedWith Nesbit Manufacturing Company (Columbia, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nesbitt family. family
correspondedWith Pickens, F. W. (Francis Wilkinson), 1805-1869 person
correspondedWith Quimby, J. B. person
correspondedWith Quimby, J. B. person
associatedWith Rhett, Robert Barnwell, 1800-1876. person
associatedWith Richardson, John Peter, 1801-1864. person
correspondedWith Saussure, W. F. person
correspondedWith Saussure, W. F. person
correspondedWith Seabrook, Whitemarsh B. (Whitemarsh Benjamin), 1795-1855. person
associatedWith Sims, Joseph Starke. person
associatedWith State Bank of South Carolina. corporateBody
associatedWith Taylor family. family
correspondedWith Taylor, James H. person
correspondedWith Taylor, James H. person
associatedWith Taylor, Sally Cantey Elmore, 1829-1919. person
associatedWith Wood, William W., 1816-1882. person
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Southern States
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Women--Social life and customs
Banks and banking--South Carolina--Charleston
Industries--Southern States
Banks and banking
Women--Diaries
Agriculture
Slavery
Slavery--South Carolina
Railroads--Southern States
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Indians of North America
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Indians of North America--South Carolina
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Agriculture--Southern States
Cherokee Indians
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Birth 1799-10-15

Death 1850-05-29

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