Greenup, Christopher, 1750-1818

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Christopher Greenup (1750?-1818) was born in either Loudoun or Westmoreland County, Virginia. During the Revolution, he served as a lieutenant in the 16th Virginia Regiment, and was later promoted to colonel. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar and began practice in Fayette County, Virginia (now a part of Kentucky). He began his political career in 1785, when he served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. Greenup was also present at the state conventions in 1785 and 1788, and was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1792 to 1797. He was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives a year after, and won the governorship of Kentucky in 1804. Christopher Greenup died at his home in Frankfort, Kentucky, on April 17, 1818.

From the guide to the Christopher Greenup Muster Rolls, 1778, (Thomas Balch Library)

Lawyer, United States Congressman, and Kentucky governor, 1804-1808.

From the description of Christopher Greenup : papers, 1788-1812. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49252727

U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Westmoreland County, Va., in 1750, Christopher Greenup completed academic studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1783, and commenced practice in Fayette County, Ky. (then a part of Virginia). He was clerk of the district court at Harrodsburg (1785-1792); served in the Revolutionary War and attained the rank of colonel; was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1785; was member of the conventions at Danville, Ky., in 1785 and 1788 to consider separation from Virginia; and moved to Frankfort, Ky., in 1792. Upon the admission of Kentucky as a state into the Union he was elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Second and Third Congresses; was reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress and served from 9 Nov. 1792, to 3 Mar. 1797. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1798 and also served as clerk of the State senate (1799-1802). He was appointed judge of the circuit court in 1802. He was governor of Kentucky from 1804 to 1808; was presidential elector on the Madison and Clinton ticket in 1808; was justice of the peace in Franklin County in 1812; and was one of the original trustees of Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky. He died in Frankfort, Ky., on 27 Apr. 1818.

From the description of Christopher Greenup muster rolls, 1778. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 192046653

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referencedIn Meriwether, Nicholas, 1749-1828. Nicholas Meriwether : miscellaneous papers, 1779-1799. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Patterson, Robert, 1753-1827. Draper manuscripts: Robert Patterson papers, 1758-1855. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Miller, Francis Hegan, 1874-1950. Collection, 1780-1874. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1804-1808 : Greenup). Governor's correspondence, 1807-1808. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Shelby Family Papers, 1738-1916, (bulk 1757-1829) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1804-1808 : Greenup). Appointments by the governor - circuit judge appointments, 1804-1808 (bulk 1804-1805, 1808). Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf Greenup, Christopher, 1750-1818. Christopher Greenup muster rolls, 1778. Thomas Balch Library
referencedIn Scott, Charles, 1739-1813. Charles Scott papers, 1777-1828, 1790-1813 (bulk dates). University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Greenup, Christopher, 1750-1818. Christopher Greenup : papers, 1788-1812. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1804-1808 : Greenup). Appointments by the governor - military appointments, 1804-1808. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1804-1808 : Greenup). Executive journal, 1804-1808. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1804-1808 : Greenup). Appointments by the governor - civil appointments, 1804-1808 (bulk 1807). Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf Armstrong, Martin. Murdock collection of Overton papers : addition. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829. Henry Dearborn correspondence, 1805-1815. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1804-1808 : Greenup). Petitions for pardons, 1804-1808. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf Greenup, Christopher. Trip to Washington and Richmond : typescript, 1825 Mar. 31. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Nesbet, Jeremiah, fl. 1806. Commission, 11 Jan. 1806. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Powell, Leven, 1737-1810. Papers, 1774-1806. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Christopher Greenup Muster Rolls, 1778 Thomas Balch Library
referencedIn Daviess, Joseph Hamilton, 1774-1811. Joseph Hamilton Daviess : papers, 1780-1856. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1804-1808 : Greenup). Enrolled bills, 1804-1806. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Joyes family. Joyes family papers, 1780-1871. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Michael Stoner vs. Richard Henderson, 1775-1809. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Ewing family. Moore-Ewing family : papers, 1785-1879. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1804-1808 : Greenup). Subunit history. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1796-1804 : Garrard). Executive journals, 1796-1804. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1804-1808 : Greenup). Messages to the General Assembly, 1804-1808 (bulk 1804, 1807-1808). Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826. Isaac Shelby papers, 1765-1911 1765-1820. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Greenup, Christopher. Trip to Washington and Richmond : typescript copy, 1825 Mar. 31. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Marshall, Thomas, 1730-1802. Account book, 1780-1783. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1804-1808 : Greenup). Military correspondence, 1806-1807. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
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Death 1818-04-27

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