Greenup, Christopher, 1750-1818Alternative names
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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