John B. Earle

John Baylis Earle (October 23, 1766 – February 3, 1836) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, nephew of Elias Earle and cousin of Samuel Earle.

John Baylis Earle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Preceded byDistrict established
Succeeded byElias Earle
Personal details
Born(1766-10-23)October 23, 1766
Mecklenburg County, Province of North Carolina, British America
DiedFebruary 3, 1836(1836-02-03) (aged 69)
Anderson County, South Carolina, U.S.
Resting placeAnderson County, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Branch/serviceSouth Carolina militia
RankAdjutant General
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War
War of 1812


Born on the North Carolina side of the North Pacolet River, near Landrum, Earle moved to South Carolina. He completed preparatory studies. He served as a drummer boy and soldier during the Revolutionary War in the Rutherford County Regiment. He engaged in agricultural pursuits.[1]

Earle was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805). He was re-elected in 1804, but declined the seat. He resumed agricultural pursuits. He served as adjutant and inspector general of South Carolina for sixteen years. He served throughout the War of 1812. He served as member of the nullification convention of 1832 and 1833. He died in Anderson County, South Carolina, February 3, 1836 and was interred in the cemetery on his plantation, "Silver Glade," in Anderson County.[2]


  • United States Congress. "John B. Earle (id: E000008)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ Fant, H. B. (1986). "John Baylis Earle". NCPedia. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. ^ Congressional Biography
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District established
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by