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John Bee Holmes was the seventh intendant (mayor) of Charleston, South Carolina, serving one term between 1794 and 1795.

John Bee Holmes
7th Mayor of Charleston
In office
1794–1795
Preceded byJohn Huger
Succeeded byJohn Edwards
Personal details
DiedSeptember 5, 1827
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Edwards
ProfessionLawyer

Holmes born in 1760 to Isaac Holmes and Rebecca Bee. During the Revolutionary War, he was the aide-de-camp to General John Barnwell. He married Elizabeth Edwards in 1783 and was admitted to practice law the same year. He owned Washington Plantation on the Cooper River in St. John's Parish (Berkeley County).[1]

Holmes was elected intendant in September 1794.[2] He resigned in September 1795[3] and was followed in office by his brother-in-law, John Edwards. He also held state office, representing the Charleston area in the General Assembly of South Carolina from 1791 to 1797.[4] He served in the South Carolina Senate from 1799 to 1801.[5]

He died on September 5, 1827, and is buried at the Circular Congregational churchyard in Charleston.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "John Bee Holmes". Government Officials. Preservation Society of Charleston. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "City Council, 24th September, 1794". The City Gazette & Daily Advertiser. Charleston, South Carolina. September 27, 1794. p. 1. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Notice is hereby given, . ." The City Gazette & Daily Advertiser. Charleston, South Carolina. September 13, 1794. p. 1. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Charleston, October 15". The General Advertiser and Political, Commercial, Agricultural and Literary Journal. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 9, 1790. p. 3. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "At the close of the election yesterday . ." City Gazette and Daily Advertiser. Charleston, South Carolina. April 10, 1799. p. 3. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "John Bee Holmes ( - 1827)". Find a Grave. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
John Huger
Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina
1794–1795
Succeeded by
John Edwards