Samuel Farrow

Samuel Farrow (June 8, 1762 – November 18, 1824) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Samuel Farrow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Preceded byElias Earle
Succeeded byThomas Moore
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
In office
24th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
In office
December 8, 1810 – December 10, 1812
GovernorHenry Middleton
Preceded byFrederick Nance
Succeeded byEldred Simkins
Personal details
Born(1762-06-08)June 8, 1762
Prince William County, Virginia Colony, British America
DiedNovember 18, 1824(1824-11-18) (aged 62)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Born in Prince William County in the Colony of Virginia in 1762,[1] Farrow moved to South Carolina with his father's family, who settled in Spartanburg District in 1765. He served in the Revolutionary War. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1793 and commenced practice in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits near Cross Anchor. The 24th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina 1810–1812.

Farrow was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1814. He resumed the practice of law. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1816–1819 and 1822–1823. He died in Columbia, South Carolina, November 18, 1824. He was interred in the family burial ground on his plantation, near the battlefield of Musgrove Mill, South Carolina.


  • United States Congress. "Samuel Farrow (id: F000036)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Political offices
Preceded by
Frederick Nance
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by