Thomas Moore (South Carolina congressman)

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Thomas Moore (1759 – July 11, 1822) was a member of the United States House of Representatives and planter from South Carolina.

Thomas Moore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Preceded bySamuel Farrow
Succeeded byWilson Nesbitt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1813
Preceded byDistrict established
Succeeded byElias Earle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Preceded byAbraham Nott
Succeeded byLevi Casey
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1794–1799
Personal details
Born1759 (1759)
Spartanburg District, Province of South Carolina, British America
DiedJuly 11, 1822(1822-07-11) (aged 62–63)
Spartanburg County, South Carolina, U.S.
Resting placeMoore's Station, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Occupationplanter
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
RankBrigadier General
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War
War of 1812

Born in the Spartanburg District of the Province of South Carolina, Moore served during the Revolutionary War, taking part in the Battle of Cowpens at the age of 16. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives to 1794 to 1799. In 1800, he was elected a Democratic-Republican to the seventh congress, serving from 1801 to 1813. He served as a brigadier general in the War of 1812 and afterwards engaged in planting. Moore was one of the founders of the first high schools in Spartanburg District. In 1814, he was elected to the Fourteenth Congress, serving again from 1815 to 1817. Afterwards, he resumed engaging in agricultural pursuits. He died in Moores Station of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, in 1822 and was interred in Moore's Burying Ground.

According to one source, he was the brother of the legendary heroine of Cowpens, Kate Barry. [1]

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Thomas Moore (id: M000919)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district

1801–1803
Succeeded by
Preceded by
District established
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th congressional district

1803–1813
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th congressional district

1815–1817
Succeeded by

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.