Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I292497
  • Name: Edward RUTLEDGE
  • Sex: M
  • Event: Elected Governor of South Carolina BET 6 DEC 1698 AND 23 JAN 1700
  • Birth: 23 NOV 1749 in Charleston Co., SC
  • Death: 23 JAN 1800 in Charleston Co., SC
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. Edward Rutledge
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    RUTLEDGE, Edward, (brother of John Rutledge and uncle of John Rutledge, Jr.), a Delegate from South Carolina; born in Christ Church Parish, S.C., November 23, 1749; completed preparatory studies; studied law at the Middle Temple in London; returned to South Carolina; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1773; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1776; a signer of the Declaration of Independence; was a delegate to the first provincial congress in 1775 and to the second provincial congress 1775-1776; appointed a member of the first board of war in June 1776; member of the general assembly in 1778; elected a Member of the Continental Congress in 1779 but did not take his seat; captain in the Charleston Battalion of Artillery in the Militia of South Carolina in the Revolution; taken prisoner when the British captured Charleston May 12, 1780, imprisoned at St. Augustine until July 1781, when he was exchanged; member of the state house of representatives in 1782, 1786, 1788, and 1792; member of the state constitutional convention in 1790 and was author of the act abolishing the law of primogeniture in 1791; was tendered the appointment of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1794 by President Washington, but did not accept; elected governor of South Carolina and served from December 6, 1798, until his death in Charleston, S.C., January 23, 1800; interment in St. Philip's Churchyard.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John RUTLEDGE b: 1713 in County Tyrone, Ireland
    Mother: Sarah HEXT b: 18 SEP 1724 in South Carolina

    Marriage 1 Henrietta MIDDLETON b: 15 NOV 1750 in Charleston Co., SC
      1. Has No Children Henry Middleton RUTLEDGE b: 5 APR 1775
      2. Has No Children Sarah RUTLEDGE

      Marriage 2 Mary SHUBRICK b: 11 FEB 1754
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