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  • ID: I331488
  • Name: John Ewing COLHOUN
  • RELA: 12th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1749 in Staunton, Augusta Co., VA
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from South Carolina BET 4 MAR 1801 AND 26 OCT 1802
  • Death: 26 OCT 1802 in Pendleton, Anderson Co., SC
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Sen. John Ewing Colhoun
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    COLHOUN, John Ewing, (cousin of John Caldwell Calhoun and Joseph Calhoun), a Senator from South Carolina; born in Staunton, Augusta County, Va., around 1749; attended the common schools and graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1774; member, State house of representatives 1778-1800; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1783 and commenced practice in Charleston, S.C.; farmer; elected a member of the privy council and also a commissioner of confiscated estates in 1785; member, State senate 1801; member of the committee which was instructed to report a modification of the judiciary system of the United States; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1801, until his death in Pendleton, S.C., October 26, 1802; interment in the family cemetery, Old Pendleton District, now Pickens County, S.C.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Ezekiel CALHOUN b: 1720 in County Donegal, Ireland
    Mother: Jane EWING b: BET 1724 AND 1725 in New Jersey

    Marriage 1 Floride BONNEAU b: ABT 1755
    • Married: 8 OCT 1786 in Charleston, SC
    1. Has No Children John Ewing COLHOUN , Jr. b: ABT 1791 in Charleston, SC
    2. Has Children Floride Bonneau COLHOUN b: 15 FEB 1792 in Charleston, Berkeley Co., SC
    3. Has No Children James Edward COLHOUN b: 4 JUL 1798 in Charleston, SC
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