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  • ID: I231960
  • Name: William Charles Cole CLAIBORNE
  • RELA: 9th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 AUG 1773 in Sussex Co., VA
  • Event: Appointed 1796 Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee BET 1797 AND 1801
  • Event: Appointed Governor of Mississippi Territory BET 1801 AND 1805 Governor of Mississippi Territory
  • Event: Appointed BET 1803 AND 1812 Governor of Territory of Orleans
  • Event: Elected Governor of Louisiana BET 1812 AND 1816
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Louisiana BET 4 MAR 1817 AND 23 NOV 1817
  • Death: 23 NOV 1817 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. William C. C. Claiborne
  • Note:
    CLAIBORNE, William Charles Cole, (brother of Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne, nephew of Thomas Claiborne [1749-1812], uncle of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne, granduncle of James Robert Claiborne, and great-great-great granduncle of Corinne Claiborne Boggs), a Representative from Tennessee and a Senator from Louisiana; born in Sussex County, Va., in 1775; moved in early youth to New York City; studied law in Richmond, Va.; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Sullivan County, Tenn.; delegate to the State constitutional convention from Sullivan County in 1796; appointed judge of the superior court in 1796; elected as a Republican from Tennessee to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses, and served from November 23, 1797, to March 3, 1801, in spite of the fact that he was still initially under the constitutional age requirement of twenty-five years; appointed Governor of the Territory of Mississippi in 1801; appointed in October 1803 one of the commissioners to take possession of Louisiana when purchased from France and served as Governor of the Territory of Orleans 1804-1812; Governor of Louisiana 1812-1816; elected as a Democratic Republican from Louisiana to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1817, until his death, before the assembling of Congress, in New Orleans, La., November 23, 1817; interment in Basin St. Louis Cemetery; reinterment in Metairie Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: William CLAIBORNE b: 22 JUL 1748 in King William Co., VA
    Mother: Mary LEIGH b: ABT 1752 in King William Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Clarissa DURALDE b: BET 1775 AND 1790 in Louisiana
    • Married: 1806
    1. Has Children William Charles Cole CLAIBORNE , Jr. b: 24 AUG 1808 in North Carolina

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth Wilson LEWIS b: ABT 1775 in North Carolina
    • Married: 20 APR 1801
    1. Has No Children Tennessee CLAIBORNE b: ABT 1803

    Marriage 3 Suzette BOSQUE b: ABT 1790
    • Married: 1812
    1. Has No Children Charles CLAIBORNE b: ABT 1814
    2. Has No Children Sophronia CLAIBORNE b: ABT 1816 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA
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