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Winfield Scott Featherston

Winfield Scott Featherston, American congressman. Served as volunteer in war against Creek Indians; member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Mississippi, 30th-31st congresses, 1847-1851; member Mississippi Legislature, 1876-1878, 80-82, chairman judiciary committee; member judiciary committee Mississippi Constitutional Convention, 1890.

Background

  • Featherston, Winfield Scott was born on August 8, 1819 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States. Son of Charles and Lucy (Pitts) Featherston.

  • Career

    • President Mississippi Taxpayers Convention, 1874-1875.

    Membership

    Served as volunteer in war against Creek Indians. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Mississippi, 30th-31st congresses, 1847-1851. Member Mississippi Legislature, 1876-1878, 80-82, chairman judiciary committee.

    Member judiciary committee Mississippi Constitutional Convention, 1890.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Harris, 1848. Married second, Elizabeth McEwen, 1858.
    • father: Charles Featherston
    • mother: Lucy (Pitts) Featherston
    • spouses: Mary Harris
    • Elizabeth McEwen
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    Died March 28, 1891
    (aged 71)
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