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Jacob Read

congressman , Senator , Army officer

Jacob Read, American army officer, Continental congressman, senator. member South Carolina. Privy Council, 1783; member South Carolina. Legislative Council, 1783, 84, also justice of quorum; member South Carolina. convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788; member United States Senate (Federalist) from South Carolina., 1795-1801.

Background

Read, Jacob was born in 1752 in Christ Church Parish, South Carolina, United States. Son of James and Rebecca (Bond) Read.

Career

Delegate Continental Congress from South Carolina., 1783-1786. Officer 7th brigade South Carolina. Militia, 1808-1816, brig.

Membership

Member South Carolina. Privy Council, 1783; member South Carolina. Legislative Council, 1783, 84, also justice of quorum.

Member South Carolina. convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788. Member United States Senate (Federalist) from South Carolina., 1795-1801.

Connections

Married Catherine Van Horne, October 13, 1785, 4 children.

father:
James Read

mother:
Rebecca (Bond) Read

spouse:
Catherine Van Horne