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James Mercur Garnett

congressman , educator , agriculturist

James Mercur Garnett, American congressman, agriculturist, educator. Member Virginia House of Representatives, 1799, 1800, 25-26; member United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 7th-8th congresses, 1805-1809; member grand jury that indicted Aaron Burr, 1807; member Anti-Tariff Convention, Baltimore, 1821; member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829-1830.

Background

Garnett, James Mercur was born on June 8, 1770 in Essex County, Virginia, United States. Son of Muscoe and Grace Fenton (Mercur) Garnett.

Career

President Fredericksburg Agrl.

Works

  • Author: Seven Lectures on Female Education (advocated wider edn for women). 1824

  • An Address on the Subject of Literary Associations to Promote Education, 1854.

Membership

Member Virginia House of Representatives, 1799, 1800, 25-26. Member United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 7th-8th congresses, 1805-1809. Member grand jury that indicted Aaron Burr, 1807.

Member Anti-Tariff Convention, Baltimore, 1821. Member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829-1830.

Connections

Married Mary Mercer, September 21, 1793.

father:
Muscoe Garnett

mother:
Grace Fenton (Mercur) Garnett

spouse:
Mary Mercer