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Winfield Scott Featherston

congressman

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