John Edwards (Charleston politician)

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John Edwards
8th Mayor of Charleston
In office
1795–97
Preceded by John Bee Holmes
Succeeded by Henry William de Saussure
Personal details
Born1760
DiedDecember 31, 1798
Spouse(s)Rebecca Donnom
ProfessionMerchant

John Edwards (176098) was the eighth intendant (mayor) of Charleston, South Carolina, serving two terms from 1795 to 1797.

While serving at intendant of Charleston, John Edwards lived at 15 Meeting Street, in a house built for his father in about 1770. 15 Meeting.JPG
While serving at intendant of Charleston, John Edwards lived at 15 Meeting Street, in a house built for his father in about 1770.

Edwards was born in 1760 to John Edwards and Margaret Peronneau. He served as an aide-de-camp to Francis Marion during the Revolutionary War and married Rebecca Donnom in 1783. Edwards was elected from the Charleston area to the General Assembly for 1787–1788, but he resigned his position when he was appointed Commissioner of the South Carolina Treasury. For 1791 to 1794, he was again elected to the General Assembly. Edwards was elected intendant September 26, 1795, [2] and was re-elected September 12, 1796. After his tenure as mayor, Edwards returned to the Statehouse and served in the South Carolina Senate in 1799 to 1801. [3] [ clarification needed ] He died on December 31, 1798. [4]

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References

  1. Stockton, Robert (July 13, 1981). "House Was Constructed In 1770- Historian". News & Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. pp. B1. Retrieved March 16, 2014.[ dead link ]
  2. "Saturday last John Edwards . . ". SUPPLEMENT TO THE CITY GAZETTE & DAILY ADVERTISER. Charleston, South Carolina. September 28, 1795. p. 2. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  3. "John Edwards". Government Officials. Preservation Society of Charleston. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  4. "After a short but painful illness . . ". City Gazette and Daily Advertiser. Charleston, South Carolina. January 3, 1799. p. 3. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
Preceded by
John Bee Holmes
Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina
1795–1797
Succeeded by
Henry William de Saussure