Abram Poindexter Maury
|Abram Poindexter Maury|
|United States Representative|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th district
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1839
|Born||December 26, 1801
|Died||July 22, 1848
|Spouse(s)||Mary Eliza Tennessee Claiborne|
|Children||Martha Thomas Maury
Sarah Claiborne Maury
Mary Ferdinand Maury
Elizabeth James Maury
Abram Poindexter Maury Jr.
Ferdinand Claiborne Maury
Maury was born near Franklin, Tennessee on the plantation of his father, Abraham "Abram" Maury, Jr. After his preparatory studies during which he was the editor of a newspaper in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of sixteen, he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1820. However he left the following year to pursue the study of law and edit a newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1826, he married Mary Eliza Tennessee Claiborne (1806-1852), daughter of Sarah Terrell Lewis and Dr. Thomas Augustine Claiborne, whose family was politically well connected in the South.
Elected as a White supporter to the Twenty-fourth Congress by Tennessee's eighth district and re-elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress, Mauty served from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1839. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838.
Maury died near Franklin, Tennessee July 22, 1848 (age 46 years, 209 days) and was interred in the family cemetery at Founders Pointe near Franklin, Tennessee. His father, Abram Poindexter Maury, Sr., was a member of the Tennessee Senate.
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