Thomas Moore (Congressman)

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Thomas Moore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by Samuel Farrow
Succeeded by Wilson Nesbitt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1813
Preceded by District established
Succeeded by Elias Earle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Preceded by Abraham Nott
Succeeded by Levi Casey
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1794 – 1799
Personal details
Born 1759
Spartanburg District, South Carolina
Died July 11, 1822
Moore's Station, South Carolina
Resting place Moore's Station, South Carolina
Political party Democratic-Republican
Occupation planter
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War
War of 1812

Thomas Moore (1759 – July 11, 1822) was a member of the United State House of Representatives and planter from South Carolina.

Born in Spartanburg District, South Carolina, Moore served in the during the Revolutionary War, taking part in the Battle of Cowpens at the age of 16. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives to 1794 to 1799. In 1800, he was elected a Democratic-Republican to the seventh congress, serving from 1801 to 1813. He served as a brigadier general in the War of 1812 and afterwards engaged in planting. Moore was one of the founders of the first high schools in Spartanburg District. In 1814, he was elected to the Fourteenth Congress, serving again from 1815 to 1817. Afterwards, he resumed engaging in agricultural pursuits. He died in Moores Station, South Carolina, in 1822 and was interred in Moore's Burying Ground.

According to one source, he was the brother of the legendary heroine of Cowpens, Kate Barry. [1]

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Abraham Nott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district

1801 – 1803
Succeeded by
Levi Casey
Preceded by
District established
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th congressional district

1803 – 1813
Succeeded by
Elias Earle
Preceded by
Samuel Farrow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th congressional district

1815 – 1817
Succeeded by
Wilson Nesbitt

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