John McCreary

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John McCreary
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded by Wilson Nesbitt
Succeeded by Joseph Gist
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
In office
Personal details
Born c. 1761
Died November 4, 1833 (aged 71–72)
Chester County, South Carolina
Resting place Chester County, South Carolina
Political party Democratic-Republican
Occupation planter, surveyor

John Mccreary (c. 1761 – November 4, 1833) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.


Early life[edit]

John McCreary was born in approximately 1761 near Fishing Creek Lake, about eighteen miles from Chester, South Carolina. He received his schooling from private tutors.


He became a surveyor. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits, and he ran a Southern plantation in South Carolina. Later, he served in the Revolutionary War.

He was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1794 to 1799 and 1802. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress, where he served from March 4, 1819 to March 3, 1821.

He resumed agricultural pursuits and surveying.


He died on his plantation in South Carolina on November 4, 1833. He was buried in the Richardson Church Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Wilson Nesbitt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Gist