Thomas Monteagle Bayly
Born on Hills Farm near Drummondtown, Virginia, Bayly attended Washington Academy in Maryland as a young man. He went on to graduate from Princeton College in New Jersey in 1794, had studied law and was admitted to the bar around 1796 commencing practice in Accomack County, Virginia. Bayly also engaged in planting. He became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1798, serving until 1801 when he left to join the Virginia State Senate, serving their until 1809. During the War of 1812, Bayly served as colonel of militia. After the war, he was elected a Federalist to the United States House of Representatives, serving their from 1813 to 1815. Bayly was not a candidate for reelection in 1814 and instead resumed engaging in agricultural pursuits and practicing law. He returned to the House of Delegates in 1819, 1820 and from 1828 to 1831 and was a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1829 and 1830. Bayly died at his plantation called "Mount Custis" in Accomac, Virginia on January 7, 1834 and was interred in the family cemetery on the estate.
- United States Congress. "Thomas Monteagle Bayly (id: B000260)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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