Lemuel Sawyer, A-38
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N 36° 18.938 W 076° 10.835
18S E 394020 N 4019604
Quick Description: Author of "Blackbeard, a Comedy," 1824, an early drama on North Carolina, & other works. Member of Congress. Grave 160 yds. N.W.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2007 9:51:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM1RD7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
Views: 42

Long Description:

Text on marker:

Lemuel Sawyer


Author of "Blackbeard, a Comedy," 1824, an early drama on North Carolina, & other works. Member of Congress. Grave 160 yds. N.W.

This historical marker is located on US 158/NC 34 southwest of Camden in Camden County. It was erected in 1951.

Wikipedia has an essay on Lemuel Sawyer, from which the following is excerpted:

Lemuel Sawyer (1777 - January 9, 1852) was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina; born in Camden County, near Elizabeth City, North Carolina; attended Flatbush Academy, Long Island, New York, and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1799; attended the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia for a time; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1804 and commenced practice in Elizabeth City, N.C.; member of the State house of commons in 1800 and 1801; elected as a Republican to the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1807-March 3, 1813); elected to the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1823); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress; elected to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress; department clerk in Washington, D.C., until his death in that city ; interment in the family burying ground at Lambs Ferry, Camden County, about four miles from Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C.

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Marker Name: A-38: Lemuel Sawyer

Marker Type: Roadside

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