John Wilson (South Carolina politician, born 1773)

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John Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1827
Preceded byGeorge McDuffie
Succeeded byWarren R. Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byElias Earle
Succeeded byJoseph Gist
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1773-08-11)August 11, 1773
Wilson's Ferry, South Carolina
DiedAugust 13, 1828(1828-08-13) (aged 55)
Golden Grove, South Carolina
Resting placePelzer, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic-Republican (1823–1825)
Other political
Jacksonian (1825–onward)

John Wilson (August 11, 1773 – August 13, 1828) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born at Wilson's Ferry (now Pelzer), Anderson County, South Carolina, Wilson attended the common schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits in Anderson County, near Golden Grove, South Carolina. Also, he operated a public ferry across the Saluda River at what is now known as Pelzer. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1812 to 1817.

Wilson was elected to the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Congresses (March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1827).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress.

He died at his home near Golden Grove, in Anderson County, South Carolina, August 13, 1828. He was interred in the family cemetery on his plantation, which is now a part of the industrial city of Pelzer, South Carolina.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "John Wilson (id: W000597)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elias Earle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Gist
Preceded by
George McDuffie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Warren R. Davis

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website