CRUDUP, Josiah (1791-1872)

CRUDUP, JOSIAH, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Wakelon, Wake County, N.C., January 13, 1791; attended a private school in Louisburg, N.C., and Columbian College (now George Washington University), Washington, D.C.; studied theology; was ordained as a Baptist minister and, excepting the service in Congress, continued in the ministry until his death; engaged in farming; served in the State senate in 1820; member of the State house of representatives 1821-1823; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1835; died near Kittrell, Vance County, N.C., May 20, 1872; interment in the family burial ground at his home near Kittrell, N.C.