STEWART, James (1775-1821)

STEWART, JAMES, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Scotland November 11, 1775; received a liberal education; immigrated to the United States and settled near Stewartsville, Richmond County, N.C.; engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of commons in 1798 and 1799; served in the State senate 1802-1804 and 1813-1815; elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Alexander McMillan and served from January 5, 1818, to March 3, 1819; resumed mercantile and agricultural pursuits; died near Laurinburg, Richmond County, N.C., on December 29, 1821; interment in the Old Stewartsville Cemetery, near Laurinburg.