WINN, Richard (1750-1818)

WINN, RICHARD, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Fauquier County, Va., in 1750; attended the common schools; moved to Georgia and then to Fairfield County in South Carolina in 1768; served as a clerk in a countinghouse; engaged in cotton buying and other mercantile pursuits, and was a land surveyor; entered the Revolutionary Army as a lieutenant and attained the rank of colonel of State militia; after the war was promoted to the rank of major general of militia; member, State assembly, 1779-1786; appointed superintendent of Indian affairs for the Creek Nation in 1788; elected to the Third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1797); elected to the Seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas Sumter; reelected to the Eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 24, 1803, to March 3, 1813; moved to Tennessee in 1813; became a planter, and continued in the mercantile business until his death on his plantation at Duck River, Maury County, Tenn., December 19, 1818; interment at Winnsboro, Fairfield County, S.C.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: In the Draper Manuscripts: Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina Papers, 1782-1878, 0.2 cubic foot (1 volume).
Correspondents include Richard Winn.