|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 9th district
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
|Preceded by||Stephen D. Miller|
|Succeeded by||James Blair|
|Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court|
December 17, 1801 – December 1815
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives|
|Born||July 19, 1766|
Rowan County, North Carolina
|Died||October 11, 1821 (aged 55)|
Camden, South Carolina
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||North Carolina Line|
|Battles/wars||American Revolutionary War|
Joseph Brevard (July 19, 1766 – October 11, 1821) was a Revolutionary War patriot born in Rowan County, North Carolina (became Iredell County, North Carolina in 1788). He served on the South Carolina Supreme Court (1801-1815) and as U.S. Representative from District 9 of South Carolina (1819-1821).
Revolutionary war service
Joseph Brevard served first as an ensign and then lieutenant in the 1st North Carolina Regiment from 1781 to 1782. He was transferred to the 3rd North Carolina Regiment on February 6, 1781, where he became a regimental quartermaster. He served until the end of the war.
He moved to Camden, South Carolina, and became sheriff of Camden District (1789–1791). He served as commissioner in equity October 14, 1791. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1792, and commenced practice in Camden. He engaged in the compilation of the law reports which bear his name 1793-1815. He served as member of South Carolina House of Representatives from 1796 to 1799.
Brevard was elected judge of the State supreme court December 17, 1801, and served until December 1815, when he resigned. He resumed the practice of law in Camden.
Brevard was elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (1819–1821). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1820. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress at a special election held in 1821. He died in Camden on October 11, 1821, and was interred in the Quaker Cemetery, Camden, South Carolina.
- Congressional Biography
- Lewis, J.D. "Lt. Joseph Brevard". The American Revolution in North Carolina. Retrieved February 19, 2019., based on original Revolutionary War records
- William, Max Williams (1979). "Joseph Brevard". NCPedia., from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, 6 volumes, edited by William S. Powell. Copyright ©1979-1996 by the University of North Carolina Press
- "Find A Grave: Memorial #8065045". Retrieved February 14, 2018., Quaker Cemetery, Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina
- United States Congress. "Joseph Brevard (id: B000808)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Davis, Charles Luken. North Carolina Society of Cincinnati. p. 54., portrait of Joseph Brevard
Stephen D. Miller
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th congressional district