Joseph Brevard

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Joseph Brevard
Joseph Brevard.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded byStephen D. Miller
Succeeded byJames Blair
Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court
In office
December 17, 1801 – December 1815
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1766-07-19)July 19, 1766
Rowan County, North Carolina
DiedOctober 11, 1821(1821-10-11) (aged 55)
Camden, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Branch/serviceContinental Army
UnitNorth Carolina Line
Battles/warsAmerican 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).[1]

Revolutionary war service[edit]

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.[2]

Post war[edit]

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.[1][3]

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.[1]

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.[4][1]


  1. ^ a b c d Congressional Biography
  2. ^ Lewis, J.D. "Lt. Joseph Brevard". The American Revolution in North Carolina. Retrieved February 19, 2019., based on original Revolutionary War records
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "Find A Grave: Memorial #8065045". Retrieved February 14, 2018., Quaker Cemetery, Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina
Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen D. Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
James Blair