BAYLY, Thomas Monteagle, (1775 - 1834)


BAYLY, Thomas Monteagle, (father of Thomas Henry Bayly), a Representative from Virginia; born at Hills Farm, near Drummondtown, Accomac County, Va., on March 26, 1775; attended Washington Academy, Maryland, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1794; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1796 and commenced practice in Accomac County; also engaged in planting; member of the State house of delegates 1798-1801; member of the State senate 1801-1809; served during the War of 1812 as colonel of militia; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); was not a candidate for renomination in 1814; resumed agricultural pursuits and the practice of law; again a member of the State house of delegates 1819, 1820, and 1828-1831; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1829 and 1830; died on his plantation, “Mount Custis,” near Accomac, Accomac County, Va., January 7, 1834; interment in the family cemetery on his estate, “Mount Custis.”