BELLINGER, Joseph, (1773 - 1830)

BELLINGER, Joseph, a Representative from South Carolina; born at Bellinger Plantation in Saint Bartholomew Parish, Ashepoo, Colleton County, S.C., in 1773; planter and owner of “Aeolian Lawn” plantation; member of the State house of representatives 1802-1809 and of the State senate from Barnwell District 1810-1813; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); was not a candidate for reelection to the Sixteenth Congress; died at Charleston, S.C., January 10, 1830; interment in the Bellinger private burial ground, Poco Sabo Plantation, Ashepoo, S.C.