BREVARD, Joseph, (1766 - 1821)


BREVARD, Joseph, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Iredell, Iredell County, N.C., July 19, 1766; entered the Continental Army when still a boy; was commissioned lieutenant in the North Carolina Line in 1782 and served throughout the Revolutionary War; moved to Camden, S.C.; sheriff of Camden District 1789-1791; commissioner in equity October 14, 1791; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1792 and commenced practice in Camden, S.C.; engaged in the compilation of the law reports which bear his name 1793-1815; member of South Carolina house of representatives, 1796-1799; elected judge of the State supreme court December 17, 1801, and served until December 1815, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law in Camden; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); was not a candidate for renomination in 1820; unsuccessful candidate for Congress at a special election held in 1821; died in Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., October 11, 1821; interment in the Quaker Cemetery.