EGGLESTON, Joseph, (1754 - 1811)


EGGLESTON, Joseph, (uncle of William Segar Archer), a Representative from Virginia; born in Middlesex County, Va., November 24, 1754; when four years old was taken to his father’s plantation “Egglestetton,” near Amelia Court House, Va.; studied under private teachers; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1776; captain and major in Lee’s Lighthorse Cavalry in the Revolutionary Army; member of the State house of delegates 1785-1788 and 1791-1799; elected a member of the Virginia Privy Council on November 7, 1787; elected as a Republican to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William B. Giles; reelected to the Sixth Congress and served from December 3, 1798, to March 3, 1801; was not a candidate for renomination in 1800; engaged in agricultural pursuits; justice of the peace from 1801 until his death in Amelia County, Va., February 13, 1811; interment in the Old Grubhill Church Cemetery, near Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Va.