NOTT, Abraham, (1768 - 1830)


NOTT, Abraham, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Saybrook, Middlesex County, Conn., February 5, 1768; educated in early life by a private teacher; was graduated from Yale College in 1787; moved in 1788 to McIntosh County, Ga., where he was employed as a private tutor for one year; moved to Camden, S.C., in 1789; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1791 and commenced practice in Union, S.C.; member of State house of representatives, 1796-1797; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); resumed the practice of his profession at Columbia, S.C., in 1804; elected a member of the board of trustees of South Carolina University in 1805; intendant of Columbia in 1807; elected judge of the circuit court in 1810 and served until his death; president of the court of appeals in 1824; died in Fairfield, S.C., June 19, 1830; interment in the First Presbyterian Churchyard, Columbia, S.C.