PARKER, John, (1759 - 1832)

PARKER, John, a Delegate from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., June 24, 1759; attended school in Charleston, S.C., and later in England; was graduated from the Middle Temple, London, England; returned to South Carolina; was admitted to the bar in 1785 and commenced practice in Charleston, S.C.; also engaged in the cultivation of rice on his plantation near there; Member of the Continental Congress 1786-1788; resided at Charleston and also on his estates, “Hayes” and “Cedar Grove,” and engaged in their cultivation; died near Charleston, S.C., April 20, 1832; interment in the family burying ground on the “Hayes” estate in St. James’ Parish, Goose Creek, near Charleston, S.C.