QUARLES, Tunstall, (ca. 1770 - 1855)


QUARLES, Tunstall, a Representative from Kentucky; born in King William County, Va., about 1770; attended the local schools; moved with his parents to Woodford County, Ky., about 1790; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1796; moved to Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives in 1811 and 1812; during the War of 1812, at his own expense, armed and equipped a company of the Second Regiment, Kentucky Militia, which he commanded; appointed circuit judge by the Governor; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1817, until his resignation effective June 15, 1820; appointed receiver of public moneys for the Cape Girardeau land district, with offices at Jackson, Mo., and served from May 1821 to July 1824; returned to Somerset, Ky., and engaged in agricultural pursuits and the practice of law; member and speaker of the State house of representatives in 1828; served in the State senate in 1840; died in Somerset, Ky., January 7, 1855; interment in the old Baptist Cemetery.