SETTLE, Thomas, (1789 - 1857)

SETTLE, Thomas, (grandfather of Thomas Settle [1865-1919] and uncle of David Settle Reid), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Reidsville, Rockingham County, N.C., March 9, 1789; educated by private tutors; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1812 and commenced practice in Wentworth, N.C.; member of the State house of commons in 1816; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); declined to be a candidate for reelection; resumed the practice of law; again a member of the State house of commons, in 1826 and 1827, and served as speaker in the last session; judge of the superior courts of North Carolina in 1832; died in Rockingham County, N.C., August 5, 1857; interment in the Settle family graveyard, near Reidsville, N.C.