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Abram Trigg

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1797 ā€“ March 3, 1809
Preceded by Matthew Clay
Succeeded by Daniel Sheffey

Born 1750
Bedford, Virginia
Political party Democratic-Republican
Residence "Buchananā€™s Bottom," on New River

Abram Trigg (1750 ā€“ unknown) was an American farmer and politician from Bedford County, Virginia. He fought with the Virginia militia in the Revolutionary War and represented Virginia 6th congressional district in the U.S. Congress from 1797 until 1804.

Family life

Abram was born on his father's farm near New London in Lunenburg County, Virginia. He was one of the eight children of William Trigg (1716-1773) and Mary (Johns) Trigg (1720-1773). His father, William served as a judge in Bedford County (which was formed from part of Lunenburg County in 1754) for many years. His brother, John, would serve with him in congress.

Career

He completed academic studies, studied law and was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Montgomery County, Virginia. He lived on his estate, "Buchanan's Bottom," on New River and held local offices, such as clerk and judge, and various other offices in Montgomery County. He served in the Revolutionary War as lieutenant colonel of militia in 1782 and later as general of militia in Virginia.

Trigg was a delegate to the Virginia ratification convention of 1788, and voted with Patrick Henry and the Anti-federalists against ratification of the United States Constitution.[1] He was elected as a Republican to the Fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1809). He died and was buried on the family estate, death date unknown.

References

  1. ^ Elliot, Jonathan, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution... (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1891), 3:665.
Preceded by
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U.S. Congress, 6th District
March 4, 1797-March 3, 1809
Succeeded by
Daniel Sheffey
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