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French ancestry Politicians in South Carolina

  Stephen Robinson Bell (1860-1897) — also known as Stephen R. Bell — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., June 13, 1860. Cotton exporter; Honorary Vice-Consul for Russia in Charleston, S.C., 1892-97. Scotch-Irish and French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Aiken County, S.C., February 8, 1897 (age 36 years, 240 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Bell, Jr. (1837-1913) and Susan (Robinson) Bell (1838-1895); married to Elizabeth Tavel (1860-1951); first cousin twice removed of John Brownlee Robertson (1809-1892).
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  Wilmot Gibbes de Saussure (1822-1886) — also known as Wilmot G. de Saussure — Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., July 23, 1822. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1848-49, 1854-57, 1860-63; Adjutant General of South Carolina, 1862. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Ocala, Marion County, Fla., February 1, 1886 (age 63 years, 193 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Henry A. de Saussure and Susan (Boone) de Saussure; married to Martha Gourdin; nephew of William Ford DeSaussure; grandson of Henry William de Saussure; first cousin once removed of Andrew William Burnet (1811-1896); second cousin twice removed of Burnet Rhett Maybank; second cousin thrice removed of Burnet Rhett Maybank, Jr..
  Political family: Lowndes-DeSaussure-Aiken-Maybank family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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  Maurice Duckworth du Bois (1907-2000) — also known as Maurice du Bois — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County, Md., November 17, 1907. Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Baltimore, Md., 1933-37. French and English ancestry. Died in South Carolina, January 24, 2000 (age 92 years, 68 days). Interment at Moreland Memorial Park, Parkville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Leon Jules M. du Bois (1855?-1931) and Mary (Duckworth) du Bois.
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  John Lewis Gervais (1741-1798) — of South Carolina. Born in Hanover, Germany of French Huguenot parents, 1741. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state senate, 1781-82; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1782-83. French ancestry. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., August 18, 1798 (age about 57 years). Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Faucheraud Grimké (1752-1819) — also known as John Grimké — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., December 16, 1752. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1782-90; superior court judge in South Carolina, 1783; intendant of Charleston, South Carolina, 1786-88; resigned 1788. French Huguenot and German ancestry. Died in Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., August 9, 1819 (age 66 years, 236 days). Interment somewhere in Long Branch, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of John Paul Grimké (1713-1791) and Mary (Faucheraud) Grimké (1722-1791); married 1784 to Mary 'Polly' Smith; grandfather of Archibald Henry Grimké; first cousin of Elizabeth Grimke (1742-1792; who married John Rutledge (1739-1800)); first cousin once removed of John Rutledge, Jr..
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Horry (1743-1815) — Born in Georgetown County, S.C., 1743. Planter; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1782, 1792-94; member of South Carolina state senate, 1785-87. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., February 28, 1815 (age about 71 years). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Horry (1709-1770) and Anne (Robert) Horry (1720-1759); married to Margaret Mary Guignard (1745-1817); first cousin once removed of Elias Edward Horry (1773-1834).
  Horry County, S.C. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Frederick Huchet (1857-1923) — also known as Charles F. Huchet — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in South Carolina, 1857. Vice-Consul for Brazil in Charleston, S.C., 1884-1901; Vice-Consul for Uruguay in Charleston, S.C., 1892-1900. French ancestry. Died, from chronic interstitial nephritis, in Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, S.C., September 14, 1923 (age about 66 years). Interment at Sunnyside Cemetery, Orangeburg, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Eugene Huchet (1816-1878) and Leonide (Esdra) Huchet (1824-1903); married to Letitia M. 'Lettie' Edwins (1876-1957).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Huger (1742-1799) — of South Carolina. Born in Berkeley County, S.C., February 20, 1742. Planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1778-80; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1786-88; U.S. Representative from South Carolina at-large, 1789-93. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., July 6, 1799 (age 57 years, 136 days). Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Brother of John Huger; married, November 19, 1772, to Sabina Elliott (1758-1799); father of Daniel Elliott Huger; uncle of Benjamin Huger (1768-1823) and Alfred Huger; grandfather of John Middleton Huger; granduncle of Benjamin Frost Huger.
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Hugh S. Legaré Hugh Swinton Legaré (1797-1843) — also known as Hugh S. Legaré — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., January 2, 1797. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1820-21, 1824-30; South Carolina state attorney general, 1830-32; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Belgium, 1832-36; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1837-39; U.S. Attorney General, 1841-43; died in office 1843. Scottish and French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 20, 1843 (age 46 years, 169 days). Original interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.; reinterment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Legare (1770-1799) and Mary (Swinton) Legare (1771-1843); granduncle of George Swinton Legaré (1869-1913); great-granduncle of Thomas Allen Legare, Jr..
  Political family: Seabrook-Legare family of Charleston, South Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
  John Brownlee Robertson (1809-1892) — also known as John B. Robertson — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 14, 1809. Whig. Physician; carpet manufacturer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Haven, 1840; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1847-49; postmaster at New Haven, Conn., 1849-53; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1881-82. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and French Huguenot ancestry. Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 14, 1892 (age 82 years, 304 days). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Robertson (1775-1816) and Ann (Thomas) Robertson (1785-1871); married 1830 to Mary W. Denison (1810-1835); married 1838 to Mabel Maria Heaton (1817-1907); first cousin twice removed of Stephen Robinson Bell (1860-1897).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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