Bedford County TN Biographies


Daniel Laurens (uncle of Daniel Moreau Barringer), a Representative from North Carolina; born at "Poplar Grove," Cabarrus County, N.C, October 1, 1788; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; member of the State house of commons in 1813, 1814, and 1819-1822; elected as a Democrat to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Willie P. Mangum; reelected to the Twentieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from December 4, 1826, to March 3, 1835; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; moved to Bedford County, Tenn., about 1830 and settled in Shelbyville, where he continued the practice of law; member and speaker of the State house of representatives 1843-1845; presidential elector on the Whig ticket of Clay and Frelinghuysen in 1844; died in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn., October 16, 1852; interment in Willow Mount Cemetery. (Source: Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, p 819)

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Gen. Daniel L. Barringer, now of Tennessee, lived for a long time in Wake County, where he married Miss White, grand-daughter of Governor Caswell. He represented Wake County in 1813, and from 1819 to 1822, in the Hoouse of Commons. He was elected a member of Congress, and served from 1826 to 1835. He removed to Tennessee, where he has been Speaker of the House of Representitives, in that State, where he now resides.
"Historical Sketches of North Carolina, Vol. II, Cabarrus County," Page 67.

Born in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, Barringer studied law and practiced in the state capital of Raleigh. He was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons in 1813 and 1814, then again in 1819 - 1822. In 1826, he was chosen in a special election to fill the U.S. House seat left vacant by the resignation of Willie P. Mangum. He was elected in regular Congressional elections to four succeeding congresses, serving in the national legislature from 4 December 1826 to 3 March 1835. He ran unsuccessfully for a fourth term in 1834, after which he settled in Shelbyville, Tennessee. After leaving Congress, Barringer became a member of the Tennessee State House, where he was Speaker from 1843 to 1845; he was a presidential elector for Whig ticket of Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen. Barringer died in 1852 in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
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