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Estill, Benjamin, 1780-1853

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1780 - 1853

Benjamin Estill was a representative from Virginia. He was born in Hansonville (now Russell County), Va., March 13, 1780, received an academic education, and attended Washington Academy (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va. where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Abingdon, Va., later becomeing prosecuting attorney for Washington County, member of the State house of delegates 1814-1817 and was elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1827). From 1831 until 1852, he was judge of the fifteenth judicial circuit. When he resigned, he retired to a farm in Oldham County, Ky., where he died July 14, 1853.

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Benjamin Estill letter

Webster Mss 830254
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 830254
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