A Guide to the Duncan Lamont Clinch Estate Papers, 1860 Clinch, Duncan Lamont, 1860, A Guide to the Estate Papers of 26902

A Guide to the Duncan Lamont Clinch Estate Papers, 1860

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 26902


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Accession number
Duncan Lamont Clinch Estate Papers, 1860
Physical Characteristics
4 leaves
Physical Location
Personal Papers Collection, Acc. 26902

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Preferred Citation

Duncan Lamont Clinch Estate Papers, 1860. Accession 26902. Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Lent for copying by Lillian C. Bolton, 15 May 1968.

Biographical/Historical Information

Duncan Lamont Clinch was born at Ard-Lamont, Edgecombe County, N.C., on April 6, 1787. He entered the United States Army as first lieutenant of the Third Infantry July 1, 1808, was promoted to captain December 31, 1810, appointed lieutenant colonel of the Forty-Third Regiment, United States Infantry, August 4, 1813, appointed colonel of the Eighth Regiment, United States Infantry, April 20, 1819, and attained the rank of brigadier general April 20, 1829. Duncan resigned September 21, 1836, and settled on a plantation near St. Marys, Ga.. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Millen and served from February 15, 1844, to March 3, 1845. Duncan died in Macon, Ga., on November 27, 1849 and was interned in Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.

Scope and Content Information

Division of slaves included in the estate of Duncan Clinch at Refuge Plantation, Camden County, Georgia, dated 8 January 1860.