O'Brien Smith
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O'Brien Smith


O'Brien Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district

March 4, 1805 - March 3, 1807
Wade Hampton I
John Taylor
Member of the South Carolina Senate from St. Bartholomew's Parish

November 24, 1800 – November 23, 1804
Paul Hamilton
William Cotesworth Pinckney
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from St. Bartholomew's Parish

January 5, 1789 – December 21, 1799
Personal details
Bornca. 1756
Ireland?
DiedApril 27, 1811
Resting placeColleton County, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

O'Brien Smith (ca. 1756 – April 27, 1811) was an Irish-American political figure who, in the first decade of the 19th century, served one term in the U.S. Congress, representing South Carolina's 4th congressional district.

A native of Ireland, Smith was in his late twenties when he arrived in South Carolina in the months immediately following the end of the Revolutionary War. He took the oath of allegiance to the Government of the United States on July 31, 1784 and began to participate in his adopted country's political activities, serving as a member of South Carolina House of Representatives from 1789 to 1799 and in the South Carolina Senate in 1800. In 1804 he was elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress for the term lasting from (March 4, 1805 - March 3, 1807). During this time in his life, Smith lived at the Capers-Motte House in Charleston, South Carolina.

O'Brien Smith was in his mid-fifties when he died in South Carolina, nearly three decades after arriving in the United States. There is no known historical record indicating the date and place of his birth, although the year is generally estimated to be 1756 and the country of birth is presumed to be Ireland. He was interred in the burial ground of the colonial Chapel of Ease of St. Bartholomew's Parish, Colleton County, near Jacksonboro.

External links

  • United States Congress. "O'Brien Smith (id: S000598)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • O'Brien Smith at Find a Grave



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