United States Congressman from North Carolina
Presidential elector on the 1860 Democratic ticket for John C. Breckenridge
Served in the Confederate Congress, 1861-1864
(1799-1876) Born in Springfield, Prince Edward County, Va., October 17, 1799; graduated from Hampden-Sidney College, in Va., in 1816; studied medicine for two years; was graduated from Princeton College in 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1821, and commenced practice in Prince Edward and Mecklenburg Counties, Va. He moved to North Carolina in 1829; served as a presidential elector in 1832, 1836 and 1844. Served as United States Congressman, 1847-1853, and was a presidential elector on the 1860 Democratic ticket of John C. Breckinridge, and Joseph Lane. Served as a delegate from the State of North Carolina to the Provisional Confederate Congress in 1861; and as a member of the House of Representatives of the Confederate States Congress, 1862-1864; died in Oxford, N.C., on February 24, 1876; interment in the Shiloh Presbyterian Churchyard, Granville County, N.C.
Signature with place: 5 3/4 x 2, in ink, A.W. Venable, Brownsville, Granville, [County], N. Carolina.