CS Con -Barnwell, Robert Woodward - C.S. Senator, SC

Robert Woodward Barnwell:
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Born: August 10, 1801
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Birthplace: Beaufort South Carolina
Father: US Congressman Robert Gibbes Barnwell 1761 – 1814
(Buried: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Beaufort South Carolina)
Mother: Elizabeth Hayne Wigg 1775 – 1823
(Buried: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Beaufort South Carolina)

Wife: Eliza Barnwell 1807 – 1891
(Buried: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Beaufort South Carolina)

Children:
Private James Stuart Barnwell Unknown -1864
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
Eliza Woodward Barnwell 1829 – 1887
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Columbia South Carolina)
Major John Gibbes Barnwell 1831 – 1888
(Buried: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Beaufort South Carolina)
Esther Hutson Barnwell 1833 – 1839
(Buried: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Beaufort South Carolina)
Robert Hayne Barnwell 1834 – 1872
(Buried: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Beaufort South Carolina)
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William Hazzard Wigg Barnwell 1836 – 1839
(Buried: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Beaufort South Carolina)
Sarah Bull Barnwell 1840 – 1850
(Buried: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Beaufort South Carolina)
Ann Barnwell 1842 – 1845
(Buried: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Beaufort South Carolina)
Stephen Elliott Barnwell 1846 – 1849
(Buried: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Beaufort South Carolina)
Charlotte Bull Barnwell 1848 – 1850
(Buried: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Beaufort South Carolina)
Emily Barnwell Rhett 1850 – 1887
(Buried: Taylor Evangelical Methodist Columbia South Carolina)



Political Party: Democratic Party




Education:
1821: Graduated from Harvard University

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Beaufort South Carolina
1826 – 1828: South Carolina State Representative
1829 – 1833: United States Congressman from South Carolina
1829 – 1833: Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee
1832: Choose not to be a candidate for renomination to U.S. Congress
1835 – 1841: President of South Carolina College
1850: United States Senator from South Carolina
1850: Member of Nashville Tennessee Convention

Civil War Career:
1860: Delegate to South Carolina State Secession Convention
1860: South Carolina Commissioner to the U.S. Government
1861 – 1862: South Carolina Delegate to Confederate Provisional Congress
1861: Temporary Chairman of Confederate Provisional Congress
1861: Responsible for delegates for the election of Jefferson Davis.
1862 – 1865: Confederate States Senator from South Carolina
1862 – 1865: Chairman of Senate Finance Committee
1864: Member of Congress Joint Impressment Committee
Preferred low taxes, no price and currency controls
Supporter of immediate audit of state claims against Confederacy
Argued Congress should encourage rather than discourage
1865: Opposed to creating the office of General – in – chief

Occupation after War:
His Property was destroyed, and he was financially ruined
1865: Moved to Greenville South Carolina
1865 – 1873: Chairman of faculty of University of South Carolina
1873 – 1876: Conducted a girls school in Columbia South Carolina
1877 – 1882: Librarian for University of South Carolina



Died:
November 25, 1882
Place of Death: Columbia South Carolina
Age at time of Death: 82 years old
Burial Place: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Beaufort South Carolina
 
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