★★★ Bynum, William Preston

William Preston Bynum


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Born: June 16, 1820

Birthplace: Stokes County, North Carolina

Father: Hampton Bynum 1783 – 1860
(Buried: Bynum Family Cemetery, Germantown, North Carolina)​
Mother: Mary Coleman Martin 1785 – 1855
(Buried: Bynum Family Cemetery, Germantown, North Carolina)​
Wife: Ann Eliza Shipp 1825 – 1885
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina)​
Children:

Rev. William Shipp Bynum 1848 – 1898​
(Buried: Cavalry Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fletcher, North Carolina)​
Mary Preston Bynum 1849 – 1875​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina)​

Education:
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Attended Davidson College

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Lincoln County, North Carolina​

Civil War Career:

Lt. Colonel of 2nd​ North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
Colonel of 2nd​ North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1863: Resigned his rank of Colonel due to being elected to political office​

Occupation after War:
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Attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina​
Prosecutor in Charlotte, North Carolina​
North Carolina State Associate Justice of Supreme Court​

Died: December 30, 1909

Place of Death: Charlotte, North Carolina

Age at time of Death: 89 years old

Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina
 
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His political career ran from 1863 to 1879. On Nov. 20, 1873 he resigned and Governor Caldwell appointed him to the unexpired term of North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Nathaniel Boyden. He refused to run for a second term in 1878 thus ending his political career when the term expired.
 
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