Andrew Beirne family papers
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- Other: Date acquired: 12/12/1995
- Beirne family. (Family)
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Andrew Beirne (1771-1845) was an educated Irish immigrant who cleared the land, sold lumber, and farmed in Virginia during the early part of the 19th century. He was a member of the State House of Delegates in 1807 and 1808; during the War of 1812 served Company Captain and as Colonel of the Monroe County Militia; delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1829 and 1830; member of the State senate 1831-1836; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Van Buren and Johnson in 1836; and elected as a Van Buren Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (1837-1841).
Oliver Beirne, Andrew Beirne's son, developed sugar plantations in Ascension Parish, Louisiana and lived at Herinear House. His daughter, Betty, married William Porcher Miles (1822-1899), who was a professor, a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives (1857-1860), and later President of the University of South Carolina (1880-1882).
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- Beirne, Andrew.
- Beirne, Oliver.
- Miles, William Porcher, 1822-1899.
- Beirne family.
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