Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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McDowell, Joseph (P G)

McDowell, Joseph (P G) (cousin of Joseph McDowell), a Representative from North Carolina; born at "Pleasant Gardens," near Morganton, Burke (now McDowell) County, N.C., February 25, 1758; attended schools at Winchester, Va.; served in the Revolutionary Army; was commissioned a major and served in the Battle of Kings Mountain; was subsequently general of militia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1791 and practiced in Burke, Rowan, and Rutherford Counties, N.C.; member of the State house of commons 1785-1792; elected to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); renominated but declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1794 to the Fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the commission appointed to settle the boundary line between North Carolina and Tennessee in 1796; died on his estate, "Pleasant Gardens," near Morganton, N.C., March 7, 1799; interment at Round Hill on his estate.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "McDowell, Joseph (P G)," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1532 Original Sources, accessed July 20, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=16KDU1R5CSYMJJ9.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "McDowell, Joseph (P G)." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1532, Original Sources. 20 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=16KDU1R5CSYMJJ9.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'McDowell, Joseph (P G)' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1532. Original Sources, retrieved 20 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=16KDU1R5CSYMJJ9.