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A sketch of Judge Anderson Crenshaw

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English
p. 301-305

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Biographical information of Anderson Crenshaw, son of Charles and Eunice (White) Crenshaw. He was born in 1786 in Newberry, South Carolina. Anderson graduated from South Carolina College in 1806. He was the first graduate of that institution. He studied law with Judge Abraham Nott, was admitted to the bar in 1809, and settled in Newberry to practice law. In 1812 he was elected to the legislature of South Carolina. He married Mary Chiles, daughter of Thomas Chiles, in 1815. In 1819 he settled in Cahaba, Alabama and in 1821 he was elected judge. In 1822 he moved to Butler County, Alabama. He served on the supreme court until 1832, then as circuit judge until 1839 when he was elected chancellor of the court of chancery. He was elected a second time in 1844. Anderson Crenshaw died in 1847.

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Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society - v. 4 (1899-1903)

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