by Victoria Proctor, © 2003
STACKHOUSE, Eli Thomas, 1824-1892
U.S. Representative from South Carolina; born in Little Rock, Marion County, S.C., March 27, 1824; attended the common schools; worked on his fatherís farm; taught school for several years; later engaged in agricultural pursuits; enlisted in the Confederate Army January 9, 1861, and served throughout the Civil War, attaining the rank of colonel of the Eighth Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers; member of the South Carolina State house of representatives 1862-1866; member of the first board of trustees of Clemson Agricultural and Mechanical College of South Carolina in 1887; first president of the South Carolina State Farmersí Alliance in 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1891, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 14, 1892.
Married to Anna FORE (1830-1892), daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Fore. Both are buried in St. Paul's Methodist Church Cemetery, Little Rock, S.C.
Sellers, W.W., History of Marion County
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