Abram Poindexter Maury (Pronounced MUR-ree)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 8th district
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1839
|Preceded by||David W. Dickinson|
|Succeeded by||Meredith P. Gentry|
|Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives|
|Born||December 26, 1801|
|Died||July 22, 1848 (aged 46)|
|Political party||Anti-Jacksonian Whig|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Eliza Tennessee Claiborne|
|Children||Martha Thomas Maury
Sarah Claiborne Maury
Mary Ferdinand Maury
Elizabeth James Maury
Abram Poindexter Maury Jr.
Octavia MauryFerdinand Claiborne Maury
Maury was born near Franklin, Tennessee, on the plantation of his father, Abraham "Abram" Maury, Jr. After his preparatory studies, he became the editor of a newspaper in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of sixteen. He next entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1820. He left the following year to pursue the study of law and edit a newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1826, he married Mary Eliza Tennessee Claiborne (1806-1852), daughter of Sarah Terrell Lewis and Dr. Thomas Augustine Claiborne, whose family was politically well connected in the South. They had nine children together, naming the seventh Septima and the eighth Octavia.
Elected as a White supporter to the Twenty-fourth Congress by Tennessee's eighth district and re-elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress, Maury served from March 4, 1835, to March 3, 1839. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838.
Maury died near Franklin, Tennessee July 22, 1848 (age 46 years, 209 days) and was interred in the family cemetery at Founders Pointe near Franklin, Tennessee. His father, Abraham Poindexter Maury, Jr. was a member of the Tennessee Senate.
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- Abram Poindexter Maury at Find a Grave
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- A letter from Abram Poindexter Maury, Sr. to Abram Poindexter Maury, Jr., hosted by United States Genealogy Network, Inc.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
David W. Dickinson
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th congressional district
Meredith P. Gentry