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Paul Trapier (b. 1749, d. 08 July 1778)Paul Trapier (son of Paul Trapier and Magdalen Horry) was born 1749 in South Carolina751, and died 08 July 1778 in South Carolina752.He married Elizabeth Foissin on 19 November 1771 in St. James Santee, South Carolina753, daughter of Elias Foissin and Mary Tauvron.
Notes for Paul Trapier:
TRAPIER, PAUL. JR. (1749-1778). Son Of PAUL TRAPIER (1716- 1793); father of PAUL TRAPIER (b. 1772); son-in-law of ELIAS FOISSIN,JR. (d. 1767); brother-in-law of EDWARD MART1N.
Paul Trapier, Jr., was the son of Paul Trapier and Magdalen Horry. Educated in England, he attended Eton College (1763-1765) and on 20 March 1766 was admitted to St. John's College, Cambridge University. On 17 February 1767, he was accepted by the Middle Temple.
After his return to South Carolina, he established himself as a planter near Georgetown. As war with Great Britain approached, Trapier became involved in Whig activities. He was a major contributor to the Boston relief fund after the Intolerable Acts were passed (1774). Representing Prince George Winyah Parish, he served in the First (1775) and Second (1775-1776) Provincial Congresses and the First General Assembly (1776). In addition, he was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress (1777-1778). Locally, he was a commissioner to execute the Continental Association in Prince George Winyah (1775), member of the Committee of Safety in Georgetown (ca.1775--1776), and justice of the peace ( 1776). During the war, he served as captain of the Georgetown artillery company. Trapier on 19 November 1771 married Elizabeth Foissin, daughter of Elias Foissin, Jr. They were the parents of four children: Magdalene Elizabeth (m.John Keith), Paul, Benjamin Foissin, and William Windham. Paul Trapier, Jr., died on 8 July 1778 and was buried in Prince George Winyah Churchyard.
First Provincial CongressPrince George Winyah1775
Second Provincial CongressPrince George Winyah1775-1776
First General AssemblyPrince George Winyah1776
SOURCES: Aud. Accts., 7895;. BDC. Charleston Yearbooks, 1893, 236. Eligibility Lists., pp.24, 28. Gibbes, 1: 91. Grand Jury Lists, 1778. Hamilton, pp. 280, 286. The Hayne Family of South Carolina(n. p., n. d.), p. 13. Jones, Inns of Court, pp. 208-9. Mccrady,3: 127. Marriage Notices, p 47. Petit Jury Lists, 1778. Rogers, Georgetown County, pp. 95, 107, 110, 115, 116, 159, 284. SCHM, 7: 105, 170; 10: 226; 11: 96; 16: 23; 17: 149; 31: 293; 39: 97n; 41: 17; 45: 191; 59: 155, 223. Rev. Paul Trapier, "Notices of Ancestors and Relatives, Paternal and Maternal," ed. Slann Legare Clement Simmons, THS, 58: 33.
My grandfather, born in 1749, was sent to England for education somewhere about his 14th year in 1762 or 3, first to Eton College & then about 1765 or 6 to St John's College, Cambridge, where he took his degree of A. B. in due course.Among his intimate friends there was Sir William Windham, afterwards distinguished in Parliament, & between whom & my grandfather was kept up a correspondence which became of more than ordinary interest, when the troubles of this country threatened a rupture with England.The Englishman expressed to the young American his cordial sympathy with the colonies, & letters of his to that effect are in my possession & have been published in "Garden's Recollections." Among his American companions in England were the two Generals, Thomas & Cotesworth Pinckney, with both of whom he continued intimate through [life] & who often spoke of his talents as so superior to theirs that what they laboured to acquire, he acquired with the utmost ease.My grandfather became a fine classical scholar, & kept up his acquaintance with the higher branches of literature to the day of his death.He had been elected to the Convention which signed the Declaration of Independence, but was kept at home by ill health.He married his first cousin Elizabeth Foissin, & died at the early age of 29 in 1777, just when his services were most needed by his country, & his protection & counsels by his young children, of whom he left 3 sons & a daughter.His widow married again a Mr Roux, by whose ill treatment she was deranged, and so continued till she died after I was grown up.
Notices of Ancestors and Relatives, Paternal and Maternal, by the Rev. Paul Trapier, S.T.D. Volume 58, Transactions, Huguenot Society of South Carolina:
TRAPIER, Paul, a Delegate from South Carolina; born in Prince George's Parish, Winyah, near Georgetown, S.C., in 1749; educated in England, where he attended Eton College 1763-1765; admitted pensioner, St. John's College, Cambridge, March 20, 1766; admitted to the Middle Temple, London, February 17, 1767; member of the Provincial Congress and the committee of safety for Georgetown, S.C.; member of the South Carolina general assembly in 1776; justice of the peace in 1776; served in the Revolutionary War as captain of the Georgetown Artillery; elected to the Continental Congress in 1777, but did not attend; died at his home near Georgetown, S.C., on July 8, 1778; interment in the churchyard of Prince George, Winyah, Georgetown, S.C.
More About Paul Trapier:
Burial: Prince George WinyahChurchyard, Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina.
More About Paul Trapier and Elizabeth Foissin:
Marriage 1: 19 November 1771, St. James Santee, South Carolina.753
Marriage 2: 25 November 1771
Children of Paul Trapier and Elizabeth Foissin are:
- +Paul Trapier, b. 1772, South Carolina, d. 08 September 1824, South Carolina754.