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HAYWOOD, John, jurist, born in Halifax county, North Carolina, in 1753; died in Nashville, Tennessee, in December, 1826. He was the son of Egbert Haywood, a Revolutionary officer. The son entered the profession of law at an early age, was elected attorney.-general in 1791, and in 1794 judge of the superior court, which office he resigned in 1809 to defend a client, James Glasgow, against the charge of fraud in issuing land-warrants while secretary of state. Glasgow was convicted, and Judge Hay-wood's course in becoming his advocate brought on him so much odium that he was compelled to leave the state. He settled in Tennessee in 1810, took high rank as an advocate, and was judge of the supreme court from 1812 until his death. He is the author of "A Manual of the Laws of North Carolina" (Raleigh, 1801); "Haywood's Justice and North Carolina Law Reports" (1789-1806); "Tennessee Reports" (Nashville and Knoxville, 1816-'18): " Statute Laws of Tennessee," in conjunction with R. L. Cobbs (Knoxville, 1831); "Natural and Aboriginal History of Tennessee" (1823); and "The Civil and Political History of Tennessee from its Earliest Settlement to 1796" (1823).--His nephew, William Henry, senator, born in Wake county, North Carolina, in 1801; died in Raleigh, 6 October, 1852, was graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1819, studied law, and established himself in practice in Raleigh. He was member of the legislature between 1831 and 1836, served one term in the house of commons, and was elected as a Democrat to the United States senate, serving from 1843 till 1846, when he resigned and returned to practice. Failure of health forced him to retire from active duties several years before his death.--William Henry's cousin, Edmund Burke, physician, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, 13 June, 1825, was educated at the University of North Carolina, and took his medical degree in 1849 at the University of Pennsylvania. He began practice in Raleigh, where he now (1887) resides. In 1861 he was appointed surgeon in the Confederate army in charge of the hospitals in Raleigh and in Richmond, Virginia, and was acting medical director of the Department of North Carolina, and president of the board to grant discharges from 1863 till the close of the war, when he returned to practice. He was president of the Medical association of North Carolina in 1868, and from 1871 till 1877, of the State insane asylum. He was a delegate to the International medical congress in Philadelphia in 1876. He has contributed various professional papers to surgical and medical journals.
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