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Beacon in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Few

 
 
William Few Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
1. William Few Marker
Inscription.
In this tomb rests the remains of
William Few
Born June 18, 1748 – Died July 16, 1828

Lieut. Colonel, Georgia Militia during
the American Revolution, 1776-1779.
Member, Continental Congress, 1780-1788
Signed Federal Constitution, 1787
Member, Georgia Convention to ratify
the Constitution of the United States,
January 2, 1788
One of the two first United States
Senators from Georgia, 1789-1793.
A founder, University of Georgia, 1784.
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This marker is placed by the Georgia Society,
Sons of the American Revolution, from
granite quarried from famous Stone Mountain,
near Atlanta, Georgia.
1939

[ Rear of Marker : ]
The original resting place of Colonel William Few, Jr. was marked by the back half of this monument which covered the entrance to the Chrystie Family vault located 100 feet west of here in the church cemetery. Colonel Few died in Beacon in 1828 at the home of his son-in-law, Major James P. Chrystie, and was interred in the nearby vault until his remains were removed and reinterred, with honor, in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in his home city of Augusta, Georgia.     -     October 19, 1973     -

This marker is also constructed of Georgia granite and was erected by the Georgia Commission for the National
Rear of William Few Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
2. Rear of William Few Marker
Bicentennial celebration in cooperation with the Reformed Church of Beacon, New York.     -     June 18, 1979     -
 
Erected 1939 by Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 30.38′ N, 73° 58.809′ W. Marker is in Beacon, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on Wolcott Avenue (New York State Route 9D), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Reformed Church of Beacon. Marker is in this post office area: Beacon NY 12508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burial Site (a few steps from this marker); Fishkill Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bicentennial Washington (approx. 0.7 miles away); City of Beacon (approx. ¾ mile away); Howland Center (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mount Gulian (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Mount Gulian (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dedication of Newburgh Landing (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beacon.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See the grave of William Few, Jr. in the St. Paul’s
William Few Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
3. William Few Marker
Episcopal Church Cemetery in Augusta, Georgia mentioned on the marker.
 
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Marker at the Reformed Church of Beacon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
4. Marker at the Reformed Church of Beacon
William Few Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, April 29, 2012
5. William Few Burial Site
William Few, Jr. Roadside Historic Marker on the front lawn of the Reformed Church of Beacon with the William Few granite monument visible adjacent to the church.
Reformed Protestant Dutch Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
6. Reformed Protestant Dutch Church
The William Few marker is located in front of this church. Built in 1813 and rebuilt in 1860, the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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