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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Colonel William Few, Jr.

Colonel William Few, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Colonel William Few, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  [Marker Front]:
One of Georgia's two signers of the United States Constitution. Born in Baltimore, Maryland June 18, 1748. Lieutenant Colonel, Georgia Militia during the American Revolution, 1776-1770. Representative, Georgia General Assembly 1777, 1779, 1783, 1793. Delegate, Continental Congress 1780-1788. Delegate, Constitutional Convention and Signer of the United States Constitition for Georgia, 1787. Member, Georgia Convention to ratify the United States Constitution, January 2, 1788. One of the First Two United States Senators from Georgia, 1780 - 1703. Trustee, University of Georgia, 1785. Delegate, New York General Assembly, 1802-1805. Inspector of New York Prisons, 1802-1810. Alderman, City of New York, 1813-1814. Director Manhattan Company, 1807-1813. President, City Bank of New York,1814-1816. President, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1820. Died in Beacon, New York, July 16, 1828. Buried at the Reformed Church of Beacon. Remains Removed and Reinterred in Augusta, Georgia, October 10, 1973.

[Marker Reverse]:
William Few. Jr.
1748 - 1828
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• Patriot • Statesman • Banker • Humanitarian
To the loving memory of
Catherine Nicholson Few
1754 - 1844
Beloved wife of
Colonel William Few

Erected 1973.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationGovernment & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is January 2, 1992.
Location. 33° 28.531′ N, 81° 57.703′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Reynolds Street near Washington Street. In the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 Reynolds St, Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Ferdinand Phinizy (a few steps from this marker); Fort Augusta ~ Fort Cornwallis / St. Paul's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington's Southern Tour (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Marshal Robert Forsyth (about 300 feet away); Five Indian Nations (about 400 feet away); The Colonial Church of Augusta (about 400 feet away); Railroads (about 500 feet away); Fort Augusta (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
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Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
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3. Colonel William Few, Jr.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,358 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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