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Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830)

 
 
Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) Marker
Inscription.
Georgia's First Official Historian

There was "None, No None!" reads the epitaph on this tomb. "Against Whose Name the Recording Angel Would More Reluctantly Have Written Down Condemnation."

Born at Dublin, Ireland.son of a Georgia planter, Joseph V. Bevan attended the Univ. of Georgia for two years and graduated in 1816 from the College of S.C. after which he enlarged his education in England. There he became the friend of the celebrated William Godwin who wrote the young Georgian a widely ~ published letter suggesting a course of studies.

In 1824 Bevan became the first official historian of Georgia. The Legislature empowered him to collect and publish the papers and documents in the State archives. This he did with method and industry and was the first to recognize the importance of copying the Colonial records of Georgia in London.

Bevan served Chatham County in the Legislature in 1827. A former editor of the Augusta Chronicle, he became in 1828 co~editor and co~publisher of the Savannah Georgian. His Projected history of Georgia was never completed, death cutting short the career of the popular Savannahian at the age of thirty~two.
 
Erected 1964 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-85.)
 
Marker series.
Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
2. Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) Marker
This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.502′ N, 81° 5.406′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from East Oglethorpe Avenue. Touch for map. Marker located in Colonial Park (Cemetery). Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Johnston (a few steps from this marker); Edward Greene Malbone (1777-1807) (a few steps from this marker); Archibald Bulloch (a few steps from this marker); Duellist's Grave (a few steps from this marker); William Scarbrough (a few steps from this marker); Button Gwinnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Clay, Patriot (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John Berrien (1759-1815) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNotable Persons
 
Joseph Vallence Bevan Gravesite and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. Joseph Vallence Bevan Gravesite and Marker
Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
4. Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,460 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on February 20, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on February 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on February 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 12, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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