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Henry Persons
Birth: Jan. 30, 1834
Smarr
Monroe County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1910
Talbotton
Talbot County
Georgia, USA

US Congressman. His family moved to Talbot County when he was two years old, and he graduated from the University of Georgia in 1855. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War as a Captain in the Third Georgia Cavalry Regiment. At the end of the war he returned to Talbot County, where he became a farmer and was a founder of the Merchants and Planters Bank of Talbotton. In 1878 he was a successful Independent Democratic candidate for the US House of Representatives and served one term, 1879 to 1881. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in 1880, afterwards returning to his farm. Persons then studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began a practice in Talbotton in 1885. From 1898 until his death he was Judge of the Talbot County Ordinary Court, and he was a Trustee of the University of Georgia from 1896 until his death. He died suddenly at his home shortly after returning from a Trustees meeting in Athens. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Emily Louise Pou Persons (1839 - 1910)*
 
 Children:
  Augustus Pou Persons (1858 - 1927)*
  Thomas Henry Persons (1860 - 1930)*
  Virginia Gardner Persons (1874 - 1940)*
  Margaret Persons McGehee (1879 - 1953)*
 
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Burial:
Talbotton City Cemetery
Talbotton
Talbot County
Georgia, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 02, 2009
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
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