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William Terry Colquitt
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1816
Greene County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1874
Bowdon
Carroll County
Georgia, USA

PARENTS OF WILLIAM COLQUITT:
THOMAS COLQUITT - B. Virginia 1786;
D. 1865 Salem (now Lee) Co, AL.
Thomas Colquitt was Captain of Georgia Militia and was with Andrew Jackson in Battles against the Indians in Alabama, including battle at Horseshoe Bend. His commission was dated January 28, 1811 and signed by Gov. David B. Mitchell. A second commission was issued to him by Gov. John Clark on August 16, 1821.

Thomas was son of John Terry Colquitt, B.1757 VA, D. After 1832 Oglethorpe Co, GA; Rev. War soldier (SAR Membership: 84830.)

ELIZABETH BETSEY "ELSIE" FRANKLIN - B. 1793 VA;
D. 1848 Salem (now Lee) Co, AL.
Elizabeth was daughter of David Franklin, Rev. War soldier (SAR Membership: 84831). 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Colquitt (1787 - 1865)
  Elizabeth Franklin Colquitt (1793 - 1848)
 
 Spouse:
  Ann Stringer Colquitt (1815 - 1884)*
 
 Children:
  George Washington Colquitt (1841 - 1920)*
  Harriette Virginia Colquitt Word (1845 - 1908)*
  Susan Isabella Colquitt Johnson (1848 - 1892)*
  Sarah Beatrice Colquitt Johnson (1853 - 1883)*
  Georgia Savannah Colquitt Little (1855 - 1893)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Terry Colquitt (1816 - 1874)
  Mary R Colquitt Stringer (1818 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
The bronze monument on his grave reads "William Terry Colquitt, 1816-1874 - Benefactor, Inspirer of Youth, Wise Counselor of Students - Erected by the members of his family in grateful recognition of his interest in education, 1927."
As told by Eleanor Johnson Eldredge to her Niece Jeanne Whatley Baldwin in 2005: William Terry Colquitt's daughter Charlotte Colquitt Brown was the originator of the plaque, which was initially mounted on the stage at Bowdon College. His granddaughter Nelah Belle Johnson Alsobrook physically unscrewed the marker and carried it to the gravesite at the Baptist church




 
Note: Plaque was moved to cemetery when Bowdon College was torn down in late 1930's.
 
Burial:
Bowdon Baptist Cemetery
Bowdon
Carroll County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: EleanorB
Record added: Dec 25, 2008
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William Terry Colquitt
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William Terry Colquitt
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- EleanorB
 Added: Mar. 25, 2013
In memory.
- EleanorB
 Added: Oct. 2, 2011
In memory of my great-great grandfather.
- EleanorB
 Added: Jan. 8, 2009
 
 
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