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Samuel Elbert
Birth: 1740
Death: Nov. 1, 1788

US Revolutionary War Brigadier General, Georgia Governor. In 1775, he was a member of the Georgia council on safety and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Grenadier Guard. At the start of the Revolutionary War, he entered the Continental Army and was promoted to Colonel in September 1776. He commanded a battalion of Continental troops against the British in East Florida in 1777 and captured Fort Frederica at St. Simons Island, Georgia, in May 1778. At the Battle of Briar Creek, South Carolina in 1779, he was captured and taken prisoner. After his prisoner exchange he joined the Army under General Washington, took part in the Battle of Yorktown and promoted to Brigadier General in 1783. In 1784, he was elected as a Delegate to the Continental Congress but declined to serve. He was elected Governor of Georgia in 1785 and appointed Major General of the Georgia State Militia in 1886, serving until his death. Elbert County, Georgia, is named in his honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Elizabeth Rae Elbert*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Elbert (1767 - 1854)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Colonial Park Cemetery
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Plot: section A-65. Source:WPA Project 1937
 
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Record added: Sep 23, 1998
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