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James Edward Oglethorpe
Birth: Dec. 22, 1696, England
Death: Jun. 30, 1785, England

Founder of Georgia, Founder of Savannah, Georgia. Oglethorpe came to America with dreams of founding a colony in the new world. He landed at Yamacraw Bluff along the Savannah River in 1733. Oglethorpe named the area Georgia in honor of King George. He laid out the plans for 24 public squares for the city of Savannah, considered by historians as being the first "planned city" in the U.S. The squares from his original plans still exist today. He is also called the Father of Savannah. In 1742, he successfully defended the colony against the Spaniards in the Battle of Bloody Marsh. He received the British rank of Brigadier General. He was also a member of the Member of the House of Commons in London from 1722 to 1754. He left Georgia for the final time in 1743. He died in 1785 in Cranham Hall, County Essex, England, and is buried at the Parish Church of All Saints. (bio by: Evening Blues) 
 
Burial:
All Saints Churchyard
Cranham
London Borough of Havering
Greater London, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Oct 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7943026
James Edward Oglethorpe
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James Edward Oglethorpe
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James Edward Oglethorpe
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