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 William Gibbons

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William Gibbons Famous memorial

Birth
Bears Bluff, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death
27 Sep 1800 (aged 74)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID
39182309 View Source

Continental Congressman. After studying law in Charleston, South Carolina, he was admitted to the bar and established a practice in Savannah, Georgia. He joined the Sons of Liberty in 1774, and on May 11, 1775, was one of the party that broke open the magazine in Savannah and removed 600 pounds of the King's powder. He would serve as a delegate to the Provincial Congress in 1775, a member of the Committee of Safety in 1775, a member of the Executive Council, 1777 to 1781, and a member of the Continental Congress in 1784. Following independence, he served as Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives in 1783 and 1786 to 1787, and as President of the State Constitutional Convention in 1789.

Continental Congressman. After studying law in Charleston, South Carolina, he was admitted to the bar and established a practice in Savannah, Georgia. He joined the Sons of Liberty in 1774, and on May 11, 1775, was one of the party that broke open the magazine in Savannah and removed 600 pounds of the King's powder. He would serve as a delegate to the Provincial Congress in 1775, a member of the Committee of Safety in 1775, a member of the Executive Council, 1777 to 1781, and a member of the Continental Congress in 1784. Following independence, he served as Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives in 1783 and 1786 to 1787, and as President of the State Constitutional Convention in 1789.

Bio by: Garver Graver


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 7 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 39182309
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39182309/william-gibbons: accessed ), memorial page for William Gibbons (8 Apr 1726–27 Sep 1800), Find a Grave Memorial ID 39182309, citing Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.