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 Josiah Tattnall Sr.

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Josiah Tattnall Sr. Famous memorial

Birth
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Death
6 Jun 1803 (aged 38–39)
New Providence District, Bahamas
Burial
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Plot
Section E, Block 0, Lot 1
Memorial ID
7958532 View Source

Georgia Governor, U.S. Senator. Growing up on the family’s Bonaventure Plantation Georgia, at the start of the Revolutionary War, he went to England and attended Eton College. Returning to Georgia in 1785, he purchased his family’s old plantation. During the Creek Indian War, he served as a Major, commanding troops in the Georgia Militia (1787-88, 93), and was appointed by President George Washington Marshal of Georgia in 1794. He was also later elected Brigadier General of the 1st Regiment, Georgia Militia. Entering politics, he was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1795-96), and when Senator James Jackson resigned, Tattnall was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving 1796-99. After serving in the U.S. Senate, Tattnall was elected as a Democratic-Republican the 25th Georgia Governor in 1801, serving until he resigned due to declining health in 1802. As Governor, he was recognized with initiating the importation of island cotton from the Bahamas into Georgia. Tattnall County in Southeast Georgia was named in his honor.

Georgia Governor, U.S. Senator. Growing up on the family’s Bonaventure Plantation Georgia, at the start of the Revolutionary War, he went to England and attended Eton College. Returning to Georgia in 1785, he purchased his family’s old plantation. During the Creek Indian War, he served as a Major, commanding troops in the Georgia Militia (1787-88, 93), and was appointed by President George Washington Marshal of Georgia in 1794. He was also later elected Brigadier General of the 1st Regiment, Georgia Militia. Entering politics, he was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1795-96), and when Senator James Jackson resigned, Tattnall was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving 1796-99. After serving in the U.S. Senate, Tattnall was elected as a Democratic-Republican the 25th Georgia Governor in 1801, serving until he resigned due to declining health in 1802. As Governor, he was recognized with initiating the importation of island cotton from the Bahamas into Georgia. Tattnall County in Southeast Georgia was named in his honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 7 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7958532
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7958532/josiah-tattnall: accessed ), memorial page for Josiah Tattnall Sr. (1764–6 Jun 1803), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7958532, citing Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.