Charlotte Olympia <I>De Gouges</I> Garnett

Charlotte Olympia De Gouges Garnett

City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 5 Aug 1856 (aged 60)
Essex County, Virginia, USA
Burial Lloyds, Essex County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 84791850 · View Source
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The daughter of Pierre Aubrey de Gouges. She was the grand-daughter of Olympe de Gouges, who was a French playwright and a political activist, who advocated better slave conditions in the colonies and basically equal rights for French women to French men. She wrote many political pamphlets. She went to the guillotine during the French Reign of Terror.

Charlotte's father took his wife and five children to Gayana. He died there. Charlotte's mother attmpted to take her children back to France but to no avail. Charlotte then married Robert Seldon Garnett.


Mary Hyacinth
Robert Seldon Jr. married Mariianna Eaton Nelson
(Note: He was the first Civil War General killed)
Louis Anarcharis married Maria Champe Garnett
Henry Laurens
Alexander Somervail
John Francis Mercer

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  • Created by: charlott jones
  • Added: 10 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84791850
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charlotte Olympia De Gouges Garnett (5 May 1796–5 Aug 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84791850, citing Champlain Estate Cemetery, Lloyds, Essex County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by charlott jones (contributor 47003358) .