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 Ephraim Tweedy

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Ephraim Tweedy

Birth
Ireland
Death 18 Mar 1895 (aged 63)
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Burial Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Plot BURIED IN OLD YARD-NORTH OF 2ND ST.NEAR CHAPEL (CHAPEL DEMOLISHED IN 1931 WAS LOCATED IN SOUTHEAST CORNER OF 2ND ST.& WEST WALL AVENUE); could not find tombstone
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Ephraim Tweedy was the son of John and Mary Tweedy.

In the 1850's, E. Tweedy and his brother John were jewelers. The family business was a Watch, Clock, and Jewelry establishment in Augusta. (Ephraim was wealthy enough to retire from the business in 1860 at age 29.) Later, he was on the Augusta City Council, a stockholder in the City Bank of Augusta and speaker of the Georgia legislature under Governoer Bullock's administration.

On January 27, 1857, Ephraim Tweedy married Isabella Morina Hadley in Augusta, Richmond County, GA (Richmond County Marriage Book, 1854-1863, p. 61). They were married by Wm. J. Hand, M.G.

On November 29, 1869, Mrs. Tweedy died of paralysis. She was buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta on November 30, 1869.

On January 7, 1874, Ephraim Tweedy married Jessie Eloise Blodgett at the Wheeler House in Columbia, SC. They were married by Rev. J.K. Mendenhall.

Ephraim and Jessie had three sons named Frank Edward, John and Ephraim Tweedy.

In the 1889 Augusta City Directory, E. Tweedy was listed as living at 221 4th Street.

About 1889, the Tweedy's separated or divorced on account of Mrs. Tweedy having an affair with a Mr. Fred H. Jones. Ephraim sued Jones and Jones was jailed and fined (Ephraim was 29 years older than Jessie.).



Augusta, Ga., March 18.-Mr. Ephraim Tweedy, one of the most prominent Republicans in Georgia, died here this afternoon. He was born in Ireland sixty-four years ago, and came to Augusta from Canada in 1851. He entered the war on the side of the confederacy; but after the surrender joined the reconstruction movement and was speaker of the Georgia legislature during Governor Bullock's administration in 1868.

March 19, 1895,p. 2
The Atlanta Constitution


DEATH OF A PROMINENT REPUBLICAN
AUGUSTA, Ga., - March 18- Mr. Ephraim, Tweedy, one of the most prominent Republicans in Georgia, died here this afternoon. He was born in Ireland sixty-four years ago, and came to Augusta from Canada in 1851. He entered the war on the side of the confederacy; but after the surrender joined the reconstruction movement and was speaker of the Georgia legislature during Governor Bullock's administration in 1868.

March 19, 1895
p. 1, col. 7, Tues.
Columbus Daily Enquirer-Sun.
Columbus, GA
Vol. XXXVI, No. 67



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 91429601
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/91429601/ephraim-tweedy : accessed ), memorial page for Ephraim Tweedy (29 Sep 1831–18 Mar 1895), Find a Grave Memorial ID 91429601, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by acpflute (contributor 47147379) .