In this tomb rests the remains of
Born June 18, 1748 - Died July 16, 1828
Lieut. Colonel, Georgia Militia during
the American Revolution, 1776-1779.
Member, Continental Congress, 1780-1788
Signed Federal Constitution, 1787
Member, Georgia Convention to ratify
the Constitution of the United States,
January 2, 1788
One of the two first United States
Senators from Georgia, 1789-1793.
A founder, University of Georgia, 1784.
This marker is placed by the Georgia Society,
Sons of the American Revolution, from
granite quarried from famous Stone Mountain,
near Atlanta, Georgia.
[ Rear of Marker : ]The original resting place of Colonel William Few, Jr. was marked by the back half of this monument which covered the entrance to the Chrystie Family vault located 100 feet west of here in the church cemetery. Colonel Few died in Beacon in 1828 at the home of his son-in-law, Major James P. Chrystie, and was interred in the nearby vault until his remains were removed and reinterred, with honor, in St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery in his home city of Augusta, Georgia. ? ? - ? ? October 19, 1973 ? ? -
This marker is also constructed of Georgia granite and was erected by the Georgia Commission for the National Bicentennial celebration in cooperation with the Reformed Church of Beacon, New York. ? ? - ? ? June 18, 1979 ? ? -