William Few

William Few (HMTXP)

Location: Beacon, NY 12508 Dutchess County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 30.38', W 73° 58.809'

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In this tomb rests the remains of
William Few
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.
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This marker is placed by the Georgia Society,
Sons of the American Revolution, from
granite quarried from famous Stone Mountain,
near Atlanta, Georgia.
1939

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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 ? ? -
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HM NumberHMTXP
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
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Year Placed1939
Placed ByGeorgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 4:16am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585111 N 4595469
Decimal Degrees41.50633333, -73.98015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.38', W 73° 58.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 22.80" N, 73° 58' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)845, 914
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44 Wolcott Ave, Beacon NY 12508, US
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