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  • ID: I471199
  • Name: Walter Terry COLQUITT
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 DEC 1799 in Halifax Co., VA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia BET 4 MAR 1839 AND 21 JUL 1840
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia BET 3 JAN 1842 AND 3 MAR 1843
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Georgia BET 4 MAR 1843 AND 4 FEB 1848
  • Death: 7 MAY 1855 in Macon, Bibb Co., GA
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Sen. Walter Terry Colquitt
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  • Note:
    COLQUITT, Walter Terry, (father of Alfred Holt Colquitt), a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Halifax County, Va., December 27, 1799; moved with his parents to Mount Zion, Carroll County, Ga.; attended the common schools and Princeton College; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in Sparta, Hancock County, Ga.; moved to Cowpens, Ga.; elected judge of the Chattahoochee circuit in 1826 and reelected in 1829; was licensed a Methodist preacher in 1827; member, State senate 1834, 1837; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1839, to July 21, 1840, when he resigned; elected as a Van Buren Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill in part vacancies caused by the resignations of Julius C. Alford, William C. Dawson, and Eugenius A. Nisbet, and served from January 3, 1842, to March 3, 1843; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1843, until his resignation in February 1848; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee on Patents and Patent Office (Twenty-ninth Congress); member of the Nashville convention in 1850; died in Macon, Ga., May 7, 1855; interment in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Ga.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Henry COLQUITT b: 3 MAY 1759 in Virginia
    Mother: Nancy Ann Singleton HOLT b: 14 APR 1781 in Halifax Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Nancy Hill LANE b: 23 JAN 1808 in Morgan Co., GA
    • Married: 23 FEB 1823
    Children
    1. Has Children Alfred Holt COLQUITT b: 20 APR 1824 in Monroe, Walton Co., GA
    2. Has No Children Emily COLQUITT b: 1830
    3. Has No Children Peyton Holt COLQUITT b: 7 OCT 1831 in Campbell Co., GA
    4. Has No Children Elizabeth H. COLQUITT b: 1836

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