Flournoy, J. Jacobus (John Jacobus), 1808-1879

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Dates:
Birth 1808
Death 1879

Biographical notes:

John Jacobus Flournoy (1809-1879) was a resident of Clarke and Jackson counties, Georgia. Flournoy tried unsuccessfully to get elected or appointed to several political offices. He wrote numerous letters, essays, and pamphlets on an array of topics. He was considered deaf and dumb and fought against laws which classified the physically handicapped as being mentally retarded. He worked to persuade the state to establish a school for the deaf and dumb. For a full account of Flournoy' life, see E. Merton Coulter's John Jacobus Flournoy: champion of the common man in the antebellum south (Savannah, The Georgia Historical Society, 1942).

From the description of J.J. Flournoy letter, 1845 June 24. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 46940179

John Jacobus Flournoy (1800?-1879), eccentric and reformer, resided in Jackson County, Georgia.

From the description of Letters to Howell Cobb, 1836-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476972

John Jacobus Flournoy (1809-1879) was a resident of Clarke and Jackson counties, Georgia. Flournoy tried unsuccessfully to be elected or appointment to several political offices. He wrote numerous letters, essays, and pamphlets on an array of topics, including the defense of monarchical rule in the United States, denunciations of the treatment of Indians in Georgia, condemnations of nullification and secession, and arguing for a state-supported school system. Flournoy, himself deaf, fought against laws which classified the physically handicapped as "mentally retarded." He worked to persuade the state to establish a school for the deaf. Merton Coulter's John Jacobus Flournoy: Champion of the Common Man in the Antebellum South (Savannah: Georgia Historical Society, 1942) provides a full account of Flournoy's life.

From the description of J.J. Flournoy letter, 1845. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 77536225



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Subjects:

  • Gold mines and mining
  • Deaf--Education

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Places:

  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)