Bibb, William Wyatt, 1781-1820

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William W. Bibb was a United States representative and senator from Georgia.

From the description of William W. Bibb letter, 1812 Apr. 8. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122520226

William Wyatt Bibb was born in Virginia in 1780. After graduating from William and Mary College, he went on to study medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1801 he received his M.D. degree and moved to Georgia. In Georgia, Bibb became interested in politics. He was both a Georgia congressman and senator. Also, he was a U.S. Senator between 1813 and 1816. Eventually, Bibb became the Governor of Alabama, the office in which he died in 1820.

"In 1796 U.S. president George Washington appointed Benjamin Hawkins as "Principal Temporary Agent for Indian Affairs South of the Ohio River," a position he held until his death in 1816...Hawkins was born on August 15, 1754, in present-day Warren County, North Carolina, to a wealthy family. As a young man, he attended the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University), where he studied French. While he was there, the American Revolution (1775-83) broke out, and upon Washington's request, Hawkins joined the general's staff as translator. After the war, Hawkins began a successful career in politics, serving not only in the Continental Congress but also as North Carolina state legislator and, later, as U.S. senator. While serving in Congress, Hawkins took an interest in Indian affairs, and he was involved in several treaty negotiations with the Cherokees and Creeks. Through this work, Hawkins gained a reputation for being fair and just in his dealings with the Indians, which led Washington to appoint him as Indian agent... He tendered his resignation on February 15, 1815... A year later, on June 6, 1816, Hawkins died in his home at the Creek Agency Reserve." -- "Benjamin Hawkins (1754-1816)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/ (Retrieved July 29, 2009)

"Tait, Charles, a Senator from Georgia; born near the present town of Hanover, Hanover County, Va., February 1, 1768; moved to Georgia in 1783... professor of French in Cokesburg College 1789-1794; studied law while teaching and was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1795... commenced the practice of law in Elbert County in 1798; presiding judge of the western circuit court of Georgia 1803-1809; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Milledge; was reelected in 1813 and served from November 27, 1809, to March 3, 1819... appointed by President James Monroe as United States district judge for Alabama 1820-1826, when he resigned... died near Claiborne, Ala., October 7, 1835." -- "Charles Tait." Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress. http://bioguide.congress.gov/ (Retrieved July 29, 2009)

From the description of William Wyatt Bibb letter, 1816 June 25. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 428809409

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creatorOf Bibb, William Wyatt, 1781-1820. William Wyatt Bibb letter, 1816 June 25. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Alabama (Territory). Governor. Speeches and proclamations, 1818. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Mitchell, David Brydie, 1766-1837. David Brydie Mitchell papers, 1777-1843, bulk 1807-1822. Newberry Library
creatorOf Alabama (Territory). Governor. Records concerning appointments, commissions and resignations, 1817-1819. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Hall family. Papers, 1785-1923. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Mississippi (Territory). Governor (1809-1817: Holmes). Collection of records concerning the financial controversy between Mississippi and Alabama Territories and States, 1816-1830. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Bains, Christiana. Creek War military records collection, 1813-[ca.1820]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Lovett, Robert Watkins, 1818-1912. Robert Watkins Lovett papers, 1787-1916. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Alabama (Territory). Governor. Correspondence concerning Matthew B. Click, 1818. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Cumming, Alfred, 1802-1873. Alfred Cumming papers, 1792-1889. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Tait family. Papers, 1786-1899. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Alabama. Governor (1819-1820 : W.W. Bibb). Administrative files, 1819-1820. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Alabama. Governor (1820-1821 : T. Bibb). Messages to the General Assembly, 1820-1821. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Brown, Bertram Erwin, b.1871. Pickett's, History of Alabama and incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi: scrapbooks, [188-?-]-[ca.1919]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Glick, Nathan H. (Nathan Harold), 1912-. Pen and ink drawings, [199--]-[1993]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Mitchell, David Bradie, 1766-1837. Letters, 1809-1820. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf William Wyatt Bibb letter and miscellany, 1808, 1820 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Alabama (Territory). Governor. Records - general, 1811-1819. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Cumming, Alfred, 1802-1873. Papers : 1792-1889. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1819-1820 : W.W. Bibb). Appointments files, 1819-1820. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama (Territory). Governor. Commissions, 1818. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Wailes, Levin, 1768-1847. Levin Wailes letter, 1812 Feb. 25. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn McCall, Doyl,. Collection of Alabama historical documents, 1818-1863. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Walker family. Papers, 1798-1833. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834. Papers, 1790-1867; (bulk 1842-1862). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Alabama (Territory). General Assembly. House of Representatives. Oath of office, 1818. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Bibb, William Wyatt, 1781-1820. William W. Bibb letter, 1812 Apr. 8. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
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associatedWith Lovett, Robert Watkins, 1818-1912. person
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Birth 1781-10-02

Death 1820-07-10

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