Schley, William, 1786-1858

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William Schley (1786-1858) was born in Frederick County, Maryland on December 15, 1786. In childhood he moved with his parents to Georgia and attended academies in Louisville and Augusta. He was admitted to the bar in Augusta in 1812, served as a judge, as a member of the Georgia Assembly, and as a representative from Georgia in Congress 1833-1835. At the time of his death (November 20, 1858) he was president of the Georgia Medical College at Augusta. He was author of a celebrated law book called Digest of the English Statutes of Force in the State of Georgia (Philadelphia: J. Maxwell, 1826). He was Governor of Georgia from 1835-1837.

From the description of William Schley papers, 1826-1898 (bulk 1834-1837). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80160373

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referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 60: Meteorological Project, 1849 1875.
creatorOf Schley, William, 1786-1858. William Schley papers, 1826-1898 (bulk 1834-1837). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Sanford, John W. A., 1798-1870. John W. A. Sanford correspondence, 1836 September 8. Library of Congress
referencedIn Clarke, Joseph. William Schley collection, 1852-1857. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Slaten, Littleberry land grant, 1827. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866. Papers, 1822-1846. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Georgia. Governor (1835-1837 : Schley). Warren Lippitt land records, 1818-1837. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Fort, Tomlinson, 1787-1859. Tomlinson Fort family papers, 1808-1882. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Smith, John, 18xx-18xx. Bill Wooten collection, 1832-1905. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Fort, Tomlinson, 1787-1859. Family papers, 1808-1882. Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Jesup, Thomas Sidney, 1788-1860. Papers, 1787-1860. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Baer, William person
correspondedWith Blodget, Lorin person
correspondedWith Fort, Tomlinson, 1787-1859. person
associatedWith Georgia. Governor (1835-1837 : Schley) corporateBody
associatedWith Green, James person
associatedWith Jesup, Thomas Sidney, 1788-1860. person
associatedWith Mcallister + Bro. corporateBody
associatedWith Redfield, William C. person
correspondedWith Sanford, John W. A., 1798-1870. person
associatedWith Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866. person
associatedWith Smith, John, 18xx-18xx. person
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Birth 1786

Death 1858

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