Few, William, 1748-1828
William Few was a Georgia planter and Georgia delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Congress, 1787 and U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1789-1793. In 1799 he moved to Manhattan. He then served in the New York Assembly and was a federal commissioner of loans for a year.
From the description of [Letter and document] / Wm Few. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 191100959
William Few (1748-1828) was a member of the General Assembly of Georgia and the Executive Council during the Revolutionary period. He was a delegate to the Continental and Constitutional Congresses and a signer of the U.S. Constitution. He was also a U.s. Senator from Georgia and a Judge of the 2nd Judicial Circuit. In 1799 he moved to New York City where he served in the New York General Assembly, as a New York City Alderman and a Bank President.
From the description of William Few letter, 1803. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 77515097
Few was a signer of the Constitution from Georgia.
From the description of LS, 1814 April 19 : to Loan Office, New York. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13708317
William Few was an American Revolutionary War figure, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and one of Georgia's first U.S. Senators. In 1799 Few moved to New York City where he culminated his career as president of City Bank. His daughter, Mary Few, was the intimate friend of Mary Telfair (1791-1875), daughter of Edward Telfair (1735-1807), member of the Continental Congress and governor of Georgia. Mary Telfair lived her entire life in Savannah, Chatham Co., GA, although she traveled extensively on the East Coast (including New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maryland, and South Carolina) and at least once to England. She frequently visited the Georgia counties of Burke, Madison, and Jefferson. Mary was also extremely well-read and highly self-educated. The last surviving member of the Telfair family, Mary left her estate to establish the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences in Savannah.
From the description of William Few collection, 1802-1869 (bulk 1810-1840). (Georgia Department of Archives and History Library). WorldCat record id: 145567744
Few, a signer of the Constitution, served with Houstoun in the Continental Congress and as agents for Georgia. Jay was then Secretary of Foreign Affairs.
From the description of DS, 1786 September 20 : from the Delegates of Georgia to Honorable John Jay. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13725397
Statesman, Revolutionary soldier, and banker, of Georgia and New York.
From the description of Papers, 1779-1809. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20769647
Signer of the Constitution, member of the Continental Congress.
From the description of Autograph signature to a reciept : Bank of the United States, 1793. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270535186
From the description of Autograph signature to reciept : New York, 1806 May 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270535677
U.S. Army officer, banker, Indian commissioner, jurist, public official of New York, and senator and delegate of the Continental Congress of Georgia.
From the description of William Few letter, no year January 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453582
William Few (1748-1828), politician and lawyer, was born in Baltimore County, Maryland to William Few and Mary Wheeler. At age 10 his family moved to North Carolina and later to Georgia. Few served in numerous political positions including delegate to the Constitutional Convention (1787), surveyor general of Georgia, Judge of Richmond County (Ga.), and U.S. Senator (1789-1793). In 1788 he married Catherine Nicholson (1764-1854?) fo New York, daughter of Commodore James Nicholson. Their children were Frances (1789-1885), Mary (1790-1872), Matilda (1794-1878), and Albert (d. 1810). in 1799 William Few's health declined and he decided to move his family to New York for a visit. But they remained in New York where he continued his career in politics and commerce, serving as state prison inspector and bank president. In 1803 Few returned to Georgia for the last time to dispose of his plantation (Hesperia) near Augusta, Georgia.
Joseph Hopper Nicholson was a member of the Maryland House and U.S. House, Chief Justice of sixth judicial district of Maryland, and Associate Justice of Maryland Court of Appeals.
From the description of William and Catharine Nicholson Few papers, 1782-1844. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 438877766
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Burke County (Ga.)|
|Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.)|
|New York (State)|
|Chatham County (Ga.)|
|Jefferson County (Ga.)|
|Madison County (Ga.)|
|New York (State)|
|New York (N.Y.)|
|Voyages and travels|
|Books and reading|
|Indians of North America|
|Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842|
|Fourth of July|
|Slave bills of sale|
|Banks and banking|
|Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress--Georgia|
|Senators, U.S. Congress--Georgia|
|Public officials--New York (State)|