Jones, Seaborn, 1788-1864

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Seaborn Jones was born in Augusta, Georgia on 1 February 1788. He studied law at Princeton University and was admitted to the bar in 1808 and soon established a legal practice in Milledgeville, Georgia. In 1817, he was appointed solicitor general of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit and by the 1920s he moved to Columbus, Georgia and was named the solicitor general of Georgia. Jones was a dedicated Democrat and was elected to the United States Congress and served two terms from 1833 to 1835 and from 1845 to 1847. He died in Columbus on 18 March 1864.

From the description of Seaborn Jones broadside, 1846. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 535220370

Seaborn Jones, Jr. (1788-1864), lawyer, politician, and planter, born in Augusta (Ga.) but moved to Muscogee County around 1825. His daughter, Mary Howard Jones, married Henry L. Benning (1814-1875) who became a partner in Seaborn Jones' law practice. Benning also raised the 17th Georgia Infantry Regiment and served as its leader during the Civil War eventually earning the rank Brigadier General.

From the description of Seaborn Jones and Henry L. Benning papers, [ca. 1795-1907]. (Columbus State University). WorldCat record id: 38476048

American lawyer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Columbus, Ga., to Charles S. Henry in Atlanta, 1833 Jun. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486957

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Milledgeville, to George Glenn in Savannah, 1828 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270488489

Lawyer and U.S. Representative from Georgia.

From the description of Papers, 1761-1847. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19933133

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referencedIn Hampton family. Hampton family papers, 1773-1974. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Wilson, James, 1742-1798. James Wilson - Yazoo land documents, 1794. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Jones, Seaborn, 1788-1864. Papers, 1761-1847. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Cumming family. Cumming family papers, 1787-1921. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Hobby, William J., d. 1841. Letter to Seaborn Jones [manuscript], 1793 May 22. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Early, Mr. (Peter), 1773-1817. Peter Early letters, 1814-1815. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Jones, Seaborn, 1788-1864. Autograph letter signed : Columbus, Ga., to Charles S. Henry in Atlanta, 1833 Jun. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jones, Seaborn, 1788-1864. Seaborn Jones broadside, 1846. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Jones, Seaborn, 1788-1864. Seaborn Jones and Henry L. Benning papers, [ca. 1795-1907]. Columbus State University, Simon Schwob Memorial Library
creatorOf Jones, Seaborn, 1788-1864. Autograph letter signed : Milledgeville, to George Glenn in Savannah, 1828 Dec. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Benning, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1814-1875. person
associatedWith Carnes, Thomas Petters. person
associatedWith Clay, Joseph, 1764-1811. person
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 15th. corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 17th. corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 20th. corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 2nd. corporateBody
associatedWith Cumming family. family
associatedWith Early, Mr. (Peter), 1773-1817. person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Glenn, George, person
associatedWith Hampton family. family
associatedWith Hampton, Wade, 1754-1835. person
associatedWith Harper, Robert Goodloe, 1765-1825. person
associatedWith Henry, Charles S., person
associatedWith Hobby, William J., d. 1841. person
associatedWith Jackson, James, 1777-1867. person
associatedWith Longstreet, James, 1821-1904. person
associatedWith Macintosh, John. person
associatedWith Marbury, Horatio. person
associatedWith Milledge, John. person
associatedWith Seaton, William Winston, 1785-1866. person
associatedWith Sorrel, G. Moxley (Gilbert Moxley), 1838-1901. person
associatedWith Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885. person
associatedWith Walton, George, 1749 or 50-1804. person
associatedWith Wilson, James, 1742-1798. person
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Georgia--Augusta
Columbus (Ga.)
Savannah (Ga.)
United States
Confederate States of America
Georgia
Virginia
Maryland
Georgia
Pennsylvania
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Cotton gins and ginning--Patents
Women--Education
Lawyers
Georgia--Politics and government--1815-1861
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Lawyers--Correspondence
United States--History--1815-1861
Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1863
Soldiers
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
Practice of law
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United States--Politics and government--1851-1861
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Birth 1788-02-01

Death 1864-03-18

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