Ann Lane Newell (Colquitt)

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About Ann Lane Newell (Colquitt)

"Ann Lane Colquitt, daughter of General Alfred Colquitt, who afterwards became governor and U. S. Senator. She was a woman of herioc Christian fortitude and wonderful charm. In spite of the fact that during the latter part of her life she was an invalid, her deeds of charity are still remembered and her good works yet told about the community. Under her guidance, the old Newell home became again a kind of community social center. Captain Newell met Miss Ann Lane Colquitt, as she then was, at a commencement, at Oxford College. She had graduated with honors at Patapso School, conducted by the famous Mrs. Archer, near Baltimore. She had accompanied her father, General Alfred H. Colquitt, during a good many campaigns of the Civil War and the exploits of Captain Newell rather appealed to her ideals of southern chivalry.

She was a grand-daughter of General Hartwell Tarver, of Twiggs County, reputed to be the largest slave holder in the South.

Her mother had died when she was quite young, leaving Ann Lane Colquitt, afterwards, Mrs. Tom Newell, in the care of her aunt—Mrs. Samuel Carter. Her girlhood was passed at the old Carter place, at Scottsboro.

Mrs. Newell was a woman of rare charm, forceful personality and devoted to social uplift duties in the days before such work became in vogue. Her charities consisted in doing, as well as giving. Captain Newell had a family horse, known to the community at large, as "Whiskers." The family steed made its regular round of charitable missions among the poorer classes each week. Here grew upanother family—the present generation of Newells."

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Ann Lane Newell (Colquitt)'s Timeline

May 25, 1849
December 15, 1869
Age 20
March 12, 1871
Age 21
Milledgeville, Georgia
October 29, 1872
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August 7, 1874
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November 7, 1879
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