Josiah Tattnall, Sr.
|Birthplace:||Bonaventure, the family homestead, three miles from, Savannah, Georgia, USA|
|Death:||Died in Nassau, British West Indies, New Providence, (nowThe Bahamas)|
|Place of Burial:||Thunderbolt, Chatham County, Georgia, United States|
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About Josiah Tattnall, Sr., Governor, U.S. Senator
Josiah Tattnall, a Senator from Georgia; born at Bonaventure, near Savannah, Ga., in 1762; completed preparatory studies; went with his father to England at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and attended Eaton College; ran away from England and enlisted in the Continental Army in 1782; colonel of a regiment of Georgia State troops in 1793 for protection against the Indians and was promoted to brigadier general in 1801; member, State house of representatives 1795-1796; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Jackson and served from February 20, 1796, to March 3, 1799; Governor of Georgia 1801-1802; died in Nassau, New Providence, British West Indies, June 6, 1803; interment in Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.
Josiah Tattnall, Sr. (1762 – June 6, 1803) was an American planter, soldier and politician from Savannah, Georgia. He represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate from 1796 to 1799 and was the 25th Governor of Georgia in 1801 and 1802.
Tattnall County, Georgia is named after him.
His son, Josiah Tattnall, Jr., served as a captain in both the U.S. Navy and the Confederate Navy.
Josiah Tattnall, Sr., Governor, U.S. Senator's Timeline
Savannah, Georgia, USA
June 3, 1788
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States
June 14, 1795
Bonaventure, the family homestead, three miles from, Savannah, Georgia, USA
June 6, 1803
Nassau, British West Indies, New Providence, (nowThe Bahamas)
Thunderbolt, Chatham County, Georgia, United States