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Gov. Matthew Talbot, III

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Birthplace: Bedford County, Virginia, United States of America
Death: September 17, 1827 (60)
Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, United States of America
Place of Burial: Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, United States of America
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel John Williston Talbot and Sarah Banks Talbot (Anthony)
Brother of Thomas Anthony Talbot and Thomas Arundel Talbot
Half brother of Phoebe Talbot

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About Matthew Talbot, Governor

[https://www.nga.org/governor/matthew-talbot/] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Talbot

Matthew Talbot (ca. 1762 – September 17, 1827) was an American politician. He was the 30th Governor of Georgia.

Biography

Talbot was born in Bedford County, Virginia and moved to Wilkes County, Georgia after the American Revolution. Talbot served as a Captain in the Georgia Militia.

He was descended from one of the oldest Norman families in England. He was a grandson of Matthew Talbot, who was the third son of the tenth Earl of Shrewsbury. That Matthew Talbot was born in England in 1699. In 1722 he came on a visit to Maryland with his cousin Edward, a son Earl Talbot, to visit relatives who had settled there and for whom Talbot County in that State was named. He later moved to Maryland, and from their to Virginia where he had four sons. After the death of his wife, he moved to Bedford County, Georgia.

From 1700 to 1791, Talbot served as superior court clerk in Elbert County. He represented Wilkes county as its representative in the Georgia General Assembly.

Talbot eventually moved to Oglethorpe County, Georgia and was elected its delegate to the state Constitutional Convention in 1795 and 1798. In 1808, he was elected to the Georgia Senate and served in that capacity for fifteen years. From 1818 to 1823, he was the president of the Senate.

While Talbot was serving as that president of the Senate in 1819, governor William Rabun died in office, and Talbot served as the 30th Governor for two weeks.

Death and legacy

He died near Washington, Georgia and is interred in the Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery in Washington.

Talbot County, Georgia is named in his honor.


Biography

Gov. Matthew Talbot was born on January 1, 1767, in Bedford County, Virginia, United States of America. His parents were Col, John Williston Talbot and Sarah Banks Talbot (Anthony).

He died on September 17, 1827, in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, United States of America, and was buried there.



[https://www.nga.org/governor/matthew-talbot/]

MATTHEW TALBOT was born in Bedford County, Virginia, in1767. His family moved to Georgia after the Revolutionary War ended. After serving as a captain in the Georgia militia, he entered a career in politics. He served as a superior court clerk in Elbert County, from 1700 to 1791. He was a delegate to the state constitutional conventions of 1795 and 1798 and was a member of the Georgia state senate in 1799, from 1801 to 1803, and from 1808 to 1822, serving six terms as president of the senate. On October 24, 1819, Governor William Rabun died in office, and Talbot, who was president of the state at that time, assumed the duties of governor. During his short tenure, he continued to carry out the policies and programs of the Rabun administration. After leaving the office on November 5, 1819, Talbot ran unsuccessfully for the governorship in 1823, losing after a battle in the legislature that lasted three days before a selection could be made. This resulted in the legislature changing the system of electing the governor's by-election by popular vote. In 1827 he once again was a gubernatorial candidate but died before the election. Governor Matthew Talbot died on September 17, 1827, and he is buried in the Smyrna Church Cemetery in Wilkes County, Georgia. Talbot County in middle Georgia and the town of Talbotton were named in his honor. Terms

  • October 24, 1819 - November 5, 1819
  • Party
  • Democratic-Republican
  • Born
  • January 1, 1767
  • Passed
  • September 17, 1827
  • Birth State
  • Virginia
  • Family
  • Married Anna Twinning
  • Status
  • Succeeded
  • Military Service
  • Army


  • Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy: Oct 28 2020, 8:35:29 UTC
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Matthew Talbot, Governor's Timeline

1767
January 1, 1767
Bedford County, Virginia, United States of America
1827
September 17, 1827
Age 60
Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, United States of America
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Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, United States of America