Tomlinson Fort Newell

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Tomlinson Fort Newell

Birthplace: Milledgeville, GA, United States
Death: 1912 (73)
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Newell and Pamela Newell
Husband of Ann Lane Newell (Colquitt)
Father of Alfred Colquitt Newell; Isaac Newell, Colonel; Frederick Tarver Newell; Dorothy (Dolly) Schultz; Elizabeth Colquitt Koepp and 2 others
Brother of Mary Warren Hodges Hartwell McCorkle; Isaac IV Newell, Jr.; Walker Duncan Newell; Sally Hackett Newell and Joseph B. Newell

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About Tomlinson Fort Newell

"Tomlinson Fort Newell graduated in law at the University of Georgia. Immediately after his graduation, he started in to raise a company for the Confederate cause. He belonged to the Stonewall Jackson corps of Lee's army and was, until captured, in most of the battles of Northern Virginia. He was wounded in the battle of Slaughter's Mountain and also at Gettysburg, where his left foot was taken off by a cannon ball. After his capture at Gettysburg, he was for eighteen months, a prisoner of war at Fort McHenry and Fort Delaware.

   Captain Tom Newell came back from Appomattox to face apparent wreck and

ruin. He became a reconstruction mayor of the old state capital The career of Captain Tom Newell covered one of the most important periods of Georgia's history. He retired from the law to look after large plantations in Milledgeville and South Georgia. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1877 and, while having a natural bent for politics, never went out for office, although he was the first man in Georgia to publicly challenge Tom Watson in debate, when that individual announced his apostasy from the Democratic party. He was also a classmate and roommate of Sidney Lanier, during their Oglethorpe University days. His lectures and writings on Lanier have given the basis for some of the most authentic data of the South's most noted poet.

Meanwhile, he reared a family of seven children. 

He married 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. Here grew up another family—the present generation of Newells."

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Tomlinson Fort Newell's Timeline

January 31, 1838
Milledgeville, GA, United States
March 12, 1871
Age 33
Milledgeville, Georgia
October 29, 1872
Age 34
Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, United States
August 7, 1874
Age 36
February 22, 1876
Age 38
Georgia, United States
November 7, 1879
Age 41
November 1879
Age 41
Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, United States
October 7, 1887
Age 49
Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, United States
Age 73