Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830)

Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) (HM36D)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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N 32° 4.502', W 81° 5.406'

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Georgia's First Official Historian

There was "None, No None!" reads the epitaph on this tomb."Against Whose Name the Recording Angel Would More Reluctantly Have Written Down Condemnation."

Born at Dublin, Ireland.son of a Georgia planter, Joseph V. Bevan attended the Univ. of Georgia for two years and graduated in 1816 from the College of S.C. after which he enlarged his education in England. There he became the friend of the celebrated William Godwin who wrote the young Georgian a widely ~ published letter suggesting a course of studies.

In 1824 Bevan became the first official historian of Georgia.The Legislature empowered him to collect and publish the papers and documents in the State archives. This he did with method and industry and was the first to recognize the importance of copying the Colonial records of Georgia in London.

Bevan served Chatham County in the Legislature in 1827. A former editor of the Augusta Chronicle, he became in 1828 co~editor and co~publisher of the Savannah Georgian. His Projected history of Georgia was never completed, death cutting short the career of the popular Savannahian at the age of thirty~two.
HM NumberHM36D
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number025-85
Year Placed1964
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491496 N 3548756
Decimal Degrees32.07503333, -81.09010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.502', W 81° 5.406'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 30.12" N, 81° 5' 24.36" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Abercorn St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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