William Schley 1786 - 1858

William Schley 1786 - 1858 (HMHZG)

Location: Augusta, GA 30906 Richmond County
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N 33° 24.552', W 82° 2.213'

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Governor of Georgia 1835- 1837

— Grand Master of Georgia 1828- 1831 —

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In this family cemetery rest the remains of William Schley, Governor and Grand Master of Georgia. Brother Schley was born in Frederick, Maryland December 10, 1786 and acquired his education in the academies at Louisville and Augusta, Georgia. He was admitted to the Bar in 1812 and continued the practice of law until 1825 when he was elected judge of the Superior Court of the Middle Division of Georgia.Brother Schley was a member of St. Patrick Lodge No. 8, Louisville, Georgia an served as Worshipful Master in 1819. He served four terms as Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Georgia, Free and Accepted Masons and was the presiding official and principal speaker at the ceremony of laying the cornerstone of the first Masonic Hall erected in the City of Augusta on June 2, 1828.Our brother was a public- spirited citizen in every relation: Exempleted that noriest work of God "an honest man", one of advanced ideas. Believing in the strictest adherince to the United States Constitution and the withholding of all powers from Congress which were not expressly delegated to it.
A.D.1967 A.I. 5967
Year Placed1967
Placed ByThe Educational and Historical Commission of the Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. & A.M
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 5:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 403586 N 3697132
Decimal Degrees33.40920000, -82.03688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 24.552', W 82° 2.213'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 24' 33.12" N, 82° 2' 12.78" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3104 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta GA 30906, US
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