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Lamar family of Georgia

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  Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1797-1834) — also known as Lucius Q. C. Lamar — of Georgia. Born in Warren County, Ga., July 15, 1797. Lawyer; superior court judge in Georgia, 1830-34. When he learned that a man he had sentenced to death for murder was not guilty, he killed himself by gunshot, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., July 4, 1834 (age 36 years, 354 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Lamar (1769-1833) and Rebecca (Kelly) Lamar (1774-1839); brother of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar and Loretta Rebecca Lamar (1818-1905; who married Absalom Harris Chappell); married, March 10, 1819, to Sarah Williamson Bird (1802-1879); father of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar; third cousin once removed of William McKendree Robbins (1828-1905); third cousin twice removed of Gaston Ahi Robbins.
  Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798-1859) — also known as Mirabeau B. Lamar — of Texas. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., August 16, 1798. Member of Georgia state senate, 1829-30; candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1832, 1834; colonel in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1836; Vice President of the Texas Republic, 1836-38; President of the Texas Republic, 1838-41; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Texas state legislature, 1847; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1858-59; Nicaragua, 1858-59. Member, Freemasons. Died of a heart attack, near Richmond, Fort Bend County, Tex., December 19, 1859 (age 61 years, 125 days). Interment at Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Lamar (1769-1833) and Rebecca (Kelly) Lamar (1774-1839); brother of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1797-1834) and Loretta Rebecca Lamar (1818-1905; who married Absalom Harris Chappell); uncle of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893); third cousin once removed of William McKendree Robbins (1828-1905); third cousin twice removed of Gaston Ahi Robbins.
  Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
  Lamar County, Tex. is named for him.
  Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: Mirabeau Lamar Towns
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Absalom Harris Chappell (1801-1878) — also known as Absalom H. Chappell — of Forsyth, Monroe County, Ga.; Macon, Bibb County, Ga.; Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born in Mt. Zion, Hancock County, Ga., December 18, 1801. Lawyer; member of Georgia state senate, 1832-33, 1845; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1834-39; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1843-45; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1865, 1877. Slaveowner. Died in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., December 11, 1878 (age 76 years, 358 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Chappell and Dorothy (Harris) Chappell (1782-1838); married 1842 to Loretta Rebecca Lamar (1818-1905; sister of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1797-1834) and Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar; aunt of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893)).
  Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Lucius Q. C. Lamar Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893) — also known as Lucius Q. C. Lamar — of Covington, Newton County, Ga.; Abbeville, Lafayette County, Miss.; Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss. Born near Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga., September 17, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; cotton planter; president, University of Mississippi, 1849-52; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1853; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1857-60, 1873-77; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1865, 1868, 1875, 1877, 1881; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1877-85; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1885-88; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1888-93; died in office 1893. Methodist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Slaveowner. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., January 23, 1893 (age 67 years, 128 days). Original interment at Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Ga.; reinterment in 1894 at St. Peter's Cemetery, Oxford, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar and Sarah Williamson (Bird) Lamar (1802-1879); married to Virginia Longstreet (1826-1884); nephew of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798-1859) and Loretta Rebecca Lamar (1818-1905; who married Absalom Harris Chappell); uncle of William Bailey Lamar; fourth cousin of William McKendree Robbins; fourth cousin once removed of Gaston Ahi Robbins.
  Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
  Lamar counties in Ala., Ga. and Miss. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  William McKendree Robbins (1828-1905) — of Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala.; Statesville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in Trinity, Randolph County, N.C., October 26, 1828. Democrat. Lawyer; major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of North Carolina state senate, 1868, 1872; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1873-79. Died in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., May 5, 1905 (age 76 years, 191 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Ahi Robbins (1799-1886) and Mary Brown (Leach) Robbins (1803-1842); married, September 7, 1854, to Mary Montgomery (1834-1858); married to Martha Montgomery (1836-1910); uncle of Gaston Ahi Robbins; third cousin once removed of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1797-1834) and Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798-1859); fourth cousin of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893).
  Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Bailey Lamar (1853-1928) — also known as William B. Lamar — of Monticello, Jefferson County, Fla. Born near Monticello, Jefferson County, Fla., June 12, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; county judge in Florida, 1883-86; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1887; Florida state attorney general, 1889-99; U.S. Representative from Florida 3rd District, 1903-09. Died September 26, 1928 (age 75 years, 106 days). Interment at Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Thompson B. Lamar and Sarah Bellamy (Bailey) Lamar; married, June 28, 1904, to Ethel (Toy) Healey; nephew of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893).
  Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Gaston Ahi Robbins (1858-1902) — also known as Gaston A. Robbins — of Selma, Dallas County, Ala. Born in Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C., September 26, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1893-96, 1899-1900. During the fire that destroyed the Park Avenue Hotel, already burned, he jumped from a sixth story window, and fell to his death, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 22, 1902 (age 43 years, 149 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Julius Alexander Robbins (1830-1864); nephew of William McKendree Robbins (1828-1905); third cousin twice removed of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1797-1834) and Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar; fourth cousin once removed of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893).
  Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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