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Joel Abbott

Joel Abbott, was born at Fairfield, Connecticut, in 1790; moved to Washington, Georgia; held several local offices; elected a Representative from Georgia to the Fifteenth Congress as a Democrat on a general ticket; reelected to the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Congresses, receiving at his last election 11,231 votes as a supporter of Mr. Crawford for the Presidency, and served from December 1, 1817, to March 3, 1825; died November 19, 1826, at Washington, Georgia.

Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing historical accounts of the states civil, military, industrial and professional interests and personal sketches of many of it’s people, Volume I, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895.

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