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Absalom Harris Chappell
Birth: Dec. 18, 1801
Mount Zion
Hancock County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1878
Columbus
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA

U.S. Congressman. After graduating from the law department of the University of Georgia, in 1821, he was admitted and proceeded to practice law in Sandersville, Georgia. He was a member of the Georgia State Senate, (1832-33), served in the Georgia State House of Representatives, (1834-39), was a promoter of the Monroe Railroad and appointed on the board of commissioners to arrange a Georgia State finance system, in 1839. In 1843, he was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Representative-elect John B. Lamar, serving until 1845. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he remained affiliated with the Democratic Party as a delegate, engaged in literary pursuits and continued the practice of law, until his death at age 76. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Loretto Rebecca Lamar Chappell (1818 - 1905)
 
 Children:
  Rebecca Dorothy Chappell Toomer (1843 - 1915)*
  Lamar Chappell (1847 - 1906)*
  Joseph Harris Chappell (1849 - 1906)*
  Thomas Jefferson Chappell (1851 - 1910)*
  Lucius Henry Chappell (1853 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Blessed are the pure in heart
for they shall see God."
 
Burial:
Linwood Cemetery
Columbus
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Oct 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7985012
Absalom Harris Chappell
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Absalom Harris Chappell
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Absalom Harris Chappell
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