NM Quitman, John A.

John Anthony Quitman

Born: September 1, 1798
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Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York

Father: Rev. Frederick Henry Quitman 1760 – 1832
(Buried: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Peter, Rhinebeck, New York)​

Mother: Mary M. Mayer 1761 – 1849
(Buried: Saint John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Manorton, New York)​

Wife: Eliza Turner 1810 – 1859
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​

Children:

Louisa Quitman Lovell 1826 – 1884​
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​
John Quitman 1822 – 1838​
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​
Edward Quitman 1832 – 1833​
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​
Sarah Eliza Quitman 1834 – 1846​
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​
Antonia Quitman Lovell 1835 – 1916​
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​
Mary Geraldine Quitman 1838 – 1845​
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​
Annie Rosalie Quitman Duncan 1841 – 1914​
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​
Eliza Theodosia Quitman Routh 1842 – 1867​
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​
Fredricka Quitman Ogden Smith 1844 – 1911​
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​

Education:

1816: Graduated from Hartwick Seminary​

Occupation:

1818: Instructor at Mount Airy College in Pennsylvania​
1820 – 1821: Attorney in Chillicothe, Ohio​
1821 – 1826: Attorney in Natchez, Mississippi​
1821 – 1858: Plantation Owner in Mississippi and Louisiana​
1850: Turned down to lead Narciso Lopez’s Filibuster Army​

Military Career:

1846 – 1847: Brigadier General in United States Army
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1847 – 1848: Major General in United States Army​

Political Career:

1826 – 1827: Mississippi State Representative​
1828 – 1835: Chancellor for the State of Mississippi​
1832: Member of Mississippi State Constitutional Convention​
1835 – 1836: Mississippi State Senator​
1835 – 1836: President of Mississippi State Senate​
1835 – 1836: Acting Governor of Mississippi​
1838: Judge of Mississippi High Court of Errors and Appeals​
1850 – 1851: Governor of Mississippi​
1855 – 1858: U.S. Congressman from Mississippi​
1855 – 1858: Congressional Chairman of Military Affairs Committee​

Died: July 17, 1858

Place of Death: Monmouth Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi

Cause of Death: Effects of National Hotel Disease contracted in D.C.

Age at time Death: 59 years old

Burial Place: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi
 
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