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Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall, statesman, signer Declaration of Independence, governor of Georgia. member Provincial Congress Georgia, 1775.

Background

  • Hall, Lyman was born on April 12, 1724 in Wallingford, Connecticut, United States. Son of John and Mary (Street) Hall.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1747.

    Career

    • Ordained to ministry, 1749, dismissed from his pulpit, 1751, then reinstated, filled various vacant pulpits for 2 years, then abandoned ministry and studied medicine. Moved to Georgia as part of a South Carolina. colony, about 1756. Member Provincial Congress Georgia, 1775.

      Took part in colonizing Midway District Georgia. Delegate to Continental Congress from Georgia, March 1775. Signed Declaration of Independence.

      Governor Georgia, 1783. One of early advocates of setting aside public land for purposes higher edn.

    Membership

    Member Provincial Congress Georgia, 1775.

    Connections

    • Married Abigail Burr, May 20, 1752. Married second, Mary Osborn, 1 son.
    • father: John Hall
    • mother: Mary (Street) Hall
    • spouses: Abigail Burr
    • Mary Osborn
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    Died October 19, 1790
    (aged 66)
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