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Lyman Hall

statesman , governor of Georgia , signer Declaration of Independence

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