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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stephens, William 1671-1753 (search)
Stephens, William 1671-1753 Educator; born in the Isle of Wight, England, Jan. 28, 1671; educated at Cambridge University; studied law and held a seat in Parliament; went to South Carolina to survey a barony of land in 1730; became secretary of the trustees in 1737; appointed president of Savannah county, Ga., in 1741, and of the whole colony two years later. He held the latter office till his health broke, in 1750. He was the author of A journal of the proceedings in Georgia, beginning Oct. 20, 1737 (3 volumes). He died in Georgia in August, 1753.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
ore St. Augustine and reaches Frederica about......July 20, 1740 Georgia divided into two counties: Savannah, comprising all territory north of Darien; and Frederica, covering the settlements on St. Simon's Island and the Altamaha; and Col. William Stephens chosen president of Savannah......April 15, 1741 Nine Spanish vessels, attempting to enter Amelia Sound, are repulsed by cannon of Fort William, on Cumberland Island, aided by armed schooner of fourteen guns and eighty men......June 21hment of Highlanders from a fruitless incursion into Florida......March 9, 1743 Magazine at Frederica blown up......March 22, 1743 Trustees abrogate part of constitution appointing board for Frederica, and counties are consolidated; Col. William Stephens elected first president of colony of Georgia, under government established at solicitation of people, by the King......April 18, 1743 Charles Harris and James Habersham in partnership establish first commercial house in Georgia......17