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George A. Colquitt


George A. Colquitt, a prosperous farmer of Ward 7, Caddo Parish, La., was born in Oglethorpe County, Ga., in 1839, being the son of Joseph E. and Ava Ann (Lee) Colquitt, natives of Oglethorpe County, and born in 1806 and 1816, respectively. The father was a planter by occupation, and fought in one of the early Indian wars, and died in his native country in 1856. He was a cousin of Ex-Gov. Colquitt, of Georgia. The mother came with the subject of this sketch to Louisiana in 1866. The grandfather, Robert Colquitt, came originally from Scotland, being a native of "the land of thistles and oatmeal". The grandfather, William Lee, was born in Virginia, but at an early date settled in Oglethorpe County, where he died. George Colquitt is the second in number of the three sons and three daughters born to his parents. he received a common-school education, and in 1858 was married to Miss Seloma E. McAllister. To this union were born seven children, of whom one son and two daughters are living. Being called upon to sustain the sad loss of his wife in 1873, Mr. Colquitt, in the following year married Mrs. Edna Johnson (nee McCutchen). The second wife died in the year 1822, and the subject of this sketch was once more married May 1, 2889, to Mrs. Sarah J. Gailick, daughter of William H. and Mary E. Lindsey, of Georgia. In 1847 Mr. Colquitt came to Caddo Parish, and has since continued to make this his home. His residence is nine miles from Shreveport, and his estate embraces about 500 acres of valuable land. He runs a flourishing gin and corn mill business, and is generally looked upon as a first-class business man. He has succeeded in all his undertakings, and it is due entirely to his own exertions. He served in the police jury at one time, and was justice of the peace for six years. he took part in the late war, belonging to Company A., Sixth Louisiana Cavalry, in Arkansas, and engaged in several skirmishes. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Church.

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