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Note:   George Rockingham Gilmer (April 11 1790 - November 16 1859) was an American politician. He served two non-consecutive terms as the governor of Georgia, the first from 1829 to 1831 and the second from 1837 to 1839. He also served multiple terms in the United States House of Representatives. Early life Gilmer was born near Lexington, Georgia, in what is present day Oglethorpe County (originally Wilkes County at the time of his birth). He served as first lieutenant in the Forty-third Regiment, United States Infantry, from 1813 to 1815 in the campaign against the Creek during the War of 1812. He practiced law as a profession. Political Career Gilmer's career consisted of multiple, alternating, elected positions at both the state and federal levels of government. Gilmer was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1818, 1819, and 1824. Gilmer was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives four times (1820, 1826, 1828 and 1832; however, he did not serve after the election in 1828 because he failed to accept the position within the legal timeframe to do so. The Governor of Georgia subsequently declared the House seat vacant and ordered a new election to fill the seat. As governor, Gilmer initiated the prosecution of Cherokee missionary Samuel Austin Worcester for violation of a law requiring that all white persons residing within the Cherokee nation have a license from the governor and to swear an oath of allegiance to uphold the laws of Georgia. Worcester's arrest in 1831 and subsequent trial, for which he was convicted and sentenced to four years' hard labor, ultimately led to the United States Supreme Court decision Worcester v. Georgia which struck down the Georgia statute imposing Georgia law on the Cherokees as a violation of the Treaty of Hopewell. (WIKEPEDIA) ====== 1850 - Division 66, Oglethorpe, Georgia George R. Gilmer - 60 - lawyer - $10,000 - GA Eliza F. " - 53 VA


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