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William Rabun

Born: Apr 8, 1771

Death: Oct 24, 1819

Birthplace: Halifax County

Nationality: United States

William Rabun

Date of Birth : Apr 8, 1771
Date of Death : Oct 24, 1819
Birth Place : Halifax County

William Rabun was an American jurist and politician. Rabun was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate in addition to serving as the 29th Governor of Georgia from 1817 to 1819. He was born in Halifax County, North Carolina and moved with his parents to current-day Hancock County, Georgia around 1786. He died at his home in Hancock County and was originally buried in the Martin family cemetery; however, his grave was moved to the Powelton Baptist Church in Powelton, Georgia in 1985. Rabun County, Georgia was named in honor of William Rabun.

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