Augustus Holmes Kenan

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Augustus H. Kenan
Portrait of Augustus H. Kenan with head and upper body facing right
Augustus H. Kenan c.1865
Personal details
Born Augustus Holmes Kenan
April 21, 1805 (1805-04-21)
Baldwin County, Georgia
Died July 2, 1870 (1870-07-03) (aged 65)
Milledgeville, Georgia
Resting place Memory Hill Cemetery
Citizenship US

Augustus Holmes Kenan (April 21, 1805 - June 2, 1870) was a licensed attorney turned politician from Baldwin County, Georgia. Kenan was renowned for heroism in the Second Seminole War, leveraging his acclaim to win seats in both houses of the Georgia legislature. Kenan was a delegate to the Georgia Secession Convention from Baldwin County and was elected by that body, a delegate to the Southern Convention in Montgomery, Alabama where he signed the Confederate Constitution at the first Confederate Provisional Congress. Kenan also served as a Representative from Georgia in the Confederate Congress from 1862–64.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Augustus H. Kenan was born April 21, 1805 in Baldwin County, Georgia. He was a lawyer by trade; residing in Milledgeville and Baldwin County his entire life. Kenan was renowned as an able criminal lawyer of his era. Augustus Kenan married Henrietta G. Alston but was later divorced from her and remarried to Sarah Barnes of Baldwin County. They had five children of the marriage: Thomas Holmes, Lewis Holmes, Michael Johnston, Owen Tom, and Livingston Kenan. A. H. Kenan served in the Georgia House of Representatives and state Senate. He represented Georgia in the Provisional Confederate Congress from 1861–62 and the First Confederate Congress from 1862-64. Kenan died on June 2, 1870 and interred at Memory Hill Cemetery in Milledgeville, Georgia.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Kenan, Augustus Holmes (1805-1870). Retrieved July 22, 2013.

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