07 September 2009

Augustus Pou Persons

Augustus Pou Persons
Oct 29, 1858
July 24, 1927

Oak Hill Cemetery
Talbotton, Talbot County, Georgia

A. P. Persons was born in Talbotton, Georgia to Henry and Emily Pou Persons, and he was the grandson of Thomas H. Persons of Virginia. Augustus' father and grandfather were both merchants in Talbotton. Augustus followed in their footsteps and also followed his father when he attended the University of Georgia, became a lawyer, and entered public service.

In addition to being a lawyer and a partner in the Persons Bros. general merchandise firm, Augustus was editor of the Talbotton News Era, 1888-1889. A. P. Persons was also twice mayor of Talbotton.

In 1904, Augustus married Miss Jennie Beall McCoy. The union was covered in the 24 September 1904 Atlanta Constitution, Georgia:

"McCoy - Persons
Talbotton, Ga., September 23 -- (Special) -- Announcement is made of the approaching marriage of Miss Jennie Beall McCoy, of Talbot county, to Hon. Augustus Pou Persons, the wedding to occur Wednesday, October 5.

Miss McCoy is a daughter of Hon. John Henry McCoy, a prominent citizen of this county. She is one of the most beautiful and attractive young women in middle Georgia.

Hon. A. P. Persons is well known throughout Georgia as a distinguished member of the state bar and through having served with distinction in the Georgia senate. He is highly esteemed and has warm friends throughout the state."

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