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  New Georgia Encyclopedia: Robert Toombs (1810-1885)
Robert Toombs, one of the most ardent secessionists in the U.S. Senate, helped to lead Georgia out of the Union on the eve of the Civil War.
Born July 2, 1810, in Wilkes County, Robert Augustus Toombs was the fifth child of Catherine Huling and Robert Toombs.
Toombs, the political lion of nineteenth-century Georgia politics, died on December 15, 1885.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-799   (973 words)

  
 Robert Toombs (1810-1885)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Toombs was in the legislature in 1837-1840, and in 1842-1843 took an active part in polities, and was a leader of the so-called "State-rights Whigs." He supported William H. Harrison for the presidency in 1840, and Henry Clay in 1844, and in the latter year was chosen to congress as a Southern Whig.
Toombs resigned his seat in the United States senate in January, 1861, and in March was formally expelled from that body.
Toombs was a member of the Georgia Democratic state convention in 1872, and advocated Horace Greeley as a candidate for the presidency.
www.thelatinlibrary.com /chron/civilwarnotes/toombs.html   (675 words)

  
 Robert Toombs Summary
Robert Toombs was born on July 2, 1810, in Wilkes County, Ga. He attended the University of Georgia but graduated from Union College in New York in 1828.
Toombs served in the Georgia Legislature from 1837 to 1843, establishing a reputation as an expert on financial matters.
Robert Augustus Toombs (July 2 1810 – December 15 1885) was an American political leader and a Confederate general in the Civil War.
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 Robert A. Toombs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Robert Toombs was born into a wealthy Wilkes County, GA., plantation family, and after graduating in 1828 from Union College in Schenectady, NY., he practiced law in Washington, GA., where he owned a plantation with many slaves.
Toombs was a delegate to Georgia's secession convention and to the convention of seceded states in Montgomery that formed the Confederacy.
After the war Toombs fled to London, but in 1867 he returned to Georgia, where he again became very influential in state politics, though he was never allowed to hold an elective office because he refused to apply for a pardon.
civilwar.bluegrass.net /PoliticsAndPoliticians/robertatoombs.html   (389 words)

  
 Robert Toombs - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
ROBERT TOOMBS (1810-1885), American political leader, was born near Washington, Wilkes county, Georgia, on the 2nd of July 181 o.
On the dissolution of the Whig party Toombs went over to the Democrats.
The bill did not provide for the submission of the constitution to popular vote, and the silence on this point of the territorial law under which the Lecompton Constitution of Kansas was framed in 1857 was the crux of the Lecompton struggle (see Kansas).
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Robert_Toombs   (368 words)

  
 Robert Augustus Toombs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Robert Augustus Toombs as born on July 2, 1810, in Wilkes County, Georgia.
Toombs became a rich land owner and slave owner, and was known to his constituents as "Bob" Toombs.
Toombs fought in the Seven Days' Campaign through the Battle of Sharpsburg, in which he was wounded.
www.knowsouthernhistory.net /Biographies/Robert_Toombs   (275 words)

  
 Robert Toombs - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Toombs, Robert 1810-85, American statesman, Confederate leader, b.
A brilliant orator, Toombs was a firm supporter of Southern measures but did not become an avowed secessionist until after the election of Abraham Lincoln.
Toombs, who had coveted the Confederate presidency, belonged to the faction that opposed the policies of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-toombs-r1.html   (450 words)

  
 Robert Toombs, letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs: Biographical Note
Robert, or "Bob" Toombs as he came to be known, was from a long line of politically active men, and he was no exception.
Toombs gradually became involved in national politics, and in 1845, he became a Congressman in the 29th Congress in December.
Toombs quickly and easily distinguished himself as an able orator, using the same speaking skills that won him so much acclaim as a lawyer in earlier years.
dlg.galileo.usg.edu /hargrett/toombs/toombs-bio.php   (907 words)

  
 The Wargamer Presents Antietam - Robert Toombs
One of the wealthiest slave owners in the South, Robert Augustus Toombs was also one of the few of his class to really understand the North.
Toombs returned home two years later and became the most powerful man in post-war Georgia politics -- even though he never again held an elected post.
Toombs refused to even apply for a pardon and remained a defiant secessionist until his death in 1885.
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 DLS: Robert Toombs
Toombs was already fed up with Davis and his supporters who refused to agree that the Confederacy should ship every bale of cotton it could find to Europe for arms.
Toombs continued to rattle governmental cages and was finally arrested for insubordination.
Apparently Toombs concluded that the Confederacy was doomed because of poor leadership.
www.uga.edu /demsoc/toombs.htm   (979 words)

  
 Robert Toombs
Robert Toombs admitted to the University of Georgia.
Robert Toombs is dismissed from the University of Georgia.
As early as 1850, serving in the House of Representatives, Toombs was a force with which to be reckoned, angrily attacking the Northern Cabal that was intent on destroying life in Toombs' beloved South.
www.ourgeorgiahistory.com /chronpop/2850   (503 words)

  
 Robert Augustus Toombs (02 July 1810-15 December 1885)
Robert Augustus Toombs was born to Maj. Robert Toombs (1775-1816) (a Revolutionary War officer) and Catherine Huling (15 January 1789-11 May 1848) in Wilkes County, Georgia on 02 July 1810.
Toombs was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives and served 1837 to 1840, and was again re-elected for the term 1841-1843.
Toombs is buried in Rest Haven Cemetery in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia.
www.csawardept.com /history/Cabinet/Toombs/index.html   (606 words)

  
 Toombs County Ga.
Toombs county was named for Robert Augustus Toombs, C.S.A. General and Secretary of State.
Toombs was associated with Howell Cobb and Alexander Stephens in much of his legislative career and was one of the wealthiest planters in Georgia in 1860.
Toombs spent most of the rest of the war carping at the government's errors and oppressions, and was defeated in a bid for the C.S.A. Senate.
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 Robert Toombs
Robert Toombs was born in Wilkes County, Georgia on 2nd July, 1810.
In 1837 Toombs was elected to the Georgia legislature where he became a strong defender in slavery.
Robert Toombs, who had a serious drink problem in his later years, died on 15th December, 1885.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAtoombs.htm   (594 words)

  
 Washington, Georgia
Massive cast-iron chandeliers brought from Toombs' home in Washington, D.C., when the Confederate States seceded and Toombs left his post in the Senate were lighted with gas from Toombs' private plant, the first gasworks in the town.
Robert Toombs, born in Wilkes County in 1810, was a powerful and robust personality, one of the most dramatic figures in Georgia history.
Toombs, however, thought that the money was part of the funds belonging to the pilfered Confederate treasure and ordered it to be paid to the returning soliders.
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 Amazon.ca: The Union That Shaped the Confederacy: Robert Toombs and Alexander H. Stephens: Books: William C. Davis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The pair met as young lawyers, but they were as different as could be: Stephens, a frail, bookish sort, clawed his way up to the law from a humble background, while Toombs, a tall, powerful hulk of a man, was to the manor born and a touch dissolute.
Although their friendship was threatened by their disagreements about secession Stephens thought it imprudent, while Toombs did not once the South actually seceded, the two men reconciled and were among the founding fathers of the New South.
Toombs loses the opportunity to become the first President by his bellicose enthusiams for the office coupled with drink which lowers his place in the new government and raises Stephens' star.
www.amazon.ca /Union-That-Shaped-Confederacy-Alexander/dp/070061088X   (1464 words)

  
 GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Born July 2, 1810, Robert Toombs was educated at Franklin College, Georgia, at Union College, New York, and at the University of Virginia.
He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, 1837-1840, 1842-1845; of the United States House of Representatives, 1845-1853; of the United States Senate from 1853 until his resignation in 1861.
Robert Toombs died in this house on December 15, 1885, an "Unreconstructed Rebel." After his death this became the home of his devoted niece, Mrs.
www.cviog.uga.edu /Projects/gainfo/gahistmarkers/toombshomehistmarker.htm   (173 words)

  
 Robert Toombs House to present Christmas music Saturday, Dec. 9
Historically speaking, the Robert Toombs House was occupied by the Colley Family from 1888 until 1973, when the State of Georgia purchased the Site.
The Site was named for Robert Augustus Toombs, successful planter, attorney, state legislator, U.S. congressman and senator, Confederate Secretary of State, Brigadier General in the Army of Northern Virginia, and State Attorney for railroad litigation until 1880.
As the Robert Toombs House celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites we invite you to visit the DNR at www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/75th or call the Robert Toombs House at 706-678-2226 for more program information," Smith said.
www.news-reporter.com /news/2006/1130/News/029.html   (421 words)

  
 Robert Toombs - Georgia's Heartland of the Confederacy's Civil War Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Robert Toombs attended the University of Georgia in the 1820s.
Robert Toombs' home in Washington, at 216 E. Robert Toombs Avenue, is a state historic site.
It displays many of Toombs' personal items, papers, and furniture, as well as a film describing his accomplishments.
www.civilwaringeorgia.com /toombs.html   (182 words)

  
 Georgia State Parks - Robert Toombs House Historic Site
A legend in his own time, Robert Toombs was a successful planter and lawyer who led a turbulent career as state legislator, U.S. Congressman and Senator.
In 1870, as the Reconstruction Era drew to a close in Georgia, Toombs felt that Georgia should live under a constitution of her own making.
Visitors are welcome to tour the house and grounds, view exhibits and displays, and enjoy a dramatic film portraying an elderly Toombs relating his story to a young reporter.
gastateparks.org /info/rtoombs   (223 words)

  
 Washington, Georgia
It is said Toombs returned to Athens on graduation day and as the commencement exercises were getting underway in the campus chapel, he stood beneath a nearby tree and delivered a speech so brilliant and powerful that the audience left the chapel and gathered around the big oak to pay rapt attention to his oratory.
Another Toombs Oak stands on the front lawn of his old homeplace in Washington, GA. When federal troops entered the town in 1865, they were in pursuit of the general; the invaders were determined to hang the fiery Confederate from the great tree that now bears his name.
The elusive Toombs escaped, however, and spent the next two years in hiding and in exile abroad, later returning to the stately mansion where he remained an "unreconstructed rebel" for the remainder of his life.
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 Toombs County Georgia History and Genealogy Project! - [AHGP]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Toombs is bordered on the north by Emanuel, on the northeast by Candler, on the east by Tattnall, on the southeast by Appling, on the southwest by Jeff Davis, on the west by Montgomery and on the northwest by Treutlen.
In 2000 the census for Toombs County was 26,067 with Lyons having 4,169 residents, Vidalia 10,331 residents and Santa Claus 237 residents with 11330 residents in the unincoporated areas.
Toombs had served in both houses of the U.S. Congress, but was a leading secession advocate at the Secession Convention at Milledgeville.
www.toombs.150m.com /county.htm   (3139 words)

  
 Bob Toombs - Moviefone
On the wave of his growing popularity, Toombs won a seat to the United States House of...
Robert Toombs, one of the most ardent secessionists in the U.S. Senate,...
Born July 2, 1810, in Wilkes County, Robert Augustus Toombs was the fifth child...
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 Robert Toombs House in Washington, GA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Robert Toombs House in Washington, GA museumstuff.com :: museums :: Robert Toombs House
-- A legend in his own time, Robert Toombs was a successful planter and lawyer who led a turbulent career as state legislator, U. Congressman and Senator.
"Defend yourselves; the enemy is at your door!" thundered Toombs from the Senate floor on January 24, 1860.
www.museumstuff.com /rec/org_20020201_16530.html   (224 words)

  
 Robert Toombs House State Historic Site
Rejecting moderation, Toombs would use his influence to lead Georgia to secession and war at this turning point in history.
The story of Toombs' participation in the Civil War is told at his restored and furnished home in historic Washington, Ga. In addition to touring the house and grounds, visitors can view a dramatic film which portrays an elderly Toombs relating his story to a young reporter.
When his Napoleonic ambitions were frustrated, the embittered Toombs resigned and spent the remainder of the war years in Washington, Ga., brooding and criticizing the Confederate government.
web.nu-z.net /~toombs   (395 words)

  
 GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Note: This is NOT the official web site of Toombs County or of any county officials; it is an educational web site about the history of the county courthouse and the county itself.
County History: Toombs County was created on Aug. 18, 1905, by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1905, p.
Formed from portions of Emanuel, Montgomery, and Tattnall counties, Georgia's 144th county was named for famous politician and unreconstructed secessionist Gen. Robert Toombs.
www.cviog.uga.edu /Projects/gainfo/courthouses/toombsCH.htm   (234 words)

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