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Dr. Moses Waddel (Clarke County)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 57.610 W 083° 22.595
17S E 280401 N 3760284
Quick Description: A description of Waddel's life.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2005 1:44:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM2F1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 47

Long Description:
Dr. Moses Waddel, educator and minister, was born in 1770 in N.C. At fourteen he began teaching pupils near his home. Moving to Ga. in 1786, he taught in the Greensboro area until 1787, opening another school at Bethany, Green County, in 1788. While at Bethany Waddel decided to enter the ministry. He studied at Hampton-Sydney College and graduated in less than nine months in 1791, thereafter combining the careers of teacher and minister. Establishing his most famous academy at Willmington, S.C. in 1804, Waddel continued his work there until 1819 when he became President of Frankiln College, now the University of Ga. One of the most prominent ante-bellum leaders of that institution, he served until 1829. Unwilling to divorce education from religion, Waddel stimulated the religious life of the campus. In 1820 he organized and was pastor of the first Presbyterian congregation in Athens, which became the First Presbyterian Church. The present church building was erected in 1855. Waddel died in 1840 at his son's home in Athens. His pupils during a lifetime of teaching included John C. Calhoun, William H. Crawford, George R. Gilmer, Augustus B. Longstreet, and George McDuffie.
Type of Marker: Other

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