Savannah, Georgia physician biographies
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Savannah, Georgia physician biographies

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Savannah, Georgia physician biographies
Dates: circa 1850-1900
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0702

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard McAllister Berrien (1795-1820) served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Berrien was originally from Savannah, Georgia but moved to Louisville, Georgia when the state capitol was moved there in 1786.

William Coffee Daniell (1792?-1869) studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and practiced in Savannah, Georgia. In 1834 he retired to Whitemarsh Island after the death of his wife. In 1838 he remarried and moved to Gainesville, Georgia and made a living as a farmer.

Joseph Habersham (d. 1855) was born in Savannah, Georgia and practiced medicine there from 1815-1854. He was a member and past president of the Georgia Medical Society.

George Jones (1766-1838) served in the American Revolution and spent two years as a prisoner of war in an English prison. After the war, Jones first sought out a life in politics before becoming a physician.

Phineas Miller Kollock (1804-1872), a descendant of Huguenots, was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He was a founder of the Savannah Medical Society.

John LeConte (1818-1891) practiced medicine in Savannah, Georgia for four years. He was a member of the Georgia Medical Society and once presented a paper on Syphilis.

Richard Wayne (1804-1858) received his medical degree from the medical college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After receiving his degree he joined the army and was assigned to Oglethorpe Cantonment, Savannah, Georgia.

Joseph Jones West (1832-1869) went to college at Oglethorpe University and then continued on to Augusta Medical College where he received his medical training. Shortly after graduation West moved to Paris, France to continue his study of medicine.

John Ashbey Wragg (1805-1859) spent twenty years as a farmer before moving to Savannah, Georgia. Once Wragg settled in the city, he took up the practice of medicine; a profession for which he was "eminently fitted."

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of brief biographies for the following Savannah, Georgia physicians: Richard McAllister Berrien, (1795-1820), William Coffee Daniell (1792?-1869), Joseph Habersham (d. 1855), George Jones (1766-1838), Phineas Miller Kollock (1804-1872), John LeConte (1818-1891), Richard Wayne (1804-1858), Joseph Jones West (1832-1869), and John Ashbey Wragg (1805-1859).

Index Terms

Berrien, Richard McAllister, 1795-1820.
Daniell, W. C., (William Coffee), 1792?-1868.
Habersham, Joseph, -1855.
Jones, George, 1766-1838.
Kollock, P.M., (Phineas Miller), 1804-1872.
LeConte, John, 1818-1891.
Wayne, Richard, 1804-1858.
West, Joseph Jones, 1832-1869.
Wragg, John Ashley, 1805-1859.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Savannah (Ga.) physician biographies, MS 702, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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1Biographies for Savannah, Georgia physicians, circa 1850-1900 ( 9.0 items. )