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date: 14 July 2020

Meigs, Charles Delucenalocked

(19 February 1792–22 June 1869)
  • Thomas A. Horrocks

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Meigs, Charles Delucena (19 February 1792–22 June 1869), physician and teacher, was born in St. George, Bermuda, the son of Josiah Meigs, an editor, educator, and lawyer, and Clara Benjamin. Josiah, although born and raised in Connecticut, was serving as a proctor in the English courts of admiralty in Bermuda when Meigs, the fifth of ten children, was born. The family moved back to Connecticut in 1794, and soon thereafter Meigs’s father was elected professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Yale College. After six years in New Haven, the family moved to Athens, Georgia, when the father was appointed president of the University of Georgia....

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