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Augustus Holmes Kenan

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Augustus Holmes Kenan
Portrait of Augustus H. Kenan with head and upper body facing right
Member of the
C.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 4th district
In office
February 18, 1862 – February 17, 1864
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byClifford Anderson
Deputy from Georgia
to the Provisional Congress
of the Confederate States
In office
February 4, 1861 – February 17, 1862
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born(1805-04-21)April 21, 1805
Baldwin County, Georgia, U.S.
DiedJuly 2, 1870(1870-07-02) (aged 65)
Milledgeville, Georgia, U.S.
Resting placeMemory Hill Cemetery,
Milledgeville, Georgia, U.S.

Augustus Holmes Kenan (April 21, 1805 – June 2, 1870) was an American politician who served as the Confederate States Congress Representative from Georgia's 4th congressional district from 1862 to 1864. He was renowned for heroism in the Second Seminole War, leveraging his acclaim to win seats in both houses of the Georgia General Assembly. He was a delegate to the Georgia Secession Convention and was elected by that body, Deputy to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States.[1]


Augustus H. Kenan was born April 21, 1805, in Baldwin County, Georgia. He was a lawyer by trade; residing in Milledgeville and Baldwin County his entire life. He was renowned as an able criminal lawyer of his era. Kenan married Henrietta G. Alston but was later divorced from her and remarried to Sarah Barnes of Baldwin County. They had five children of the marriage: Thomas Holmes, Lewis Holmes, Michael Johnston, Owen Tom, and Livingston. Kenan served in the Georgia House of Representatives and state Senate. He represented Georgia in the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1862 and the 1st Confederate States Congress from 1862 to 1864, losing reelection to Clifford Anderson. Kenan died on June 2, 1870, and interred at Memory Hill Cemetery in Milledgeville, Georgia.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Kenan, Augustus Holmes (1805-1870). politicalgraveyard.com. Retrieved July 22, 2013.

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