Colonel William Gaston Delony

Male 1826 - 1863  (37 years)


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  • Name William Gaston Delony 
    Title Colonel 
    Born 1826  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1863  [1
    Buried Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • C.S.A. marker, Oconee Hill Cemetery:

      Commanding Cavalry, Cobb's Legion, Lee's Army
    • From Military Images Magazine, Vol. XXXV, No. 2
      (76 pages) Spring 2017:


      The Legion?s Fighting Bulldog by Vincent J. Dooley and Samuel N. Thomas Jr. (pp. 66-70)

      The Civil War correspondence of Lt. Col. William Gaston Delony of Cobb?s Georgia Legion Cavalry and his wife, Rosa Delony, reveals a family man with strong leadership qualities who fought with unbridled aggression in numerous battles. His last engagement, at Jack?s Shop, Va., ended in a wound that proved mortal.
    Person ID I0774  Hull
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 

    Family Rosa Huguenin,   b. 1832,   d. 1897  (Age 65 years) 
    Children 
     1. Eliza Huguenin Delony,   b. 29 Jun 1855,   d. 20 Jun 1856  (Age 0 years)
     2. Rosa Eugenia Delony,   b. 9 Sep 1857,   d. 19 Sep 1937  (Age 80 years)
     3. Thomas Cobb Delony,   b. 3 Mar 1859,   d. 24 May 1912  (Age 53 years)
     4. William Gaston Delony,   b. 2 Sep 1860,   d. 21 Nov 1871  (Age 11 years)
     5. Martha Roberta Delony,   b. 8 Nov 1863,   d. 21 Jul 1866  (Age 2 years)
    Family ID F243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S11225] Oconee Hill Cemetery, Editor: Charlotte Thomas Marshall, (1971 Athens HIstorical Society, Athens, GA).


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