Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Oglethorpe, James Edward, was born in 1696, and at eighteen joined the army of Prince Eugene in the campaign against Turkey. Coming home in 1722, he sat in Parliament, and took a great interest in the relief of distressed insolvents, for whose benefit he founded the colony of Georgia. In 1745 he became implicated in the Jacobite rising, but was acquitted. He retired as a full general, and died at his seat in Essex in 1785.

“The meanest and most contemptible person whom we behold is the offspring of heaven, one of the children of the Most High; and, however unworthily he may behave, so long as God hath not passed on him a final sentence, He will have us acknowledge him as one of His; and, as such, to embrace him with a sincere and cordial affection.”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man