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William Wyatt Bibb
October 2, 1781 William Wyatt Bibb born, Amelia County, Virginia
  William Wyatt Bibb
January 26, 1807 W. W. Bibb begins a four-term period as member of the U.S. House from Georgia
  William Wyatt Bibb
November 6, 1813 W. W. Bibb resigns his seat in the U. S. House to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of W. H. Crawford.
  William Wyatt Bibb
November 9, 1816 W. W. Bibb resigns his Georgia Senate seat to become the only territorial governor of Alabama.
  William Wyatt Bibb
February 7, 1818 Cahaba County, Alabama is created by the Alabama Territorial Legislature
  William Wyatt Bibb
September 21, 1819 W. W. Bibb elected first governor of Alabama
  William Wyatt Bibb
July 9, 1820 William Wyatt Bibb dies, near Coosada Station, Alabama
  William Wyatt Bibb
December 4, 1820 The Alabama State Legislature renames Cahaba County, Alabama to Bibb County.
  William Wyatt Bibb
December 9, 1822 Bibb County created
  William Wyatt Bibb
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Bibb County, Georgia


The man for whom Bibb County is named moved to Georgia to practice medicine in Elbert County, having graduated from William and Mary College. He served a single term in the state house, then returned to medicine until he was chosen to fill a vacancy in the U. S. House. He returned three times, until he was asked to fill the Senate seat vacated by William Crawford, who had been appointed ambassador. He resigned his Senate seat to accept the governorship of Alabama. After statehood, Bibb fought a tough campaign to become the state's first elected governor. A major issue: Bibb's Georgia roots.




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