HEFLIN, Robert Stell, (1815 - 1901)


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HEFLIN, Robert Stell, (uncle of James Thomas Heflin), a Representative from Alabama; born near Madison, Morgan County, Ga., April 15, 1815; pursued academic studies; served in the Creek War in 1836; clerk of the superior court of Fayette County, Ga., 1836-1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and practiced in Fayetteville, Ga., and Wedowee, Ala.; served in the State senate of Georgia in 1840 and 1841; moved to Randolph County, Ala., in 1844; member of the Alabama house of representatives in 1849 and 1860; served in the State senate in 1860; judge of probate of Randolph County, Ala., in 1865 and 1866; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); died near Wedowee, Randolph County, Ala., January 24, 1901; interment in Masonic Cemetery.