H.P. Quillian


H. P Quillian, physician and surgeon, Arp, Banks county, Ga., son of O. P. and Jane (Meadows) Quillian, was born in what is now White county, Ga., in 1850. His paternal great-grandfather was a native of Ireland, who married an English lady and settled in Virginia, whence they migrated to Georgia about 1804 and settled in Franklin county. He was a farmer, and a very prominent and widely known Methodist preacher. His maternal grandparents were Barnabas and Jane (Garrison) Meadows. He was a native of Virginia, migrated to Georgia and settled in Franklin (now Banks) county. He was a farmer and a volunteer soldier in the Seminole war. Dr. Quillian's father was born in Franklin county. When he was a boy his father moved to that part of the county now embraced by White county, where he supplemented his farming by engaging in general merchandising

Dr. Quillian was raised on the farm and received his education from the country schools and the male high school at Elberton, Ga. He taught school for a few years. In 1876 he began the study of medicine under Dr. Matthews, and then attended the university of Georgia, from which he graduated in 1880, and at once entered upon the practice at Arp, and has remained there ever since.

Dr. Quillian was married in 1874 to Miss Mary E. (born in what is now Banks county in 1856), daughter of D. C. and Amelia (Saunders) Oliver. He was born in what is now Banks county, raised a farmer, served in the civil war under Capt. Chandler, Sixteenth Georgia regiment, and afterward went to Athens, Ga., where he is now chief of police. Six children have blessed this union: Tallulah, Edgar, Hattie, Bascom, William, and Annette. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., and himself and wife are members of the Methodist church.


Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Volume I., Southern Historical Association, 1895



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