Monday, September 21, 2015
Tombstone Tuesday: Moses Formwalt, 1820 - 1852
The city council met at Jonas Smith's store (in what is now Five Points) and during his term, roads were dug, a jail built and some form of law and order established. He was just 28 when he was elected and served for a year. Two years later, Formwalt was Deputy Sheriff of DeKalb County, when he was stabbed to death by a prisoner he was escorting to jail.
He is buried at Oakland Cemetery in downtown Atlanta, where this monument was later erected to his memory. There is also a Formwalt Street near the cemetery.