EVERHART, GEORGE MARLOW, Episcopal minister, was born February 9, 1826, in Loudoun County, Va., and died in 1891, at Decatur, son of William and Susan (Kalb) Everhart, natives of Loudoun County, Va.; grandson of Christian and Maria Labilla (Greier) Everhart, who lived at Frandenthal, Germany, until they emigrated to this country where they lived first in Pennsylvania, and later in Virginia, and of John and Susannah Kalb, who lived at Loudoun County, Va. He was prepared at Dr. Hagerty's academy, Leesburg, Va., and at Dickinson college, Carlisle, Pa.; was graduated from Emory and Henry college, Virginia, A. B., 1852, and later, A. M. He studied theology under Bt. Rev. A. C. Cox in Baltimore, 1859-1860, and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal church in 1861. The degree of S. T. D. was conferred upon Dr. Everhart by Columbia college, New York, in 1871. He was principal of the Masonic institute at Germantown, North Carolina, 1852-1854; was president of Huntsville female college, 1854-1859; president of the Nashville female academy, Tennessee, in 1860; rector of Calvary church, Louisville, Ky., until the beginning of the War of Secession; rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church. Charlotte, N. C., during the war, and served as an irregular in hospital work and on battlefields, joining the army whenever a big battle was imminent; was rector of St.John's church, Louisville, Ky., 1868-1872; organizer and rector of Kemper Hall diocese school for Girls, Kenosha, Wis., 1872-1878; rector of Hammer Hall diocese school for girls, Montgomery, 1879-1889; did mission work and established churches during this time at Greenville, Prattville, Opelika; moved permanently to Decatur, Ga., in 1899, but continued his work in Opelika and his connection with the Diocese of Alabama until the time of his death.
On April 23, 1865, Dr. Everhart preached before Jefferson Davis, his cabinet, and many of the chief officers of the C. S. Army, who at that time sought refuge in Charlotte, N. C. It was the last sermon heard by President Davis previous to his capture. During the war. Dr. Everhart published and edited the "Church Intelligencer," at Charlotte, the only church paper published in the South during that period. He was author of "Josephine and Other Poems." published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1858. He was a Knight Templar.
Married: in 1853, at Germantown, N. C., Cornelia Adelaide, daughter of Constantino Ladd and Mary (Bowman) Banner, who lived at Salem, N. C.; granddaughter of Dr. Andrew Bowman of North Carolina; cousin of Gen. Wade Hampton of South Carolina, who fought in the War of Secession, and of W. P. Bowman, a justice of the supreme court of North Carolina; and a descendant of William Hampton who came to Virginia from England in 1620. Children: 1. Dr. Edgar, A. M., Ph. D., m. Elfrida Keller, Atlanta medical college, Atlanta, Ga.; 2. Mary Sue (q. v.), m. Robert Cunningham, Decatur, Ga.; 3. George Mar low, jr., deceased; 4. Henry Banner, Decatur, Ga.; 5. Adelaide (q. v.) ; 6. Lay Hampton, lieutenant commander, U. S. Navy, Decatur, Ga.; 7. Emily Ethel, deceased; 8. Lawrence, m. Mary Pearl Powell, Atlanta medical college, Atlanta, Ga. Last residence: Decatur, Ga.