Alabama Department of Archives and History
BIBB, William Wyatt (1781-1820)

BIBB, WILLIAM WYATT, a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Amelia County, Va., October 2, 1781; pursued an academic course; attended William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., and graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1801; moved to Petersburg, Elbert County, Ga., and began the practice of medicine; member, State house of representatives 1803-1805; resumed the practice of medicine; elected as a Democratic Republican to the Ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas Spalding; reelected to the Tenth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 26, 1807, until his resignation November 6, 1813, having been elected Senator; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William H. Crawford and served from November 6, 1813, to November 9, 1816, when he resigned; moved to Alabama Territory and was appointed the first Territorial Governor; elected as the first Governor under the State Constitution and served from March 1817 until his death near Coosada Station, Elmore County, Ala., July 9, 1820; interment in the family cemetery, Coosada Station, Ala.

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: 1812, 1817-1820, 1847. 2 folders. Also in gubernatorial papers: collection of records concerning the financial controversy between Mississippi and Alabama territories and states, 1816-1830 (1 folder); administrative files, 1819-1820 (3 folders); appointments files, 1819-1820 (2 folders); appointments, commissions, and resignations, 1817-1819 (11 folders); correspondence concerning Matthew B. Click, 1818 (1 folder); speeches and proclamations, 1818 (1 folder); oath of office, 1818; commissions, 1818 (1 folder); and general records, 1811-1819 (7 folders), including official and private correspondence. Also portraits.
Additional Papers: Items in Doyl McCall collection, 1818-1863; Creek War military records collection, [1813-ca. 1820]; John Williams Walker family papers, 1798-1833; James Dellet papers, 1775-ca.1849; Tait family papers, 1786-1899; and Hall family papers, 1785-1923.

Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA
Papers: In the Robert Watkins Lovett family papers, 1787-1916. Georgia Department of Archives and History Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names, primarily incoming correspondence to the governor of Georgia. Finding aid.

Georgia Historical Society
Savannah, GA
Papers: 1809-1811. 9 letters. Also correspondence in William Jones papers, 1809-1839.

Louisiana State University
Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
Baton Rouge, LA
Papers: April 8, 1812. 1 letter (2 leaves). Bibb to Levin Wailes of Opelousas, LA, discusses diplomatic crisis with Great Britain, the embargo, and preparations for declaration of war.

  • Bibb, William Wyatt. An Inquiry into the Modus Operandi of Medicines Upon the Human Body. Philadelphia: Carr Smith, 1801.
  • Mellichamp, Josephine. "William W. Bibb.'' In Senators from Georgia, pp. 72-73. Huntsville, AL: Strode Publishers, 1976.