David Leon Quarterman was born April 29, 1946, in Little Griffin
Hospital, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, to Laura Elizabeth
Hargreaves Quarterman and David Sinclair Quarterman, Jr. He grew up
on Longway Farm in the north part of the county, with his parents,
his grandparents, David Sinclair Quarterman Sr. and Alla Irene Peek
Quarterman, and his dog Bear, joined by his brothers Stephen Patrick
and John Sinclair, with frequent visits to his Hargreaves
grandparents in Pearson, Leon Abraham Hargreaves and Harriet Esther
Elizabeth Blitch Hargreaves.
Withlacoochee River, GA 122, 2006-11-05 by Cathy Reaves Quarterman
He inherited his parents’ love for reading and his grandmother’s egg
business, which led to a lifelong interest in farming and nutrition.
He graduated from Hahira High School and received a B.S. degree in
physics from Valdosta State College. He served four years in the
U.S. Navy including in the Mediterranean Sea, and had the rank of
He attended the University of Georgia in Athens, and worked in the
computing center there.
With his aunts Jane Sinclair Quarterman Comer and Elsie Quarterman
and his brothers, he published Quarterman Family of Liberty County,
Georgia, and Relatives, 990 pages of family history covering more
than 350 years. He assisted with an Irwin family history. He camped
with family at the summer Grandfather Highland Games, where his
daughter Peggy was the first female to march in the parade, on her
father’s shoulders, with Clan Sinclair.
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