Absalom was born in Wilkes County, Georgia in 1796. He lived in eastern Greene Co (now Taliaferro) until 1839.
Absalom married Martha Cordelia Callaway in Wilkes County on 16 Jul 1817. They had eleven children.
In a book on the history of the Janes family, he was described as a "wealthy planter, businessman, philanthropist, Baptist layman; Georgia Senate from Talifero Co 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829,1830; GA Conv 1831; candidate against Hon.A.G. Stephens for Congress on States Rights Demo ticket 1844; Col. 16th Regt (Taliaferro Co) Feb 1821; helped organize Mercer Institute (Univ); on first Board of Trustees, served til death; treasurer GA Baptist Convention 11 years, served without pay; one of Georgia's 1st three millionaires; aided in selecting site of Mercer; "was present as the first logs were hewn and laid" (see Greene Co Hist, GA Archives, Thos Dawson, 1826; and obit in Augusta Constitutionalist; Story of GA Baptists, p 43, etc).
He passed away in 1847. 
See also: Collins, Dr. Reba Neighbors. History of the Janes-Peek Family. Self Published in Edmunds, OK, 1975. pp 210-211
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