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 John Habersham

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John Habersham Famous memorial

Birth
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Death
17 Dec 1799 (aged 44)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID
7442023 View Source

U.S. Continental Congressman. Born the son of loyalist official James Habersham and he also was the brother of patriot leader Joseph Habersham. He attended Princeton College, engaged in mercantile pursuits and served in the Revolutionary War as a Major of the 1st Georgia Continental Regiment, Continental Army. In 1785, he was elected as a member of the Continental Congress. In addition he was appointed Indian agent by General Washington, appointed commissioner to the Beaufort convention to adjust the Georgia-South Carolina boundary and a member of the first board of trustees to establish the University of Georgia. He also was Secretary of the Georgia and collector of customs at Savannah, Georgia, from 1789, until his death at age 44.

U.S. Continental Congressman. Born the son of loyalist official James Habersham and he also was the brother of patriot leader Joseph Habersham. He attended Princeton College, engaged in mercantile pursuits and served in the Revolutionary War as a Major of the 1st Georgia Continental Regiment, Continental Army. In 1785, he was elected as a member of the Continental Congress. In addition he was appointed Indian agent by General Washington, appointed commissioner to the Beaufort convention to adjust the Georgia-South Carolina boundary and a member of the first board of trustees to establish the University of Georgia. He also was Secretary of the Georgia and collector of customs at Savannah, Georgia, from 1789, until his death at age 44.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 14 May 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7442023
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7442023/john-habersham: accessed ), memorial page for John Habersham (23 Dec 1754–17 Dec 1799), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7442023, citing Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.