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Historic District - North in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Joseph Habersham (1751-1815)

John Habersham (1754-1799)
James Habersham, Jr. (1745-1799)

 
 
Joseph, John and James Habersham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Joseph, John and James Habersham Marker
Inscription.  
The three Habersham brothers - who here rest beside their distinguished father, James Habersham - were prominent patriots in the American Revolution and outstanding public men during the early years of the republic.

JOSEPH HABERSHAM, ardent Son of Liberty and a member of the Council of Safety, took part in the raid on the King's powder magazine in 1775, and in 1776 personally accomplished the dramatic arrest of the Royal Governor, Sir James Wright. He served in the Revolution as a Lieut.-Col. in the Ga. Continental line; was twice Speaker of the General Assembly; Mayor of Savannah, 1792-1793; and Postmaster General of the U.S., 1795-1801.

JOHN HABERSHAM, Major in the first Ga. Continental regt., distinguished himself in the Revolutionary War during which he was twice taken prisoner. He was a member of the Continental Congress in 1785; Commissioner in the Convention which established the Ga.-S.C., boundary; and first Collector of Customs at Savannah.

JAMES HABERSHAM, JR., merchant, actively opposed the revenue acts of Parliament in 1775. He served (as did John Habersham)
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on the board of Trustees created in 1785 to establish the University of Georgia, and was Speaker of the General Assembly in 1782 and in 1784.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraEducationWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 32° 4.542′ N, 81° 5.386′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - North. Marker is on E. Oglrthorpe Ave.. Inside Colonial Park Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Habersham (here, next to this marker); Hugh McCall (1767-1823) (a few steps from this marker); Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Samuel Elbert (1740-1788) (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John Berrien (within shouting distance of this marker); Button Gwinnett (within shouting distance of this marker); William Stephens
Joseph, John and James Habersham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 1, 2008
2. Joseph, John and James Habersham Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Nathanael Greene, Maj. Gen., Continental Army (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker for Colonial Park ( Cemetery )
 
Also see . . .
1. Habersham Family. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry:
Joseph Habersham became a zealous revolutionary in 1774 and was appointed to the Confederation Congress in the 1780s. During those years Joseph and his younger brother, John, pursued careers in the Continental army that eclipsed the career of their elder brother, James Jr., who remained satisfied with political and financial involvement in the Revolution. Joseph rose to the rank of colonel but resigned Continental army service during the war (Submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Georgia: A State History - The American Revolution and Statehood. The Habershams were somewhat split on the question of independence. (Page 35, Georgia: A State History By Buddy Sullivan, Georgia Historial Society) (Submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
A nearby James Habersham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
3. A nearby James Habersham Marker
Joseph, John and James Habersham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
4. Joseph, John and James Habersham Marker
The Habershams marker seen with the family vault image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. The Habershams marker seen with the family vault
Habersham Marker and Vault Facing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
6. Habersham Marker and Vault Facing
Joseph , John, and James (Jr) Habersham image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Assorted
7. Joseph , John, and James (Jr) Habersham
Habersham Brothers Marker shares the location with their father, James Habersham's, Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
8. Habersham Brothers Marker shares the location with their father, James Habersham's, Marker
In Savannah's Colonial Park Cemetery.
Vault view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
9. Vault view
Habersham Vault image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
10. Habersham Vault
(Left Panel : )" Joseph Habersham 1751-1815 second son of
Hon. James Habersham and Mary Bolton
Lieut.Colonel in the Continential Army
Postmaster General under Washington
Member of the Continental Congress
Speaker of the General Assembly
Member of the Society Cincinnati in Georgia

and his wife Isabella Rae "

(Middle Panel:) " James Habersham ...
also In The Memory Of
Mary Bolton his most beloved wife
who died on 4th day January 1763
and also buried in this vault.
1745 James Habersham 1799
elder son
Hon. James Habersham and Mary Bolton
----Esther Wylly"

(Right Panel :)" John Habersham 1754 - 1799
Third son of Hon. James Habersham
and Mary Bolton Maj, Continental Army
Member of the Continental Congress
Member of the Society Cincinnati in Georgia
Collector of the Port of Savannah.
One of the trustees of the University of Georgia

and his wife Ann Sarah Camber "
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,061 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 11, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on December 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on December 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9, 10. submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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