James Habersham, Jr.
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About James Habersham, Jr.
DAR A 048840, Patriotic Service, GA.
JAMES HABERSHAM, JR., merchant, actively opposed the revenue acts of Parliament in 1775. He served (as did John Habersham) 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.
The Ghosts of the Olde Pink House
Perhaps the most famous ghost at the Pink House Restaurant in Savannah, Georgia is the ghost of James Habersham Jr. Mr. Habersham had the house constructed in 1789. His family earned their wealth through cotton and rice farming. Patrons of the bar in the bottom level of the Pink House have reported seeing James Habersham hanging out taking in the scene. As fanciful as it may seem, other guests have had conversations with someone dressed in a style that would have been common in Mr. Habersham’s time. They would believe it is an reenactor, until their eyes leave him for a second and their partner in conversation disappears without a trace.
Talking to the staff at the Pink House will yield some interesting accounts of ghostly hauntings over the years. Apparently a spirit in the Pink House enjoys playing pranks on some of the diners of the Restaurant. Menus, which are occasionally stood in the middle of the table, will fall forward towards a guest, for no reason. Inevitably, the menu will hit a glass of wine, knocking it onto the table or into the lap of the person enjoying their meal.