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Maj. John Habersham

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Georgia
Death: December 17, 1799 (54)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Habersham and Mary Habersham
Husband of Ann Sarah Habersham
Father of Ann Ward; Joseph C. Habersham, MD and Mary Butler Habersham
Brother of James Habersham, Jr. and Joseph Habersham, U.S. Postmaster General

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About Maj. John Habersham

A Patriot of the American Revolution for Georgia with the rank of Major. DAR Ancestor # A048841 DAR A 048841, GA

HABERSHAM, John, (brother of Joseph Habersham and uncle of Richard Wylly Habersham), a Delegate from Georgia; born at “Beverly,” near Savannah, Ga., December 23, 1754; completed preparatory studies and later attended Princeton College; engaged in mercantile pursuits; served in the Revolutionary War as first lieutenant and brigade major of the First Georgia Continental Regiment; twice a prisoner of war; Member of the Continental Congress in 1785; appointed Indian agent by General Washington; appointed commissioner to the Beaufort convention to adjust the Georgia-South Carolina boundary; member of the first board of trustees to establish the University of Georgia; secretary of the Georgia branch of the Society of the Cincinnati upon its organization; collector of customs at Savannah from 1789 until his death near Savannah, Ga., December 17, 1799; interment in Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Ga.


John Habersham (December 23, 1754 – December 17, 1799) was an American merchant, planter, and soldier from Georgia. He was the son of loyalist official James Habersham and the younger brother of patriot leader Joseph Habersham. He served as an officer in the 1st Georgia Regiment during the American Revolutionary War. He was a delegate to the Congress of the Confederation in 1785.

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December 23, 1744
December 12, 1783
Age 38
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December 17, 1799
Age 54
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States