Sunday, October 31, 2010

James Habersham

James Habersham (1713-1775) was a colonial statesman who became an acting governor of Georgia from 1771 to 1773. He was born in Beverley, Yorkshire, England and came to Georgia in 1738. He was a schoolteacher in Savannah and ultimately joined with Reverend George Whitefield in assisting with the education of the orphans of Bethesda Orphanage. Later, he became a merchant and was a strong Loyalist.

Pictured is James Habersham, Jr.

The biography of the Habersham family is available to members of www, in the Colonial section, along the first records of the colonists, ie., passenger lists, land grants, baptisms, etc.