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John Joachim ZUBLY

(1724-1781)

ZUBLY, John Joachim, a Delegate from Georgia; born in St. Gall, Switzerland, August 27, 1724; immigrated to America and settled in South Carolina; was engaged as a clerk in Wando Neck; ordained to the ministry in 1744; was the first pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Savannah (later the Independent Presbyterian Church) in 1760; served in the Provincial Congress of Georgia in 1775; Member of the Continental Congress from July 4, 1775, to November 1775, when he resigned; was accused of having furnished information to Sir James Wright, the royal governor, and narrowly escaped severe punishment; was banished from the State and one-half of his property was confiscated; resided in South Carolina 1777-1779; returned to Georgia and resumed pastoral duties in Savannah, where he died July 23, 1781; interment in what was later known as Colonial Park.

Bibliography

Martin, Roger A. “John Joachim Zubly: Preacher, Planter, and Politician.” Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia, 1976.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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