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Upon moving to Savannah Georgia in the late 1700's, John Garnier Williamson was extremely active both politically and socially. His activities laid the foundation for his son, John Postell Williamson (1778-1843). Not only was John P. Williamson the Mayor of Savannah in 1808 and a Justice of the Inferior Court, but he was also an Alderman for several years and a member of countless organizations. In addition to the numerous lots inside and outside of Chatham County, he owned the following plantations during his life, Brampton, .Retreat, Clifton, and Placentia. John P. Williamson was married twice: in 1804 to Sarah McQueen and in 1821 to Madeline Julia Dennis. Between his two wives, John P. Wiliiamson had 15 children.

Publication Date

Fall 1988

John Postell Williamson (1778-1843)