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James Jackson
September 21, 1757 James Jackson born, Moreton, Hamstead, Devonshire, England
  James Jackson
February 15, 1780 George Wells is killed in a duel by James Jackson, Augusta, Georgia
  James Jackson
  City of Augusta, Georgia
July 11, 1782 James Jackson and American forces enter Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Jackson
July 25, 1782 Lt. Col. James Jackson, leading a group of Georgia militia briefly engage British forces on Skidaway Island. This is the final action in the coastal war.
  James Jackson
  Georgia and the American Revolution
July 14, 1787 James Gunn, Abraham Baldwin and James Jackson visit William Bartram's home in Philadelphia
  William Bartram
  James Jackson
  Abraham Baldwin
  James Gunn
  James Jackson
July 14, 1787 James Gunn, Abraham Baldwin and James Jackson visit William Bartram's home in Philadelphia
  William Bartram
  James Jackson
  Abraham Baldwin
  James Gunn
  James Jackson
March 4, 1789 James Gunn and William Few begin service as Georgia's first U. S. Senators. Abraham Baldwin, James Jackson and George Mathews begin service in the U. S. House of Representatives.
  Abraham Baldwin
  James Gunn
  William Few
  James Jackson
January 14, 1796 Responding to public pressure, almost all legislators who profited from the Yazoo Land Act are removed from office. U.S. Senator James Jackson, now a member of the state legislature, convenes the so-called "Reform Legislature"
  James Jackson
  Yazoo Land Fraud
February 11, 1796 Jackson County created
  James Jackson
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Jackson County, Georgia
February 15, 1796 The Yazoo Land Fraud comes to an end as James Jackson and other expunge the event from Georgia history by buring all records related to the incident on the steps of the capitol, then in Louisville, Georgia. They missed one copy, sent to George Washington.
  James Jackson
  George Washington
February 18, 1796 Under pressure from reformists led by U.S. Senator and Revolutionary War hero James Jackson, the Yazoo Land Act is rescinded.
  James Jackson
  Georgia headright grants
January 12, 1798 James Jackson begins term as governor
  James Jackson
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
March 19, 1806 James Jackson dies, Washington, D. C.
  James Jackson


Perhaps best known for his return to the Georgia house from the U. S. Senate to oversee a reform movement that swept the state following the Yazoo Land Fraud, James Jackson was a Revolutionary War hero who also served the state as governor.





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