Our Georgia History
 

Georgia History Timeline / Chronology 1775
<<Previous year    Next year>>
Georgia History Navidater
Century000's 1400's 1500's 1600's 1700's 1800's 1900's 2000's
Decade1700's 1710's 1720's 1730's 1740's 1750's 1760's 1770's 1780's 1790's
Year1770 1771 1772 1773 1774 1775 1776 1777 1778 1779
January 17, 1775 Lower House called to order in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 18, 1775 Provincial congress called to order in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 23, 1775 Noble Wimberly Jones, Archibald Bullloch and John Houstoun selected to represent Georgia in the 2nd Continental Congress by 4 parishes. They refuse to take their seats because the number of counties do not represent a majority.
  Archibald Bulloch
  John Houstoun, Patriot
March 2, 1775 Battle of the Rice Boats
March 3, 1775
  Georgia and the American Revolution
March 21, 1775 Dr. Lyman Hall elected as Representative to 2nd Continental Congress by St. John's Parish.
  Lyman Hall
April 18, 1775 Witnessing British troop movements, Joseph Warren asks Paul Revere to bring the news Samuel Adams and John Hancock in Lexington
  Joseph Warren
April 19, 1775 Start of the American Revolution
  Georgia and the American Revolution
May 11, 1775 600 pounds of gunpowder removed from the Savannah armory by Radicals led by Noble Wimberly Jones
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 13, 1775 Lyman Hall presents credentials to the 2nd Continental Congress in Philadelphia. He participates in discussions but refuses to vote
  Lyman Hall
May 20, 1775 George Liele is ordained a Baptist minister. Liele is black.
June 4, 1775 Patriots in Savannah spike cannon assembled to celebrate the king's birthday
  City of Savannah, Georgia
June 5, 1775 Liberty pole erected in front of Peter Tondee's tavern, Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
June 6, 1775 George Galphin is paid for debts covered by treaty of 1773 with the Creek Indians. Galphin, a radical of note, had been refused money owed to him by the state of Georgia. Georgia had sold the land ceded by the Creek in 1773 to settlers for 1.25 dollars per acre. From the sum accumulated, the debts of the traders were to be paid, including the debts owed to Galphin. Wright knew Galphin was a radical and as such refused to pay him. Finally, Galphin demanded an audit of his claims and payment, which occurred on this date.
  James Wright
June 9, 1775 Governor Wright requests the right to leave the colony the following Spring
  James Wright
June 13, 1775 Meeting at Mrs Cuyler's home. Georgia's radicals sought to assuage the fears of settlers by guaranteeing to do their utmost to preserve peace and good order in the colony.
June 14, 1775 Joseph Warren appointed Major General of Massachusetts troops.
  Joseph Warren
June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill)
  Joseph Warren
June 22, 1775 Daniel Morgan elected captain of his Virginia militia (Winchester). They are ordered to report to Boston.
  Daniel Morgan
June 22, 1775 Council of Safety established to make decisions when the provincial congress is not seated. Its leader (William Ewen) serves as Georgia's executive. Other members are: Seth John Cuthbert, Joseph Habersham, Edward Telfair, William LeConte, Basil Cowper, Joseph Clay, George Walton, John Glenn, Samuel Elbert, William Young, Elisha Butler, George Houston, John Smith, Francis H. Harris and John Morel
  George Walton
  Samuel Elbert
July 3, 1775 Heading west to Creek country from Silver Bluff on the Savannah River (near Augusta), William Bartram spends the night at Ocmulgee Old Fields (now Ocmulgee Mounds National Park).
  Creek Indians
  William Bartram
  City of Augusta, Georgia
July 4, 1775 By unanimous vote the provincial congress selects Archibald Bulloch as president and George Walton as secretary.
  Archibald Bulloch
  George Walton
July 4, 1775 102 delegates attend a provincial congress held at Tondee's Tavern
July 6, 1775 Provincial congress adopts 16 resolutions dealing mostly with restricting trade with England and other English colonies
July 7, 1775 The Second Provincial Congress elects Archibald Bulloch, John Houstoun, The Reverend John Zubley, Noble Wimberly Jones and Lyman Hall as delegates to the Continental Congress
  Lyman Hall
  Archibald Bulloch
July 13, 1775 Georgia agrees to adopt an "article of association." This brings them into the radical camp as a state
July 16, 1775 The plan known as the Constitutional Post is adopted by the Second Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin is appointed the first postmaster general
  Benjamin Franklin
July 17, 1775 Provincial congress adjourns
August 2, 1775 Ebenezer McCarthy is charge with enlisting Georgia recruits into the South Carolina regiments
August 6, 1775 Daniel Morgan and his company of Virginia militia report to American command in Boston
  Daniel Morgan
August 8, 1775 Council of Safety requests that the election of officers by the militia be put into effect. Wright refuses.
  James Wright
September 10, 1775 Non-importation agreement by provincial congress goes into effect
September 10, 1775 Captain Oliver Bowen and Major Joseph Habersham are ordered to Tybee Island to watch for a ship bringing powder for the Royalists
September 13, 1775 Archibald Bulloch, John Houstoun, Lyman Hall, John Zubly are officially recognized as the Georgia delegation to the Second Continental Congress.
September 17, 1775 Liberty Boys seize 250 barrels of gunpowder at Tybee Roads
September 17, 1775 Capt. Bowen, Capt. Barnwell, (SC) Capt. Joyner (SC) and Major Joseph Habersham seize an armed British schooner off Tybee Island under the command of Captain Maitland.
October 7, 1775 Georgia seizes British Ship
  Georgia and the American Revolution
November 10, 1775 Under the command of Benedict Arnold, American forces begin the invasion of Canada. Involved in this invasion are Captain Daniel Morgan and Brigadier General Richard Montgomery, both of whom have counties in Georgia named for them.
  Daniel Morgan
November 13, 1775 Richard Montgomery, Irishman promoted to Brigadier General by George Washington captures the city of Montreal
  George Washington
December 0, 1775 George Walton elected President of the Council of Safety
  George Walton
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
  Georgia and the American Revolution
December 1, 1775 Council of Safety takes supervision of courts and appoints judges to the court of appeals
December 22, 1775 Prohibitory Act
December 25, 1775 The "Crown post" closes throughout the United States
December 31, 1775 Richard Montgomery dies while storming the city of Quebec, Canada. Daniel Morgan is taken prisoner.
  Daniel Morgan
The best search in Georgia History
Georgia History Navidater
Century000's 1400's 1500's 1600's 1700's 1800's 1900's 2000's
Decade1700's 1710's 1720's 1730's 1740's 1750's 1760's 1770's 1780's 1790's
Year1770 1771 1772 1773 1774 1775 1776 1777 1778 1779


Return to Index


FrontHistory 101Early GeorgiaAmerican IndiansSearch
WarsPeopleTimelineListsPlacesPoetry




Golden Ink
Georgia's innovative design group


Legal Notice
Privacy Policy
Copyright