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John Joachim Zubly

Continental congressman , clergyman

John Joachim Zubly, Swiss Continental congressman, clergyman. member 1st Continental Congress from Georgia, 1775-1777, opposed complete break with England.

Background

Zubly, John Joachim was born on August 27, 1724 in St. Gall, Switzerland. Son of David Zubly.

Education

A.M. (honorary), College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1770, honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1774.

Career

Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church at German Church, London, England., 1744. Became 1st pastor Presbyterian (later Independent Presbyterian) Church, Savannah, Georgia, 1760. Delegate Georgia Provincial Congress, 1775.

Member 1st Continental Congress from Georgia, 1775-1777, opposed complete break with England. Accused of having given information to Sir James Wright (royal governor New York), banished from Georgia, had half of his property confiscated, 1777-1779. Lived in South Carolina. until royal government was restored in Georgia, 1779, then returned to Savannah, resumed ministerial duties until death.

Author: The Stamp Act Repealed, 1766: An Humble Inquiry, 1769. Great Britain’s Right to Tax Her Colonies, 1774. The Law of Liberty (sermon), 1775.

Works

  • Author: The Stamp Act Repealed, 1766: An Humble Inquiry, 1769. Great Britain’s Right to Tax Her Colonies, 1774. The Law of Liberty (sermon), 1775.

Membership

Member 1st Continental Congress from Georgia, 1775-1777, opposed complete break with England.

Connections

Married Ann Tobler, November 12, 1746, 2 children.

father:
David Zubly. Zubly

spouse:
Ann Tobler