Welcome to the General James Jackson NSDAR.

Our chapter namesake, General James Jackson, was born September 21, 1757, at Devonshire, England, the son of James and Mary Weber Jackson. At age fifteen, he immigrated to Georgia and studied law under James Wereat and George Walton. He was active in all movements to establish independence and liberty for the colonies. His six years of military service consisted of the unsuccessful defense of Savannah (1778), the Battle of Cowpens (1780), and the Recovery of Augusta (1781).

General Wayne ordered him as Lt. Colonel to repossess Savannah (July 1782). The Georgia Legislature rewarded his services by giving him a house in Savannah. Jackson was very prominent in political life in Georgia from 1784 until his death in 1806. He served as a member of the Legislature, Governor of Georgia, and as a member of the Unites States Senate. General Jackson led a campaign for the election of members of the Legislature who would rescind and publicly burn the records of the Yazoo Act. He was married in 1785 to Mary Charlotte Young, daughter of a Revolutionary War soldier, by whom he had four sons who later became influential citizens in the public life of Georgia. While serving in the Senate, he died in Washington in 1806 and was buried in Arlington cemetery.