ZUBLY, John Joachim, a Delegate from Georgia; born in St. Gall, Switzerland, August 27,
1724; immigrated to America and settled in South Carolina; was engaged as a
clerk in Wando Neck; ordained to the ministry in 1744; was the first pastor of
the Presbyterian Church in Savannah (later the Independent Presbyterian Church)
in 1760; served in the Provincial Congress of Georgia in 1775; Member of the
Continental Congress from July 4, 1775, to November 1775, when he resigned; was
accused of having furnished information to Sir James Wright, the royal
governor, and narrowly escaped severe punishment; was banished from the State
and one-half of his property was confiscated; resided in South Carolina
1777-1779; returned to Georgia and resumed pastoral duties in Savannah, where
he died July 23, 1781; interment in what was later known as Colonial Park.
BibliographyMartin, Roger A. John Joachim Zubly: Preacher, Planter, and
Politician. Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia, 1976.