Ebenezer Jackson letter book
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Ebenezer Jackson letter book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jackson, Ebenezer, 1763-1837.
Title: Ebenezer Jackson letter book
Dates: 1801-1820
Extent: 0.04 cubic feet (2 microfilm rolls)
Identification: MS 1408

Biographical/Historical Note

Ebenezer Jackson (1763-1837), the son of Michael and Ruth Jackson, was born in Newton, Massachusetts. At the age of 14, he enlisted in his father's regiment, the 8th Massachusetts Infantry; he served until 1783. Jackson moved to Savannah, Georgia, where he became a merchant, selling rice and cotton. He was also involved with the Tennessee Company and owned two plantations. He married Charlotte Fenwick Pierce (1766-1819), the widow of Major William Leigh Pierce and sister of Harriet Fenwick Tattnall, on July 25, 1792. He owned a summer home in Middletown, Connecticut, from 1801 until 1826.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of Ebenezer Jackson's letter book, 1801-1820. The letter book was microfilmed by Duke University.

Index Terms

Jackson, Ebenezer, 1763-1837.
Letter books.

Location of Originals


Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Ebenezer Jackson letter book, MS 1408, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1X-1408-01. Letter book, 1801-1804


2X-1408-02. Letter book, 1805-1820