3/4/12

Military Monday ~ Revolutionary War Solider and Georgia Statesman

James Greene, his Father John and four Brothers were soliders in the Revolutionary War where James rose to the rank of Lieutenant. When Georgia fell into the hands of the British, James Greene returned to Virginia the state of his birth.
July 2, 1781 Marriage To
Martha Patsy Taylor
Daughter of James and Nancy Owens Taylor
Family Lineage of
President Zachary Taylor
In September 1788 James Greene, Martha and three children born in Virginia, returned to Georgia. Documents of Letters and Land Grants show that he owned large tracts of land in Franklin County which in 1796 became a part of newly formed Jackson County, Georgia. In 1812 a portion of the Pittman land was made part of another new county, Madison County. He also owned a large tract of land in Wilkes County, Georgia where the Pittman Family home once stood, but was destroyed by fire.

After the war, James Greene took an active role in the affairs of Georgia. In 1796 he represented Jackson County at the 1795 Convention. He returned to the 1798 Convention, again as a Representative of Jackson County which has been referred to as *the largest and ablest that ever assembled in Georgia. They formed the Constitution that was not materially changed until after the War between the States. *Historian George Smith.
James Greene Pittman State of Georgia Appointments
Judge of the Inferior Court of Jackson County - June 21, 1796
by Gov. Jared Irwin
Captain in the Jackson County Militia - Oct. 13, 1798
House of Representatiaves 1797-1799
Commissioner of Jackson County Academy - Feb. 11, 1797

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