Historic Markers Across Georgia



Jane Culyer



Marker ID: GHS None
Location: Robert Emmett Park, Bay St., Savannah, GA
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 04.785    W 081° 05.166
  32.07975    -81.0861
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMWKZ
Jane Culyer Marker  



Text:

Jane Cuyler (born Jeanne de la Touche) came to Savannah with her husband Teleman in 1768. After his death in 1772, Cuyler took in lodgers, first at her home on the corner of Bull and Broughton Streets, then at an undetermined location on Bay Street. It was at her home on Bay Street that she hosted meetings of Savannah´s Liberty Boys, among them her son Henry Cuyler. After the capture of Savannah by the British, Jane Cuyler´s role in supporting the efforts of the revolutionaries resulted in an arrest warrant issued by Governor Wright in January 1781. By that time, however, Cuyler had followed the advise of friends and fled Savannah.



 
Notes:

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the Bonaventure Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

 

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