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Mordecai Sheftall

B. H Levy

Mordecai Sheftall

Jewish revolutionary patriot

by B. H Levy

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Published by Georgia Historical Society .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography,
  • Jews,
  • Participation, Jewish,
  • Revolution, 1775-1783,
  • Savannah,
  • Savannah (GA),
  • Sheftall, Mordecai,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages141
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12144162M
    ISBN 101881620727
    ISBN 109781881682073

    Sheftall, Mordecai, Sheftall, Sheftall, Spain--Treaties. United States--Foreign relations Virginia--Politics and government Administrative Information. Preferred Citation. John Milledge letter to Sheftall Sheftall, ms Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries. Mordecai Sheftall was paroled on Febru but his son was not released until June. The two made their way north, where they remained for the duration of the war. Rev. Allen’s diary pages were ultimately saved and sent to his brother, another patriot minister, Thomas Allen, known as “the fighting parson.”.

    found: NUCMC data from Amer. Jewish Archives for William Bingham letter, Jan. 22 (Mordecai Sheftall was a soldier, patriot, merchant, rancher, and Mason. He was a prisoner of the British during the American Revolution, a founder of Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia, and an inspector of . Mordecai Sheftall papers Collection Identifier: P

    The Petition of Mordecai Sheftall, Febru From the Mordecai Sheftall Papers, MS View Transcript. Mordecai, among the earliest children born in Savannah (2 December ) was the son of Benjamin Sheftall. Mordecai Sheftall was born in the town of Savannah on December 2, in the British land trust of Georgia to Prussian-born Jews, Benjamin and Perla Sheftall. According to John McKay Sheftall in "The Sheftalls of Savannah," Mordecai's father, Benjamin, was born in Frankfurt-on-Oder in and moved from Prussia to London some time prior to.


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Mordecai Sheftall: Jewish revolutionary patriot Hardcover – January 1, by B. H Levy (Author) › Visit Amazon's B. H Levy Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author.

Learn about Author Central. H Author: B. H Levy. Mordecai Sheftall was part of the first generation of his family to be born in the American colonies. He was born on December 2, in Savannah, Georgia into an Orthodox Jewish family.

His parents, Perla and Benjamin Sheftall, had moved to the new world from England and were actively involved in. A look at the life of the son of Mordecai Sheftall, Sheftall Sheftall, who was commissioned Flag Master of the sloop "Carolina Packet" on a mission to deliver money, flour, and other provisions for the "starving prisoners of war and needy civilians of Charleston" and later settled in Savannah, Georgiap.

This letter of Sheftall, which may be the only one ever to reach the market, comes with the diary pages. This letter of Mordecai Shaftell describes trying to arrange a proper burial for his friend Moses Allen, and may be the only letter of him to reach the market in the recent past.

Colonel Mordecai Sheftall Marker. Inscription. As Deputy Commissary General of Issues for Georgia and South Carolina, Colonel Sheftall was the highest ranking Jewish officer in the Revolutionary War. Captured by the British in the Battle of Savannah, Dec. 29,Sheftall was imprisoned for two years at Antigua and later released in an.

Sheftall Sheftall was the eldest son of Mordecai Sheftall, a successful Savannah merchant, shipper, and statesman. Induring the Revolutionary War, Mordecai became a colonel, and he named Sheftall as his assistant. The following year both men were taken as prisoners by the British and held in the Caribbean for two years before being released.

At Mordecai's urging, Mrs. Sheftall took her other children to the relative safety of Charleston. Separation from family weighed heavily on Mordecai. 1. Mordecai was compassionate to the needs of others. It is evident from the start of the book of Esther that Mordecai’s heart always beat for the needs of others, beginning most of all when he took in his orphaned niece Hadassah (later named Esther) after her parents’ deaths.

InGuy-Sheftall returned to Spelman College as an English professor. She decided to help broaden the Women’s Studies Movement to include issues pertinent to African Americans.

Guy-Sheftall began editing books of literature by African American. The Mordecai Sheftall Papers record the personal and business affairs of Mordecai Sheftall, and to a lesser extent, his wife, Frances, and their sons Sheftall, Moses, and Benjamin.

A generation later, Mordecai Sheftall helped lead Savannah’s fight for independence and, according to congregational folklore, became the highest-ranking Jewish officer in the Revolutionary War.

Mordecai Sheftall (December 2, – July 6, ) was a Georgia merchant who served as a Colonel in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and was the highest ranking Jewish officer of the Colonial forces. Book Description The period between signalled a major change in how Jewish identity was understood both by Jews and non-Jews throughout the Americas.

Sheftall was left on her own with the children for close to a year and a half. In Marchshe wrote to Mordecai that she had “received the two thousand pounds of Mr.

Cape, with which I make exceeding well out by doing a little business.” What sort of business she conducted with this money is not divulged. The tale of Mordecai and Sheftall’s imprisonment and release from the Nancy was not the end of their ordeal. While trying to make their way north, the two were once again captured, this time.

Mordecai Sheftall (December 2, - July 6, ) was a Georgia merchant who served as a Colonel in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and was the highest ranking Jewish officer of the Colonial forces.

He was born in Savannah to Perla and Benjamin Sheftall, who had arrived in to the Georgia colony on the William and Sarah from London, England, with a few dozen. Mordecai Sheftall and the Jewish Community Cemetery. Mordecai Sheftall (Figure 2) was the son of Benjamin Sheftall, one of the immigrants on the William and Sarah, and the highest ranking Jewish officer in the colonial forces.

During his time in Savannah, he saw. B.H. Levy is the author of Mordecai Sheftall ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published ) and Savannah's Old Jewish Community Cemeteries ( a 4/5(1). But none quite as unique as Mordecai Sheftall.

Mordecai lived between and He was the son of Benjamin and Perla Sheftall who came to Savannah on either the William or Sarah two ships in that brought the first Jewish settlers of Georgia. Mordecai was Benjamin and Perla’s son and a successful merchant and real estate dealer in.

Elizabeth B. Cooksey, Savannah, 01/11/ Last edited by NGE Staff on 09/16/ The highest-ranking Jewish officer on the colonial side during the Revolutionary War (), Mordecai Sheftall was also successful as a merchant and shipper and as a soldier and statesman.

Mordecai Sheftall () was born in Savannah, a son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Sheftall who emigrated to Georgia in He served as magistrate of Chatham County and as Deputy Commissioner of Issues for the Continental troops in Georgia.

He and his son, Sheftall Sheftall, were taken prisoner inbut exchanged and released in bio: Married Mordecai Sheftall on 21 November in Savannah, Georgia.

She was the 2nd wife of Mordecai and from this union had 3 children. Abstract from Laurel Grove Cemetery Keepers Book: Mrs.

Elizabeth SHEFFTALL died the 27th of October,and was buried the following day in Lot   Amelia Wimberly Sheftall, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mordecai George Traylor Sheftall of New York, was married yesterday to Frank Albert Wilk, a .