John Jerrison

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John Jerrison
Born February 1776[1]
Died August 29, 1850
Occupation Mayor of Pensacola
Spouse Jane
Children Richard Henry Jerrison
Augustus Curtis Jerrison
Thomas B. Jerrison
John Jerrison Jr.

Captain John Jerrison was a mayor of Pensacola, from 1825 to 1829.

Early life[edit]

In his youth, Jerrison served as a sergeant in the United States Army. After his service concluded, he settled near Fort Benjamin Hawkins in Georgia and worked there as a merchant and contractor. During the War of 1812, Jerrison was a staff officer with the rank of captain. After the war, he settled in Alabama.

In Pensacola[edit]

Eventually setting in Pensacola, Jerrison was elected numerous times to Pensacola's Board of Alderman, and served four years as Mayor. At the time of his death, Jerrison was serving as the clerk of the Pensacola Navy Yard.

References[edit]

  1. Jerrison's epitaph states that he died "aged 74 yrs., 6 mos., 11 days."


Preceded by:
Peter Alba
Mayor of Pensacola
1825-1829
Succeeded by:
Peter Alba