Our organization was begun informally in the 1960's. The Georgia #1 Company
of the Jamestowne Society was officially organized on 16 January 1982 with Mr.
Varney Graves, Sr. as the organizing Governor. The Charter is dated 1 March 1982.
Mr. Graves death occurred during his term and Mr. C.P. Crosby took over as Governor.
Upon the recommendation of Mrs. Caroline Breeding, the name was changed to First
Georgia Company as it remains today. After Mr. Crosby's term as Governor, Mr.
Jack Bledsoe became the Company Governor followed by Mrs. Lillian Livingston,
Mrs. Caroline Breeding, Mrs. Gaynelle Richardson, Dr. Hardwick Johnson, Jr., Mr.
Alvis Weatherly, Jr., Mr. George Parson, Esq, Mrs. Martha Wright, Mrs. Grace Sanders and Robert S. Evans.
Our present Governor is W. Charles Hampton.
In 2007 we not only had the joy of celebrating the 400th anniversary of Jamestowne,
but First Georgia Company celebrated their 25th anniversary.
[Bylaws First Georgia Company Jamestowne Society]
"ARTICLE III - MEMBERS
Section 1. Membership Eligibility.   Eligibility for membership in First Georgia Company Jamestowne Society shall be the eligibility requirements of the Jamestowne Society.   Membership shall be
open to all members in good standing of the Jamestowne Society.
Section 2. Admission Procedure.   The Governor, upon notification by the Jamestowne Society of new members residing in Georgia, shall direct the Genealogist to extend an invitation to
affiliate with the First Georgia Company.   After acceptance of the invitation, the candidate will become a member upon payment of the initiation fee and the annual dues for the first
year.   Any member in good standing of the Jamestowne Society may request an invitation to membership in the First Georgia Company."
The initiation fee shall be ten dollars ($10.00) and the annual dues shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00)."
First Georgia Company currently has a membership of 117.
We are located in Atlanta, Georgia, heart of the South. Members are close enough to Virginia to travel frequently to the fall
meeting of the Jamestowne Society in Richmond, and to the spring meeting in Williamsburg/Jamestowne,
Virginia. Many of Jamestowne's early settlers have descendants who today live in the Atlanta area.
The First Georgia Company has a spring luncheon in June and a general business meeting luncheon
on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in November. Our agenda is composed
of a business meeting, program, and lunch.
Photos (special past events):
17 November 2007 - First Georgia Company 25th Anniversary Celebration.
2 June 2007 - Jamestowne 400th Anniversary Celebration, Black Tie Event
11 June 2011 - Georgia Company Meeting.   Black Tie Event
|News - 2013
Jamestowne Society First Georgia Company
Fall Luncheon Meeting
was held on
Saturday, the Twenty-third of November
Two Thousand Thirteen
Ansley Golf Club
196 Montgomery Ferry Drive NE
Portions of a Jamestown Rediscovery film were presented -
Starvation, Cannibalism, and Endurance at Jamestown
featuring William Kelso, James Horn, Douglas Owsley, Beverly Straube
Photos (previous meetings):
9 June 2012 - Georgia Company Meeting
19 November 2011 - Georgia Company Meeting
20 November 2010 - Georgia Company Meeting
12 June 2010 - Georgia Company Meeting
21 November 2009 - Georgia Company Meeting