Andrew Bryan

Andrew Bryan (HMA5V)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.93', W 81° 5.943'

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Andrew Bryan was born at Goose Creek, S.C. about 1716. He came to Savannah as a slave and here he was baptized by the Negro missionary, the Reverend George Leile, in 1781. Leile evacuated with the British in 1782 at the close of the American Revolution and Bryan took up his work. He preached at Yamacraw and Brampton Plantation. On January 20, 1788, the Reverned Abraham Marshall (White) and the Reverned Jessie Peter (Colored) ordained Andrew Bryan and certified the congregation at a Brampton barn as the Ethiopian Church of Jesus Christ.

The Reverend Bryan moved from place to place with his congregation and was even imprisoned and whipped for preaching during a time when whites feared any slave gathering as a focus for rebellion. He persevered and finally bought his and his family`s freedom and purchased this lot for his church. Andrew Bryan pastored until his death, October 6, 1812. He is buried in Savannah`s Laurel Grove Cemetery.
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HM NumberHMA5V
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number025-89
Year Placed1980
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 2:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490652 N 3549547
Decimal Degrees32.08216667, -81.09905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.93', W 81° 5.943'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 55.80" N, 81° 5' 56.58" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 575-599 W Bryan St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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