Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Quarleses in:
 • Oakland Cemetery
 • Atlanta
 • Fulton County
 • Georgia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Rev Frank Quarles
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: 1819
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1891
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Minister. Founder and first pastor of Atlanta's oldest African-American congregation, Friendship Baptist Church. Organized as the First Colored Baptist Church in 1862 under Quarles, with 25 members, when congregation separated from the First Baptist Church of Atlanta. Services were held initially in a box car near Walton Street. The church later moved to Luckie Street and eventually settled on the corner of Haynes and Market Street. With increasing membership they purchase property on West Mitchell Street and renamed their congregation Friendship Baptist Church. In 1879, the church held first classes of the Atlanta Baptist Seminary, known today as Morehouse College and in 1881 Spelman College began in its basement. Quarles served as pastor from 1862 until his death in 1891. During his pastorate the church membership was significantly increased from 25 to 1,750 members. 
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Curtis Jackson
Record added: Aug 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115206922
Rev Frank Quarles
Added by: Curtis Jackson
 
Rev Frank Quarles
Added by: TJ
 
Rev Frank Quarles
Added by: TJ
 
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Beverly Joe Vaughn ☮
 Added: Sep. 3, 2013

- Dennis Alan Deel
 Added: Aug. 27, 2013

- mj
 Added: Aug. 22, 2013
There are 29 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service