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Rev Jacob Stroyer
Birth: 1848
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1908
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Author, Social Reformer, Minister. He was born a slave on a plantation about 28 miles outside Columbia, S.C., and in 1864 was wounded by a shellburst during the Union bombardment of Fort Sumter, as he and other slaves were pressed into the dangerous work of repairing Confederate installations during the Civil War. After the war he educated himself and made his way to Massachusetts where he became an African Methodist Episcopal minister and pastor of the Salem Colored Mission for 25 years. An articulate speaker and talented writer, he chronicled his life as a slave, which was published for the first time in 1879 as "My Life in the South". Rich in description of social customs, slave hierarchy and intimate lives of men and women, as well as their relationship with white society, it has gone through numerous printings and continues to be cited by historians and anthropologists researching the day-to-day life of slaves in the antebellum South.  (bio by: Bob on Gallows Hill) 
Greenlawn Cemetery
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: May 12, 2007
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