South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1812|
Religious Leader. Slave and minister who organized one of the oldest African-American congregations in North America. In 1782, after being baptised, he began preaching in Chatham County in Georgia. In 1788 he purhased his freedom and formed a congregation in Savannah, Georgia, which was chartered under the name of Bryan Street African Baptist Church. On September 4, 1793 he obtained the lot where the church now stands. By 1800, when the congregation had grown to about 700, they reorganized themselves as the First African Baptist Church. Later in 1832 a dispute over doctrine caused the church to split. The second church became known as First Bryan Baptist Church. Both congregations are descendants of Bryan's original congregation. The congregation of First African Baptist Church were significantly involved in the affairs of the African-American community of Savannah. Andrew Bryan died in Savannah in 1812.
Laurel Grove Cemetery South
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