|Birth: ||Aug. 25, 1848|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1911|
Bishop Abraham Grant, D.D.
African Methodist Episcopal Church
A Biographical Sketch of a Notable Colored Minister
The mother (a slave) had been sold and being heavy with child was not compelled as others to walk to the plantation of her owner but was placed in an ox-cart and when mid-way between the plantation of her former and future home, she gave birth to a man child and named him ABRAHAM!
Thus like the Saviour whom he preached so effectively, Abraham Grant could boast of the humblest birth. Bishop Grant was great in his goodness, his earnestness and simplicity. He came from the thralldom of American slavery, walking from a Florida plantation to the highest position within the province of man to give in the Church of God: the Bishopric.
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Additional information from: Who's Who in the World, 1912, submitted by Bishop Grant for publication. Grant, Abraham: Bishop of the 5th District. President, Bd. Trustees, Western University. President, Financial Bd., Washington.Born Aug. 25, 1848, at Lake City Fla.; was a slave and was sold at Columbus, Ga. for $6,000 Confed. Money; after war, returned to Florida, clerked in a grocery store of former owner and spent few hours daily in a missionary school; later steward in hotels at Lake City and Jacksonville, Fla. attended night school at Cookman Inst., a short ime. Licensed to preach, A.M.E. Ch., April 3, 1873; elder, March 4, 1876; while in Jacksonville, was insp. of customs, and apptd. by Gov. Stearns Co. Commr., Duval Co.; Transferred to Texas, 1878; pastor at San Antonio and Austin; became presiding elder and vice-pres. Paul Quinn College, Waco, Texas; elected bishop, May 24, 1888.Was bishop consecutively of 9th, 1st and 4th districts; was president 4 years, Bd. Publication, A.M.E. Ch., Philadelphia; has been president Ch. Extension Bd. A.M.E. Ch. 12 years. Member Ecumenical Meth. Conf., Washington, 1891; presided over confs. at West Coast Africa, Feb., 1899; mem. Ecumenical Missionary conf., New York, 1900. Ecumenical Meth. Conf. London, 1900.Married Oct. 23, 1902, to Mrs. L. R. Armstrong of Houston, Texas. Address: 532 Washington Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.A.
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A great man of God of color.--(Silas Griffin)
Buried in San Antonio, TX
In Observance of the AZ Centennial, 1912-2012
Silas Griffin, G.R.a.V.E., 1999-2012
Discovered Obit and Bio Sept. 2011
AZ Republican, Phoenix, AZ 2/13/1922
City Cemetery #1
Created by: Robert S. Griffin
Record added: Jul 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94345046
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Blessed are the Saints of God.R.I.P.|
Robert S. Griffin
Added: Jul. 28, 2012