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Anna Ellison Butler Alexander
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Birth: 1865
Saint Simons Island
Glynn County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1947
Pennick
Glynn County
Georgia, USA

Social Reformer, Religious Leader. Anna E.B. Alexander, a descendant of slaves from the Butler family plantations in Pennsylvania and St. Simons Island, Georgia., grew up in an area called Pennick, a rural location, just north of Brunswick, Georgia. She established an Episcopal church in 1894 and a local parochial school in 1902, for the children in that locale. She taught both the negro and white children in and around that area. She was the first black woman ordained as a Deaconess in the national Episcopal Church, in 1907, and considered a Saint in later years, by the Episcopal Church. 
 
Note: Information in bio from several church authors, available on the internet and a personal letter by Anna to Mrs. Taylor, Brunswick, Ga., dated Oct. 12, 1937
 
Burial:
Good Shepherd's Church Grounds
Pennick
Glynn County
Georgia, USA
Plot: 1
 
Created by: James Smith
Record added: Jul 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39432369
Anna Ellison <i>Butler</i> Alexander
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Anna Ellison <i>Butler</i> Alexander
Added by: James Smith
 
 
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Anna the First Black Deaconess of Episcopal Church she was known as a Saint. God Bless you in all you did here on earth and I'm sure you are one of Gods angels and are watching over us all now.
- Paula G Fowler
 Added: Jul. 15, 2009
 
 
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