Rev London Ferrell

Birth
Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Death Oct 1854 (aged 64–65)
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 29178977 · View Source
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Rev. London Ferrell was born a slave in Hanover County, Virginia. He came to Kentucky in 1811, after the death of his owner. He was ordained in 1821 by the Elkhorn Baptist Association. Rev. Ferrell ministered to the black population of Lexington, he was placed over the First African Church.

In 1833, cholera visited Lexington, only he, Rev. Benjamine Bosworth Smith of Rector of Christ Church and a Catholic priest, Fr. Ed McMahon were the only ministers that remained in the city. Rev. Farrell and Rev. Smith both lost their wives to cholera. Rev. London Farrell is buried in the Old Episcopal Buring Ground in Lexington, Kentucky.


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  • Maintained by: Jack Gilliam
  • Originally Created by: Tom Holley
  • Added: 19 Aug 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 29178977
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev London Ferrell (1789–Oct 1854), Find a Grave Memorial no. 29178977, citing Old Episcopal Third Street Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Jack Gilliam (contributor 48354451) .