Anna Ellison <I>Butler</I> Alexander

Anna Ellison Butler Alexander

Saint Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia, USA
Death 24 Sep 1947 (aged 81–82)
Pennick, Glynn County, Georgia, USA
Burial Pennick, Glynn County, Georgia, USA
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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.

Gravesite Details 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

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