Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #65 from Delaware Annual Conference Methodist Episcopal Church Memoirs 1865-1950

Date of Conference Journal Memoir/Obituary April 1, 1891
Deceased Person Rev. Joshua Brinkley
Birth 12/27/1815 in Wilmington, De.
Death March 1890 at his home near Marydel, Caroline Co., Md
Church Service, Charges Served, Affiliated Locations, and Other Biographical Information He was bound to a family in Odessa, Del when very young. Converted in a white congregation of M. E. Church nears Sassafras, Kent Cty, Md. In 1830. Licensed to preach 12/12/1851. Achieved various positions. When invited & visiting Lewiston circuit near Laurel, Del., he was prevented by the white people who armed themselves & went to house of one Brother Samuel Spencer & captured him. After warning him of what would happen if he returned to preach the gospel, they let him go. He did return & was again assailed by crowd of white boys & was hidden. Taken from hiding place he was carried ten miles away from Laurel, away from friend & was released. Appointments: Port Deposit; Mt. Zion, Dover; Bridgeville; New Castle & others. Was a Conference steward. Was superannuated in 1884. Preached last sermon in 1890.
Family and Other Information No recollection of his parents. Spouse: Caroline E. Bayard in Odellas Del. Md. 10/13/1844 may have had daughter.
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