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

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Record #84 from Delaware Annual Conference Methodist Episcopal Church Memoirs 1865-1950

Date of Conference Journal Memoir/Obituary April 21, 1895
Deceased Person Samuel Griffin Waters
Birth 1820 in Upper Fairmount, MD
Death 11/19/1894 in home of son
Church Service, Charges Served, Affiliated Locations, and Other Biographical Information One of founders of Delaware Conference. Converted 1839 at Deal's Island campground & joined church in Fairmount, Md which met in gallery of church while white people occupied body of church. During the time when colored men could not have a book in his possession, he acquired what was called a good education. Licensed as local preacher in 1847 at a time when all ministers in Quarterly Conference were white. Charges: Upper Fairmount, Quantico, Snow Hill, East New Market, Laurel, DE, Kent Island. Superannuated 1880 due to health.
Family and Other Information Spouse: Henrietta Fountain md 3/17/1844 - 17 children Wife & 9 children predeceased him.
Online PDF Page Number (if available) microfilm roll 2: 1895 journal pg 53
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