David George

(c. 1743—1810) Baptist preacher

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(b. 1742; d. 1810), black Loyalist, Baptist minister, and strong supporter of free black colonization in Africa. David George was born into slavery in Virginia. Both of his parents, John and Judith George, had been captured in Africa and sold to the especially cruel Chapel family in Virginia. George recalled that his mother was often whipped viciously and that one of his brothers nearly died at the hands of their master. In 1762 his master's treatment of his mother prompted George to run away to Georgia.


From Encyclopedia of African American History: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass in Oxford Reference.

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