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David George

As the founder of the African Baptist Church in Nova Scotia and Africa, David George was one of the principal leaders of the Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia.

Moses Wilkinson

Blind, lame, and unable to work, Moses nonetheless led the most numerous congregation of Black Loyalists; the Wesleyan Methodists.

John Marrant

Marrant was the apostle of the Calvinist or Huntingdonian Methodists. A Black Loyalist himself, Marrant's remarkable story has been recorded in two autobiographical accounts of his life.

Boston King

One of the Wesleyan Methodist ministers, King's account of his life serves as a valuable description of life as a Black Loyalist.

Cato Perkins

John Marrant chose Perkins to lead the Calvinist Methodists, but Perkins's historical significance stems more from his petition to the Sierra Leone's Colony's leaders.

Joseph Leonard

As the Anglican lay preacher for Brindley Town, Leonard went well beyond the limits of Anglican doctrine, performing baptisms and communion without having been ordained as a minister.

John Ball

John Ball was one of Moses Wilkinson's Wesleyan converts. He became a traveling preacher through Nova Scotia. Ball also served as one of the local organizers for the mission to Sierra Leone.

Meeting in the African Church Cincinatti Ohio, 1853
Religion was central to Black Loyalist life.


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