John Marrant

John Marrant

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Marrant (June 15, 1755 - April 15, 1791) was one of the first African-American preachers and missionaries. He wrote three books about his experiences as a preacher. Marrant was born in New York City in 1755. Following the death of his father, he moved with his mother to Florida, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. He was able to read and spell by the age of 11. Marrant was taught how to play the French horn and violin, entertaining the local gentry at balls.At the age of 13 Marrant was taken to hear Methodist preacher George Whitefield and was converted. After disagreements with his family about this, he wandered in the wilderness, relying on God to feed and protect him. He was found by a Cherokee hunter and taken to a Cherokee town, where he was sentenced to death. However, he was spared, allegedly due to the miraculous conversion of the executioner.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 313g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136714957
  • 9786136714950