GILLILAND, JAMES - Brown County, Ohio | JAMES GILLILAND - Ohio Gravestone Photos


Old Red Oak Cemetery
Brown County,

OCT 28 1769 - 1845
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From 1805 until his death he preached at Red Oak against slavery and for the first seventeen years of that time was pre-eminent among abolition leaders in southern Ohio. In 1830 he headed an effort to compose a pastoral letter, together with Samuel Crothers, on the subject of slavery. Eighteen-thousand copies of this letter were printed. The Presbyterian churches at Ripley Ohio, Georgetown, Russellville, and Decatur which became well-known for their abolition sentiments sprang from Gilliland's church at Red Oak and for vehement anti-slavery preaching there was not a group of ministers in the country who could surpass those who clustered about this Carolina pioneer and with him helped to for the vigorous Chillicothe Presbytery

Contributed on 5/9/07 by dakotashea
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Submitted: 5/9/07 • Approved: 5/9/07 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R24822-G0-S3

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