About Boston King, U.E.L., Methodist Missionary
A man who overcome great adversity
This profile meant to Honor his contributions to Canada, and Sierra Leone
What we know of Boston King:
A Slave in Colonial America, Boston sided with the British and fled with his partner Violet behind British lines becoming a United Empire Loyalist. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p60.html
Boston was a servant to a British Officer-Captain Grey and had delivered messages across enemy lines. Boston also served in the British Navy
Boston escaped his captivity twice while making his way from South Carolina to New York, And, he survived Smallpox. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p60.html
After the War, like many Loyalists, he made the Exodus to Canada. He settled in Nova Scotia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_King
note: the Boston King family, would have been two, of 3000 Negroes that made the arduous trek to Canada and would have been recorded in a Census known as "Book of Negroes"
We know Boston and Violet settled in a Village called Birchtown. He done odd jobs to make ends meet while waiting for his overdue Land Grant and Provisions.
We know Boston was appointed Methodist Minister and preached in Preston (near Halifax)
Boston and Violet emigrate to: Province of Freedom, Sierra Leone and began Mission work as a Methodist Missionary http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_King
Violet dies shortly after arrival.
Eventually 1200 Black Canadians make this Exodus to Sierra Leone and eventually establish another town-Freetown, Sierra Leone
Boston King is sent to England for education as a teacher and minister at the Methodist-Kingswood School, near Bristol
Boston returns to Sierra Leone to teach We know he was a missionary to the Sherbro people, who lived in the coastal region about 100 miles South of Freetown. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherbro_people
Boston publishes his autobiography.
Boston's historically important autobiography is a significant look into life at that time period and a must read! (a snipet of his memoirs) http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6615/