Boston King, U.E.L., Methodist Missionary (1760 - 1802) MP

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Birthplace: (near Charlestown), Charlestown, Charlestown, South Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Sierra Leone, Africa
Occupation: Soldier, Missionary, Slave-Carpenters Apprentice, Master Carpenter
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About Boston King, U.E.L., Methodist Missionary

Boston King


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)

1792

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

1794

Boston King is sent to England for education as a teacher and minister at the Methodist-Kingswood School, near Bristol

1796

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

1798

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/
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Boston King, U.E.L., Methodist Missionary's Timeline

1760
1760
Charlestown, Charlestown, South Carolina, USA
1802
1802
Age 42
Sierra Leone, Africa
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