Friday, September 17, 2010

Rev. Houston

Relative to the last post about Rev. Samuel Houston (a white minister) marrying some of the black folks of the area, it would be instructive to read parts of his diary. I especially like the diary entry in which he writes that the negro members of the church (and I believe this entry was made while it was still during the time when they were enslaved)did not like his sermon on Sunday and that they let him know about it. At the time the enslaved blacks went to the Presbyterian Church which he led. Also, his photo is in the book History of Monroe County. Also in this book there is a chapter called "The Colored Element".

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