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Garrettson, Freeborn
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(Aug 15, 1752, Harford County, MD – Sep 26, 1827, New York, NY), was born into a prominent family of the Church of England. He was converted under the preaching of F. Asbury. After joining the Methodists, he freed his slaves and became a Methodist itinerant preacher in 1776. Between 1776 and 1793 he traveled 160,000 km. After preaching widely in the American south and in Nova Scotia, Garrettson made a preaching tour in New York. Despite opposition from her wealthy and politically influential family, he married C…

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Wigger, John H., “Garrettson, Freeborn”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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