Elisha Green - Religious Leader

127 West Fourth St., Maysville, KY

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"Born into slavery in Bourbon County, Elisha Green grew up in Mason County at "Glen Alice" farm outside Maysville. He later purchased freedom for himself and part of his family. A spiritual leader, he helped form African American Baptist churches in Maysville and Paris, Ky., and preached to many congregations.

(Reverse) Elisha Green, Religious Leader - Believing freedmen needed to own land, Green and a white landowner founded African American community near Paris. Politically active, he was chosen a vice president of the Ky. Negro Republican Party at Lexington convention in 1867. He remained a dynamic force in Baptist churches in Maysville and Paris until his death in 1889. Over."

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2018: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • May 2, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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