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The African in North America

Their Welfare After Freedom

as Effected and Influenced by

"The Life of William King"

By William R. Gregg

Series consists of two photocopies of William Rufus Gregg’s article on the life of The Rev. William KING, published by The Brooks Print Shop, Ashtabula, Ohio, ca. 1929. The article was originally published in the Toronto Sunday World, in 1924., and discusses the life of William King (a class-mate of William Gregg at the theological Free College in Edinburgh), slavery, and the Underground.  Mrs Etta Adelia Donahue BROOKS and her husband, Edward BROOKS were born in Fulton County Ohio and ran the Brooks Print Shop in Ashtabula, Ohio.   Etta was the grand niece of the Reverend William KING, being the grand daughter of William's sister, Catherine KING.   Catherine KING married to James DONAHUE and Etta Adelia Donahue was the daughter of their son, William King DONAHUE and Hattie MOYER.




William Rufus GREGG's father was Reverend William GREGG and  then later a Professor at Knox College in Toronto, Canada.  In 1846, William KING finished his theological studies and was Licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh.  He requested to serve as a missionary and along with five others, including The Rev. William Gregg (whose son would later publish a booklet on Rev. King) was in the first batch of missionaries sent out by the Free Church of Scotland.  His mission was to Canada, and after a brief visit to Louisiana, he arrived in Toronto in November and met with the members of the Presbytery of Toronto.



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