The Scorned Wesley Brothers in Savannah

Mrs. Wesley of Lincolnshire, England had seven sons who were ministers of the Gospel. When General Oglethorpe visited the family in Epworth to convince the lady to send one of her sons to Georgia, she declared that she regretted that she only had her two youngest sons to give to the cause, the others were already engaged. Charles and John Wesley were clerics of the new religion of Methodism. It was catching on, but still unpopular. On the voyage to America, the brothers felt compassion for the savages and thus possessed a strong desire to teach the Gospel to the Creeks in the region…

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Jeannette Holland Austin

Jeannette Holland Austin

Author of 100+ genealogy books. Owner of 8 genealogy websites available by subscription. https://georgiapioneers.com/subscribe/subscribe.html