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Andrew Cox Marshall, a mulatto slave, was born probably in 1756 in South Carolina and came to Savannah in 1766. He was a slave for approximately fifty years and was owned by at least five different men. A successful dray business enabled Marshall to purchase his freedom from a Mr. Richard Richardson sometime after 1812. Marshall's first wife, also a slave was sold away from him and he never saw her again. Rachel, his second wife died in 1829 and a year or so later he married Sarah a woman thirty-nine years younger than himself. There were twenty children born to Marshall, however only one, George, would survive his father. In 1812 he became pastor of the First African Baptist Church where he served until his death on December 7, 1856. Marshall is most noted for the leadership of his flock and through a schism in 1832 over a ''Campbell and Dunning Doctrine'' which caused 155 members to split £rom his church. Andrew Cox Marshall was a man who was well respected by both white and black and he carried much influence in the city of Savannah during the latter years of his life.
Butcher, Carl V. Jr., "Andrew Cox Marshall: Centenarian, Slave, Porter" (1989). Savannah Biographies. 177.