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Alexander Harris lived from 1818 until 1909. He was born to a Free Black family. He lived most of his life in the same house on Williams Street;. He was married and had three children. He was employed as a dreyman, a musician, a soldier, and a Pastor. His appointment to the ministry almost split his church. He served at this post until his death. During his term as Pastor, he was instrumental in developing various social and civic groups in the lively Free Black community in Savannah.
O'Brien, Maureen, "A Biography of Alexander Harris (1818-1909)" (1982). Savannah Biographies. 224.