Religious Liberty in Georgia - Appling, Georgia
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N 33° 33.102 W 082° 19.119
17S E 377585 N 3713229
Quick Description: This marble monument resides on U.S. Highway 221, at the site of New Kiokee Baptist Church Building. It was dedicated on September 14, 1997.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 10:02:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMKP5V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker in front of the Kiokee Baptist Church tells the story of religious persecution.


RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN GEORGIA

THIS BUILDING, KIOKEE CHURCH SIXTH
MEETINGHOUSE, WAS ERECTED IN 1937
WITH THE HELP OF MANY GEORGIA
BAPTISTS AS A MONUMENT TO DANIEL
MARSHALL. NOT LATER THAN 1770 HE WAS
ARRESTED FOR PREACHING IN COLONIAL
GEORGIA AT A SITE EAST OF THIS MARKER.
AT A TRIAL IN AUGUSTA BEFORE COLONEL
EDWARD BARNARD AND PARSON EDWARD
ELLINGTON OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND,
HE WAS ORDERED TO "DESIST FROM
PREACHING IN THE PROVINCE" HIS WIFE
MARTHA DEFENDED HIM WITH SOLEMN
DENUNCIATION OF THE LAW, QUOTING
WITH FLUENCY PASSAGE AFTER PASSAGE
OF SCRIPTURE. MARSHALL ALSO REPLIED
"WHETHER IT BE RIGHT TO OBEY GOD
RATHER THAN MAN, JUDGE YE." HE
CONTINUED TO PREACH. HIS ARRESTING
OFFICER SAMUEL CARTLEDGE WAS
CONVERTED, BECAME A MEMBER OF
KIOKEE CHURCH WHICH MARSHALL BEGAN
IN 1772, WAS ALSO ORDAINED, AND
ORGANIZED AND PASTORED CHURCHES
IN THE AREA. COLONEL BERNARD [sic] BECAME
A CLOSE FRIEND. THEREAFTER RELIGIOUS
PERSECUTION ENDED IN GEORGIA. THE
MARSHALL HISTORICAL SITE, WHERE
MARSHALL LIVE AND DIED, IS EAST OF
THIS SITE ON TUBMAN ROAD ONE MILE
PAST OLD KIOKEE CHURCH.


The back side of the marker reads:


ERECTED
BY THE
HISTORICAL COMMISSION
OF THE
GEORGIA BAPTIST CONVENTION
DEDICATED
SEPTEMBER 14, 1997


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