Historic Markers Across Georgia



Rev. J. D. Anthony 1824-1899



Marker ID: UMC 11
Location: Cemetery at Church and Virginia Streets, Sandersville, GA
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 32° 58.909    W 082° 48.859
  32.98182    -82.81432
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6EPH
Rev. J. D. Anthony 1824-1899 Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

James Danelly Anthony entered the Methodist ministry at the 1847 Georgia Conference and after 50 years of service retired in 1897. He had 12 different charges and was 4 times Presiding elder for separate districts. One being the Sandersville District in 1866. His ministry saw new congregation formed along the railroad from Brunswick to Macon with thousands converted, labors which earned him the affectionate title `Bishop of the Wiregrass` he served Sandersville twice, 1862- 65 and 1878- 79. He is to be remembered for his great love, devotion, and service to this community and his Church.

SANDERSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND SOUTH GEORGIA COMMISSION ON ARCHIVES AND HISTORY




Rev. J. D. Anthony 1824-1899
Photo by David Seibert



 

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