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Warner, Andrew Jackson

(born: March 4, 1850  -  died: May 31, 1920) 

Born in Washington, KY, Andrew Warner was the son of Rueben Warner, a freeman, and Emily Warner, a slave. Andrew was also a slave, he escaped to Ripley, OH, at the age of 13 and enlisted in the Union Army as a drummer boy. He received an honorable discharge and later became a student at Wilberforce College [now Wilberforce University]. Warner had also studied law and was the leading attorney in the Bishop Hillery case [within the Kentucky Conference] in Hendersonville, KY. Rueben Warner became Bishop of the A. M. E. Zion Church in Philadelphia, PA, in 1908. He had been a candidate for the U.S. Congress from the 1st District of Alabama in 1890, a delegate-at-large to the Republican National Convention in St. Louis, MO, in 1896, and a nominee for Governor of Alabama in 1898. The Warner Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Wilmington, NC, was named in his honor. Andrew Jackson Warner died in Charlotte, NC on May 31, 1920 [source: North Carolina Death Certificate, Register #346]. For more see Who's Who of the Colored Race, 1915Rev. Andrew J. Warner, D.D. in One Hundred Years of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church... by J. W. Hood [full text available at UNC Documenting the American South website]; and Andrew Jackson Warner in History of the American Negro, North Carolina Edition (v.4) by A. B. Caldwell [available full view at Google Book Search].

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Kentucky Conference, AMEZ (African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church)
NKAA Source: Who's who of the colored race : a general biographical dictionary of men and women of African descent, v.1 (1915)
NKAA Source: One hundred years of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church or, The centennial of African Methodism
NKAA Source: History of the American Negro : North Carolina edition

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