02 November 2011

Rev. J. B. Broughton, Colored, Dies

Rev. J. B. Broughton
Sept 15, 1861
May 16, 1931

Servant of God, well done.
"Rev. J. B. Broughton, Colored, Dies May 16
Rev. J. B. Broughton, colored, known to his friends as "preacher," died Saturday, May 16, after months of suffering. He had almost rounded out his three score years and ten -- years of faithful service to his people and the community in which he lived.

Surviving him are his step-father, wife, two sons, a daughter, and numerous grandchildren. The funeral services were held Tuesday, May 19, at Broughton's tabernacle, in Lawrenceville, his old home, the church built through his efforts twenty-one years ago. The services were conducted by Rev. Harrison Vincent, moderator of the Northwestern Baptist Association, with interment in the Lawrenceville cemetery." [Marietta Journal (Georgia), 21 May 1931]

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