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Family Sheet

Name: Joseph Baynard Seabrook Reverend Note Born: 10 Oct 1809 at Edisto Island, , , South Carolina Married: Abt 1836 Died: 8 Oct 1877 at Charleston, , , South Carolina Other Spouses: Martha Catherine Beckett
Lydia A. Bailey
Father: Joseph Baynard Seabrook Mother: Martha Blair Beckett
Name: Sarah Ann Bailey Note Born: 1819 at Edisto Island, , , South Carolina Died: 20 May 1850 at Edisto Island, , , South Carolina Father: Charles Bailey Mother: Sarah Grimball Clark
Name: Martha Sarah Seabrook Born: 2 Oct 1837 at Edisto Island, , , South Carolina Died: 4 Apr 1922 at Edisto Island, , , South Carolina Husband: William Seabrook
1). After graduation from Princeton College, Joseph studie d law under Hugh S. Legare and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar. As his h ealth began to fail, he left the law to become a planter and teacher, wa s ordained an Episcopal Minister in 1848. He built the school in Bluffto n in 1849 with his own money. He built another in St. Paul s Parish in 1859. Durin g the war, he was Rector of Grace Church in Charleston. Aft er the war, he became pastor of St. Mark s in Charleston. H e ministered to the blackcongregation of the Low Country a ll of his life. Rev. Seabrook s family Bible was taken by federal soldi ers after the fall of Ft. Walker on the Broad River, nea r Port Royal . A Union clergyman who was with the troops a t the time returned the Bible to the family years later. H e is buried in MagnoliaCemetery.
2).  Sarah Annie   husband, Rev. Joeph B. Seabrook was   a man of great philanthropy  was noted for his energy of character and intelligence.  He was Superintendent of the City Public Schools  in Charleston, SC  and Rector of St. Marks Colored Episcopal Church.  Sarah Annie and her husband had several children  one of them Ephraim Baynard Seabrook, made quite a name for himself.  I quote now from the records   Writings of Ephraim Baynard Seabrook, that attracted much attention, in certain newspapers and magazines, viz.    Poor Whites of the South  , Motressor  ,   Sea Islands  ,   Chateau D  Isle  .  Drama     Medicine  ,   Ravenwood   which later won for him the gold medal in Princeton College, NJ.  The magazines were prominent ones of 1866 7 . Source   Notes of Mary ClarkBrockman


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