Minister George Liele is born in Virginia.
George Liele was born to enslaved parents in Virginia. He was introduced to the Baptist faith by a White minister in Burke County, Georgia, who preached to the enslaved. During Britain's occupation of Savannah, Liele began preaching to Black Baptists, and when the British sailed from Savannah to Jamaica, Liele accompanied them as an indentured servant. In Jamaica, Liele began preaching in a private home but eventually was permitted to expand his ministry to rural areas, much to the dismay of the Anglican church. Liele built a church and a public school and worked as a farmer and hauler of goods. In 1820 he died in Jamaica and was buried there; he left a wife and four children.