COLES, SAMUEL B., 1888-1957


Missionary. Born– May 3, 1888, Tilden, Dallas County. Married  Bertha Terry, 1919.  Children– three. Education– Snow Hill Industrial and Normal School; Talladega College, A.B., 1922. Spent a year in language study in Portugal; additional study at several universities including Cornell, Howard, Pratt Institute, and the Barrow School of Pottery.  Spent a year and half laying steel rails, five years in a logging camp handling oxen, four years in dairying, and three years as a blacksmith. Served in the Military during World War I. Beginning in 1923, spent thirty years as a missionary  at the Galangue Mission in Angola, Portuguese West Africa, for the American Board of Congregational Christian Churches. His efforts increased the agricultural knowledge of people in several areas of Africa. Died March 9, 1957.


Preacher With a Plow; biographical note to the Samuel B. Coles Collection at the Amistad Research Center.


Preacher With a Plow. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1957.


A collection of the papers of Samuel B. Coles is held by the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University; some of his papers are found in the MacDowell Collection in the Savery Library at Talladega College.