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Sketch of Pasi
By J. B. O'l
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran
church, of Newberry county, in which
the eighty-first annual meeting of the,
synod will lbegin its sessions ort Wed
nesday, November 8, is one of the old
est congregations -in the state. At a
meeting of synod on the 16th of Oc
tober, 1814, -at Organ church, Rowan
ounty, North Carolina, among other
congregations received in connection
with synod was one from Newberry
county (.then called district), South
Carolina, of which Michael Rickard,
Peter Rickard, Andrew Wicker land
Martin Kinard were elders. This
church is believed to have been St.
* Paul's. St. Paul's church was dedi
cated on the third Sunday in June,
1830, by Rev. Messrs. Michael Rauch
and John G. Schwartz. But a churc-b
thad been in existence here for eighty
years or more. It was a new church
building dedicated in 1830.
The church has been served by the
following pastors: Revs. Wa1lern,
William Berly, John C. Hope, J. D.
Stingley, J. B. Anthony, J. P. Margart,
D. M. Blackwelder and the present
pastor, Rev. J. A. Sligh.
Rev. Sligh's Pastorate.
Pastor Sligh has served .-hEe church
continuously since the second Sunday
in November, 1865, when he' was in
stalled, succeeding Rev. Blackwelder.
The bare statement of such an un
usual record carries its own lesson
and commendation. Forty years of
active, aggressive work -among the
same people-some of his most ac
tive and prominent members now are
the children, grandchildren and great
grandchildren -of the fathers in Israel
when he assumed charge of the
church and its work. And now when
he is just passing the seventieth mile
stone in his eventful life-having been
born December 12, 1835-4he can look
back to one of the most -active and re
markable records in the histiory of
the Lutheran chtirch in South Caro
lina. Not only as a minister have his
life. and work been remarkable and
memorable, but as a citizen in the dis
charge of- many varied -and complex
dries, he ihas been a power in the
councils of the county and state and
has left his mark. -'Mr. Sligh is noth
ing, if not a-ctiive and aeggressive. Of
unusual native talent, forceful in the
- / advocacy -of any .measure he under
takes to -defend or defeat, strong as a
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:or and People
debater, whether upon the floor of
synod, conference or in the halls oi
legislation-whiehrever -he chooses to
exercise his gifts, his success is re
markable. And now in the evening of
life, when the mellow tints of old age
are softening, his people are j-ust as
loyal and devoted to him, his ser
mons just as ,strong and forceful -as in
his younger days.
The Old Pillars of the Church.
Some of the most prominent mem
bers of St. .Paul's in the days of her
strength and power, who have passed
to tjie great beyond may be mention
ed, Dr. Joel A. Berly, Levi Monts, L.
M. Bowers,.George A. Counts, Henry
Sheely, Major Jacob Epting, George
Feagle and ohn Riser. Those pillars
of the old .church have fallen but a
young and vigorous posterity has tak
en charge and the work goes on.
St. Paul's and Newberry College.
By actual count from St. Paul's
congregation have graduated twenty
one young men from Newberry col
lege. In passing, it may be of interest
to mention tihat dher mother and ad
joining congregation, Bethlehem, has
sent more than twenty students to
Newberry college, of which number
sixteen have been graduated. Thirty
seven alumai from 'two adjoining con
gregations in the synod! Can that
record be surpassed anywhere? We
take especial pride and pleasure in
giving 'the names of these young men,
who have gone out from these two
communities into various paths, some
I in professions, some in business walks
and enterprises, reflecting credit on
their native heath and alma mater:
From St. Paul's: J. E. Berly, E. H.
Aull, W. W. Berly, E. 0. Counts, J.
L. Bowers, S. T. Riser, H. P. Counts,
E. H. Krohn, M. J. Epting, W. K.
Sligh, W. A. Counts, M. M. Kinard,
Nathan E. Aull, R. E. Livingston, W.
Aug. Shealy, Jas. D. Kinard, H. D.
Sease, C. L. Kibler, W. B. Aull, G. A.
Riser and T. B. Epting.
From Bethlehem: D. B. Busby L.
E. Busby, 3. B. O'Neal1 Holloway, J.
B. Boinest, John F. Hobbs, C. W.
Welch, E. 0. Hentz, H. H. Rika-rd, E.
IB. Setzler, R. H. Hipp, H. C. Hollo
way, D. L. Wedaman, W. R. Koon, 3.
B. Setzler and T. Hayne Wedamian
and Miss Annie Suber. There is like
wise a large number of young men
from tihese communi.ties who did not
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finish ithe literary course, but have en
tered .the commercial world and have
made deserving names for themselves.
Something of These Graduates.
D. B. Busby, of the class -of '70, has
filled many important positions in
schools and colleges, justly regarded
as a most fhorough and efficient in
structor, is now at Moneta, in Saluda
county and giving his time to large
L. E. Busby, of the class of '75, af
iter a pastorate of seventeen years at
Leesville, S. C., moved to Salisbury,
N. C. Here he served wiEh great ac
ceptation till ibis call to the church at
Mt. Pleasant, N. C., and principalship
of -the Collegiate institute, until an
-untimely death from appendicitis cut
short a life that promised much use
J. B. O'Neall Holloway, also of the
class of '75, has taught the greater
portion of his life since graduation,
but is now at Newberry, S. C., and has
recently been elected Managing Edi
tor of .the Southern jarmer, a new
agricultural paper soon to be estab
J. B. Boinest, of the class of '77,
died a few years after graduation.
John F. Hobbs, of the class of '79,
after circling the gibbe in his travels,
chosen king over a tribe on one c -
islands in the South Pacific oce-n,
showing on his 1body the scars re
ceived in combat in asserting his au
thority to the throne, is now in New
York City, editing an agricultural pa
C. W. Welch; of the class of '79,
h1as met wilh great success in his
chosen field, that -of teaching and is
now successfully conducting a private
school in the city -of Houston, Texas.
E. 0. Hentz, of the class of '85, is
now a practicing physician with a
large and good influence near -his old
home in the Broad River section of
H. H. Rikard, of -the class- of '87,
taught school a few years after gradu
ation .,and in the last election -was
chosen for a. second time, Master of
E. B. Setzler, of the class of '92, has
made for himself a name in the world
of letters and has been professor *of
Englishi and Modern languages in
Newberry college for several years.
R. H. Hipp is now in merc.an,tile
business at Pomaria, his birthplace.
Henry C. Holloway, af.ter .teaching
a few years near this old home, gradua
ed in the law departmnent at South
Carolina college, formed a co-partner
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sihip with Col. 0. L. Sthumpert, of
Newberry, with which -firm he is still
the junior member.
D. L. Wedaman, class of 'oo is now
a successful business man in the east
em part of tihe county at his old home.
W. R. Koon is teaching the school
at St. Johns Lutheran church near
Hope's in The north eastern corner of
J. B. Setzler, of class of 'oi, has
been principalof the schoolat Bethune
and is meetinig 1with much success in
T. H. Wedaman, of class of 'or, is
taking a course in medicine in Johns
Miss Annie Suber has charge of the
Beth Eden school in this county and is
doing acceptable work.
From St. Paul's Proper.
J. E. Berly, of class of '79, com
pleted the regular course in the Medi
cal college of Charleston, and after
practicing a few years felt the prompt
ings to preach when he entered the
Theological seminary, then at Salem,
Virginia, and after graduation was
called to St. Michael's (Blue church),
in Lexington county, 'where -his genial
manners, fervent piety and consecra
'tion won for him the !hearts of this
good people. But after a short pas
'torate the hand of death was laid
upon him and he was called higher,
to his reward. His memory is still
affecdionately enshrined in the hearts
of the St. Michael's people.
E. H. Aull, of class iof '8o, has for
eighteen years conducted The New
berry Herald and News, making it
one of the most popular and influen
tial newspapers in the state. He was
private secretary to Governor Miles
B. McSweeney and has for thirteen
years been president of the State
W. W. Berly, of class of '83, has
large planting and mill interests at
his old home at Pomaria, and is mak
ing a success.
E. O. Counts, of class of '83, is the
efficient principal 'of the Prosperity
graded schol, which position he has
filled acceptably for several years.
J. L. Bowers, of class of '84, has a
large and growing practice af his old
S. IT. Riser, of class of '84, after
graduation from the 'Theological sem
inary, was called to the church in
Staunton, Virginia, where he labored
with great acceptance and influence.
But a premature death called 'him
away from his earthly labgrs. So
popular ~was be among perishioners
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-the kind that are wil.
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- ones at $5.00 to hi
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and the entire community that a mon
Liment, secured |by spontaneous popu
lar subscription, was erected to his
memory in the church cemetery.
H. P. Counts, of class of '8-, is now
pastor of a Mission church in Coweta
county, Georgia, near Harelson.
E. H. Kohn, of class of '85, is pas
tor of the Lutheran church in Cherry
ville, N. C.
M. J. Epting, of class of '86, is .the
popular and well-beloved pastor of
the second Lutheran chur.ch in Sa
W. K. Sligh, iof class of '87, after
filling the chair of mathematics in
Newberry college for a number of
years has retired iro" that work and
is now pas.tor of Colony and Beth
W. A. Counts, of class of '87, has
taught school successfully with slight
intermissions since his graduaion.
M. M. Kinard, after a pastorate of
several years of Ebi'ezer church, Co
lubia, is now serving the Lutheran
church in Knoxville, Tennessee. "
Nathan E. Aull, of class of '88, after
teaching for several years in many im
portant schools and colleges has re
tired and is now in Hickory, N. C.,.
engaged in the manufacturing busi
R. E. Livingston, of class of '8g, is
the popular pastor of the church at
Sandy Run, Lexington county.
W. Aug. Shealy, of class of '91, was
for a number of years teacher of his
tory in Leesville college, but has late
ly become editor of the Leesville Sun.
Jas. D. Kinard, of class of '93, is
the pastor of the St. Matthews- and
Mt. Lebanon churches in Orangeburg
H. D. Sevase, of class of '93, is now
near Conorer, N. C., engaged in farm
C. L. Kibler, of class of '96, has a
successful practice of medicine in Al
vy, West Virginia.
- W. B. Aull, of class of '97, is pastor
of Pine Grove, Trinity and St. Mark'.;
churches in Orangeburg county.
G. A. Riser, of class of '97, died in
Waynesboro, Va., where he was the
popular and greatly beloved pastor Ior
a few years:
T. B. Epting, of class of 'or, is pas
tor of St. James church in tihe city of
Sumter, S. C.
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