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CORNER STONE FIRST
BAPTIST CHURCH LAID
(Continued from page 6.)
of any difference of opinion. lie wya:
a successful lawyer. an admirable
Speaker of the House of Representa
tives. an able and upright Judge, whc
dispatched business with a facility
without parallel. His elocution was
not ornate, but earnest and impetu
ous, sometimes boisterous. His learn
ing d:d not extend beyond his profes
sion, but of this he was master.
"He was a devoted friend of the
South Carolinai Colle.e. from whieb
he graduated with hih1 distinction in
1512. and. bein.- in his official capa
eniV a tru1tee. ile wvaielhed over its
interest with paternal care.'
In hil- Christian life a.-A character.
and as an officer and member of the
'c. he wa; eqialy dc-v(oted. earn
est and untiring. Ready to take the
humblest place and do its work. or if
need be. to take the lead, his religious
activity. sustained as it was by his
gigantic moral power, crowned his
Christian life with the most distin
gnished usefulness. He died in 1863,
in his seventy-first year.
Deacon G. T. Scott filled for a num
ber of years. successively, the position
of Postmaster. agent of the Greenville
and Columbia Railroad. and com
mission merchant. and in the dis
charge of their duties was always
faithful and efficient. A noble and
devoted Christian. of great moral
courage and strict integrity, he was
never afraid to follow the path of
dutv. when convinced of its demands.
Liberal and benevolent, he was gen
erous and prompt in contributing to
every good cause. He died in 1876.
This completes the roll of deacons
who have died. Deacon W. H. Har
rington. a cultivated Christian gentle
man and a successful physician, still
lives in Miss.ssippi.
Of the unofficial members of the
church. the first name that occurs to
us is that of Francis B. Higgins. He
graduated from South Carolina Col
leze in the class of 1813, and was bap
tized in the great revival of '31. He
was a man of uncommon mind, espa
cially in certain directions. He is
said to have had a most wonderful
knowledge of words, and to have been
able to give the meaning of almost
any word in the English language
with promptness and accuracy. He
kept up to his old age his study of
Latin and Greek, and was a fine his
;t,orian and mathematician. He was
4fond of statistics, and published
once an accurate and . exhaustivve
statement of the comparative wealth
of diferent counties in the state.
For years he was a member of the
State Senate, was Commissioner in
Equity and District Surveyor until
late in life, and in all these positions
he was able and efficient. He was al
ways faithful in his attendance
upon the house of God. and,
in his later years especial
'ly. was deeply interested in the
welfare of the church. He attended
the funeral of Judge O'Neall on De
cember 27th, 1863, and died suddenly
three days afterward or the 30th of
The time would fail me to speak of
many others whose virtues are worthy
to be mentioned. Of James Divver,
the first clerk of the church, who ro
moved from here a few years after the
organization; of Reuben Pitts, a suc
cessful planter, the Sheriff of the
County and a member of the Legisla
ture, a self-made man and a respect
ed. intelligent and consistent Chris
tian; of Jacob H. Hunt, a successful
planter, of gentle, amiable, beautiful
Christian charater-a great lover of
peace, shrinking from prominence,
but always interested in the .welf are
of the church: of James H. Wilson,
a m'an of fine character, intelligent
and respected, who moved to Texas
rand died there a few years ago; of
William Wilson, Ordinary of the Dis
trict and an excellent officer: of R. R.
Nance. Sheriff of the County, who
left here soon after the organization
Fof the church and died in Alabama,
highly honored and respected; of J.
C. Harrington, an invalid, and a gen
tle and amiable Christian; of Ches
ley Worthington, John Ramage. Spen
eer Harrington, Robert Maxwell, and
Alexander Pope, who, one by one,
finished their course and rested from
* their labors.
Of the members of this church,
four died or were killed in the army,
the most distinguished of whom was
James D. Nance, who entered the
army as Captain, rose to the rank of
Colonel, and was, at the time he was
killed at the battle of the Wilder
ness, in 1864, commissioned as Briga
dier-General--one of the noblest
young men the County of Newberry
ever produced. A graduate of the
Citadel Academy, of fair talents and
sterling qualities, endowed with the
Roman features of his father's char
acter. the people had already learn
ed. when he died. to respect and trust
him. His body was brought home and
1we in the church all nigcht. guarded
by furloughed soldiers. and after th<
Im : y ,. Br:aly the niext day
was buied in Roseient Cemietery
Drayton W. Ramage and Thoma:
Lake. both promising young men
gave up their lives in their country'.
service. Richard A. Leavell wa!
baptized by the Chaplain of his re2i
ment. in the waters of the Rappahan
nock, on the 31st of May, 1863. ani
the next month was received into tfh
fellowship of this church. He wa4
mortally wounded at the battle ol
Knoxville. November 18. 1863. and
died ten days afterwards. A young
man of uncommon strenth and pur
ity of character and of bright pro
mise. eut down with the dew of hi
youth upon him.
Since the war. in 1S75. the gentk
spiit of Thomas H. Pope. the tenl
der-hearted. conscientions. faithful
Mi11ster of the Gosinel. to)qk its fli.-h1
to the better hind. A man of quiet,
unbstrusive manners and of )au
tiful eharacter, his comparativelv
short but laborious ministry was em
inently useful and successful.
I cannot close this sketch without
some reference to the godly women
who bore a less prominent. but no less
important, part in the church's his
tory, and who have been gathered to
their rest. Among the married womeu
of those early days may be mentioned
Sarah Ann Coate. Elizabeth Carwile
Lucy-Nance. Dorothy B. Pratt, Eliza
Stewart. Phoebe Mendenhall. Naney
Harrington. Hannah G. Hunt. Cath
erine Holman. Lucy Ramage. Mar
,aret Hodges. Elizabeth Wilson. Nan
cy Caldwell. Tirza Nancee Tabitha
Wilson. Helen O'N6all. Abigail Cald
well, Polly Elmore. Sarah Harrin
ton and Elizabeth Higgins. of whom
the last named only remains among
Of the unmarried women, ready for
every good work, were Mary Carwile
Mary Harrington, Caroline Fernan
dis. barah Fernandis. Sarah O'Neall,
Hannah Barrett, Bathsheba Pope,
Susan Pope, Celia D. Boyd and Elvi
ra Renderson, the last named only be
Since the war *e have lost Mrs.
Marv G. Carwile, Mrs. Sarah C.
INance. Miss Dolly Pratt, Mrs. Sue
Jones. Miss Julia Ca.h. Miss Lucy
Ramiae. Mrs. Frances Holman. Mrs.
Nancy Wells. Miss Fannie Elmore,
Mrs. Emily Scott, and this last year.
Mrs. Huff and firs. Maria Davis.
And now brethren and sisters, see
ing we are compassed about with this
great cloud of witnesses, who have
successfully run the race and are nowv
wearing the crown let us prayerfully
and diligently inquire 'nto the duty
of the hour. They have h\ us the
solemn and saer.d trust <-f guarding
the interests and promoting the wel
fare of this dear old chureh. In
its infancy and youth, they toiled
and prayed and wept for it; often
amid great difficulties and discourage
ments. By all they suffered an-d all
they accomplished they are calling
upon us to be true to our trust. What
shall this church be for the next
fifty years? If the past fif
ty years were marked by distinguish
ed attainments and abundant labors,
the next fifty ought to be still more
so. The demands are great and the
opportunities trichek. The .sciution
of tti!s question is in great mneasure
with us. The character and destiny
of this church, for the future, will be
determined largely by what we are
and what we do. What shall they
be?i By the hallowed memories of the
past, which are so sacredly cherish
ed, by the honored names which she
bears on her records, by the influ
enee for good or evil she must exert
in the future, by the love of the bles
sed Saviour who has watched over
her interests with t (iderest solici
tude through all these years, I call
upon you to be true to this dear old
church. When she issues her mater
nal commands, with filial devotion be
fpromnpt and diligent to obey; when
she cries for help, fly to her aid;
when she languishes, give God no
rest till he shall bless her; when she
prospers, rejoice and thank God. Let
us unite together today in a solemn
covenant, that, with the help of the
Lord this church shall go marching
on down the coming half contury,
"fair as the moon, clear as the sun,
and terrible as. an army with ban
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