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OF COLONY CHURCH
Colony church was organized in
the year 1845, which was one year
before the Mexican war, 1G years before
the great Civil wir. 53 years
before the Spanish-American war,
and 72 years before America entered
the great World war.
From th standpoin' of the Lutheran
church it was 21 years after the
organization of the Evangelical Lu
theran Synod of'South Carolina, 3 5
years after the birth of the Theological
seminary at Pomaria, South
Carolina, 12 years after the Lutheran
Classical institution at Lexington,
and 11 years before the founding pf
Newberry cocllege, which grew out
of the institution Lexington. We
find from the minutes of synod that
Colony and St. David's church neir
Gaston, South Carolina, were organized
the same year; hence they may
be termed twin sisters, and their
birth plac is number 27, 26 of the
90 congregations of the synod being
older, and 62 being younger. In the
Newberry conference, Colony's
place is of the 20 congregations of
the conference., St. Paul's, Bethlehem,
St. Matthew's, St. Luke's, St.
James' and Beth Eden being her seniors.
At the date of her birth, there
was no Grace, Prosperity; no Redeemer,
Xewbe-ry; no Holy Trinity,
Little Mountain; no Mt. Tabor, no
Mt. Pilerim, no Mt. Olivet, no St.
Phillips, no Bachman's Chapel, no
Macedonia, no Mayer Memorial, no
Summer Memorial, no Pomoria
church, no Silverstreet church. In
fact so long since has she been organized
that her early history is contemporary
with the lives of such
great Lutheran stars as Rev. John
Pachman, D. D., Rev. Ernest Louis
Hazelius, D. D., and Rev. Anton R.
&ude, D. 0. Perhaps some of her
ccharter and early members saw and
Jieard these men preach.
Her first pastor wis Rev. William
Berlev. who must have been a very
lemed and consecrated shephrd of
th living; God. The records tell us
he built the first edifice in 1845 at
the solicitation of a few remote
members of St. Paul's and St. Luke's
living in that vicinty. The church
was dedcated to the service of the
Triune God the 5th Sunday of August.
It was then, anr the two preceding
days, the Newberry conference
met with the congregation, with
the belovd pastor and the Rev. John
C. Hope as the only ministers present,
perhaps the only two ministers
at the conference. And vet three
great days they wehe with the conference
in the new church, and which
resulted in the setting apart of that
sacred property to the service of the
living God, the Rev. J. C. Hope
preaching the dedicatory sermon.
Then we find again the congregation
made application for membership in
?' the synod, and was received by the
synod which met with the old St.
Matthew's congregation, then in the
Orangeburg district, but now Calhoun
county, the time of meeting
being Friday, March 2, 184$.
Paster Beriey served the work
frcm 1845-1850, vvhen he resigned to
accept a professorship in the Theological
eSminary and Classical institution
at Lexington. During the
years '45 and '46 the records show
that Pastor Beriey preached for the
little flock once a month, every third
Sunday afternoon, at the same time
shepherding the little flock without
any compensation, ether than St.
Paul's great reward, viz., the preaching
of the Gospel. The last three
years of service, the records show
the people promised him $40 per
year, "to enaoie mm to oetter aa.
minister to their spiritual need?.
The history shows that on the
third Sunday of Juno, 1848. Pastor
Berley organized the Sunday school
in the congregation, with three teachers
and fifteen scholars, which was
67 years after Robert Raikes organized
the first modern Sunday school
at Gloucester. England.
After the resignation of Pastor _
Berley, the Rev: John C. Hope was
called to be the second pastor and
served the congregation One year,
After Pastor Hope's resignation
the congregation called the Rev.
Thaddeus S. Boinest to be its third
pastur?a man ui cvungciici.v
another consecretared and untiring
servnt of the Lord. One who was
"instant in season and out of season,"
always riding horseback from1
his home in the Pomaria section?
nearly every time associated with;
his dear wife at hir>.side, through
rain and sunshine, through and cold,j
through mud and dust to meet every
appointment. What a rebuke to
chcurh goers and pastors of nowadays,
with cars and good roads, and
the comforts of good church buildings;
and yet often hunting and making
excuses to be absent from the
services of the sanctuary of the most
high God! The glorious result of the
work of this consecrated man of God.
was that in his three years of ser
! vice, from 1851-54, the communicant
membership was increased from 33
to 94 members.
After tne resignation of Pastor
Boinest, the Rev. J. P. Margart was
tailed from the old St. Matthew's
pastorate, Orangeburg county; the
fame place where Colony was received
by the synod a member of the
same in March, 1848. And Pastor
Margart at the time was pastor loci
when the synod met and received
the congregation. From that work
he was called to become the pastor
j? n j. i.i Qf Poitl'c
01 V/Oitfiiy, LugfUiiri ?v?m ui. .
and St. Luke'? in the year 1855 .inQ
served the charge well till 1858. It
is strange but true?just 55 years
after Pastr Margaret was called from
St. Matthews, in 1910, Pastor J. D.
Kinard was also called from the same
pastorate to also serve Colony with
other churches. Strange again, but
true, that F istor H. A. McCi^llough,
the first minister of the Gospel Colony
sent out went and was pastor of
old St. Matthew's about or soon after
the year 1898, and while palter built
the bt-vutiful new edifice of St. Matthews.
After the three years of con
sec-rated work of Pastor Margart, the
Rev. -J. H. Bailey was called and
?erved from 1859-1866 as the- fifth
r 'stor. That was the stormy period
of the Civil war. In those days of
storms and clouds, and want and
sacrifice, Pastor Bailey not only
shepherded the flock well, but being
a motch maker by trade, not only
supplied to a great extent a great
need of the age, but like Dr. J. P.
Smelser, who made and sold bread
at this f;me period when at the same
time the great sacrificing president
of Newberry collcge. Pastor Bailey
thus supplemented his salary enough
to exist. What a rebuke, again, to
thV> present age of discontentment!
Pastor Bailey was succeeded in
1866 by the Rev. J. A. Sligh who
served from 1866-71 as the sixth
p~stcr. A man w:th a towering intellect?a
gigantic will?a great Gospel
preacher and exponent of the
Word of God?a born leader in both
church and state.
Pastor Sligh was^ succeeded by
Rev. J. Hawkins who served one year
frc-m '71 to '72. A great preacher,
a learned writer of reIigiou-3 subjects,
a long- standing :nd popular editor of
The Lutheran Visitor. He was the
Pastor Hawkins was succeeded by
Rev. H. S. Wingard, another great
:.nd good man, and devoted servant
of Christ, one who did much for the
Lutheran church, both in South Carolina
and Georgia. He was the
eighth pastor, and served from '72'75.
Pastor Wingard was In turn succeeded
by Rev. J. D. Bowles, who'
bccttme the ninth pastor, and served
from 1875-'81-. A pure, earnest, con
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secrateu, um-amg st"v?uii/ y.?,uuu.
A man like Boinest, of the evangelistic
spirit. A most popular and beloved
Pastor Bowles was succeeded by
Rev. J. Hawkins for a second term,
Pastor Hawkins was succeeded by
Rev. George W. Holland, the Unth
pastor, who served from 1883-93.
Ten years of golden service- spiritually
among the people; and materially*
by the tearing down of the old
church and the building of the present
edifice. How appropriate to him
may we borrow and ascribe C^rlyle's
tribute to Luther: "I will call this
Holland a true great man; great in
intellect, in courage, in affection a.nd
integrity; one of our most lovable
and precious men. Great not as a
hewn obelisk; but as an Alpine
mountain?so simple, honest, sponta
neous. not setting up to be gre^t at
all; there for quite another purpose
than being great! Ah, yes. unsubduable
granite, piercing far and
wide into the heavens; yet in the
clefts of it fountains, green, beautiful
valleys with flowers! A right
spiritual hero and prophet, once
more, a true son of nature and fact,
for whom these centuries, and many
that are to come yet, will be thank
ful to heaven."'
I)r. Holland was succeeded by Rev.
W. K. S'.igh, the eleventh pastor, the
oldest son of the Rev. J. A. Sligh,
and served from 1893 to 1899.
Pastor W. K. Slijrh was in turn
succeeded by t ie Rev. Charles H.
Armstrong as the twelfth pastor,
and served from 1900-1902. who was
again succeeded by Rev. W. X.
Sligh to serve the year 1902, who
was in turn succeeded bv Rev. J. J.
Long, the thirteenth pastor, who
! served from 1902-1903.
: Pastor Long was succeeded by
Rpv R. K. Livinirston. a man of a
! quiet disposition, unpretentious, yet
a deep scholar, who served from '03>4.
! Pastor Livingston ws>s succeeded
by Kev. W. K. Sligh for the third
; time from 1907-1908, and Pastor
'Sligh was succeeded by his father,
, the Rev. J. A. Sligh. who for the sec
or.d time served the congregation
Rev. A. J. P?owers was the next
pastor, from 1909-1910, who was
succeeded by Rev. J. 1). Kinard from
1910-1912. r.i-tor Kinard was succeeded
by the Rev. P. E. Shealy who
served from 1912-191G, and was succeeded
by the present pastor, Rev.
L. P. Boland who began service the
first of February, 191G.
It is singular that of these eighteen
pastors, with only a few exceptions,
?.'1! were South Carolinians, and al
iiiost all from South Carolina were
natives of Newberry county. Paiitor
Margart was probably a Georgian.
Dr. Holland was a Virginian, and
Dr. Armstrong from Ohio. Hope was
a native of Lexington, as aiso was
Pastor Wingard. Pastor Bailey almost
assuredly a South Carolinian,
yet no one -his been able to give us
his native county. Pastor Boinest
was a native of Charleston, bat spent
the most of his iife in Newberry.
Pastors Berley, the two Slighs, Hawkins,
Bowks, Long, Livingston, Bowers,
Kihard," She.vly and Boland are
all natives ? of Newberry county.
Pastor Bowles married in the congregation
and his last resting place
is in Colony's cemetery. Wich the
exception of Drs. Holland and Armstrong
a-11 the others very probably
received all their higher training in
the Lexington institution and Newberry
college, and their theology in
the Southern Theological seminary.
W. K. Sligh,. Bowers, Long, Livingston,
Kinard and Boland were students
of the gre:it Dr. Holland. Both
Slighs, ?>nd Dr. Bowers have been instructors
in Newberry college, and
Berley in the Lexington institution.
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have been, D. D.'s. Armstrong is a
Ph. D., Dr. Holland was a Ph. D. and
D. D. Rev. H A McCullough, D. D.,
and I. E. Long, uncle and nephew,
the one psetor of St. Paul's, Columbia
and the other pastor of Johannes,
Charleston, are sons of which the old
mother church its justly proud.
Since her organization, she has enrolled
at least 787 communicant
members, white, and 6 colored.
Though long since transferred to another
congregation, because of dis
tance, the first living enrolled member
is the aged Luther Aull, who was
confirmed in Colony in 1852, 70
years 2 go. and seven years after the
organization. Father Aull is now in
his 87th year, and his good wife 90.
He is the father of our Coi. E. H.
Aull; is the son of the late Rev. Herman
Aull and the father of the Rev.
W. B. Aull. It w-2S a source of great
pleasure to the old mother congregation
to be honored with the presence
of Father and Mother Aull at the recent
old folks and home coming day.
May they both continue to bless the
world with their long, fruitful lives,
is the wish and prayer of the old
in thp first and l-astinff
UlUl/11^4. ill V*'A?W
vow was made. But while Father
A all is the first living enrolled member,
Mrs. Margaret McCullough (nee
McNeil, at this writing is the oldest
in age, and continued membership.
Confirmed about the year 1853 this
cged lady, the. mother of Dr. McCullough
and grandmother of Rev.
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I. E. Long. is now year; of age
and her membership is still with us.
But at this writing the sun of this
lonu- (lav is sinking low, and before
the publication may have set forever
on our shore, and arisen to shine in;
the eternal day of God. The oldest
I male member at present'is John Cousins,
Sr., now in his 82nd year. A!
i native of Holland, and transferred'
to membership in Colony from the j
old mother Lutheran church in Hoi-,
* 1 ' A 1 KJJ 1 luirltir tVw?
i lanci aoout me it.n uiiuvi v??w,
; name of John Couzensen.
With her glorious past, and her i
living present, may the old congrega*-j
j tion's future be endless and more
L. P. Boland. j
| John Buzzard, Geo. Boozer, elders,
j John Cook, secretary.
Francis Bobb. j
j George A. Cook.
| Nancy C. Buzzard.
I Elizabeth A. Boozer.
I Catherine Cook.
| Elizabeth Cook.
i Rhody. LeGrone.
Sarah Bobb. I
Elizabeth C. Boozer.
The record shows that John Mc-!
Cullough, the father of H. A. Mc!
Cullough and grandfather of I. E.
j Long, was confirmed in 1845, the,1
iyear of organization. I
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[ACCEPTANCE OF PEACE PLAN j
! PRACTICALLY CERTAIN
Chicago, Aug. 1.?Acceptance of;
'President Harding's railroad peceei
' ninn bv t-he striking shopmen was)
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! practically assured tonight when the \
strikers policy committee of ninety!
adjourned until tomorrow when defi|
nite action is expected to be taken.
] Th:s was learned from union leaders
after a four hour session today
I in which the president's suggestions
i were fully considered.
Following the meeting none of
| the union leaders would comment oh
the situation, left, at it was, in mid'alr,
with a very definte 'trend, how|
ever, toward acceptance.
; The rejecton of the seniority proposal
by the railroad executives in
[New York and their qualified acceptance
of the president's other two
! points were received without com!
mnnt Kv tho cf-'ilrprc
Discussion of the points of the
J presidential peace program followed
! the reading of his communication, to
j B. M. Jewell, president of the feder;
ated shop crafts, who came direct
; from a conference with his execu!
tive council, Chairman Ben W. Hoojper,
of the labor bocrd, and A- 0.
Wharton of the board's labor mem!
bers. Mr. Wharton, who formerly
i held Mr. Jewell's president position,
' was understood to have attended the
! conference and later the meeting of
the policy committee, at the sugges|
tion of the president. Cbvirman
Hooper, who was invited to attend
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the policy committee meeting also
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glad to attend later if he could be of
Some opposition to President Hj lading's
peace program was raised by
members of the policy committee,
their complaint being on account of
absence of any provision on wage.-?.
Answering these complaints, union
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labor board which was to be gained
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The discussion also brought out
the belief of union lea-Sers that the
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thb meeting that should the
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FORD AND HARLAN BOTH
IN "THE PRIMITIVE LOVER"
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the o!d adage that Edgar Eehvyn has
put to work in an unusual manner
in the writing of "The Primitive
Lover," his orignal story for Consta'nee
Talmadge. The plct, whk-h
is developed along comedy lines, involves
a keen-witted novelist who
spreads rumors of his death under
sensational circumstances to enhance
the .sale of his latest book. Taking
advantage of his supposed demise his
rival for the hand of Phyllis Tomley,
presses his suit and wins her hand in
As the glamor of married life.
wears off the supposedly dead suitor
returns and mutual explanations are
in r?vrlr>r Tt. is nf Sllfh UnUSUal Ilia-1
terial that Director Sydney Franklin
has welded Constance Talmadge's
latest starring picture,. "The Primitive
Lover," a First'National attraction
which will be the feature at the
op^ra house Wednesday. As the
two former rivals clash under different
circumstances their feud is
renc'.ved. One presses his suit in the
approved style of modern conveni
jtions while the other, a man of force-;
! ful, dominating personality, demonstrates
the caveman method of love
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one of the best cast3 she has ever
had for her screerv productions. Harrison
Ford, who played leading man
in "Smilin' Through," and Kenneth
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roles. The remainder of the company
includes Joe Roberts, Charges Pirn,
Chief Big Tree, Matilda Brun(i^i.ire,
George Pierce and Clyde Benson.
The adaptation for the screen
was made by Frances Marion.
CITATION OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION.
r.x _ e P?iL n i;?? fAiintv
I AC i^vUte Oi OU U til VaiUllllO) vv/unw;
of Newberry?By W. F. Ewart,
Whereas, M. E. Abrams hath
made suit to me to grant him letters'
of administration of the estate and
effects of Thomas J. Abrams, deceased.
These are, therefore, to cite and
admonish ali and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Thomas
-J. Abrams, deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the court /
of probate, to be held at Newberry,
S. C., on Wdnesday, the 16th day of
August, next, after publication hereof,
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to"
show cause, if any they have, why
the said administration should not
Given under my hand this 25th
dav of July, ,Anno Domini 1922.
* W. F. EWART,
P. J. N. Co.
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