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FOREWORD 

By resolution of the Session of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Cheraw, S. C, dated February 17, 1942, I was 
authorized and requested to prepare a short history of that 
Church. 

In obedience thereto, I was given access to the Church 
records, consisting of the Minutes of the Sessional meetings 
held from the date of the founding of the Church on the 
eleventh day of March A. D. 1828, to the present time. All 
of these Minutes are in my possession and are in excellent 
condition. In addition to the above, I have had the records 
of the Presbyterial society, incorporated by Act of the Legis- 
lature in March 1831 and continued until 1893 when its powers 
and duties and properties were conveyed to the Deacons as 
Trustees of the Church, and its charter surrendered. 

I wish to acknowledge valuable assistance received from 
Mrs. D. S. Matheson, Auxiliary historian, and the Auxiliary 
historical records. May I express the hope that no name has 
been omitted from the several rolls of members herewith pub- 
lished, showing everyone who has been a member of this 
Church from its charter members down to the 1st of January, 
1943. 

D. S. MATHESON. 



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REV. URIAS POWERS 
Founder and Stated Supply 1828-1834 



CHAPTER I 
O rganization—1 828-1838 

The settlement of Cheraw and adjacent territory dates back 
prior to the Revolutionary War. The earliest religious organi- 
zation in this section was the old Welsh Neck Baptist Church 
at Society Hill, about fourteen miles from Cheraw. It was 
organized in 1738 and has had a continuous successful existence 
until the present. The English government, for the Church of 
England, built St. David's Episcopal Church in 1770 and it 
continued to function until 1785, but from then until 1823 few 
services were held by that denomination, and on a few occa- 
sions Methodist and Baptist preached there, but the Church 
building fell into a bad state of repair. 

The first Presbyterian minister to begin work in Cheraw, 
so far as known, was Rev. N. R. Morgan, who came not to 
accept a call but as a Missionary from Fayettewille Presbytery, 
North Carolina, in 1820. He continued to preach here until 
1825 when he accepted a call to a church in Darlington county. 
He afterwards accepted a call to the Presbyterian Church in 
Eutaw, Ala., where he was the honored and beloved minister 
for many years. 

In 1858 Gen. W. L. T. Prince, afterwards an Elder in the 
Cheraw Church, wrote Mr. Morgan making certain inquiries 
about his work in Cheraw as a home missionary of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery and from his letter in reply I quote: 

"My first visit to Cheraw was in the fall of 1820. I re- 
mained a few weeks and preached to the people, when they 
gave me an invitation to settle among them, which I did in 
1821. This brings me to the time and place of answering 
your first question; viz, 'The religious state of the community.' 
This is a delicate task. I cannot find in my heart an unkind 
thought toward a people who were kind to me and treated 
me with more respect than I deserved. But the truth is, 
I could discover no signs of religion at all. There was not a 
man in the place who professed religion, of any denomination. 
The population was heterogeneous. They hailed from all quar- 
ters. Many of them had come from religious communities and 
had respect for religion and all seemed to think that no town 
could be respectable without a church of some sort. The people 
in the country round had no religious training and the Sab- 
bath was disregarded, and those who were disposed to be wild 
had nothing to check or restrain them. Many in the neighbor- 
hood had never seen or heard a Presbyterian preacher, and 



when I came among them, they looked upon me as a sort of 
prodigy. 

"Your next inquiry: viz, 'the history of the congregation 
while I remained', is a very difficult one. On the southern 
suburb of the town there stood the frame of an old Church 
building, erected before the Revolutionary War, and used as 
barracks by the British soldiers, as they marched up the Pee 
Dee from Georgetown to North Carolina. After the peace of 
1783 a Baptist preacher by the name of Lewis preached in it 
for a number of years and when he died, the house sank into 
ruin, and became a resting place for the beasts of the field 
and the fowls of the air. Thus it continued until the first 
settlers in Cheraw repaired and fitted it up for me, at a cost 
of $1000.00, and employed me to preach every Sunday for one 
year. So I entered on my work with a fair prospect of a 
comfortable settlement and a competent support. But the Devil 
who had held unbroken dominion over those beautiful hills of 
Cheraw from Noah's flood till then, would not give it up without 
a long and severe struggle. He went to work on this wise. 
He got up a quarrel between the town and country people. 
Some of the town people were so imprudent as to draw in- 
vidious comparison between my preaching and that of the old 
Baptist. This gave great offense. After consultation held, they 
(a few Baptist) claimed the Chinch, as none but the aforesaid 
Lewis had preached in it since the Revolution. The town 
people refused to give it up. Then they proposed to occupy 
the house half the time; this was also refused. Then they 
resolved to take it half the time. So they sent to Sumter 
District for a Baptist preacher by the name of Cook, and 
he came, with, an expectation of a large salary. But he went 
out not knowing whither he went. He stopped with his mother- 
in-law. His friends assembled Sunday at the Church and sent 
someone for the key. Mr. Averill refused to let them have it. 
They broke open a window, and unbarred the door, and let in 
Mr. Cook and the congregation. At the usual hour of meeting, 
the town people repaired to the Church and found it and the 
pulpit occupied by strangers. Most of them returned home 
very angry. The next Sabbath there was no disturbance. But 
on the next here they were again. A Virginian by the name 
of McClellan, loaded a cannon on the opposite side of the hill 
from the Church and placed a young man at a window to 
wave his hat when Mr. Cook commenced. As Mr. Cook ai'ose 
and named his first hymn the sign was given and off went the 
cannon. The calm of a clear Sunday morning was broke; the 

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Church windows rattled, and the sound reverberated over the 
Cheraw hills, up and down the Pee Dee for miles. Thus ended 
the Baptist controversy, and Mr. Cook, a good man, was com- 
pelled to return to his congregation in Sumter, with his feelings 
greatlly mortified." 

This incident, it will be noted, occurred prior to the time 
when Cheraw had any organized christian work. No church 
was functioning, just a few nominal members in the town or 
community. Rev. Mr. Morgan, the missionary, has been char- 
acterized as "a militant minister", and certainly the town was 
badly in need of one. He came in 1820 and left in 1825 and 
before he left we see evidences that the "deadbones" were 
beginning to move and within a few years all of the protestant 
churches took on life and became live young organizations that 
have kept going to this good hour. He certainly stirred things 
up religiously. Quoting further: 

"This did great harm to the cause of religion. Many who 
came to my meetings retired and came no more. Next came 
the Episcopalian controversy. The Bishop in Charleston, in 
looking over the old records, found St. David's parish at the 
Cheraw Hills, and sent up one of his priests named Wright 
to look it up. He came and inquired of the old inhabitants, 
and found beyond all doubt that the old house was the identical 
St. David's parish Church. He claimed and took it. I went to 
see Col. Evans (Judge Josiah J. Evans) about it, and he told 
me that if any of the descendants of the old Episcopal families 
in the neighborhood claimed the Church they could hold it by 
law, as change of government made no change of private 
property. Thus our house was lost the first year, and the High 
Church refused to refund the money expended in repairing their 
house, to help us build another. 

"This second disaster extended the breach among the peo- 
ple and all zeal in Church matters grew cold. Mr. Wright 
preached a while, but people refused to hear him .or show him 
any countenance. Then came the Methodist and built a house 
of worship, which was occupied sometimes by circuit-riders and 
sometimes by stationed preachers. When these houses were 
unoccupied I would preach in them. 

"Your next inquiry is 'how long I remained in Cheraw'. 
I came in the fall of 1820 and left in the fall of 1825. 

"Your last inquiiry is, 'Were there Churches of other de- 
nominations in existence, or preachers of other denominations 
when I came'. I answer none at all. The nearest Church was 
a Baptist Chuich at Society Hill; East, in Marlboro, there was 

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a Methodist Church." Quoting further, Mr. Morgain said: "I 
had no house of worship, no Presbyterians to back me, no 
materials to form an organization, and this is the best history 
I can give you of a congregation, when there was no congre- 
gation, but a heterogeneous multitude of people of all per- 
suasions and no persuasions at all." 

While it is true, as stated by Mr. Morgan, that there was 
no organized religious work being carried on in Cheraw when 
he arrived in 1820, and that there were no Churches here, it 
is not necessary to infer that there were no believing chris- 
tians. In a community where there were many cultured and 
educated persons, there must have been professing christians, 
who doubtless attended churches distant from Cheraw. 

Mr. Morgan accepted a call to Darlington in 1825, and 
several years afterwards became the pastor of the Church at 
Eutaw, Ala., where he remained the rest of his life, greatly 
respected and lcved. He has been called a "militant preacher." 
But Cheraw needed badly a militant preacher, and he seemed 
to have started something. 

Quite a number of Presbyterian families moved to Cheraw 
about this time, largely from Fayetteville Presbytery, N. C. 
The Rev. Urias Powers came to Cheraw soon after this date. 
He was born at Carrydon, New Hampshire, May 12, 1791. Was 
graduated from Dartmouth College, and also from Andover 
Theological Seminary. His Church, the Congregational, sent him 
to South Carolina to work among the negro slaves. After liv- 
ing here a short time, he united with the Presbyterian Church, 
joining Harmony Presbytery which at that time embraced the 
P • Dee country, including of course, Cheraw. He began work 
at Cheraw about 1827, preached for about a year and baptized 
quite a number of infants, the children of christian parents 
with no Church affiliations at that time. 

On March 11, 1828, he got together eleven persons who 
had previously united with the Presbyterian Church in other 
places, and with this small group, organized the Cheraw Pres- 
byterian Church. He secured from the Cheraw Academical 
Society the use of the second story of their building (now the 
old Matheson home on Kershaw street) which they continued 
to u-.e until 1832, when the present Church was built. The 
following were the charter numbers who organized the Church: 
Alexander McQueen, Angus Campbell, Mary A. Campbell, his 
wife, Elizabeth Dickey, Abigail McCall, Archibald Mclntyre, 
Eliza A. Morrison, Nancy Morrison, Mary A. Daniels, Martha 
Long and Louisa Long. At this meeting Angus Campbell was 

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elected the first Ruling Elder of the Church, and one person 
came before the Session, composed of Rev. Urias Powers and 
Mr. Angus Campbell, and applied for membership. She was 
Ellen T. Chapman (Mrs. T. Gordon Graham). She was admit- 
ted to membership on profession of her faith. Thus the Church 
began March 11, 1828, with twelve members. 

On December 5, 1828, the following persons united with 
the Church: Isabella McDuffie, Mr. and Mrs. William Britt 
and Angus Johnson. Mr. Johnson afterwards, 1836, became a 
regularly ordained Presbyterian minister, the first minister 
from among our Church members, although he had moved from 
our Church to the Camden Church before he became a minister. 
He moved at an early date to Texas, where he preached until 
he had reached an advanced age. Visited this Church in 1905 
at the age of ninety-seven, and preached for us on this visit. 

On February 10, 1829, the following became members: 
Isabella Eddy McDuffie (Jones), Cecelia McQueen and Eliza 
L. H. Prince. On April 5, 1829, there were added the following: 
Mary McQueen, Alexander McKenzie and wife, Rosannah Mc- 
Kenzie, John G. McKenzie, John F. Matheson, and Thomas 
Gordon Graham, and in December, 1829, Mrs. Eleanor Dewitt 
Chapman. On January 30, 1830, Dr. Murdock McLean joined 
and on April 17, 1830, was made a Ruling Elder and Clerk of 
the Session; and on April 5, 1830, Elizabeth S. Morrison and 
Malcomb Brogden were admitted. William Williston and Archi- 
bald Graham joined on March 17, 1831, and on December 28, 

1831, Lawrence Prince, Charlotte Prince, John C. Coit, Mary 
Ann (McCreight) Long, Harriet (McBryde) Custis, Amanda 
Keeler, became members, and February 17, 1932, John M. 
Smith, Mary Smith and Sarah Smith were added. Francis 
Hawley joined the next day, February 18, 1832. 

On the 24th day of February, 1832, Book I, p. 38, an im- 
portant resolution was adopted, confirming and making of record 
certain acts of the Session and of the Church not theretofore 
officially recorded, and thereby perfecting the Church roll. It 
is there that it is recorded that on April 17, 1830, Dr. Murdock 
McLean had been duly elected an Elder and Clerk of the Ses- 
sion, and the official roll of the Church approved as above 
set forth. 

The Church continued to grow, rather slowly, until June, 

1832. In April of that year the Sessional report to Presbytery 
shows a total of thirty-one communicants, a net gain of ten 
over the previous year. 

Until March 21, 1831, there is no record of any steps 

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having been taken to take care of the temporal affairs of the 
Church. No deacons had been elected i But in December, 1830, 
an Act was passed by the State Legislature authorizing the 
Cheraw Presbyterian Church to form a society with corporate 
rights and powers. The object of this society as set forth 
in Article One of its Constitution and By-Laws was as follows: 
"The object of the society shall be to maintain, in the town of 
Cheraw, the regular ministry of the Gospel, and a Christian 
Church, conforming to the doctrines and constitution of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States of America." There 
were 10 articles adopted, one of which provided that the of- 
ficers of the society shall be a president, a vice-president, and 
a clerk, who shall also be treasurer. These, together with six 
other members, all to be chosen annually by the society from 
among its members, snail constitute the Executive Board. 

The first meeting of the society was held in Mrs. Cotton's 
school room on March 21, 1831. Present, John C. Coit, Rob- 
fit McQueen, John F. McKenzie, Alexander McKenzie, Duncan 
McNair, Francis Hawley, Robert Morrison, Wm. Williston, and 
Murdoch MacLean. After adoption of the Constitution and 
By-Laws, the following officers were elected: President, John 
C. Coit; Vice-President, Lawrence Prince; Clerk and Treasurer, 
Murdock MacLean. The other members of the Executive Board, 
John Taylor, Christopher B. Pegues, Angus Campbell, Duncan 
McNair, John G. McKenzie and Wm. K. Williston, were elected 
at the same session. 

The first business attended to was to appoint a committee 
consisting of J. C. Coit, L. Prince, A. McKenzie and M. Mac- 
Lean to purchase a lot or lots which were suitable on which 
to builrl a Presbyterian Church. The committee reported on 
the 4th of May, 1831, they had purchased lots Nos. 97 and 98 
on the plan of the town. That the lots were conveyed to John 
G. McKenzie who gave his bond for the purchase money, the 
sum of $193.00, and he soon after conveyed the lots to the 
society for the Church. This deed was never recorded but was 
m the possession of the treasurer of the Church, John F. 
Matheson, from 1841 till discovered among his papers and de- 
livered to the officers of the church in 1940, after having been 
duly recorded. 

At the next meeting held June 8, 1831, Mr. Prince was 
authorized to publish in the Cheraw Republican for bids to 
build a church 42 by G5 feet, with a 22 foot pitch. On July 
6, 1831, it was reported to the society that Godwin & Bownes 
proposed to build a Church according to certain specifications 

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submitted by them for the sum of Twelve Hundred Dollars. 
This offer was accepted and Lawrence Prince, M. MacLean and 
John G. McKenzie were appointed a committee to superintend 
the building of the Church. 

The above amount of $1200 did not, of course, cover the 
entire cost of the building. The records show that before this 
agreement with Mr. Bownes was made, the society placed an 
order for flooring a house of above dimensions. That after 
Godwin & Bownes had done their work separate contracts were 
given to plaster the side walls and ceil the Church overhead, 
and also for making the pews. Also they paid merchant's 
bills for nails and other material used in building. There is 
no way of computing the entire cost but it must have been 
very considerable. The contractors were authorized to begin 
work in the summer of 1831. 

The first meeting of the Executive Board of the society 
was held the 9th day of November, 1831. The following per- 
sons were unanimously elected members of the society: Ken- 
neth Clark, John G. Bowman, John F. Matheson, Felix Long, 
Joseph Beers, Alexander Graham, and Thomas G. Graham. 
Alexander Graham and Dr. Thomas G. Graham were then 
elected members of the Executive Board in the place of C. B. 
Pegues and Win. Wiiliston, both of whom declined serving. 
Steps were taken to complete the building and collect the 
money subscribed for that purpose. The building was sufficiently 
completed by the spring of 1832 to enable the congregation to 
arrange for a revival meeting to be he'd in it, and conse- 
quently Rev. Daniel Baker, D. D., was secured to hold revival 
services in the new Church. 

It proved to be a great meeting. The citizens of all de- 
nominations joined in very generally and all of the denomina- 
tions received a real blessing and were much strengthened 
spiritually and by additions to membership. In this Church 
there were thirty-eight additions on profession of faith and 
one by letter, increasing the membership over one hundred per 
cent, making a total of 67 and justifying the faith shown by 
the members in building, for that time, such a large church. 

On July 21, 1832, a weekly prayer meeting was established, 
to be, at that time, held Saturday afternoons. They have 
been kept up ever since on different days, committing this 
Church to faith in the advocacy of prayer. The session met 
regularly the third Monday in each month. 

The following persons united with the Church as a result 



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of the meeting of Dr. Baker, with dates of admission: 
Effie McQueen, admitted June 15, 1832. 
Catherine Campbell, admitted June 15, 1832. 
John Wright, admitted June 15, 1832. 
Duncan Mc-Bryde, admitted June 15, 1832. 
Dugald Lamont, admitted June 15, 1832. 
Daniel Graham, admitted June 15, 1832. 
Charlotte Laura (Prince) Inglis, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Sarah E. (LaCoste) McNair, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Amanda Mclntyre, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Mary Ann Malloy, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Margaret Chapman (Blue), admitted June 30, 1832. 
Mary Jane Prince (Petrie), admitted June 30, 1832. 
Clarina H. (Prince) McQueen, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Mary W. MacLean, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Angus Campbell, admitted June 30, 1832. 
George Scott, admitted June 30, 1832. 
John Malloy, admitted June 30, 1832. 
David O. Wingate, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Edward Pitman, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Simeon J. Chapman, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Duncan Malloy, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Duncan McNair, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Wm. J- Beers, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Alexander Graham, admitted June 30, 1832. 
G iorge II. Dunlap, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Roderick McKenzie, admitted June 30, 1832. 
Donald McQueen* admit ted July 1, 1832. 
Saml. Keeler, admitted July 1, 1832. 
Judy (-hive of James Burn), admitted July 1, 1832. 
Eliza Ann Campbell, admitted July 22, 1832. 
Bryant Smith, admitted July 22, 1932. 
Angus McCall, admitted July 22, 1832. 
Mary Catherine Poole, admitted August 4, 1832. 
John W. McRae, admitted August. 25, 1832. 
Flora (. lave of Robert McQueen), admitted August 25, 1832. 
Flora Clarke, admitted February 11, 1833. 
Sarah McAlpine, admitted February 11, 1833. 
Mary Ann Clarke, admitted February 11, 1833. 
Mary Campbell, admitted February 11, 1833. 
Martha Robinson Dudley, admitted June 15, 1833. 
Jane Wells, admitted June 15, 18.'53. 
Allen I). Chapman, admitted July 25, 1833. 
Archibald Malloy, admitted July 25, 1833. 

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Robert H. Crockett, admitted August 24, 1833. 

James H. Lewis, admitted September 21, 1833. 

On February 10, 1833, Lawrence Prince was ordained a 
Ruling Elder of the Church, and on January 19, 1835, John C. 
Coit was also ordained an Elder. The Church sustained a great 
loss in March 1834, in the resignation of the Rev. Uriah Powers, 
its stated supply and founder. This was because of ill health, 
which required him to seek a home in a higher altitude. He 
left with the intention of returning to New England, but on 
his way north stopped in Virginia, near Roanoke, to visit an 
old friend. This visit resulted in his being called to old Salem 
Church, which call he accepted. While there he organized a 
Church known as the Big Lick Church, that being the name 
of Roanoke at that time. This Church became and is now, 
the First Presbyterian Church of Roanoke, Va. 

In November 1834, Rev. R. W. Bailey was called as stated 
supply. His ministry was very successful. The April 1836 re- 
port to Presbytery shows a membership of ninety-nine. He 
resigned in January of that year, and was succeeded by the 
Rev. M. D. Fraser in 1837 as stated supply for several months 
and in March 1837 became the stated supply and served until 
January, 1838. During the period served by the above named 
stated supplies, the following names were added to the Church 
roll largely on profession of faith: 

Francis D. Potts, admitted March 1, 1834. 
Ann E. Prince, admitted March 1, 1834. 
Emma Baker, admitted November 22, 1834. 
Francis Wilson, admitted May 17, 1835. 
Felix Long, admitted May 17, 1835. 
John McQuaigc, admitted May 17, 1835. 
John McCammon, admitted May 17, 1835. 
L. B. Prince, admitted May 17, 1835. 
Neil Ray, admitted May 17, 1835. 
Mrs. Mary Chapman, admitted May 17, 1835. 
Mrs. Mary Jane McKenzie, admitted May 17, 1935. 
Mrs. Catharine McQuaige, admitted May 17, 1835. 
Miss Eliza McNair, admitted May 17, 1835. 
Miss Caroline Campbell, admitted May 17, 1835. 
Miss Harriet Morrison, admitted May 17, 1835. 
Miss Sarah Ann Jones, admitted May 17, 1835. 
Miss Harriet Edwards, admitted May 17, 1835. 
Miss Charlotte Churchill, admitted May 17, 1835. 
Daniel McCaskill, admitted May 24, 1835. 
Alex McKay, admitted May 24, 1835. 

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James McQuaige, admitted May 24, 1835. 

Angus McDuffie, admitted May 24, 1835. 

Miss Sarah Gregg, admitted May 24, 1835. 

Miss Mary McQuaige, admitted May 24, 1835. 

Dr. William McQueen, admitted May 24, 1835. 

Robert Morrison, admitted May 24, 1S35. 

John McDonald, admitted June 14, 1835. 

Charles McFarland, admitted June 14, 1835. 

Malcomb Buchanan, admitted June 14, 1835. 

Mrs. Christian Buchanan, admitted June 14, 1835. 

Effie Campbell, admitted November 29, 1835. 

Charles L. Prince, admitted November 29, 1835. 

W. L. T. Prince, admitted November 29, 1835. 

D. B. McArn, admitted 1835. 

Cochran W. Scott, admitted October 22, 1836. 

George H. Taylor, admitted about 1836. 

Alice McCall, admitted May 27, 1837. 

This completes the Church roll up to April, 1838, after 
the Church had completed its first ten years of work. The 
report to Presbytery in April, 1838, shows a membership of 
ninety-two. It had committed itself wholeheartedly to the work 
of missions as well as taking care of its local work. Contribu- 
tions to the cause of missions reached as high as $267 one 
year and the Church was also giving liberally to the causes 
of education. 

Beginning about 1836 and continuing for several years 
Cheravv lost a large number of its most substantial citizens. 
Our church was particularly unfortunate, and many names of 
our most active members and best contributors dropped out 
and we hear no more of them. Most of them went to Alabama, 
Mississippi and Texas to help build up a christian civilization 
in those states. This exodus was due largely, no doubt, to 
the .1 pression of that period, 1836 to 1840. 



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F 




REV. JOHN C. COIT 

First Minister, 1838-1856 



CHAPTER II 
Ministry of Rev. J. C. Coit— 1838-1858 

In 1838, Mr. John C. Coit, who had been a most active 
and useful Elder since 1S35, decided to enter the Gospel min- 
istry and so was ordained and installed, after the required 
examinations, and began his ministry in September of that 
year. He was the first pastor of the Church, those who pre- 
ceded him were stated supplies. Mr. Coit was a native of New 
London, Connecticut, highly educated and an able theologian, 
and a man of the highest type of christian character. He 
gave much to the Church in the days of its struggle to get 
established and required of it very little. He returned to the 
Church a substantial part of his salary earned during those 
years he served as pastor. He was also president of the 
Merchants Bank of Cheraw during most of those years. 

In 1838 John Wright and George H. Dunlap were ordained 
and installed Elders. They served until 1845 when Mr. Wright 
moved to the state of New York and Mr. Dunlap moved to 
Eutaw, Alabama. In September 1838 the Session abolished 
the Sunday School and charged parents with the duty of in- 
structing their children, and also their slaves, in the Catechisms 
and Confession of Faith of the church, and required that they 
have them present in church at stated times that the pastor 
might instruct them in matters pertaining to religion. 

There is no record of the election of any deacons prior 
to 1838. The reason probably was that in 1831 the Presbyterial 
Society was organized for the purpose of financing the church 
in its temporal needs, including tha pastor's salary. This it 
continued to do until abolished in 1893. However, in 1838 four 
young men were elected deacons as follows: Duncan Malloy, 
Felix Long, Duncan McNair and John F. Matheson. These 
took over the duties of the deacons, but worked through the 
Presbyetrian Society in certain matters. For instance, while 
Dr. McLean continued until 185G the clerk of the society, 
he turned over the duties of treasurer in 1839 to Felix Long. 
In 1841 John F. Matheson was assigned the duties of treasurer 
to succeed Mr. Long and continued to discharge those duties 
until January 1866, when he transferred the treasurer's book 
of the society to the deacons of the church. It was the custom 
of the society to rotate the President each year and this 
office during those years was often filled by Deacons Duncan 
Malloy and Duncan McNair and, in fact, frequently until their 

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deaths about 1878. Mr. Matheson continued as treasurer of 
the church until his death in 1879. 

The sessional report to Presbytery in April 1841 showed 
a membership of only sixty-five as compared to ninety-nine jn 
1836. But despite this it was in 1841 that the church, through 
its society, undertook the erection of another building on the 
church property. This was the Session House. The Presbyterial 
Soiety's treasurer book, pages 129 and 130, shows that a sub- 
scription list was opened in 1840 and a total of One Thousand 
and Five Dollars was subscribed and paid to the treasurer for 
that purpose, a contract for that amount was made with E. 
Bownes, the same contractor who built the church just about 
ten years before. The book further shows that it was com- 
pleted, no doubt, in 1842 but the last payment to Mr. Bownes, 
including interest and the building of a fence around the park, 
was made February 14, 1843. The total for Session House was 
$1099.44 and for fence $22.60, a total of $1122.04. It has been 
a most useful adjunct to the church property during the one 
hundred years of use and occupancy, where the weekly prayer 
meetings, the Men's Bible Class and the Women's Auxiliary 
meetings are hold. It is a very attractive little building and 
has recently been again put into excellent condition. 

There is a tradition among the congregation that has ex- 
isted for fifty years to the effect that the Session House was 
a gift to the church by Rev. Mr. Coit, our first pastor. How- 
ever, the church records are entirely silent with regard to this, 
recording only the above. But the records do show that Mr. 
Coit accepted only a part of the salary agreed to be paid 
him during his ministry. They also show that the Session 
passed in 1856 a resolution that the unpaid part of his salary 
be paid at that time. But at the next meeting of he Session 
this was rescinded without explanation. Now, it is most probable 
that Mr. Coit still refused to accept the unpaid part of his 
salary; and whether as a gesture of appreciation the sugges- 
tion was made that the Session House be considered a gift 
from him is now a matter of conjecture. But Gen. W. L. T. 
Prince, an elder of the church since 1863 and a life member, 
told our present pastor that Mr. Coit gave the Session House 
to the church. Whether the above surmise is correct or not, 
it is certain that Mr. Coit gave more than the equivalent to 
the church in value. 

In January 1845, John A. Inglis and John F. Matheson 
were ordained and installed elders of the church. It was by 
unanimous vote of the session agreed that the resolution of 

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September 23, 1938, abolishing the Sunday School should be 
modified and the Sunday School reestablished under the super- 
intendence of the Session. On the 4th day of July, 1852, Mr. 
Lawrence Prince died after having served the church most 
faithfully as an Elder since 1833. It is worthy of noting that 
he was the father of Gen. W. L. T. Prince who became an 
Elder in 1863; also of Mary Jane Prince, wife of Rev. G. H. 
W. Petrie, D. D., one of our stated supplies and for many 
years pastor of the First Presbyteriian Church of Charlottes- 
ville, Va.; also of Clarissa H. Prince, wife of a son of this 
church, Rev. Donald McQueen, D. D., many years pastor of the 
Presbyterian Church of Sumter, S. C; and also father of 
Charlotte Laura Prince, wife of Chancellor John A. Inglis, 
Elder of this church. 

About this time the church was given by deed a scholar- 
ship in the original Oglethorpe University at Washington, Ga. 
because of having contributed about One Thousand Dollars to 
endow the South Carolina professorship in that institution. The 
church also gave during these years to the Columbia Seminary 
and also other contributions to the cause of education. And 
during its most difficult period, for example in 1853, with only 
fifty communing members, the church contributed for benevo- 
lencies .$1014.50, in addition to congregational expenses. 

In 1856 Mr. Coit's health began to fail and he was forced 
to take a vacation of several months. On his insistence a 
stated supply was secured, Rev. T. R. English, who became 
in time a very noted preacher and professor in Union Semi- 
nary, Va. On March 24, 1857, Mr. Coit asked that the church 
unite with him in asking for a dissolution of the pastoral rela- 
tions because of ill health. This action was taken and the 
first regular pastorate ended after nineteen years of most 
harmonious work. Tl^re is recorded an official note on page 
211, Book No. 2, to the effect that for more than eighteen 
yea ry matter that came before the Session was decided 

by a unanimous vote save one, and that one only on the 
reasons stated for the decision, and that the great harmony 
of the Session and of the church, too, during the nineteen years 
of his pastorate is to be ascribed chiefly to his wisdom and 
christian spirit. Fiom the Minutes of the Session of record 
September 18, 1863, quote, "He was a generous friend, a saga- 
cious and true patriot, a wise counsellor, an humble christian 
and a faithful minister of the Word of God." The Rev. N. W. 
Edmunds was then secured as stated supply for a brief pas- 
torate. 

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Those uniting with the church from 1838 to 1859, covering 
Mr. Coit's pastorate and the short term of a stated supply 
were, with the dates of their admission, as follows: 



Benton, Elizabeth, 2-2-1844 
Buchanan, Mary Jane, 12-29-48 
Buchanan, Malcomb, 3-24-57 
Buchanan, Christian, 3-24-57 
Buchanan, Sara Jane, 3-24-57 
Blue, Ellen D., 11-15-57 
Buchanan, Henrietta, 10-3-58 
Bunting, Sarah M., 12-20-57 
Carter, Priscilla, 11-28-40 
Coit, Mrs. Ellen T., 10-14-41 
Clarke, Andrew, 12-26-43 
Campbell, Margaret, 4-10-47 
Coit, Mrs. Melinda B., 9-27-49 
Campbell, Ann Eliza, 9-28-50 
Currie, Malcomb, 12-29-50 
Currie, Lucia Blain, 6-30-55 
Coit, William H., 2-24-56 
Chapman, Ellen G., 4-19-57 
Coit, Mrs. Catha- 
rine M., 12-20-57 
Coit, Dr. David G., 1-17-58 
Campbell, Mrs. 

Jane McQ., 5-31-58 
Flinn, James M., 3-31-341 
Goodrich, Laura, 2-2-44 
Goodwin, John E., 1-5-46 
Gulick, Dr. John Wiley, 12-29-56 
Graham, Emma Ellen, 7-5-57 
Gulick, Mrs. Mar- 
garet J., 5-31-58 
Jamison, Andrew S., 12-29-50 
Keeler, Sarah St. John, 3-28-58 
Keeler, Laura 

Amanda, 12-13-48 
Leach, Mrs. Caroline, 7-5-57 
Leo, Christopher, 12-30-55 
Leitch, Angus P., 11-28-40 
Long, Mary A., 1-31-58 



McLean, Sarah 

Elizabeth, 2-15-57 
McLean, John Knox, 12-29-55 
McLean, Louisa 

Frances,, 9-28-50 
McLean, John, 3-31-39 
McCreight, W. A., 11-20-39 
McQuaige, Ann, 11-15-43 
Macfarlan.. Allan, 12-29-44 
McDonald, Donald, 4-19-46 
Macfarlan, Janet, 12-29-48 
Malloy, Mrs. Hen- 
rietta Coit, 1-26-45 
Moore, Mrs. Margaret, 3-8-46 
Macfarlan, Mrs. Janet, 9-27-49 
Macfarlan, Catharine T., 9-27-49 
Macfarlan, Marjory, 9-27-49 
McQueen, Alexander, 2-15-57 
Matheson, Mrs. Mary 

Graham, 3-29-57 
Malloy, Mary C, 6-7-57 
Moore, Major John A., 11-1-57 
McNair, Mary M., 12-20-57 
Poulson, Maudaville, 8-25-42 
Prince, Mrs. Mary P., 3-8-46 
Peacock, Mitchell, 5-27-46 
Rae, Mrs., 11-20-39 
Race, Ara, 6-30-55 
Stubbs, John Wel- 
lington, 9-28-50 
Tansey, Mrs. Mar- 
garet A., 11-15-57 
Vanderford, Mrs. 
Eliza, 12-29-55 
Vereen, Mrs. Eu- 
genia M., 3-29-57 
Wingate, David, S., 11-20-39 
Wallace, Daniel, colored, 6-19-59 



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CHAPTER III 
Ministry of Rev. W. B. Corbett— 1859-1869 

An act of much importance was the purchase of a parson- 
age for the church in May 1859. A committee from the Pres- 
byterial Society consisting of five members as follows, D. Mal- 
loy, chairman, A. McQueen, W. L. T. Prince, D. B. McArn, 
and D. G. Coit, was appointed with authority to purchase a 
parsonage with money already subscribed for that purpose. 
They lost no time in making their selection. For the sum of 
$4000 they secured from Rev. J. C. Coit his home and lots 
adjoining on Third street, being the properties now occupied 
by the Poston family, and the home of Mr. L. L. Powers. 
These houses at that time were joined together, but have 
since been separated. This was the Manse from 1859 until 
1889 when it was sold and a new one-story building was erected 
on that part of the Coit lots adjacent to the church lot. 

On February 1, 1858, Major Alexander McQueen Was 
elected and instaled an Elder, and General W. L. T. Prince 
and Dr. David G. Coit were made deacons. On April 2, 1859, 
the Rev. William B. Corbett was installed as the second pastor 
of the church, having been elected pastor in the preceding 
March, lie and his family moved into the manse recently pur- 
chased. 

The Session was composed of Dr. M. McLean, Chancellor 
John Inglis, John F. Matheson, and Major Alexander McQueen. 
The deacons were Messrs. Duncan Malloy, Duncan McNair, W. 
A. McCreight, \V. L. T. Prince and Dr. D. G. Coit. Soon after 
the beginning of Mr. Corbett's pastorate the Civil war began 
and the work of the church was greatly impeded. In 1863 
Mr. Corbett was granted permission to preach one Sunday in 
each month at the Florence church, which was without a pastor. 
He was permitted also to accept the chaplaincy of the Fourth 
South Carolina Regiment in 1865. 

On June 8, I860, Dr. Murdock McLean, who had been a 
most faithful Elder and the Clerk of the Session since April 
17, lX.'jo. died. In the memorial adopted by the Session ap- 
pears this sentence: "He was a most competent and faithful 
officer, zealous for the purity of the church, the integrity of 
her government, and the faith once delivered to the saints." 
Tn him is due the credit for the excellent church records 
from 1830 to 1863. 

In August 1863, Gen. W. L. T. Prince was elected an Elder 
and immediately after his ordination made Clerk of the Session 

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to succeed Dr. Mac-Lean. At the same time John A. Moore 
was elected a deacon. This, with those already serving, re- 
mained the setup of the church officers for the duration of the 
Civil War. Near its close Sherman's army passed through on 
his march of devastation. The church property was not se- 
verely damaged, except that the pews were all taken out, 
many injured, and a dance or carousal held in the church, us- 
ing the pulpit for the band stand. The Confederacy soon came 
to an end with General Lee's surrender, and no claim was 
filed against the United States Government, whose army was 
responrihle for die damage done. 

On September 13, 1864, a resolution as follows was adopt- 
ed: ''Resolved that it is the judgment of this Session, the 
church building, the session room, and other property of the 
society ought not to be used for any other than the spiritual 
purposes of the church and they desire that it shall be con- 
fined to such uses." A copy of this resolution was communi- 
cated to a lady by whom evidently the request had been made 
for the use of the church property for other than spiritual 
purposes. 

On December 30 1868, Elder John A. Inglis and wife were 
dismissed to join Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, Balti- 
more. This was a great loss to our church. And in 1865 Dr. 
John Knox McLean and John W. Stubbs were elected deacons. 
Dr. McLean accepted and was ordained. Mr. Stubbs declined 
to serve. 

In February 1869 the church contributed $21.00 to start a 
Sunday School library. This was the beginning of what be- 
came a very interesting small library which afforded much 
pleasure for many years to come. It was very difficult to 
secure good books for our people who were suffering great 
hardships as a result of the Civil War. During part of this 
period Mr. Corbett was employed for half of his time, the 
balance being taken by Bennettsville. Rev. Mr. Corbett re- 
signed as minister of the church to accept a call to the Ben- 
nettsville and Great Pee Dee churches. His pastorate had ex- 
tended from just prior to the Civil War, through the war 
period and the difficult years immediately succeeding until 
1869. There was no statistical report that year to Presbytery, 
but the 1868 report showed only sixty-one members. 

The church records reveal that even during these diffi- 
cult years, something was given to the benevolences of the 
church, and even the custom of a fund for the poor of the 
congregation, which had long existed, was kept up. The names 



of those uniting- with the church and dates of admission dur- 



ing Mr. Corbett's pastorate are 

Buchanan, Mary M., 12-21-63 
Blue, Mary Anna, 12-28-63 
Corbett, Mrs. S. 

Elizabeth, 3-26-60 
Coit, Julia C, 12-21-63 
Coit, Saiiie M., 12-21-63 
Chapman, William A., 6-30-65 
Cole, Laura, 7-3-69 
Graham, D. . 9-13-64 
Hunter, Mrs. Char- 
lotte Van C, 3-27-63 
Hunter, Susan 

Catherine, 3-27-63 
Long, Mary, 10-22-62 
Malloy, George A., 3-19-69 
Malloy, Charles A., 6-25-63 



as follows : 

McKinnon, Neil C, 6-26-60 
McRae, Dr. Duncan J., 7-10-60 
Macfarlan, Jacob, 

colored servant, 7-10-60 
McQueen, Jane C, 12-21-63 
McNair, Clara P., 12-21-63 
McArn, Mrs. Nan- 
nie H., 12-21-63 
McNair, John T., 9-13-64 
McNair, James, 9-13-64 
Moore, Samuel, 9-13-64 
McCreight, Nancy B., 1-1-65 
McQueen, Janet T., 7-3-69 
Powell, Henrietta Coit, 3-27-63 
Prince, Anna Benton, 9-21-66 
Tweed, Mrs. Ellen, 11-15-59 



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CHAPTER IV 
Ministry of Rev. E. H. Buist— 1869-1882 

In July 1869 Rev. E. H. Buist of Charleston, S. C. was 
called as the pastor and began his ministry at once. 

In December 1869 the Center Point Church made applica- 
tion for one-fourth of Mr. Buist's time. After mature con- 
sideration the Session declined the offer, deciding to keep and 
use all of its pastor's time. The dividing of time of the pastor 
seems never to have been acceptable to this church. During 
this period holding the weekly prayer meetings in the homes 
of the congregation was tried, but was given up as not satis- 
factory. In 1870 the Session discussed the need of establish- 
ing Sunday Schools in the country around Cheraw. This was 
done — at least two union Sunday Schools were established. 
One was under the control of Major McQueen at or near Teal's 
Mill. It continued for many years and accomplished much good. 

In August 1872 Major J. C. Coit was made an Elder of 
the church and Mr. Neil C. McKinnon a deacon. In October 
1873 the Synod of South Carolina met in our church, possibly 
the first time. In November 1873 General Prince resigned 
as clerk and also as Superintendent of the Sabbath school, due 
to his having moved with his family to Baltimore to live. 
Major J. C. Coit was thereupon elected clerk of the Session 
and Major M. McR. McLauchlin was elected the Superintendent 
of the Sunday School. Among those who united with our 
church on profession of faith was a boy, W. Beattie Jennings, 
a native of Bennettsville. He was attending the McLauchlin 
school at Cheraw Academy. He became a distinguished min- 
ister of our church and for years was pastor of the German- 
town Church, Philadelphia, Pa. 

On October 12, 1875, Major M. McR. McLauchlin was elect- 
ed an Elder. Possibly the first collection for Thornwell Orphan- 
age was taken June 1877. In December 1878 Gen. W. L. T. 
Prince, having returned to Cheraw, was re-elected an Elder 
and made clerk as Major Coit was for the time away from 
Cheraw and resigned as clerk. Sessional report April 1878 
shows 102 communicants, the first time to pass the one hundred 
mark. 

Mr. Neil C. McKinnon was also made an Elder in De- 
cember 1878, and Major A. B. Horton was elected a deacon. 
On July 5, 1879 Elder John F. Matheson tendered to the Ses- 
sion his resignation as Treasurer of the church, having served 
since 1841. The Session declined to accept it. Mr. Matheson 

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died on August 25, 1879, being the oldest member of the church 
and in point of service the oldest member of the Session. In 
the memorial adopted by the Session is this sentence: "As a 
private member, a ruling elder, the Treasurer and Sabbath 
school teacher in the congregation, he filled a large and hon- 
ored and enduring place in the affections and esteem of the 
people for half a century." 

Two of the first deacons died within a short time of each 
other, Mr. Duncan Malloy and Mr. Duncan McNair, both after 
a service of about forty years. Each had been president of 
the Presbyterial Society for several terms at different periods 
during these years. 

On December 7, 1879, John F. Matheson, Jr. united with 
the church. In 1894 he became a minister of the gospel and 
was for 43 years a most useful and much loved minister. 

On the 11th day of September 1882, Rev. E. H. Buist 
died suddenly, after having ably and faithfully served the 
church since July 1869. Quoting from the memorial adopted by 
the session: "In the death of Mr. Buist this church has lost an 
able and eloquent preacher, and this session a prompt, fair 
and courteous Moderator. That we bear witness to his broad 
Catholic spirit, and his devotion to the great missionary work 
of Christ's church, the evangelization of the world. In the 
death of .Mr. Buist this whole community has lost an influen- 
tial, public spirited and useful citizen, and we therefore mourn 
his death as a public 1< 

In 18S2, Dr. John Knox McLean, an honored and much 
beloved man and deacon, died. Mr. W. F. McQueen was elected 
a deacon and served most faithfully until he moved to Mor- 
ven, X. C, where ho became an Elder of that church. 

The following constitute the list of members who united 
viih the church during Mr. Buists' ministry: 
Buist, Cairie S., 1-1-81 Chapman, D. McN., 10-6-77 

Blue. Thomas F., 9-7-78 Chapman, Benjamin A., 1-5-70 

Blue, Lizzie, 8-5-69 Folks, James, 11-29-71 

Blue, Flora, 8-5-6!) Graham, Mary Jane, 9-18-70 

Buist, Mrs. Cairie A., 4-2-70 Green, Mrs. Mary E., 4-6-78 

Barentine, Elizabeth, 12-4-72 Garhein, Mrs. D. I., 7-3-81 

Barentine, Ella, 12-4-72 Linton, Mrs. Effie, 1-17-79 

Coit, J. C, 8-5-6!) Little, Mrs. Mary Ann, 10-1-70 

Cole, W. Kindred, 12-17-69 Matheson, Donald, 10-5-77 

Chapman, Lizzie, 3-30-72 Matheson, Rev. John F., 12-7-79 

Chapman, Mrs. D. M., 9-18-80 Malloy, Frank G., 8-2-70 
Currie, D. B, 7-4-74 Matheson, Mary E., 11-11-82 

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Malloy, Henry D., 9-27-72 
Malloy, Theodore F., 9-27-72 
Malloy, Mrs. Mar- 
garet Wilson, 10-24-73 
Matthews, J. W., 7-1-76 
Matthews, Mrs. J. W., 7-1-76 
McLean, Janie, 9-16-69 
McCreight, William C, 8-28-70 
McQueen, Catharine, 3-30-72 
McQueen, William F., 10-2-72 
McNeill, N. K., 11-20-72 
McNeill, Mrs. N. K., 11-20-72 
McLauchlin, Mrs. 

M. McR., 6-28-82 
Mcintosh, Daniel H., 6-1-73 
McLauchlin, Ma- 
jor M. McR., 10-1-73 
Mclvor, D. M., 1-18-74 
Mclvor, Mrs. D. M., 1-18-74 
McKay, Flora, 6-30-75 
McKay, Mary Belle, 6-30-75 
Mcintosh, Mrs. Annie J., 7-9-76 
McQueen, John McF., 9-30-76 
McCreight, Mrs. E. L., 2-6-78 
McQueen, Mrs. M. J., 4-6-78 
McKay, Dr. J. W., 4-6-78 
McKay, Mrs. J. W., 4-6-78 
McKinnon, Mrs. N. C, 5-28-78 
McMurray, Mrs. 

Laura Lee, 2-28-77 
McMurray, C. C, 5-30-77 
McKay, R. M., 10-6-77 
McCreight, Mary. 8-8-69 
McQueen, Mary E., 3-31-74 
McQueen, John F., 10-1-76 
McNeill, Ellen, 2-11-81 
McNeill, Sallie, 2-11-81 
Moore, Ellen, 8-5-69 
Moore, John A., 11-1-71 
Morgan, K. S., 10-5-77 
Matheson, H. A., 2-11-81 
Matthews, C. F., 2-11-81 



Prince, Laura L., 7-3-81 
Prince, Lawrence L., 9-11-70 
Prince, Charles L., 7-1-71 
Powell, Miss M. C, 1-6-76 
Powell, Miss S. E., 10-1-77 
Powell, Mrs. Mary, 12-5-77 
Powell, Ellen, 2-12-81 
Prince, Mary, 12-4-78 
Prince, Lottie D., 10-4-79 
Powell, Richard T., 3-26-82 
Powell, Henrietta, 3-26-82 
Powell, Mrs. Hattie E., 3-26-82 
Pell, Rev. Robert P., 11-4-83 
Rhodes, Martin L., 1-8-76 
Rhodes, Mrs. M. L., 1-8-76 
Rhodes, Sarah, 1-8-76 
Rhodes, Margaret, 1-8-76 
Rhodes, Lucretia, 1-8-76 
Rhodes, Luther, 6-30-77 
Rhodes, Mary May, 11-24-83 
Harden, Dr. J. H., 2-11-81 
Harden, D. C, 9-25-76 
Harden, Mrs. D. C, 9-25-76 
Harden, Carrie R., 9-25-76 
Harden, S. R., 9-25-76 
Horton, A. B., 10-1-73 
Horton, Mrs. A. B., 10-1-73 
Horton, Anna M., 10-1-73 
Hollyman, Mrs. 

Lucy A., 7-15-74 
Jennings, Rev. 

W. Beattie, 11-1-73 
Tomlinson, Mrs. 

Nannie R., 10-2-72 
Vereen, W. J., 5-13-77 
Vereen, Willie J. Jr., 5-30-77 
Vereen, Florence, 6-28-82 
Vereen, Mrs. W. C. Jr., 7-1-82 
White, James Grier, 9-1-75 
White, Mrs. Jas. G., 9-1-75 
Wilcox, Mrs., 4-3-75 
Wilson, Minnie, 2-12-81 



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CHAPTER V 
Ministry of Rev. T. C. Whaling, D. D.— 1883-1892 

On April 15, 1883, the Session adopted, on the suggestion 
of Elder McLauchlin, Superintendent of Sunday School, the 
International Lessons, which have been used ever since. 

On August 24, 1883, Rev. Thornton C. Whaling was unani- 
mously elected the pastor of the church, but, being a Licentiate, 
was not ordained and installed until the 25th day of November, 
1883. However, he preached many times during the interim. 

On November 4, 1888, Mr. Robert P. Pell united with the 
church on profession of faith. He afterwards became a min- 
ister of the Presbyterian church. After preaching for some- 
time, he was called to the Presidency of Converse College, 
where he spent the remainder of his life. Dr. Pell was a very 
gifted and learned man. 

In April, 1885, the Session adopted on trial the use of 
envelopes in taking up collections. In June 1885, at the request 
of Mr. Whaling, the Session granted him permission during 
the ,-ummer to preach on alternate Sundays in the country, 
and discontinue on those days the Sunday night service. This 
resulted in the establishment of a mission church at Orange 
Hill. 

On May 9, 1886, Dr. J. A. James was elected an Elder, 
he having been received from the church at Indiantown, where 
he was an Elder. 

The Synod of South Carolina met in this church in Octo- 
ber 1886. It was at this Synod that the great Woodrow con- 
troversy over the subject of evolution developed. The meetings 
were most interesting to the many who attended, and while it 
shook the church to its foundation, it is difficult to locate one 
good result following the controversy, one of those unfortunate 
controversies that disturb the church. 

In 1SS7 Dr. Edwin Muller held a meeting in which quite 
a number were converted and much good was done. 

In March 18S'J, five members of this church were dis- 
missed to form the Presbyterian Church at Chesterfield, and 
eight members to form the Mission Chapel at Orange Hill. 
Several of these later reunited with this church, having 
moved lack to Cheraw. 

In May 1888, there were eighteen persons added to the 
church, sixteen on profession and two by letter. This was 
immediately after the Litch revival meeting. 

In July 1888 Mi-. Whaling, with the approval of the Ses- 

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sion, and Rev. Walter I. Herbert of the Methodist Church, 
entered into an arrangement to have union services on Sunday 
night. Possibly this was the beginning of union services in 
Cheraw in which the different Protestant denominations unite. 

In July 1888 the following members were elected deacons 
to wit: Messrs. H. D. Malloy, H. M. Tomlinson, James C. 
McCreight, W. R. Evans and W. H. Malloy. 

On July 4, 1889, Mr. Neill C. McKinnon, who had first 
been a deacon and afterwards an elder, died. Among the 
many expressions of marked esteem in the Session resolutions, 
one was peculiarly appropriate to wit: "He was generous to 
the poor and needy, and in this he was so secret and unosten- 
tatious that only the beneficiaries of his bounty knew the 
extent of it." 

In 1889 the church building was partially remodeled. In 
April 189X), the ladies asked permission of the Presbyterial 
Society to remodel the church. This was gladly granted. They 
changed the pulpit from the front of the church to the rear. 




Original Church as completed in 1832, except cupola added 
in 1890. Small building is Session House, built in 1842. 



This, of course, necessitated reversing the pews so as to make 
them face the pulpit in its new location. They erected a 
small cupola in front part of the building for the bell and 
changed in other respects the interior of the church. 



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having 

Church, 

of the 

Dallas, 

Presby- 



In December 1890, Rev. T. C. Whaling resigned, 
accepted a call to the South Highlands Presbyterian 
Birmingham, Alabama. He was afterwards the pastor 
First Presbyterian Church at Lexington, Va. Then at 
Texas. He was also chosen professor at the Louisville 
terian Seminary and also president of that institution, pro- 
fessor at Columbia Seminary, and Moderator of the General 
Assembly. While minister here he was greatlty beloved by his 
congregation and highly regarded by the citizens of the town 
generally. The sessional report to Presbytery April 1890, shows 
five elders, seven deacons, and 131 communicants, and 81263 
total funds raised. 

joined the church during Dr. 
are as follows : 

Malloy, Clara, 8-17-84 



those who 
and dates 



The names of 
Whaling's pastorate 

Brodie, Abram, 

colored, 10-6-89 
Brown, Mrs. C. S., 5-31-88 
Brown, C. S., 5-31-88 
Buist, Mary, 4-29-85 
Buist, Arthur, 5-31-88 
Beacham, Mrs. 

Regina B., 6-7-91 
Coit, David G., 3-29-85 
Coit, John M., 3-29-85 
Coit, James C. Jr., 5-31-88 
Coit, Mary K., 9-25-87 
Evans, William R., 5-31-88 
Harding, Dr. J. H., 7-22-88 
Hemingway, William, 5-31-88 
James, Joseph A. Jr., 12-9-83 
James, Dr. J. A., 1-30-84 
James, Mis. J. A., 1-30-84 
James, Pauline McD., 1-30-84 
Jam is, Thomas Hugh, 3-29-85 
James, Frank B., 5-31-88 
Jones, W. B., 6-17-88 
James, W. D., 11-24-89 
Ladd, Otis K., 1-18-85 
Ladd, Capt. James O., 10-18-87 
La id, Emma, 10-18-87 
Lowry, W. T., 9-15-86 
Lowry, Mrs. M. A., 9-15-86 
Lowry, Miss J. I., 9-15-86 
Lowiy, Miss A. R., 9-15-86 



Malloy, Lizzie D., 8-17-84 
Malloy, Mrs. Bessie, 3-29-85 
Malloy, Mary P., 9-25-87 
.Malloy, Helen D., 7-17-87 
Malloy, Mary C, 7-17-87 
Malloy, Jane C, 9-25-87 
Malloy, Wm. H., 5-31-88 
Malloy, Henrietta, 5-31-88 
Malloy, Theodore, 5-31-88 
Malloy, Donald, 5-31-88 
Malloy, Charles A. Jr., 7-14-89 
Matheson, Donald S., 8-15-86 
Matheson, Alexander C, 7-6-89 
Matheson, Emma, 10-1-87 
McLean, Mary L., 5-5-84 

Queen, W. Alex, 5-3-86 
McCreight, Mrs. Ella, 9-29-86 
McCreight, Sallie, 7-17-87 
McCreight, James A., 5-31-88 
McFall, Mrs. Catharine, 7-10-89 
Munroe, R. B., 5-31-88 
Munroe, Mrs. Alice, 7-10-89 
Nisbet, W. H., 6-30-88 
Nisbet, Mrs. W. H., 6-30-88 
Prince, Carrie Lee, 8-10-84 
Prince, Mrs. Mar- 
garet C, 5-7-86 
Prince, Jessie G., 8-10-84 
Powell, Wm., 5-31-88 



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Powell, John, 5-31-88 Whaling, Mrs. A. L., 1-3-85 

Phillips, Wra. E., 2-9-89 Whaling, Mrs. T. C, 1-3-85 

Phillips, Mrs. Bella M., 3-17-89 Williamson, W. D., 9-15-86 
Prince, Maggie, 12-31-87 Wilson, E. N., 6-7-91 

Rankin, Albert Mc, 4-17-87 Wilson, Hugh H., 6-7-91 

Rhodes, Lee, 5-31-88 Wilson, Mrs. 

Powell, Leila, 1-27-91 Mary McN., 6-7-91 

Sherrill, F. M., 9-12-86 Wilson, Minnie L., 6-7-91 

Simons, William G., 6-7-91 Wilson, H. H. Jr., 6-7-91 

Stevenson, W. F., 8-29-86 Wilson, Jerome V., 6-7-91 

Tomlinson, Henry M., 5-31-88 Wilson, Ernest W., 6-7-91 

About this time, in this church's history and, no doubt, 
in the church at large, a decided change took place in the 
practice of the Session with regard to the exercise of its 
powers of discipline. For example, the Session in the early 
days took careful oversight of the members as to their at- 
tendance on Divine services, particularly on the duty of par- 
ticipating in the communion services and taking the sacrament 
as enjoined by Christ. If a member absented himself con- 
tinually, an officer of the church as judiciously and as kind 
as possible, inquired his reason for so doing. If the reason 
appeared valid, it was satisfactory. If not an effort was made 
to help the member and remove the cause if possible. If this 
failed, then the offender might be further dealt with, even in 
obdurate cases exercising its extreme authority. This is a 
very sacred and delicate duty imposed on the church. The 
object in view was always to help the offender and to bring 
him back into harmony with the church and with his obliga- 
tions as a christian and as a member of Christ's church. 

On October 8, 1893, it was decided by the Presbyterial 
Society, with the concurrence of the Session, to convey to the 
deacons of the church as Trustees for the church all property 
held by the society. This included the church building, the 
Session House, the Manse and all lots on which these build- 
ings were located, together with all fixtures and personal prop- 
erty belonging to the church. The deacons accepted the trust, 
and a full record of their proceedings is set forth in the 
Minute Book of the society at meetings held October 4, 1893, 
October 8 and October 18, 1893. Major M. McR. McLauchlin 
served as clerk of the society for about four years, succeeding 
Mr. Matheson. Then Mr. H. D. Malloy was elected clerk and 
treasurer of the society in 1884 and almost continuously until 
the society was dissolved in 1893, and for the last twelve 
years Major Alexander McQueen had been president. The 

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society had accomplished its mission and had successfully fi- 
nanced the church during its sixty three years of existence. 
Many men who were not officers of the church, some not even 
members, had contributed money to assist in its great pur- 
pose of maintaining the Gospel ministry here in Cheraw. 

Rev. E. Palmer Hutson was elected stated supply in 1891 
for one year. He resigned the next year and the Rev. C. O. 
Martindale was elected stated supply, and served for a part 
of the year 1892 until he resumed his studies. He has served 
the church long and successfully in the deep south. 



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REV. A. H. McARN, D. D. 
Minister 1893 to Present, 1943 



CHAPTER VI 

Ministry of Rev. A. H. McArn, D. D.— 1893-1943 

Reverend Archibald Hunter McArn, a native of Cheraw 
but reared in Laurinburg, N. C, was elected pastor of the 
church in September 1892, and accepted on condition that he 
would not begin his work until January 1, 1893. Owing to a 
death in the congregation of which he had been pastor, he 
could not begin his ministry until the second Sunday in Jan- 
uary, 1893. 

On the 12th day of January 1893, W. F. Stevenson having 
returned to Cheraw from Chesetrfield where he had served as 
elder, was elected and installed an elder of the Cheraw church. 
Gen. W. L. T. Prince died on the 25th of August 1893, 
having been a member of the church since 1835, and an Elder 
since August 21, 1863, except during the six years he had 
lived away from Cheraw. He was a most active churchman, 
having been elected by Presbytery five times to the General 
Assembly as its delegate. From the minutes of the Session the 
following quotation is taken: "When a good man dies the 
people mourn. This is preeminently the case at the death of 
one like General Prince, who has for many years led an active 
and useful life, prominent in public assemblies, in church courts, 
in courts of law, in literary circles. The gap made by the 
death of such a man seems indeed wide and deep." 

On November 11, 1893, W. F. Stevenson was elected clerk 
of the Session to succeed General Prince. 

In March 1893 Ruling Elder Major J. C. Coit was elected 
the superintendent of the Sunday School and was succeeded by 
Elder \V. F. Stevenson in March 1894. He continued to serve 
until January 1897, when Mr. W. R. Evans, a deacon, was 
elected, with Capt. T. F. Malloy, vice superintendent. 

The sessional report to Presbytery as of April 1893, soon 
r Mr. M:-Arn became the pastor, shows among other things 
that there were 113 communicants, 69 in the Sabbath school, 
and that the pastor's salary was only $800. Had the roll been 
purged as required at present the number would probably been 
not over 100 active members. Total contributions reported that 
year for all causes, including pastor's salary amounted to 
£1327.49. It should be cause for gratitude to Dr. McArn and 
to our membership that during Dr. McArn's pastorate of fifty 
years there were, as shown by the last April report, 276 
active members, and the total amount contributed was $7,741.00 
and the Sabbath school enrollment numbered 153. 

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R. M. McKay and D. S. Matheson were elected deacons 
in December 1897 and installed the second Sunday of January 
1898. In September 1898, Mr. W. R. Evans moved to Miss- 
issippi where he was made a ruling elder of our church at 
Meridian, Miss. D. S. Matheson, on September 18, 1898, was 
elected Superintendent of the Sabbath school. 

On January 20, 1901, Major J. C. Coit and family were, 
at their request, dismissed to the Central Presbyterian Church, 
Washington, D. C. This was a great loss to our church. 
Major Coit had long been an elder of the church. His wife 
was a daughter of former Elder Murdock McLean, and their 
children had all been active members. One of them, Miss 
Mary Coit, has for many years been the pastor's assistant at 
the Central church, Washington, D. C. 

In March 1902 Col. T. Stabo Farrow, Robert M. McKay 
and D. S. Matheson were ordained and installed elders, and 
W. P. Stubbs and J. T. Ladd made deacons. In 1903 the 
church building was worked over, painted, and a pipe organ 
was installed and its appearance very much improved. 

About this time it was decided that this church required 
all of its pastor's time but it offered to assist financially the 
Mission church at Orange Hill. 

On January 4, 1903, Edwin Malloy and T. G. Matheson 
were ordained and installed deacons, just sixty six years after 
the grandfather of Mr. Malloy and the father of Mr. Matheson 
were on the same day installed two of the first deacons of 
the church. 

The Synod of South Carolina met for the third time in 
this church in October 1903. It was a very harmonious and 
enjoyable meeting. The question, however, of removing the 
Columbia Seminary to Atlanta was for the first time brought 
before the Synod. The Rev. Theron Rice, D. D., of Atlanta, 
and others were present. No headway was made at that 
meeting, but the idea grew and the agitation continued until 
the seminary was finally removed after having been located 
in Columbia for 100 years. It was during this year that the 
hour for holding Sunday School was, for the first time, changed 
from the afternoon to the morning hour where it has remained. 

In July 1903, Rev. R. G. McLees, D. D., famous blind 
preacher, held evangelistic services in our church. Quite a 
number united with the church on profession. 

Our oldest elder, Major Alexander McQueen, died on June 
4, 1904, having been an elder since February 1, 1858. On the 
page of the sessional record dedicated to his memory, quote: 

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"An elder of this church, faithful, honored and loved for forty 
six years, and a member for forty seven years." For many 
years he conducted a mission Sunday school at Teal's Mill 
which bore much fruit for the cause of Christ. 

In April 1905 D. S. Matheson resigned as superintendent 
of the Sunday School and was succeeded by Major McLauchlin, 
who had served many years prior to this most acceptably. 

In June 1905 Capt. T. F. Malloy and Mr. M. H. Finney 
were ordained and installed elders. 

The following letter was received by the clerk of session 
in June 1905 from Rev. Angus Johnson, Avalan, Texas, in his 
ninety seventh year, as follows: 
Mr. W. F. Stevenson — Dear Friend: 

I went to Cheraw from North Carolina in 1824. Rev. 
Nicholas R. Morgan was the first preacher. In 1826 or 7 he 
was succeeded by Rev. Uriah Powers. What date the church 
was organized I do not know, but one thing I do know, that 
I was the first male member that joined that church on pro- 
fession. Miss Ellen Chapman was the first female member 
that joined on profession and she joined before I did. Archi- 
bald Mclntyre, Dr. McLean, Angus Campbell and their wives 
were all members. McLean and Campbell were both elders. 
There were other members whose given names I do not recall 
except Lawyer Alxander Graham. Dr. Thomas Graham, John 
C. Coit and Robert McQueen and I believe also Dr. McQueen. 
I served my apprenticeship at the tailor's trade for 4 years 
and 8 mo.-, an I, before the end of my apprenticeship, I was 
received there by Harmony Presbytery as a beneficiary and 
there commenced my academic course and in 1836, April the 
h, I was lie "Used by Harmony Presbytery to preach the 
Gospel in that town and wherever God in his Providence might 
call me. I bl< -s G<>d for health and strength and a good 
wife to do my reading and writing and above everything for 
the privilege of preaching every Sabbath. Your friend in Christ, 

ANGUS JOHNSON. 

In January 1906 the session decided to convass the con- 
gregation to enlist their interest to a greater degree in the 
activities of the church, especially in the Sunday School. This 
work resulted in a complete reorganization of the Sunday 
School in the spring of 1906 as follows: The cradle roll was 
formed; Primary, Intermediate, and Junior and Senior depart- 
ments were established; and the Men's Bible was formed, 
which later became an organized Bibie Class, with J. Fletcher 
McBride as first president, and D. S. Matheson was continued 

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as teacher. In 1933 Prof. J. K. McCown became the teacher. 
The class has reached its largest enrollment and greatest ef- 
ficiency during the past four years under the teaching of Elder 
Randolph Lee and presidents Russell Bennett and Brevard 
Kendall. 

Mention should be made of three outpost Sunday Schools 
organized and taught by Elders of this church: One during 
the eighties as stated above, by Major Alexander McQueen 
at Teal's Mill. Another, by Major J. C. Coit at Orange Hill, 
resulting in a mission chapel at which both Dr. Whaling and 
Dr. McArn preached for several years. The church was finally 
dissolved and the membership largely transferred to the Che- 
raw church, and a third Sunday School organized at Montrose, 
by Elder D. S. Matheson, continued from 1912 to 1928. Dr. 
McArn preached occasionally at this school with good results. 
Quite a large number united with this church and the Baptist 
church from this school during this period. 

In 1907 the church membership for the first time in the 
history of the church passed the two hundred mark — being 201. 
It was during this year that the ladies introduced the use of 
the individual communion cups, and grape juice was used in 
place of wine. 

On February 10, 1908, the church lost by death Elder 
Robert M. McKay. A just tribute taken from the Session 
memorial follows: 'The poor who had been aided, the sorrow- 
ing who had been comforted, the weak who had been sustained 
and the downcast who had been cheered and lifted up by this 
strong, Godly and bright hearted man, all realized that a 'Prince 
in Israel' had fallen today." 

In March 1908, the plan to either improve the manse or 
build a new one was agitated, but nothing definite developed 
until November 1909, when a committee composed of Mr. H. E. 
Clement from the congregation, Deacons T. G. Matheson and 
W. P. Stubbs, and from the Ladies Aid Mrs. H. E. Clement and 
Mrs. L. M. Evans, was appointed and the manse as it is now 
was completed, by adding a second story to the one then existing. 

On November 23, 1908, Dr. J. A. James died. He had been 
an Elder in this church since 1886, and an Elder at Indian- 
town church from 1868 until he moved to Cheraw. The following 
quotation from the sessional record is appropriate: "His de- 
voted and skillful service to the sick of the community gave 
him an entrance into the hearts and homes of the community 
to a degree enjoyed by few, and his Golly walk and faithful 
toaching of the Word by both precept and example was the 

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means of giving him a striking influence in the community." 

In June 1908 Rev. Mr. Stough, Evangelist, held in Cheraw 
a very successful meeting. There were added to our membership 
about 25, largely on profession of faith. 

In June 1909 Orange Hill Church was dissolved by order 
of Presbytery. 

Sessional report to Presbytery for 1910 showed total com- 
municants 213, total collections $4185, of which $664.00 went 
to Foreign Missions and $613 to Home Missions. 

In 1912 Rev. Wiilliam Black held an evangelistic service 
in our church. It was a successful meeting, in both reviving 
our people and in additions to the church, fifteen persons hav- 
ing been added on profession of faith. 

On October 22, 1913, Elder M. H. Finney died. He had 
united with this church by letter on April 26, 1903, and on 
June 4, 1905, was elected an Elder. From the Session memorial 
of him an appropriate quotation: "His consistent life and 
gentle ways commended his religion to all his associates and 
testified that the spirit of Christ was dominant in him." 

On December 15, 1913, the church lost its senior Elder in 
the death of Major Murdoch McRae McLauchlin. He was born 
in Cumberland County, N. C. May 7, 1833, was graduated from 
Davidson College in 1860, entered the Confederate army, had 
become Major in 1862 and was severely wounded at Chancel- 
lorsville in 18C3. Was the officer who picked up Stonewall 
Jackson's cap when he was mortally wounded. After the war, 
1873, he settled in Cheraw as a teacher, and the same thorough- 
ness in teaching and discipline and the same quiet, unobtru- 
sive courage and determination which caused his rapid promo- 
tion in war stamped all his work as a private citizen and made 
an impression on a whole generation of young people in Che- 
raw and the entire Eastern part of South Carolina, whom he 
taught, and who have done honor to his training in all walks 
of life. He served as Elder 38 years and for many of those 
years was superintendent of the Sunday School. 

In February 1914 W. D. James and T. G. Matheson were 
elected Elders. In April 1915 J. L. Anderson, Lewis Meikle- 
iohn and D. L. Tillman were made deacons. On March 17, 1916 
the Session appointed a finance committee consisting of D. L. 
Tillman, Edwin Malloy and J. L. Anderson, to take charge of 
all funds contributed for the construction of a new church, 
and take pledges and invest funds until needed. A congrega- 
tional meeting having previously determined to build or im- 
prove the church. 

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March 14, 1916, the church lost by death Capt. T. F. 
Malloy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Malloy, among the earliest 
members of this church. He was just twenty when the Civil 
war began, and enlisted at once. Was made Lieutenant and 
became Captain of Company C, old 8th South Carolina regi- 
ment. He won distinction on many battlefields, a man said by 
his comrades to have been without fear, yet gentle and self- 
sacrificing to a remarkable degree. Quoting from the memorial 
adopted by the Session: "His characteristics, great modesty, 
unyielding firmness when his mind was made up, and determi- 
nation to discharge his duty when he saw it. These character- 
istics were exemplified in his life in the discharge of his civic, 
political and religious duties." 

Dr. McArn had acted as superintendent of the Sunday 
School since soon after the death of Major McLauchlin. Dur- 
ing that period the school increased from 175 members to 240, 
nearly equalling the church membership, which was 257 as 
shown by the 1917 report to Presbytery. In September 1917, 
Mr. Joseph Lindsay was elected superintendent of the Sunday 
School and continued to serve until 1923, when he resigned 
after a very successful term. 




Original Church as brick-veneered in 1922, with large Sunday 
School building added in rear. 



On February 10, 1918, Robert Chapman was ordained 
and installed an Elder; and V. H. Kendall and Joseph Lindsay 



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were made deacons. Mr. Chapman succeeded Mr. Lindsay as 
superintendent of the Sunday School in May 1923. 

The agitation for a new or enlarged church was renewed 
about this time and on June 26, 1922, at a meeting of all the 
officers of the church, it was decided to submit to the congre- 
gation a recommendation to make extensive improvements on 
the church building. The congregation, at a meeting called, 
approved the plan and two committees were appointed as fol- 
lows: A building committee to consist of five members, and 
a finance committee to consist of three members. On the build- 
ing committee D. S. Matheson, chairman, J. L. Anderson and 
V. H. Kendall were suggested by the officers, and Mrs. L. M. 
Evans and Mrs. M. H. Finney from the auxiliary. On the 
finance committee, Edwin Malloy, chairman, L. A. Meiklejohn 
and D. L. Tillman were appointed. These committees were 
given most loyal support by the entire congregation. The 
church was brick veneered; the ceiling was restored as it was 
originally; additions were made to the church building proper, 
both in the front, giving room for the present vestibule and 
porch, and for the choir loft in the rear. Connected with the 
church a commodious Sunday School building was erected; new 
pews were placed in the church and a steeple over the front 
porch. Total cost, not counting the value of the original 
church, was $28,500. This was met by the bequest of Mrs. 
H. E. Clement of $1000, gift of Mrs. T. F. Malloy of $3000, 
and the contributions of about the entire congregation reduc- 
ing the debt by 1936 to about $9500. In that year a united 
drive was made to wipe out the debt. Two elders, Messrs. J. L. 
Anderson and Edwin Malloy, generously offered to give a dollar 
for every one given by the rest of the congregation in paying 
cfi' the debt. While thiis was pending one of our members, 
Miss Olivia Moore, died, and in her will she had left a legacy 
of $5000 to the church. With this gift, and the above offer 
and a fine response by the congregation, and also by several 
fornur members, the church went over the top, not only 
paying the mortgage, but with $1500 surplus with which 
to improve the heating facilities of the church and put 
the Session House in excellent condition. A Jubilee service 
was held in the Assembly Hall and the cancelled mortgage was 
burned as with grateful hearts the congregation sang, "Praise 
God from Whom All Blessings Flow." 

In 1925 Dr. W. H. Hollister, later a missionary to Korea, 
organized the Christian Endeavor Society. This has successfully 
functioned to the present time. 

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In addition to those mentioned heretofore, the following 
members of, or descendants of former members of the congre- 
gation, have entered the ministry: Rev. Donald McQueen, D. D. 
and his son, Donald McQueen, D. D., Rev. Albert Coit, Rev. 
George L. Petrie, D. D., Rev. A. H. McArn, D. D., Rev. Clifford 
R. Johnson, grandson of Rev. B. E. Bishop and grandson-in-law 
of the Editor of the Cheraw Chronicle, Rev. J. A. McQueen, 
son of Mr. W. E. McQueen, Rev. Fred Manning, Rev. Robert 
Lee McLeod, now president of Center College, Kentucky. Rev. 
Allan Macfarlan became a minister of the Methodist church and 
Rev. James H. Thornwell, D. D. was reared in Cheraw, was 
converted while a student at the S. C. College, decided to study 
for the Presbyterian ministry, was active in conducting prayer 
meeting and other christian work in this church, but never united 
with this church. I presume he united with the Sumter church, 
where he taught for a while after graduation. There may be 
others. 

In 1924 Dr. W. H. Miley held revival services in the 
church with very good results, and in July 1928, a union 
evangelistic meeting was held in Cheraw which resulted in 
much good to the church and community. This was known as 
the Stevens meeting, one result of which was the organizing 
of the Evangelistic Club of Cheraw, which has continued to 
function most faithfully until the present day. 

On October 18, 1929 Mr. Robert Chapman resigned as 
superintendent of the Sunday School and on January 5, 1930, 
Mr. L. A. Meiklejohn was 1 elected in his place, in Which ca- 
pacity he still serves most ably. On May 22, 1932, at a con- 
gregational meeting the following were elected as additional 
elders, to wit: V. H. Kendall, J. K. McCown, Wilson M. Mc- 
Creight and Lewis Meiklejohn, and on June 5, 1932, the fol- 
lowing were elected deacons: J. O. Aired, Russell E. Bennett and 
Brevard D. Kendall. All of the above elders and deacons were 
ordained and installed on June 19, 1932. 

On February 11, 1934, W. P. Smith and J. Fletcher Mc- 
Bride were elected deacons and were ordained and installed 
February 25, following. On April 21, 1935, J. Otis Ladd and 
C. C. Anderson were elected deacons by the congregation and 
ordained and installed the following May 12. 

On June 9, 1935, Elder D. S. Matheson and family were, 
at their request, dismissed to the First Presbyterian Church, 
Columbia, S. C, where they had lived since 1933. 

On September 13, 1936, Elder Robert Chapman and family, 
at their own request, were dismissed to the Presbyterian Church 

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of Red Springs, N. C, where they had moved in 1930. This 
was a real loss to our church where they had been most active 
and faithful members. 

On August 24, 1936, Elder T. Graham Matheson died, hav- 
ing served the church loyally as elder since February 15, 1914, 
and prior to that time as deacon since January 4, 1903. He 
was a lovable man, with many friends both in this and ad- 
joining counties, faithful in his duties as a member and officer 
of this church in which he was reared. 

The sessional report to Presbytery, April 1937, shows net 
membership 233, Sunday School enrollment 175, contributions 
to benevolences $1007.00 and for local church work of $14,374. 
This was the year in which the church debt was paid off and 
the mortgage burned. 

On September 19, 1937, Edwin Malloy and J. L. Anderson 
were elected elders and were ordained and installed on Sep- 
tember 26 following their election. 

On February 27, 1938, the following deacons were elected: 
John Gary Maynard, Henry C. Beasley and Robert Franklin 
Eskridge. They were ordained and installed on March 18 fol- 
lowing. 

Elder Wilson M. McCreight died on January 2, 1939, hav- 
ing served most faithfully as Elder since June 19, 1932. He 
had acted as clerk pro-tern during the entire time he was an 
elder, due to the prolonged absence of the clerk, Hon. W. F. 
Stevenson, in Washington. He began the present system of 
keeping the sessional records, the mechanics of which are 
almost perfect. His fidelity to duty and loyalty to the church 
made his passing a great loss. 

The church was called upon to sustain the loss of another 
valuable member and elder soon after that of Mr. McCreight. 
On February 13, 1939, Elder W. D. James, son of Dr. J. A. 
James, a former elder, died. He had served since February 
15, 1914, nearly twenty five years, with fidelity and loyalty, 
being almost always present at the church services. He de- 
lighted in the church and loved to attend its courts. 

On the 18th day of February 1940, Elder J. L. Anderson 
died. He had served first as a deacon from April 1915 to 
September 1937, when he was elected elder. In both of these 
capacities he was a most useful member. From the memorial 
a'lopted by the session this extract is most appropriate: "That 
the Presbyterian church of Cheraw, and all others who have 
at heart the teaching of our Master, must mourn the loss of 
one who, by his constant example of all that was clean, right 

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and gentlemanly, left an influence which will not depart with 
his mortal existence." 

On the 3rd day of November 1940, the congregation elected 
as additional elders Randolph B. Lee and D. S. Matheson. The 
latter had recently returned with his family. Mr. Lee was ordained 
and installed on November 17. Mr. Matheson was installed, 
having been previously ordained. 

On February 12, 1942, Hon. William Francis Stevenson 
died, after having been an elder in this church for forty nine 
years, and clerk of the session for forty eight of those years, 
Elders T. G. Matheson, W. M. McCreight and J. K. McCown 
serving for him as clerk during his absences as congressman and 
later as member of the Home Loan Bank Board. From the resolu- 
tions adopted by the session occurs the following: "Mr. Ste- 
venson was sound in judgment; quick and accurate in solving 
difficult situations as they arose; able in a few words to ex- 
press his convictions and conclusions with clarity and force, 
making him a valuable member of any deliberative body of 
men, Whether civic or religious." 

The sessional report to Presbytery, April 1942, shows added 
on profession of faith, eight; on certificate, twelve; which with 
those heretofore enumerated make a total of 267 members. 
Contributions to all causes, $7,728.00. 

No history of the church would be complete without record- 
ing the devoted work of the christian women who have con- 
tributed so greatly to the fine record. 

At a congregational meeting held March 29, 1835, approving 
the action of Presbytery establishing domestic missions, the 
church further declared itself to be a Missionary Society. They 
started contributions at once for missions and that year, when 
the church was just seven years old, $142.00 was contributed, all 
members, botn men and women, assisting. While no specific men- 
tion is made in the sessional records of the separate work of the 
women during that period, about 12 years late, 1848, we find a 
well organized women's society working for the causes of the 
church. It was called the "Sewing Society." Among the first 
presidents were Mrs. Lawrence Prince and Mrs. Duncan Malloy. 
This Sewing Society met at the homes of the members and made 
and gave garments and fancy work for the "basket" which was 
sent around to the homes of the town with the articles for sale. 

Perhaps the first united work of the ladies of all the 
churches was during the Civil War in providing articles of 
clothing for the soldiers. During the period following the 
Civil War among the officers of the Sewing Society are re- 

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membered Mrs. Mary Malloy Coit and Mrs. Eugenia McNair 
Vereen, the mother of the late William C. Vereen, who was 
largely responsible for the missionary activity of the church 
of Moultrie, Ga. It was during this period that ladies pur- 
chased a church bell to take the place of the one that was 
moulded into cannon for Coit's Battery, which included among 
its members the following from our church, Wm. Coit, J. C. 
McCreight and Wm. G. Chapman. Mr. McCreight said that he 
often heard Captain Coit say, as they were going into battle: 
"Boys, remember what the cannon is made of." 

In 1880 the session passed a resolution asking the female 
communicants to propose to the session certain of their num- 
ber for the office of deaconess, but nothing was done to carry 
this out later. 

The Ladies' Sewing Society continued till 1884 when it 
was changed into the "Ladies' Missionary Society," one of the 
first presidents being Mrs. J. W. McKay, and Mrs. H. M. 
Tomlinson was the first secretary and treasurer. Besides keep- 
ing up the "Basket,' the members paid monthly dues and 
the contributions steadily increased. Mrs. McKay at her death 
in 1900 was succeeded by her daughter, Miss Flora, who con- 
tinued as president until her death, which occurred just before 
the .Mi- ionary Society was merged into the Woman's Auxiliary 
in 1!'20. Subsequent to the forming of the Ladies' Missionary 
Society in 1884, and in the eighties, the Ladies Aid Society 
was established to promote the local church work. A large 
part of the church improvement in the 90's was met by the 
Ladies' Aid under the leadership of Mrs. Eugenia Vereen and 
her daughter, .Mrs. \V. R. Evans, and others. In 1903 the Ladies' 
Aid helped in working over and painting the interior of the church 
and installing the pipe organ. Under the presidency of Mrs. 
H. !•]. Clement work forecasting that of the Auxiliary was 
done. The fust great bazaar cleared $:]00. The society added 
the second story to the manse. Other presidents were Mrs. 
J. H. II. S . Mrs. A. G. Meiklejohn and Mrs. Clara Malloy 

Finney. The roll call of officers cannot be given with defi- 
niteness — they were better workers than recorders. 

A society for girls was formed about 1904 by Mrs. Jessie 
Prince Johnson to assist the Ladies' Aid and train the children 
in church work. A Junior .Missionary Society was established 
in 1915 with Miss Emma Matheson as president. 

This is a brief statement of a vast amount of work 
setting forth the activities of the women for seventy odd years, 
and brings us to the founding of the Woman's Auxiliary in 

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1920 when all of their activities were merged in this won- 
derful organization. Mrs. Pauline James Owings of Columbia, 
daughter of the former Elder J. A. James, assisted in the 
organization. Mrs. L. M. Evans, the first president, with ability, 
tact and enthusiasm, led a zealous band of officers and mem- 
bers. 'Twas said one couldn't talk five minutes to a Presby- 
terian woman that she didn't mention the Auxiliary. The re- 
sults of this organization in increasing fellowship, developing 
workers, quickening religious fervor, and increasing contribu- 
tions to all church causes, have been marvelous. The budget 
reached its peak in 1928 with $1877.33. This year, 1943, it was 
$1771.95. This has given opportunity every year for meeting 
other demands after paying the pledged budget of about $750.00. 
It has assisted in all repairs and remodeling of the church, 
contributed to wiping out the building debt, gave the church 
carpet, pulpit Bible, and hymnals, shades for the Assembly 
Hall and session house, shared in purchase of Assembly Hall 
piano, and equipped the kitchen. In a more important way it con- 
tributed to the spiritual development of the members of the 
congregation, in Bible study, in prayer, and in good deeds. 

In 1924 the president, Mrs. Edwin Malloy, interested the 
Auxiliary in securing a landscape gardener to plan and plant 
the church grounds at a cost of $400.00 and since then the 
Auxiliary has had charge of the upkeep of the grounds. The 
Auxiliary clothes two Thornwell orphans, sends two young 
people annually to the Young People's Conference and two 
delegates to the Auxiliary conference at Montreat, has sent 
delegates to Benedict college, offers an annual prize for scholar- 
ship at the Coulter school for negroes, and gave $5.00 anftually 
to Montrose Sunday School for some years. 

The presidents of the Auxiliary have been, with terms 
indicated, Mrs. L. M. Evans (2), Mrs. Edwin Malloy (2), Mrs. 
L. A. Meiklejohn (1), Mrs. R. R. Hickson (2), Mrs. J. W. Malloy, 
Mrs. E. J. Cooper (2), Mrs. J. L, Anderson (2), Mrs. L. A. 
Meiklejohn (1), Mrs. R. R. Thurman (2), Mrs. Preston Smith 
(2). Mrs. J. E. Funderburk (2), Mrs. Brevard Kendall (2). 

In 1925 Dr. W. H. Hollister, later a missionary to Korea, 
largely supported by this church, organized the Christian 
Endeavor and became its first president. This has done con- 
tinuous, excellent work, has acquainted the young people with 
all the church causes to each of which they contribute and has 
trained them to conduct religious services with ease and dig- 
nity. A member of the Auxiliary acts as advisor to the young 
people, which position was most capably held for the past two 

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years by Mrs. Naomi McBride Horton and the new year under 
Mrs. W. R. Madden, opens with great promise. Fred Poston, 
now in the army, will be greatly missed for almost since the 
beginning he has been a leader in the service and an essential 
factor in the entertaining. 

With regard to the music of the church there is no record 
of any instrument being used till after the Civil War. Prior 
to that time the singing was led by designated preceptors, the 
first known was Gen. W. L. T. Prince and at times Mr. Ara 
Race. Soon after the Civil War the first organ was secured 
and placed in the gallery at the end of the church, opposite 
the pulpit, permission for securing the organ having been ob- 
tained from the session by the mother-in-law of Dr. McArn, 
Mrs. Mary Buchanan Malloy. In the early 70's the choir was 
trained by Major McLauchlin who brought into it, not only 
the talent that had furnished the music prior to that time, 
but advanced the best singers from his school choir who re- 
ceived daily training in singing from him. This, the first or- 
ganized choir, became outstanding; sopranos, Misses Lizzie Blue 
and Mary Belle McKay (Mrs. T. F. Malloy); altos, Miss Anna 
Horton (Mrs. G. M. Hendrix), and Miss Annie Prince (Mrs. 
A. M. Rankin); tenors, Major McLauchlin and T. Graham 
Mathcson; bass, Capt. T. F. Malloy. The high standard of this 
choir was in later years maintained by the addition of Mrs. 
L. M. Evans, Mrs. A. II. McArn, W. T. Powell, Edwin 
Malloy, Mrs. Wilson McCreight, Mrs. Naomi McBride Horton, 
Miss Margaret Powell (Mrs. Clyde Laney) and others. 

In recent years, under the direction of Mrs. Joe Lindsay, 
excellent music has been rendered not only in church singing 
but in beautiful Christmas Cantata.-, in which musical talent 
of the town participated. The present vested choir, composed 
largely of young people, is very successfully directed by the 
organist, Miss Elizabeth Harris. Violin music at times has 
been furnished by R. L. Sumwalt and Mrs. James Crawford. 

On the 31st of Dei-ember, 1942, the congregation of our 
church honored Dr. McArn with a reception, held at the home 
of Mr. and Mis. James Crawford. The officials of the church 
with their wives assisted the host and hostess in making the 
occasion a most enjoyable one. The elegant home, beautifully 
decorated with flowers, was thrown open to the guests, and 
practically the entire congregation, besides many friends of 
other denominations, were present to extend to Dr. McArn 
their congratulations. During the evening an appropriate gift 
was presented by Elder L. A. Meiklejohn, on behalf of the 

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congregation, and accepted by the "Parson" in a very happy 
and appropriate vein. 

A special service, arranged and conducted by the ministers 
of the other churches in the town, was held Sunday night, 
February 21, in honor of Dr. McArn's having completed his 
fifty years of service as minister of this church. The service 
was conducted by the Rev. S. 0. Cantey, pastor of the Metho- 
dist church, presiding, and who with Rev. C. M. Hobart of the 
Episcopal church and Rev. C. H. Myers of the Baptist church, 
made appropriate talks, expressing gratitude to God for the 
work his servant has been permitted to do during his long 
ministry. Throughout the service the happy, christian relation- 
ship existing among the several churches was most evident. 

Dr. McArn has been until recently the Stated Clerk of 
Pee Dee Presbytery for over 46 years. The Presbytery adopted 
appropriate resolutions on his recent resignation. 

The unusual item of a minister serving a church con- 
tinuously for fifty years recently attracted the attention of 
the Associated Press and it has been given a nation wide 
notoriety by the press. 

All of the foregoing make an excellent showing, and con- 
stitute the best evidence of the successful work accomplished 
and now being done by the church under the leadership of our 
beloved pastor, Rev. A. H. McArn, D. D. It is but just 
and true to record here that during all these years that 
he has served as pastor of this church he has exerted a 
powerful influence for good, not only in the church but also 
in this town and community in which he is held universally 
in high esteem. With his church excellently equipped physi- 
cally and its membership thoroughly organized for work religi- 
ously, we look forward hopefully and trustfully to his con- 
tinued leadership past many of the milestones down the road 
of his second half century. And so we close this brief history 
of this church. During its one hundred and fifteen years it has 
been remarkably free from dissensions and factions. Its mem- 
bers have been free to devote their time and energy in pro- 
moting the cause of Christ. This it has tried to do, painfully 
conscious of imperfections and failures; but it rejoices in the 
perfection, the power, the grace and the love of its Lord and 
Master. In this consciousness it renews its strength and de- 
termines, by God's grace, to endeavor to advance His cause, 
to whom be all the glory both now and forever. 



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The following 852 names are the names of members who 
joined during Dr. McArn's pastorate, with the dates of their 



admission, up to January 1, 1943: 



Adams, W. L., 2-11-1901 
Amos, J. T., 10-1-09 
Amos, Mrs. J. T., 10-1-09 
Anderson, J. L., 2-20-10 
Anderson, Mrs. J. L., 2-20-10 
Anderson, Ray, 7-11-15 
Anderson, Alice, 7-11-15 
Allred, J. O., 1-6-18 
Anderson, W. Glen, 1-2-21 
Anderson, E. C, 1-30-21 
Anderson, Mrs. E. C, 1-30-21 
Allred, Mrs. J. O., 12-25-21 
Anderson, Allen, 3-2-22 
Anderson, Margaret M., 11-23-24 
Anderson, Mrs. D. Ray, 4-26-26 
Anderson, Mrs. Allan, 7-19-25 
Anderson, Allan G., 9-9-28 
Anderson, C. C., 2-26-31 
Anderson, Mrs. C. C, 2-26-31 
Anderson, Mae Boyd, 1-22-33 
Anderson, Eleanor M., 6-11-33 
Allred, Sophie L , 3-3-35 
Allred, Elizabeth, 3-3-35 
Allred, Margaret K., 3-3-35 
Anderson, Clarence W., 9-13-42 
Anderson, Allan G. Jr., 9-13-42 
Burke, Bertha, 2-29-96 
Biddle, W. F., 8-20-99 
Biddle, Anna, 8-20-99 
Bailey, Dr Robert S., 3-31-1900 
Bishop, Marjory, 10-28-1900 
Black, Janie Fairley, 2-11-1900 
Boulevore, William R., 6-9-01 
Boulevore, Mrs. 

Louise A., 6-9-01 
Bishop, Janie, 7-23-03 
Bishop, Mary, 7-19-03 
Bodine, E. K., 11-4-04 
Bodine, Mrs. E. K., 11-4-04 
Bradshaw, J. P., 12-3-06 
Bradshaw, Mrs J. P., 12-3-06 



Beattie, John M., 5-21-05 
Bishop, Edna, 11-30-06 
Barefoot, C, 3-31-07 
Barefoot, Mrs. C., 3-31-07 
Barefoot, Nettie, 3-31-07 
Barefoot, Peter, 7-20-07 
Barefoot, Mark, 12-22-07 
Barefoot, Mrs. M. M., 2-23-08 
Bradshaw, H. B., 3-29-08 
Bradshaw, Mrs. H B., 3-29-08 
Barefoot, Joseph, 7-12-08 
Boykin, L. W., 7-12-08 
Brown, J. O., 7-12-08 
Brown, Mrs. T. F., 12-20-08 
Barker. L. L., 7-12-08 
Barefoot, Tommie E., 1-31-09 
Barefoot, Bright Hill, 12-19-09 
Barber, W. J., 2-5-11 
Bloomfield, J. D., 2-19-11 
Belk, T. W., 9-2-11 
Bundy, Cornelius K., 3-27-12 
Bradshaw, Morris H., 3-25-12 
Bennett, Russell E., 3-26-15 
Brasington, Mrs. 

Clayton, 1-27-20 
Booth, H. F., 4-1-21 
Booth, Mrs. II. F., 1-9-21 
Baker, B. B., 6-11-22 
Barnes, Lettie E., 6-18-22 
Brewer, Lloyd E.. 5-21-22 
Brewer, T. A., 5-21-22 
Bethune, Robert, 5-13-23 
Brewer,. Mrs. T. A., 12-2-23 
Brimm, W. J., 7-2-24 
Bane, F. C, 4-19-25 
Bane, Mrs. F. C, 4-19-25 
Bennett, Mrs. Russell, 7-19-25 
Beasley, Henry C, 1-24-25 
Bane, Elizabeth M., 3-26-27 
Bane, Dorothy A., 3-6-37 
Bane, Marian A., 3-20-27 



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Brooks, P. T., 4-16-33 
Bennett, Russell E. Jr., 10-13-35 
Brewer, Madeline A., 10-13-35 
Branson, Mrs. H. L., 11-2-36 
Bethune, Susanne, 3-28-37 
Boggs, Doyle W., 9-5-37 
Beasley, Margaret Ann, 7-3-38 
Bradford, Guy, 11-27-38 
Bradford, Mrs. Guy, 11-27-38 
Bradford, Guy Jr„ 11-27-38 
Bradford, Margaret 
Beasley, Georgia A., 10-17-39 
Brewer, Carrole, 10-13-40 
Brewer, Thomas 

Austin Jr., 10-13-40 
Bracy, H. M., 10-13-40 
Bracy, Mrs. H. M., 10-13-40 
Bennett, Robert 

McArn, 10-26-41 
Bethune, Robert M., 10-26-41 
Beasley, Jane A., 12-28-41 
Broadway, F. A., 5-18-41 
Broadway, Mrs. F. A., 5-18-41 
Coit, Lucia, 10-6-94 
Coit, Jennie L., 9-26-96 
Cook, H. W., 1-7-1900 
Crowell, Dr. W. H., 10-28-1900 
Cloud, O. L., 12-23-1900 
Cloud, Mrs. O. L., 12-23-1900 
Crowell, Mrs. W. H., 12-28-1900 
Cooper, Dr. H. W., 5-25-02 
Chapman, Mary W., 9-28-02 
Chapman, Sallie R., 9-29-02 
Clement, H. E., 1-4-03 
Clement, Mrs. H. E., 1-4-1903 
Clement, W. L., 3-5-05 
Clement, Mrs. W. L. 3-5-05 
Chamberlain, Dr. E. H., 6-21-03 
Craig, Flora (colored) 4-1-04 
Chapman, Allan D., 11-11-06 
Chapman, Eleanor, 1-10-08 
Chapman, Mrs. A. D., 5-3-08 
Chamberlain, Mrs. E. H.,7-12-08 
Chamberlain, Jessie R., 7-12-08 



Coker, Mary, 7-12-08 
Chapman, Katie, 12-20-08 
Chapman, Fannie J., 7-19-08 
Carmichael, Mrs. E. G., 2-20-10 
Chamberlain, Gertrude, 3-20-12 
Chamberlain, Elizabeth, 6-30-12 
Cooper, E. J., 10-4-12 
Cooper, Mrs. E. J., 7-23-11 
Chapman, Wilson H., 9-21-13 
Chapman, Mrs. Ellis S., 2-1-14 
Causey, Caroline, 5-13-23 
Clarke, C. E., 6-3-17 
Chapman, Robert, 6-3-17 
Chapman, Mrs. Robert, 6-3-17 
Chapman, Katie E., 12-29-19 
Crabtree, Mrs. Kate R., 6-5-21 
Crigler, M. B., 5-14-22 
Crigler, Mrs. M. B., 5-14-22 
Chapman, Caroline B., 11-23-24 
Chapman, A. 

DeWitt Jr., 5-29-25 
Cutts, John A., 10-25-25 
Crawford, Mrs. 

James C, 11-22-25 
Chapman, Mrs. D. M. Jr., 3-7-24 
Chapman, Lida Law, 3-6-27 
Chapman, Robert E., 3-6-27 
Clark, Catherine, 7-1-28 
Chapman, Robert Jr., 3-16-29 
Chaplin, O. Leroy, 12-14-30 
Craft, Mrs. Sarah B., 5-17-31 
Cook, Josephine, 5-8-32 
Crigler, Mary Susan, 4-15-34 
Crigler, Benjamin R., 10-13-35 
Campbell, Mrs. J. W., 9-25-38 
Chapman, Martha 

Kate, 11-26-39 
Carpenter, Albert, 2-30-40 
Carpenter, Mrs. Albert, 2-3-40 
Cote, F. Lamar, 5-5-40 
Chapman, E. McN., 9-28-41 
Dalrymple, J. C, 3-29-03 
Dalrymple, Mrs. J. C, 3-29-03 
Duke, Mrs. W. F., 5-25-03 



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Davis, Mrs. T. W., 9-8-07 
Davis, T. W., 10-4-07 
Davis, Mamie, 10-4-07 
Denny, D. T., 7-29-08 
Davidson, R. D., 7-30-10 
Davidson, Mrs. R. D., 7-30-10 
Davidson, J. F., 7-30-10 
Douglass, C. C, 7-30-10 
Douglas, 7-30-10 
Douglass, Henry, 7-4-13 
Duke, W. P., 5-24-14 
Davis, Thelma, 1-26-19 
Davis, Ralph, 1-4-22 
Davis, William, 10-22-22 
Douglass, F. S. (Jack) 9-5-26 
Douglass, Mrs. F. S., 9-5-26 
Davis, Mrs. Ralph, 2-3-35 
DesChamps, Armon, 4-14-40 
Eberle, Mary F., 7-19-03 
. Easley, Dr. Thomas, 7-19-08 
Evans, LaCoste, 7-12-08 
Evans, T. C, 11-10-12 
Evans, Mrs. T. C, 11-10-12 
Eskridge, Mrs. J. W., 4-28-12 
Ellerbe, A. J., 8-17-13 
Ellerbe, Mrs. A. J., 8-17-13 
Ellerbe, II. F., 8-17-13 
Ellerbe, E. Carlisle, 2-8-14 
Evans, Virginia, 8-18-15 
Eskridge, J. W., 5-10-14 
Evans, Henry Malloy, 12-31-15 
Evans, W. P., 3-24-18 
Evans, Janice L., 1-26-19 
Evans, Evelyn A., 12-29-19 
Evans, L. Marion Jr., 12-29-19 
Ellerbe, Maude, 5-11-19 
Evans, Celeste W., 3-12-22 
Eskridge, Ribble M., 1-4-22 
Evans, William R., 4-8-23 
Eskridge, Cora May, 1-27-24 
Evans, Eulalie R., 5-29-25 
Eskridge, Robert Frank, 3-6-27 
Eskridge, Kimsey C, 3-31-29 
Eskridge, Wilton, 3-27-32 



Evans, Mrs. H. Malloy, 4-29-34 
Eskridge, Henry L., 4-15-34 
Eskridge, Ernest R., 3-29-36 
Eskridge, Elizabeth, 3-28-37 
Evans, Dr. S. B., 10-9-38 
Eskridge, Treva Nelle, 4-7-40 
Field, Agnes, 3-28-97 
Farrow, Col. T. Stobo, 9-23-1900 
Farrow, Julia, 12-23-1900 
Finney, M. H., 4-26-03 
Finney, Mrs. M. H., 4-26-03 
Fondville, J. C, 11-18-17 
Fondville, Arlene, 10-1-20 
Ford, R. Frank, 10-8-22 
Fondville, Robert H., 7-1-28 
Franklin, Francis C, 3-27-27 
Funderburk, Dr. J. E., 9-6-36 
Funderburk, Mrs. J. E., 9-6-36 
Funderburk, Eugenia B., 3-28-37 
Ford, J. A., 10-13-40 
Funderburk, Nancy P., 12-28-41 
Gayle, H. A., 2-11-1900 
Grigsby, Hugh S., -1-4-07 
Grigsby, Mrs. H. S., 1-4-07 
Grigsby, Emma, 1-4-07 
Grigsby, Maude, 1-3-08 
Goodale, S. O., 3-27-10 
Goodale, Mrs. S. O., 3-27-10 
Guy, Walter, 10-20-12 
Gibson, Mrs. P. M., 11-29-14 
Griggs, Lester S., 5-27-17 
Gillespie, Major W. L., 8-10-20 
Gillespie, Mrs. W. L., 8-10-20 
Griggs, J. L., 1-9-21 
Srimm, Mrs. Margaret, 12-25-21 
Gillespie, W. L. Jr., 4-23-22 
Gillespie, Maie L., 4-23-22 
Griggs, Mrs. J. L., 2-4-23 
Golphin, Harry M., 5-21-22 
Gordon, Mrs. Frank, 9-14-24 
Gaddy, Mrs. R. R., 4-22-28 
Gasque, Mrs. Harvey, 3-7-24 
Gillespie, Harrington, 9-9-28 
Gillespie, Evelyn, 9-9-28 



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Gray, Mrs. R. C, 10-26-29 
Gardner, L. W., 1-4-31 
Gardner, Mrs. L. W., 1-4-31 
Glover, John T., 9-3-31 
Glover, Mrs. John T., 9-3-31 
Griggs, Harry, 1-22-33 
Griggs, Martha, 1-22-33 
Gaines, Mrs. Eloise, 11-27-38 
Gaines, Sara Frances, 11-27-38 
Griggs, James Page., 10-26-41 
Griggs, Sarah Jean, 3-10-40 
Gordon, Charles H., 9-10-39 
Hancock, Willie, 7-2-15 
Hansen, Mrs. A. F., 3-26-15 
Hansen, Frazel, 3-26-16 
Hickson, John Beatty, 3-25-17 
Hickson, Helen Ann, 3-25-17 
Hartsfield, George L., 6-3-17 
Hickson, Wisner, 9-1-19 
Hickson, Dorothy L., 12-19-20 
Huey, Robert S., 12 12-20 
Huey, Mrs. R. S., 12-12-20 
Hilliard, Mrs. A. F., 6-11-22 
Hefling, Mrs. Nellie, 7-9-22 
Hefling, Edward L., 7-9-22 
Harris, E. Vernon, 2-11-23 
Harris, J. Hemby, 5-7-22 
Hickson, Edward, 4-22-23 
Heffling, James E., 4-22-23 
Harris, Mrs. J. Hemby, 5-27-23 
Hubbard, Mrs. F. E., 3-2-24 
Hickson, Christine E., 11-23-24 
Hollister, Dr. William, 1-11-25 
Hollister, Mrs. William, 9-13-25 
Haley, Edward S., 4-10-27 
Howie, Mrs. W. C, 6-23-29 
Howie, Clyde C, 6-23-29 
Howie, W. C, Jr., 10-3-37 
Hartzell, Louise C, 3-30-41 
Henderson, Mrs. 

L. Nolan, 5-18-41 
Henderson, L. Nolan, 7-28-40 
Harrall, Mrs. Carter, 7-15-39 
Hancock, W. R., 12-7-95 



Hancock, Mrs. W. R., 12-7-95 
Hart, Mrs. Mary L., 8-5-93 
Hendrix, Mary Adger, 9-26-96 
Hendrix, G. M., 6-30-1900 
Harris, J. F., 4-1-04 
Harris, Mrs. J. F., 4-1-04 
Hickson, John H., 5-6-06 
Hickson, Mrs. John H., 5-6-06 
Hill, J. W. A., 5-21-05 
Hancock, Bertha, 3-19-05 
Hancock, Sarah, 3-19-05 
Hamberger, John H., 1-20-07 
Hamberger, Mrs. Lydia, 1-20-07 
Huey, Claude M., 12-13-08 
Hancock, Helen, 12-7-08 
Hancock, Ruth, 7-12-08 
Hassom, Doris, 7-12-08 
Hubbard, Thomas L., 12-9-10 
Hubbard, Mrs. Thos. L., 12-9-10 
Huntley, J. C, 2-5-11 
Huntley, Mrs. J. C, 2-5-11 
Huntley, Steve, 2-5-11 
Huntley, Lexie, 2-5-11 
Harrall, Henry Carter, 3-25-12 
Hartsfield, Mrs. 

Fannie Hill, 9-2-11 
Home, Martha 

Elizabeth, 3-25-12 
Huntley, Marjory M., 3-20-12 
Hartsfield, Mary Ruth, 11-8-14 
Hartsfield, Miss 

Bruce H., 11-29-14 
Hickson, R. R., 12-6-14 
Hancock, Amanda, 7-2-15 
Inglis, Laura, 1-19-13 
Ingram, Mrs. Pearl, 4-3-08 
Ingram, Mrs. 

Francis W., 2-22-25 
Ingram, Mrs. E. G. Jr., 5-29-25 
Ingram, Francis W., 4-14-25 
Ingram, Clayton G., 3-31-29 
Ingram, Thomas E., 4-15-34 
Ingram, Mrs. 

Clayton G., 5-16-37 



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Ingram, Charles M., 7-4-37 
Ingram, Mrs. Robert S., 9-26-37 
Irby, Julia, 5-3-36 
Ingram, Miller S., 10-26-41 
Ingram, Mrs. 

Thomas E., 3-29-42 
Ingram, Emsley G., 12-12-37 
James, Jimmy, 7-1-93 
James, Josephine, 7-1-93 
James, Mrs. W. D., 9-12-97 
Johnson, Charles P., 3-8-03 
Johnson, D. C, 5-6-04 
Johnson, Mrs. D. C, 3-27-10 
James, Catherine Ruth, 9-24-11 
Joseph, Lanfick, 12-6-14 
Jenkins, Musette, 11-21-20 
Jacobs, Mrs. W. A., 4-1-21 
Jacobs, William A., 4-23-22 
Johnson, M. L., 4-23-22 
Johnson, Mrs. M. L., 5-7-22 
Jacobs, Janie E., 2-3-24 
Jacobs, Ora Lee, 2-3-24 
Jones, Mrs. J. Hassie, 5-10-25 
Jackson, Harold D., 11-20-32 
Johnson, Leo, 5-7-33 
Jones, Laura Ellen, 3-28-37 
Jones, J. Hassie, Jr., 3-28-37 
Johnson, Helen C, 3-28-37 
Jacobs, Ernest, 6-30-40 
Jacobs, Durene, 6-30-40 
Jackson, Mrs. Harold D. ,2-27-38 
Johnson, Elizabeth N., 7-3-38 
Johnson, Lewis A., 9-17-39 
Johnson, Henrietta, 9-13-42 
Kelly, W. T., 12-4-95 
Kirkley, Columbus, 7-2-99 
Kirkley, Mrs. Columbus, 1-2-99 
Kirkley, Ida B., 1-2-99 
Kirkley, James C, 1-2-99 
Kirkley, Willie E., 1-2-99 
Kirkley, Kelly C, 1-2-99 
Kirkley, C. B., 1-2-99 
Kirkley, Cornelius K., 1-2-99 
Kirkley, Annie B., 1-2-99 



Kirkley, Charles A., 7-23-99 
Kirkley, Mrs. C. A., 7-23-99 
Kirkley, Henrietta, 7-23-99 
Kirkley, William T., 1-13-01 
Kirkley, Sallie J., 1-13-01 
Kirkley, Mattie M., 1-13-01 
Kirkley, Mrs. W. E., 3-24-01 
Kirkley, Mrs. 

Margaret W., 3-29-03 
Kritz, J. P., 1-4-03 
Kendall, V. H., 1-1-05 
Kirkley, Mrs. C. Burch, 4-16-05 
Kelly, Buckner J., 9-29-07 
Kelly, Eunice, 12-20-08 
Kirkley, Mrs. C. K., 12-20-08 
Kirkley, Thomas, 9-20-08 
Kendall, J. C, 1-15-11 
Kendall, Mrs. J. C, 1-15-11 
Kirkley, Columbus Clyde,3-25-12 
Kirkley, Herbert, 3-25-12 
Kirkley, Mrs. J. C, 4-28-12 
Kirkley, Ida May, 7-4-15 
Kendall, Brevard D., 3-25-17 
Kirkley, Hattie Belle, 3-25-17 
Kirkley, Laura M., 3-25-17 
Kirkley, Eva, 8-29-20 
Kendall, Mary Van, 3-10-18 
Kendall, V. H. Jr., 3-10-18 
Kirkley, W. Ebert, 7-24-21 
Kritz, Frances, 5-13-23 
Kendall, Duffie G., 1-27-24 
Kirkley, Romella, 1-27-24 
Kirkland, Mrs. 

Estelle Thomas, 2-3-29 
Kendall, Mrs. Bre- 
vard D., 5-17-31 
Knight, Jarhes Edwin, 4-23-33 
Kirkley, Glen S., 4-30-33 
Kirkley, Mrs. Glen S., 4-30-33 
Kirkley, Annie Ruth, 3-10-40 
Kirkley, Barbara L., 10-13-40 
Knight, Edwin, 12-28-41 
Kendall, Brevard D., Jr.,3-29-42 
Kirkley, Mrs. Maude, 9-25-38 



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Kirkley, C. B., 9-25-38 
Kistler, Mrs. Celia, 5-28-39 
Kendall, Mrs. V. H. Jr., 5-21-49 
Lindsay, Josephine, 9-17-31 
Linton, Margaret, 1-1-96 
Ladd, Mrs. James T., 7-4-96 
Ladd, James T., 1-16-97 
Linton, Cora, 7-4-96 
Lindsay, Joe, 5-27-06 
Little, Robert J., 9-8-07 
Lynch, Mrs. E. M., 3-22-08 
Lynch, E. M., 7-12-08 
Lindsay, Mrs. J. C, 7-1-10 
Lindsay, Pauline, 7-1-10 
Lindsay, Howard H., 7-30-10 
Ladd, Annie M., 3-20-12 
Ladd, Otis, 3-25-12 
Lindsay, Ross, 3-25-12 
Lindsay, Bleka, 1-14-12 
Lindsay, Susie Moore, 7-4-15 
Ladd, Margaret, 7-4-15 
Leviner, F. Morris, 3-12-17 
Little, James W., 7-24-21 
Leviner, Louise M., 1-27-24 
Little, Ada, 10-14-33 
Little, G. Thomas, 9-28-24 
Little, Robert Julien, 3-28-24 
Lynch, Maggie, 3-6-27 
Loflin, Mrs. J. T., 7-29-28 
Loflin, John, 7-29-28 
Loflin, Jack, 7-20-28 
Loflin, Raymond, 7-29-28 
Loflin, Woodrow, 7-29-28 
Loflin, J. T., 9-2-28 
Leviner, F. Morris, Jr., 3-1-29 
Lindsay, Carolyn, 9-17-31 
Lindsay, Josephinie, 9-17-31 
Lindsay, Howard H., 5-7-33 
Little, Mrs. George T., 6-9-35 
Lee, Randolph, 10-3-37 
Lee, Mrs. Randolph, 10-3-37 
Lee, Matilda, 10-3-37 
Lee, Frances, 10-3-37 
Lee, Henry B., 10-24-37 



Malloy, Margaret W., 7-6-95 
Malloy, Theo, 10-6-94 
Melton, Jackson, 1-1-96 
Melton, Jessie, 1-1-96 
Manning, Mrs. W. H., 7-25-96 
Malloy, Edwin, 1-7-1900 
Malloy, Thornton W., 1-7-1900 
Matheson, T. Graham, 9-30-1900 
Matheson, Mrs. 

Donald S., 4-26-03 
Moore, J. G., 7-12-01 
Malloy, J. W., 3-31-05 
Moore, Maggie, 7-19-03 
Malloy, Marian, 7-19-03 
Malloy, Randolph, 7-19-03 
Marks, Annie, 12-2-04 
Manning, William H., 6-10-06 
Manning, Louise, 6-10-06 
Moore, Lucile, 11-30-06 
Meiklejohn, Mrs. 

Andrew G., 1-4-07 
Meiklejohn, Louise, 1-4-07 
Malloy, Henrietta, 7-12-08 
Malloy, T. F. Jr., 7-12-08 
Melton, Mrs. Jessie L., 5-3-08 
Moore, Marguerite, 7-12-08 
Marly, G. W., 2-25-12 
Marly, Mrs. G. W., 1-28-12 
Malloy, Catherine, 3-20-12 
Meiklejohn, L. A., 10-4-12 
Miller, Dr. S. Leroy, 6-15-13 
Matheson, Don Stuart, 11-8-14 
Matheson, John F., 12-19-15 
Malloy, Mrs. Edwin, 2-8-20 
Matheson, Esten J., 3-10-18 
Moore, Mary C, 12-29-19 . 
Moore, Mrs. Wallace, 5-8-21 
Malloy, Margaret, 11-23-24 
-Malloy, Jeanette A., 11-23-24 
Meiklejohn, Mary W., 11-23-24 
Matheson, Gordon 

Graham, 3-6-27 
Mathis, Addie May, 7-29-28 
Malloy, Edwin Jr., 9-30-28 



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Manning, Charles S., 9-30-28 
M alloy. Helen W., 3-24-29 
Meiklejohn, Louise A., 3-24-29 
Matheson, Kenneth, 9-17-31 
Maynard, Gary, 1-22-33 
Maynard, Mrs. Gary, 1-22-33 
Meiklejohn, Andrew G., 3-5-33 
Malloy, J. Wilson, Jr., 5-7-33 
Malloy, W. Manning, 7-3-32 
Miller, Mrs. G. R., 2-3-35 
Myers, Mrs. C. F., 3-3-35 
Monroe, Margaret E., 3-28-35 
Moore, Ouida B., 4-15-34 
Moore, D. \\\, Jr., 11-15-36 
Madden, Mrs. W. R., 9-13-36 
Madden, William Roy, 3-30-41 
Mullen, E. A., 3-29-42 
Mullen, Mrs. E. A., 3-29-42 
Maynard, Barbara L., 3-12-39 
Mcintosh, Sallie, 7-1-93 
Mcintosh, Harpie L., 12-1-95 
Mclver, B. C, 2-7-97 
Mcintosh, Mrs. Dan, 7-9-98 
McCreight, W. M., 1-7-01 
McLeod, Mrs. 

Maggie E., 3-11-1900 
McDonald, A. G., 10-22-01 
McDonald, Mrs. C. V., 4-23-02 
McLauchlin, William E., 9-28-02 
McBride, J. Fletcher, 6-30-05 
McArthur, Mrs. James, 6-10-06 
McArn, Theodore, 12-9-06 
McAin, Hunter, 12-9-06 
Mcintosh, Walter, 12-9-06 
McPherson, M. G., 3-31-07 
McPherson, Mrs. M. G., 3-31-07 
McPherson, Daniel J., 10-4-07 
McCreight, Gertrude, 7-12-08 
McCreight, Irene Buist, 7-12-08 
McDuffie, S. H., 4-3-10 
McDuffie, Mrs. S. H., 4-3-10 
McNair, J. W., 2-25-12 
McElveen, R. H., 2-9-13 



McDowell, Mrs. 

Thonias M., 9-21-13 
McDowell, M. Beatrice, 9-21-13 
Mcintosh, Daniel J. Jr., 5-27-17 
Mclntyre, Flora B., 1-6-18 
Mclntyre, Louise, 1-6-18 
McDonald, Lottie, 6-3-17 
Mclver, N. C, 3-2-19 
McArn, Lois G., 3-10-18 
McBride, Naomi, 12-29-19 
McBride, O. T., 1-18-20 
McBride, Mrs. O. T., 1-18-20 
McDonald, Robert M., 12-25-21 
McKeel, Frank W., 10-8-22 
McDonald, Louise, 

Janet, 6-18-22 
McNeil, W. B., 1-24-23 
McNeil, Mrs. W. B., 1-24-23 
McCown, Mrs. J. K., 9-9-23 
McCown, J. K., 12-16-23 
McNeill, John Hamer, 5-29-25 
McNeill, J. P. Jr., 11-29-25 
McNeill, Mrs. J. P. Jr., 11-29-25 
McArthur, Harriet T., 10-25-25 
McBurney, An- 
nie Laurie, 3-28-24 
McCown, Sarah S., 3-6-27 
McCown, R. Maxwell, 3-6-27 
McBride, J. Fletcher Jr., 3-6-27 
McCown, Mrs. J. L., 7-18-26 
McCown, J. L., 7-18-26 
McNeill, H. A., 11-4-28 
McNeill, Jean H., 3-24-29 
McCreight, Wil- 
son M. Jr., 3-31-29 
McBride, Robert H., 3-31-29 
McNeill, Mrs. A. A., 6-26-29 
McCown, James L. Jr., 3-27-32 
McCown, W. Thomasine, 7-3-32 
Mcintosh, Annie 

Margaret, 4-23-33 
McElveen, Dr. J. C, 2-3-35 
McLauchlin, J. C, 5-16-37 



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McCown Ruth, 5-5-40 
McCown, Mrs. Maxcy L. 6-30-40 
McCreight, Mrs. 

Wilson, Jr., 5-10-42 
McCown, Vera 

Elizabeth, 9-17-39 
Nisbet, Ida Louise, 10-6-07 
Nisbet, Sallie Elizabeth, 10-6-07 
Nisbet, Lillie W. 10-6-07 
Nisbet, Willie R., 10-6-07 
Nelson, R. H., 1-30-10 
Nelson, J. N., 2-30-13 
Nichols, Eunice, 10-15-33 
Odom, Mrs. Charlotte, 3-26-16 
Prince, L. D., 1-6-94 
Prince, E. Leslie, 1-6-94 
Powell, Bessie May, 7-6-95 
Powell, Margaret, 1-1-96 
Perkins, Anna W., -3-28-97 
Powell, Henry, 12-17-98 
Poston, Henry, 9-23-1900 
Poston, Mrs. Henry, 9-23-1900 
Powers, L. L., 6-9-01 
Powell, Mrs. Henry, 8-3-02 
Page, Jessie W., 3-19-05 
Page, Mrs. Jessie W., 3-19-05 
Page, Lewis, 3-19-05 
Pratt, J. L., 9-2-04 
Powell, Mrs. W. T., 10-8-07 
Peters, Mrs. M. H., 7-12-08 
Peters, Katie, 7-12-08 
Prince, Charles L. Jr., 2-5-11 
Pirie, L. C, 3-8-14 
Poston, Lucile M., 11-1-14 
Poston, Pattie, 11-1-14 
Powell, George, 5-31-16 
Powell, Thomas Wallace,3-25-17 
Powell, Malcolm T., 3-25-17 
Poston, Fannie, 3-25-17 
Page, Mrs. Wilbur, 1-18-20 
Pharr, Dr. John R., 3-2-19 
Poston, Blanche P., 10-1-20 
Powell, Margaret W., 1-4-22 
Peg-ues, J. Fletcher, 6-11-22 



Pope, Charles, 12-30-23 
Poston, Fred L., 1-27-24 
Powell, William P., 1-2-24 
Prince, Charles L III, 11-23-24 
Powell, Cleland T., 5-29-25 
Prince, William H., 3-31-29 
Poston, Howard H., 4-21-29 
Prince, Lawrence L., 3-16-29 
Parker, Paul, 2-21-34 
Prince, Marian H., 4-7-35 
Roller, Bessie May, 2-11-1900 
Robeson, Annie, 9-22-01 
Roller, J. T., 3-8-03 
Rogers, John C, 6-10-06 
Rivers, R. L., 2-1-07 
Rivers, Howell, 7-12-08 
Roebuck,. Gertrude, 7-12-08 
Rogers, Janie, 10-16-10 
Rogers, Rebecca, 6-30-12 
Roller, Mrs. J. T., 5-10-14 
Ray, Myrtle, 5-27-17 
Ray, Norma Lee, 6-3-17 
Ray, Bessie May, 3-12-22 
Rogers, Naomi, 11-7-23 
Rice, Mildred, 12-30-23 
Ray, Mrs. Lottie, 4-26-26 
Robinson, C. E., 5-10-25 
Robinson, Mrs. C. E., 10-10-25 
Richards, John G. Jr., 11-1-25 
Rainwater, Mrs. 

F. Glenn, 7-15-28 
Reid, Valeria F., 2-3-35 
Rogers, Robert S., 5-1-38 
Stubbs, Mrs. Bascom, 2-1-21 
Smith, S. K., 12-25-32 
Smith, Mrs. S. K., 12-25-32 
Smith, Grace N., 12-25-32 
Smith, Mildred, 12-25-32 
Stricklin, Mrs. J. N. Jr., 4-14-35 
Slaght, F. G., 12-22-35 
Slaght, Mrs. F. G., 12-22-35 
Stubbs, Mrs. 

J. Wellington, 12-22-35 
Smith, E. L., 6-14-36 



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Smith, Mrs. E. L., 6-14-36 
Smith, Ernest, 6-14-36 
Smith, Virginia, 6-14-36 
Smith, Marion, 6-14-36 
Stevenson, Mrs. Ruth, 1-17-37 
Stanton, Frances 

Poston, 11-26-39 
Sanders, Elizabeth T., 11-26-39 
Sanders, J. O., 5-28-39 
Sanders, Mrs. J. 0., 5-28-39 
Stricklin, Alice .G., 3-12-39 
Stubbs, Mrs. Elliott, 5-28-39 
Smith, Carroll E., 12-19-15 
Stubbs, William 

LaMont, 3-26-15 
Stubbs, Bascom A., 3-26-15 
Spencer, M. C, 3-25-17 
Spencer, Mrs. M. C, 3-25-17 
Sherrill, Mrs. 

Annie McC, 11-18-17 
Sanborn, Mrs. B. H., 10-1-18 
Sanborn, Viola, 10-1-18 
Scoggins, H. M., 8-29-20 
Stubbs, J. Wellington, 3-10-18 
Sanborn, Donald H., 7-24-21 
Stubbs, Elliott, 7-24-21 
Sanborn, Arthur H., 1-22-22 
Smith, Samuel K., 1-22-22 
Smith, Mrs. S. K., 1-22-22 
Sellers, Mrs. W. L., 4-9-22 
Sanborn, VanEss C, 5-7-22 
Stubbs, Preston A., 11-12-22 
Stubbs, Nora W., 4-8-23 
Sumwalt, Robert L., 7-16-22 
Spencer, James 

McCown, 6-17-23 
Spencer, Mrs. E. A., 7-24-23 
Smith, W. Preston, 9-28-24 
Stanton, Douglass, 7-26-25 
Snell, H. B., 7-15-28 
Snell, Mrs. H. B., 7-15-28 
Snell, William H., 7-15-28 
Snell, Charles E., 7-15-28 
Snell, Ray C, 7-15-28 



Sanders, V. W., 7-29-28 
Smith, W. T., 10-26-29 
Smith, Mrs. W. T., 10-26-29 
Stricklin, Rosa Ellen, 3-20-12 
Schultz, W. L., 12-4-95 
Stubbs, W. P., 12-4-95 
Shankle, J. P., 1-16-97 
Shankle, Mrs. J. P., 1-16-97 
Stevens, Capt. J. H. W., 6-28-02 
Stevens, Mrs. J. H. W., 6-28-02 
Stevens, Hattie, 6-28-02 
Stevens, Lillian, 6-28-02 
Stricklin, Mrs. J. N.. 2-23-02 
Simpson, Dr. W. D., 1-8-05 
Stevens, Mrs. W. C, 3-8-03 
Stevens, J. H., 8-3-02 
Wilks, Juanita, 5-10-42 
Wilkinson, Mrs. D. H., 1-22-39 
Stevenson, William M., 9-4-02 
Stricklin, Joseph N., 2-23-02 
Stricklin, William J., 3-26-05 
Stricklin, Robert N., 5-27-06 
Stricklin, Mary, 10-5-06 
Stricklin, Vera, 10-5-06 
Sherrill, Hiram O., 12-9-06 
Spencer, Sarah Kate, 7-12-08 
Spencer, Daniel O., 7-12-08 
Stubbs, Mrs. W. L., 7-12-08 
Stu'.bs, W. L., 7-12-08 
Stevens, W. M., 7-12-08 
Stogner, Maggie, 9-20-08 
Sherrill, Mrs. I. F., 6-27-09 
Stricklin, Mrs. W. J., 4-16-13 
Sample, E. W., 5-10-14 
Sample, Mrs. E. W., 5-10-14 
Stiles, Harry A., 3-28-15 
Smith, Susie K., 12-19-15 
Timmons, Mrs. M. E., 9-30-93 
Timmons, Cara 

Beatrice, 9-30-93 
Timmons, Mary Ida, 9-30-93 
Thompson, J. M., 1-1-96 
Thompson, Mrs. J. M. 
Thurman, Dr. B. H., 3-28-97 



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Thurman, Mrs. B. H., 3-28-97 
Thompson, John, 3-26-99 
Thompson, Mrs. John, 3-26-99 
Thompson, Paul, 9-22-01 
Thompson, Dora E., 9-29-01 
Thompson, Rufus R., 9-29-01 
Thompson, Sallie, 5-17-03 
Thompson, James, 7-19-03 
Tillman, Mrs. D. L., 9-29-05 
Thomas, Mrs. D. A., 4-1-04 
Tillman, D. L., 1-4-07 
Trotti, Mrs. H. H., 12-13-08 
Thomas, Nannie, 7-12-08 
Thompson, Esther, 3-29-08 
Thompson, Mrs. 

Agnes N., 12-31-09 
Thompson, F. H., 10-16-10 
Thompson, Herbert 

Sherrill, 10-1-11 
Thompson, John Knox, 10-1-11 
Thompson, P. H., 4-7-12 
Thornwell, Mrs. 

Anna N., 4-26-14 
Tarply, Dr. H. M., 11-10-15 
Threadgill, Mrs. G. E., 5-28-16 
Threadgill, G. E. Jr., 5-28-16 
Threadgill, Frank, 5-28-16 
Thurman, Rufus, 3-2-19 
Thurman, Mrs. Rufus, 3-7-20 
Tillman, Lena D., 12-19-20 
Tillman, Carter D., 7-24-21 
Taylor, Oliver F., 3-18-23 
Taylor, Mrs. Oliver F., 3-18-23 
Tolson, Mrs. C. B., 5-13-23 
Thompson, Evelyn B., 9-26-26 
Tillman, Francis M., 3-6-27 
Teal, Blease, 3-6-27 
Tillman, Virginia H., 3-23-29 
Tillman, Daniel Lee Jr., 6-11-33 
Turner, F. Wylma, 1-12-36 
Thurman, Marjorie P., 4-15-34 
Taylor, O. F., 9-10-39 
Taylor, Mrs. O. F., 9-10-39 
Thompson, Woodrow W.,9-25-38 



Vernon, Mrs. Mattie, 12-28-13 
Vernon, Mrs. Colie, 8-13-16 
Vernon, Mrs. W. E., 1-22-22 
Vernon, George C., 4-23-23 
Vernon, William J. B., 11-18-23 
Vernon, George C, 1-27-24 
Vernon, Claude, 9-17-31 
Vernon, W. James, 2-3-35 
Vernon, Marjory, 3-28-37 
Vernon, Jack S., 2-5-39 
Wilson, Grier,. 7-1-93 
Wilson, Mrs. A. T., 6-2-94 
Walke, Arlene R., 1-4-96 
Walke, Myrtle T., 1-4-96 
Watts, R. C, 2-29-96 
White, Pauline, 9-26-96 
Walke, Pearl, 9-29-01 
Watts, R. McL, 12-2-04 
Webb, Ethel G., 11-15-08 
White, Ada, 10-16-10 
Williams, Mrs. M. V., 3-20-12 
Wilson, B. G., 3-20-12 
Williams, Charles E., 3-25-12 
Wilson, J. N., 5-18-13 
Warren, Mrs. Florence, 4-22-14 
Watts, Margaret H., 10-1-20 
Warden, A. F., 11-21-20 
Walsh, Mrs. Emily R., 12-12-20 
Walsh, Tracy Rion, Jr., 12-12-20 
Watson, Mrs. Earl, 1-22-22 
Watts, Roderick 

McL Jr., 11-22-22 
Watts, Norbert B., 11-22-22 
Watson, Earl, 5-14-22 
Ward, Watts, 1-7-23 
Ward, Mrs. J. L., 6-11-22 
Waddill, Mrs. F. Turner, 9-9-23 
Wilson, Mabel L., 12-30-23 
White, J. H., 12-30-23 
Warden, Ora May, 1-27-24 
Warden, Mildred E., 1-27-24 
Wannamaker, Bruce, 3-2-24 
Wannamaker, Mrs. 

Bruce, 3-9-24 



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Witherspoon, R. M., 7-22-28 Willingham, Mrs. P. B., 12-23-34 

Warden, A. F. Jr., 3-31-29 Willingham, Sue H., 12-23-34 

Wilson, Emily, 3-31-29 Williamson, J. L., 2-3-35 

Watts, Annie Maxwell, 9-17-31 Williamson, Mrs. A. L., 2-3-35 

Watts, Harriet McKay, 5-8-32 Wilkins, Robert E., 5-9-35 

Watts, Douglass H., 12-25-32 Wilkins, Mrs. Robert E., 5-9-35 

Watts, Gordon T., 12-25-32 Warden, Sarah K., 3-28-37 

White, C. M., 11-6-32 Watkins, Lockwood L., 5-5-40 

White, Mrs. C. M., 11-6-32 Watkins, Mrs. 
Wade, A. T., 4-16-33 Lockwood L., 5-5-40 

Wade, Mrs. A. T., 4-16-33 Wilson, V. O., 9-28-41 

Witherspoon, Rob- Wilson. Mrs. V. 0., 9-28-41 
ert M. Jr.. 4-15-34 



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