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Subject: Re: [NCROWAN] Index C-D
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 14:19:02 -0500
From: Debra Black <>
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Sent: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 1:09 pm
Subject: Re: [NCROWAN] Index C-D
Thank you so much Jan, my husband and I both suffer from disabilities too; so
going to do research is difficult...I will only ask for a few names at a time,
because I do not want to over whelm you or wear out my welcome:
The following statistics of St. Luke’s Parish may prove of interest to the curious.
Under Mr. Davis, confirmations, 33; baptisms, 90. Under Mr. Parker,
confirmations, 35; baptisms, 105. Under Mr. Haughton, confirmations, 29;
baptisms, 110. Under Mr. Tillinghast, confirmations, 86; baptisms, 53. Under Mr.
Murdock, confirmations, 132; baptisms, 128. During Mr. Murdock’s rectorship of
eight years, the communicants have increased more than one hundred per cent. The
number of communicants in the county is 224; of which there are at St. Luke’s,
118; at Christ Church, 72; and at St. Andrew’s, 34. The whole number of
Episcopal Church people is about seven hundred. The largest confirmation class
under Mr. Davis-May 16, 1840-numbered nine, including John B. Lord, Mrs. Ann
Lord, Misses Julia Beard, Christian Howard, and others. Some of the names in the
other classes are William Chambers, Charles Wheeler, William Locke, William
Murphy, Marcus Beard, Samuel R Harrison, Eliza Miller, Jane Wheeler, Ellen
Woolworth, Ellen Howard, Rose Howard, M
ary S. Henderson, and Augusta M.
Locke. Mr. Parker’s largest class numbered 12 March 28, 1858-including John
Willis Ellis, Louisa M. Shober, Julia Ann Blackmer, Alice Jones, Sarah H.
Mitchel, Ann Macay, and Ellen Sumner. Some of the names in the other classes are
Mary Murphy, Julia Long, Helen B. Bryce, Sophie Pearson, Mary McRorie, Laura
Henderson, Jane A. Howard, Luke Blackmer, Nathaniel Boyden, James Murphy.
Mr. Haughton’s largest class numbered eleven-January 29, 1860-including
Archibald Henderson, John M. Coffin, Fanny Miller, H. C. Jones, Jr., Frances C.
Fisher. Some of the names in the other classes are Mary Locke, J. M. Jones,
Elizabeth Vanderford, Henrietta Hall, Annie McB. Fisher, Alice L. Pearson. Mr.
Tillinghast’s largest class-November 21, 1869-numbered eight, including Laura C.
Murphy, John R. Ide, Julia Ide. Some of the names in the other classes are Robert
Murphy, Jr., Charlotte C. Mock, Anna May Shober, Lewis Hanes, Mary E.
Murphy, Leonora Beard, May F. Henderson. Mr. Murdock’s largest class-October
6, 1873-numbered thirty-four, including Francis E. Shober, Jr., William C.
Blackmer, William Howard, A. J. Mock, and Fanny Kelly. Some of the names in
the other classes are Walter H. Holt, Charles F. Baker, Peter A. Frercks, Belle
Boyden, Joseph O. White, Annie Rowzee, Caroline McNeely, Penelope Bailey,
Clarence W. Murphy, Annie Cuthrell, George A. Kluttz, and Lillian Warner.
Some of the most influential and distinguished names which have adorned the
annals of Rowan County have been communicants or
0A273 HISTORY OF ROWAN COUNTY
adherents of the Episcopal Church. I have already spoken of the
ante-Revolutionary period. Between that period and the year 1823, when Bishop
Ravencroft made his first visitation to Salisbury, the following may be confidently
claimed as friendly to Episcopacy, to wit: Maxwell Chambers, Matthew Tray,
Anthony and John Newnan, Thomas Frohock, Lewis Beard, Spruce Macay, Alfred
Macay, Matthew and Francis Locke, Joseph and Jesse A. Pearson, John L. and
Archibald Henderson, John Steele, William C. Love, and many others.
Since the year 1823, many of the most distinguished citizens of the State have
either been communicants of St. Luke’s Church or members of its congregation.
John W. Ellis was a member of the General Assembly, a Judge of the Superior
Court, and Governor of the State. Richmond M. Pearson became Chief Justice of
the State; and Nathaniel Boyden became a member of Congress and an Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court. James Martin, Jr., Romulus M. Saunders, and David
F. Caldwell were Judges of the Superior Courts. Mr. Saunders was also Attorney
General of the State, and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain. John Beard, Jr.,
Thomas G. Polk, Charles F. Fisher, John A. Lillington, John B. Lord, A. H.
Caldwell, Stephen L. Ferrand, John L. Henderson, Richard H. Alexander, William
Chambers, H. C. Jones, have been members of the General Assembly, in one
House or the other; and many of them have occupied other important public
stations. Archibald Henderson was a member of the Council of
Governors Reid and Ellis. I have not included in the above list any persons now
living. A large majority of the persons named were communicants.
P. B. Chambers, Capt.; pr. to Major; resigned.
Henry A. Chambers; pr. to Capt. from Fourth Regiment.
Giles Bowers, 1st. Lt.; en. March 13, 1862; a. 41.
Charles C. Krider, 2d. Lt.; en. March 19, 1862; a. 27; leg amputated at
Petersburg, March 25, 1865.
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James P. Ray, 1st. Sgt.; en. March 19, 1862; a. 26.
A. F. Ludwick, 2d. Sgt.; en. March 18, 1862; a. 32; d. of d. May 14, 1862.
Thomas F. Robinson, 3d. Sgt.; en. March 19, 1862; a. 31.
M. A. Noah, 4th. Sgt.; en. March 24, 1862; a. 23; k. at Malvern Hill,
July 1, 1862.
Munroe Barger, 5th. Sgt.; en. March 19, 1862; a. 33.
F. H. Mauney, 1st. Cor.; en. April 9, 1862; a. 16; w. at Petersburg and
James F. Watson, 2d. Cor.; en. March 19, 1862; a. 22; d. of d. July 10, 1862.
Simeon W. Hatley, 3d. Coy.; en. March 18, 1862; a. 26; d. of d. July 2, 1862.
Julius A. Lylerly, 4th. Cor.; en. March 19, 1862; tr. to Petersburg and
Chambers, R. M.; en. March 19, 1862; a. 22; d. of d. April 23, 1863.