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Zion’s Landmark: Wilson, N. C.
Bengal, Ga., June 14tli, 1876.
Dtar Brother Gold:—
1’lea.se jiiiblisli die-death of brother ALEX
ANDER BRANNEN, Sr., wlio was born
July 18th, 1792; married January 9th, 1817,
to a Mies Naicy Hendrix, living together
up to the date of 1870, when his wife, Nancy,
departed this life, July 24th, 1870-. 'Jhey
1-ai.sed ^five children—two sons and three
daughters. Brother BRANNEN and wife
l elated their experience of grace to the Prim
itive Baptist Church, at Lower L. Creek, Bul
lock Co., Ga., Sat. before the'.fourth Sunday
in June, 1838, and were baptised the next day.
Brother BRANNEN was 83 years, 10
months, undo days old when he died ; he lived
with his children after his wife’s death,
until he departed this life. He died at his
eldest son’s—William Brannon—‘in Bullock
The writer of this rr-eraoir was well ac
quainted with the deceased ; loved him as a
brother isi Christ, and as an honest man. He
was a good oitken, and industrious, when
able to work. He was disea.sed for many
vears before he died, yet able to go about;
but when itaken for death he only Cived a few
davs. We suppose brother BRANNEN was
consumptive, but he is no more ic this world ;
but we'do hope ar»d believe that he has gone
to a better world, to enjoy that rest that awaits
the i>e«ple of God, and to enjoy the smiles of
the blessed Savior, where the wicked trouble
not, and fhe weary are at rest.
Brother BRANNEN, 1 think, was sound
in the faith; a firm Old School Baptiststrong
in election at.d predestination, having, long
before he died, found peace with God tliro’
our Lord Jesus Christ. But he is gone 1 and
we do not mourn as those who have no hope.
■„ He has left four children, and a good many
relatives to mourn their loss; but their loss,
we hojpe, is his eternal gain. And may the
good Lord enable them to keep in memory
the many admonitions given them, and pon
der them in their minds; and may God
give them grace to help in time of neel, and
save them with an everlasting salvation, is
my prayer. John M y.niAMs.
Died—At his residence, near Scotland
Neck, in Halifax County, N. C-, Oct. 8th,
1874-Elder LAWRENCE WHITEHEAD
•—in the 64th year of his age.
The deceased was born May 3rd, 1811, and
Was raised a steady, sober youth, industrious
and frugal. He resided on the farm where
he was born until his death, and was buried
in about thirty yaids of where be was born.
In the year 1837 he was married to Miss Em-
illza White, (daughter of Mr. John White,)
by whom he had six children—five of them
are still living.
In the year 1842, he made a profession of
religion, and in 1846 was received a member
of the Church at Deep Creek. In 1848, he
was called to, and entered upon the duties of
a minister, and was, for some time, the pas
tor of the Church at Deep Creek, which place
he filled to the best of his abi'ity—both by
precept and example, ever walking in that
.straight and narrow way which leadeth unto
For some three years before his death, he
suffered in afflictions but bore his afflictions
with Christian fortitude, resigned to the will
of that God who doeth all things after the
counsel of his own will. Thus ripe in years,
he has pas.sed away, one loved and long to be
remembered in the hearts of all who knew
him—a good neighbor, a kind and affection
ate husband, a fond and loving parent. But
the ties of earth could not keep hi.n here
when his Savior called and .said, “’Tis enough,
come up higher !” His soul took its flight
with an e.scort of angels, right home to the
paradise of God.
While we drop a tear of sympathy on his
grave, we would .say to the bereaved widow
and orphan.s, “ Look up, sorrow not as those
who have no hope ; thy loved one is a t rest,
singing the sweet song of Zion, in that happy
and look forward to that blissful re-
union beyond the grave, where parting will
be no more, and where no farewell tear is
hired 1” A
Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo., July 6tn
Bear Brother Gold:—
At tile request of his jiarents, aiit
tor the iuforniation of j’filatives aii
friends, I send you the items of a fa
tal casualty which terminated the life
of one in the vigor of youth, and just
heginning to look with bright antici
pation on tlie pleasures and prospects
HIRAM FRANKLIN-Son of A. M. and
Polly WHliains—aged 15 years, 9 month.s, and
18 days : he passed from earth and the socie
ty of parents and loved ones on earth, Aug.
Ctli, 1875, from injuries caused by the kick of
a mule. He lingered in pain about twenty-
six hours, and then calmly passed away. He
was a youth of much promise: read the Bible
diligently until be had treasured much of its
precious contents ; was particularly fond of
reading and pondering the contents of Zion’s
Landmark. Another bud has been plucked
just as the flower was blooming; another
loved one has gone before to await and wel
come friends left behind ; another cord has
been severed to wean us from earth, and
another tie has been added to the attraction
of heaven, that parents and friends may look
upward and reflect, that though he cannot
come to us, we can go to him and be united
in that rest that remaineth to the people of
HIRAM had just arrived at that age and
development in which his winsome ways won
all the treasures of his parents’ affections,
when his Redeemer transplanted him to that
fairer clime—the Garden of the Lord on
high. God was good to give to the parents
the dear boy, whose sweet face will light all
the paths before us; and he was good to
take him away from a world of temptation.—
Thus in early life the Lord had need of him,
and the same good purpose that removed the
darling boy ,will afford grace to bear the part
ing, and to be more faithful till we meet above.
Jambs A. Williams.
Terrell County, Ga., July 15th, 1876.
You will please publish iu the
Lanbmark the obituary of our dear
old brother—Elder J. J. Davis—who
departed this life April 13th, 1876 :
Elder D A VJS was born in B u-ke CouVity,
Ga., iSepteribor iOth. 1304. 1 le was
to Nancy Barnett, Noveuibor 4th, 1828, and
they lived together in peace and love until
her death, which occui red, August 24th, 1855.
He married again—sister Alsey McLendon
■ -December 15th, 185S, and they lived to-
g«tli«r as husband and wife should live,
in much love, union and peace, until his
Brother DAVIS joined the Church at
Lebanon, Henry County, Ga., in the latter
part of 1827 or ’28; was ordained to the min
istry April 5th, 1856, by Elders A. Culpep
per and W. Daniel, at the Church—Macedo
nia, Lee County, Ga.,—and had the pastoral
care of that Church up to his death.
lie was truly a devoted Christian, kind hus
band, and faithful minister of the gospel; and
was a great defender o^ Baptist doctrine : sal
vation by grace was his theme. He was also
an able defender of the doctrine of election,
and of the faith once delive'rw to the saints.
He wa.s Clerk of Flarmony Primitive Bap
tist Association, in Georgia, for several years,
which position he filled to the satisfaction of
Brother DAVIS was a man that had a kind
word for everybody. He was loved by all
who knew him. The writer of this has spent
many pleasant hours with him ; but he is
now gone to that rest that awaits the people
of God. ' We hear his voice no more, but 1
trust we may remember his words of counsel.
Brother DAVIS leaves his wife and chil
dren, the Church and many friends, to mourn,
but not as those who have no heps. Though
his suffering was great, he bore it with pa-
.-tlence, waiting the Lord’s time.
May the Lord, in his mercy, sanctify this
dispensation of his providence to the good of
his aged companion and children ; and my
prayer i.s, that sister Davi* may sensibly real
ize tliat Christian promise, that Christ is a
piresent help in time of need, and a strong
hold in the day of trouble.
J. L. Blacksheab.
Primitive Baptist pleast copy.
euts j 2 copies 25 cents.
Elder A J Moore expects, the Lord
willing, to preach at
Snow Hill, Saturday night before 1st Sun
day in October.
ilookerton 1st Sunday in October.
Owensville, Heard Co., Ga., July 26, 1876.
Elder P. D, Gold:—
The next session of the Beulah
PJaptist Association will be held with
the church at County Line, Heard
Co., Ga., tour miles east of Houston,
and 11 miles N. \V. of Lagrange,
commencing on Saturday before the
third Sunday in Sepferaber next.—
Brethi’en who propose coming on the
cars will b^ met at Lagrange, on Fri
day before. AVe would be glad for
all who are coming on the cars to let
ns know soon, so we can arrange to
accoinmodateall with conveyance out.
AVe would indeed be glad to hear
from many of our preaching brethren,
that they propose coming.
Yours in love,
A. B. AVhatley.
Dear Brother:—AA’^ill you please
in.seri in your paper, that the Yellow
River Old School Baptist Association
will be held with the Church at Fel
lowship, Dekalb County, Ga., four
miles North-AAYst of Stone Alountain,
on Saturday before the fourth Sunday
in September, 1876?
I ^ IG^ur brother,
Concord Association will be held
Mu'th Little Flock Church, twelve
miles East of Belton, Bell County,
Texas—commencing on Friday be
fore the second Sabbath in October,
Primitive Baptists generally are
invited to attend.
J. C. Denton.
The AVhite Oak As.sociation is ex
pected to convene with the church at
Stump Sound, Onslow Co., N. C. ■
on Saturday before the 3d Sunday
in Oct. next.
Biethren coming by railioad will
be met at Rocky Point, on the AV.
& AV R. R., on Friday morning, and
conveyed to the Association, about
26 miles distant
Elders and brethren generally,
from other Associations, invited to
attend. A. Davis
That excellent pamphlet by
Elder D. Bartley—“DAM7Y
ADAM, LIFE iN CHRIST’^ is for
sale at this office. Single copy 15
Johnson’s Mill, Pitt County, N. C.
Elder P. D. Gold,—Dear Brother
Please publish the following notice
through the Landmark ;
The Contentnea Association is ap
pointed to be held with the Church
at Cro.ss Roads, Pitt County, N. C. :
commencing on Saturday before the
second Sunday in October, 1876.
Brethren visiting by rail will be
met at Kinston, Lenoir County, on
the A. & N C. R. R., on Friday be
fore—a distance of sixteen miles.
Brethren are especially invited to
attend. C. E. PaekersoN,
STRICTLY non-sectarian !
Institute and Seminary Combined.
^EXES IN SEPARATE BUILDING^
Kegnlar College Course.
Bine Able and Experienced Teachers.
Fine Library and Apparatus,
Primary, Preparatory, Commercial,
Normal, Musical, Ornamental,
Entire Average Expenses includkig
Board, use of Furnisheff Room,
Fuel, Light, and Washing,
$ 2 0 0 PE R A" EAR.
MUSIC |45 ADDITIONAL.
Session extends from the first Monday in
October to the la.st Thursday in Jnne.
For Catalogue, address
SYLVESTER HASSELL, A. M.,
Pre.sident of Wilson College,
aug 15^tf Wjlson, N. C
& W. R. 11. Co.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
Ofeice of Gen’l Superintendent^
Wilmington, N. C., April 14, 1876. J
f N and after April 16th, Passenger
trains on the Wilmington & Weldon
Railroad will run ss follows ;
Leave Knion Depot daily (except
Sundays) at 7:56 a. m.
Arrive at Goldsboro’ 11:57 a. m.
“ “ Rocky Mount..- 2:05 p. m.
“ “ M’eldon 3:50 p. m.
Leave Weldon daily 10:05 a. m.
Arrive at Rocky Mount 11:50 a. in.
“ “ Gold.sboro’ ]:o0}>. m
“ “ Union Depot 6:05 p. m.
yJSlight T r a i r .
Lea^ Union Depot daily 7:30 p'.^ in
Arrive at Goldsboro’ 1:30 a. in.
“ “ Rocky Mount 4:34 a. ki,
“ “Weldon 7:15a.m.
Leave Weldon daily 7:00 p. la.
Arrive at Rocky Mount 9:57 p. ro.
“ “ Goldsboro’ 1:25 a. m.
“ “ Union Depot 7:30 a. ro.
The mail train makes dose connection :i.t
Weldon for all points North via B;iy Line
and all rail route.s.
Parlor Cars inns on this train betweeit
Wilraimiton and Portsmouth.
Express trains connect only with all
rail route. Pulman’s Palace Sleeping Cars
on this Train.
Freight Trains will leave Wilmington tri
weekly at 5:00 a. m., and arrive at 1:40 p. m.
JOHN F. DIVINE,
P. D. GOLD, Editor.
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