Friday, December 09, 2005

Universalist Companion and Register 1846

UNIVERSALIST COMPANION AND REGISTER 1846 A. B. GOSH

lists 3 preachers in SC, with John (J. A.) Chapman returning his letter of fellowship
A. Fuller (Salubrity), J. Mullikin, (Slabtown), D.B.Clayton (Dunlapville)
Fuller is the standing clerk of the State Convention; 4 societies, 8 meeting houses (also listed as 9!) - . Abbeville, Charleston, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry (2), Anderson, Laurens (2-union) . Portlow's in Abbeville is the new meeting house.

((on a personal note, one of my wife's "cousins" tore down Portlow's and used the wood to build his own house!))

in Washington DC, there is a new Universalist society founded last year.

Georgia convention with Kendrick as clerk
D.H. Porter (Clarksville), J. C. Kendrick (Greenville) - ((the UCR notes he was a returning Partialist)), H. G. Andrews (Henry County)
2 meeting houses in Mulberry, Lumpkin county, 1 church society in Coweta County known

North Carolina
one preacher suspected Jacob Frieze

Alabama
3 church societies (only 1 known for sure: Mobile); 4 preachers: J. Hubbard (Talladge) J. Martin (address unknown, former Partialist), S. J. McMorris (Wetumpka), I. D. Williamson (Moble - but summers up north) 1 newspaper: GOSPEL MESSENGER, weekly, by S. J. McMorris with I.D. Williamson associate editor

Kentucky - 19 preachers, -- anybody want me to list Kentucky?

Tennessee
church society 1 (Memphis), 4 preachers M.P. Fisher (Brownsport), W. Low (unknown address), L. M. Gaylord (resuming duties in Memphis), C.F. R. Shehane (Lewisburg)

Virginia
convention founded in 1844, J. E. County, clerk
J. c. Burruss, J.L. c. Griffin, (Richmond), L.f. w. Andrews (Lynchburg) 4 societies, 8 meeting houses (3 union)

info on SC, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee from Allen Fuller

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Scott Wells here -- "Mulberry" in Georgia is modern Winder, with the Rockwell Universalist Church extant.

SC Universalist said...

ah, thanks Scott, then i guess i should mention that Salubrity is modern day Liberty SC.
Dunlapville no longer is a community, but it was between Mountville and presentday Clinton.
Slabtown also no longer exists, but is off SC 88, east of Clemson and south of Easley.
Fairfield would be the folks in Feasterville, Lexington would be near I-20 crosses the Edisto River (and close to where a modernday "small u" universalist church still exists).