|Submitted by Wilma King
Transcribed by Marsha Boles
17 (right upper corner)
Election of elder
On Thursday night, 5th of October 1899, Rev. M. T. Ellis began preaching a series of sermons which lasted until the (next) Tuesday night following. Having as a result, two professions (Albert and Leona Hall) , and two accession to the church (Mrs. Ida Tyler and Mr. S.G. Johnson) The former by letter and the latter by profession. Mr. Johnson had made a profession some weeks previous(ly) at Salem, Ark.at a meeting conducted by the Methodist Evangelist, Rev. John Andrews. On the Last night of the meeting, it as announced by Bro(ther) Ellis, that every person in the house was a profession. (an unusual occurrence for so large a congregation. On this same night every one in the house (excepting some very
small children) testified to the benefits they had received from the meeting.
On Saturday of this meeting Bro(ther) R.P. Johnson was chosen elder, by a unanimous vote, to fill the vacancy made by the death of our late Brother, John Nisbett.
- - - John H. Paden , Clerk - - -