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Remarkable Sunday School

Comments re: Old clipping on Big Creek Sabbath-School, Adair County

By Mike Watson

This is a great article and has been referenced often in local historical writings, including ColumbiaMagazine.com on 20 June 2013.

The original article, as well as can be discerned, was printed in the late 1890s in The Spectator, published in Columbia. This additional information has been added:


  • The vice presidential candidate from this this story was Colonel Ebenezer Lafayette Dohoney, who was considered as a front-runner for the Prohibitionist party in the 1880s. He lived at Paris, Texas, at that time.

  • The Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky was James Robert Hindman. He ran with J. Proctor Knott, of Marion County. He also served in the State Legislature and was an energetic attorney in Kentucky most of his adult life, as well as a noted officer in the Union Army in the Civil War..

  • Reverends Thad Salmon and Mont Murrell were products of this Sunday School, as were Dr. W.T. Grissom, Dr. Edward Nell, Dr. James Nell, Dr. George Taylor and Dr. Quarles Hughes.

  • James A. Wilmore, Adair County native, was the head of J.A. Wilmore & Company, publishers, located in New York City. One product of this company, still found occasionally by those who know where to look and for what, is Wilmore's New Analytical Reference Bible, 1896. [Not to be confused with James A. Wilmore, native of Gradyville, who attended college at Lexington and practiced law there, and served in the U.S. Army in World War I.]


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