In researching the “Lost Children” series for my deadrelatives blog, I uncovered new information about Nellie Sutherland (1870-???).
Stephen Fatherly Pilley was a Methodist Episcopal minister in the Alabama Conference. He was ordained in 1835. Rev. Pilley started out as a circuit riding preacher in the 1830’s then went on to minister in several churches throughout Alabama. Continue reading
“Mr. Stephen F. Pilley, with apparent concern, and signs of deep penitence, approached and knelt on the floor with his head in the chair by which the preacher had stood on the delivery of his sermon. There and then, while prayers were being offered for him, Mr. Pilley professed to find pardon and experience regeneration.”
A History of Methodism in Alabama, Rev. Anson West D.D., Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1893 (reprinted in Alabama West Florida Conference Historical Society)
Samantha Anna Miller was born on January 28, 1842 in Marion County, South Carolina. She was the seventh of ten children, the third (and youngest) daughter. Samantha’s parents, John Walter Miller (1807 – 1878) and Samantha Payne (1802 – 1863), were farmers in the region that is northwest of Myrtle Beach. Continue reading