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One Hundred Years of the 

United Presbyterian Church Greenville

 

submitted by Sue Elliott

 

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doses.  The purging out of this leaven of discontent was that which saved the life of the congregation, and enabled it subsequently to renew its strength like an eagle.  He was here during the war and so at a time when the attention of the people was absorbed with the interests of state and many absent in their country's service; hence his ministry was not so visibly successful as it might otherwise have been.  He was, however, an earnest, self-sacrificing worker, and is still kindly remembered by the people.  Indeed it has been more than once hinted to me that he 'did more visiting on his one leg than some other people do on two.'  Mr. Tedford did his work honestly and well.

Pastorate of Rev. J. R. Brittian, D.D.

The fifth pastorate of the church - - that of the Rev. J. R. Brittian began July 1, 1866.  There were but ninety members then on the church roll.  These ninety people were scattered over a region of eight miles square.  In the outlook, there seemed to be an opportunity for plenty of hard work without much fruit.  But in this small membership there were some of the best people this region has ever known - - men

 

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A. P. Waugh, elder - 

died 1869

 

 

Mrs. James W. Linn

 

 

James W. Linn, elder

died 1879

 

                      

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