Monday, April 3, 2017

News from Tennessee Conferences 3 Apr 1917



4 comments:

gscoulson said...

Interesting that they report placing more Books of Mormon during WW1 than any time previous. Wonder if it can be attributed to people's perspective during wartime or if there's no discernible causation.

BruceCrow said...

An interesting idea. I'll bet we have enough records to figure that out. Mmmmmm

Jim Jones said...
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Jim Jones said...

In 1884 when Elder B. H. Roberts stopped in Columbia Tennessee to hire a livery to travel to Shady grove. He stopped at the business of Mr. Dodson.

RALEIGH P. DODSON, a well-known liveryman and one of the proprietors of the Bethel House of Columbia, Tennessee is a native of Maury County, born September 6, 1845 son of Raleigh and Lucinda (Witherspoon) Dodson, who were born in North Carolina and Tennessee respectively. The father was a prominent farmer and stock raiser, and died a day or so after our subject’s birth. Raleigh resided with his widowed mother in the county and secured an ordinary common school education. He served in the late war in Company G. First Tennessee Infantry, and at the battle of Perryville was captured by the Federals and afterward paroled. After his return he engaged in the livery business in Columbia, which he has continued to the present time, being a partner of M. C. Mays. In 1871 he married Loretta Gill, a native of the county. Mr. Dodson is a Mason Knight Templar degree and a Democrat, and is a prosperous and influential resident of the town.
p. 916 History of Tennessee, The Goodspeed Publishing Company, Nashville, Tennessee, 1886