Monday, January 4, 2010

Mission Conference at Glenobey, Tennessee

Glenobey, Fentress County, is just 6 miles southwest of Jamestown, Tennessee and was the site of the East Tennessee Mission Conference Dec 27th and 28th, 1903.

EAST TENNESSEE.—Elders of this conference met at Glenobey, Fentress County, December 27th and 28th, according to appointment. Elder H. B. Elder of the Mission office was in attendance. Three public meetings were held besides meetings at the homes of several of the nearby Saints Sunday evening. Two Priesthood meetings were held, at which time an exceptionally good spirit was manifested. Elder George A. Langston, who has been president of this Conference for some time was released to labor among his relatives in southern Georgia for the remainder of his missionary days, and Elder J. S. Bardsley was unanimously sustained to that position in his stead. A very instructive and happy time was had by all who were privileged to attend the gatherings. Elders as follows were present: J. S. Bardsley, A. Rasmussen, H. J. Vanfleet, William Harris, J. F. Thorne, Thomas Lawrence, Jr., Z. A. Bethers, D. J. Hamblin, W. W, Freeman, Leroy Armstrong, T. J. Russon, D. S. Warren, Ernest Harker, George B. Ward, L. H. McCullough, Ira Waite,. S. S. Stevens, and Joseph A. Brunt.

That wasn't the last time Glenobey showed up in church records. In October 1913, Elders Stephens and Hales spoke at a funeral to an audience of about two hundred. Branch Conferences were held in Glenobey at late as 1920. It is today part of the Jamestown Ward.


Ardis Parshall said...

Bruce, do you talk about local history in your ward and stake? I'm wondering how aware people of, say, the Jamestown Ward are about the long church history they have.

BruceAllen said...

I haven't made the trip to Jamestown, about 2 hours away from my home, or talked to anyone there, yet. There are some people in my own stake who read my blog from time to time. An we do talk when I get a chance.

It is nice to talk about the local history. Though usually it only covers the last 40 years or so, so I wouldn't be surprized if the same were true in Jamestown. Once in a great while I will run into a family who is aware of the history, but only because their family was at the center of it.