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Collection Number: 05128

Collection Title: W. H. Stewart Reminiscence, 1894

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Size 1 volume (96 pages)
Abstract William Harding Stewart was born in Utica, N.Y., in 1816. He spent most of his adult life in the South as a traveling Campbellite Christian preacher based first in Louisiana and then in Texas. The collection consists of the Reminiscences of Eld. W. H. Stewart, published in Jackson, Miss., in 1894. The reminiscences include an autobiography and sketches for and outlines of his sermons through 1893. Included in the autobiographical portion are comments about Stewart and his work and excerpts of letters to Stewart from prominent members of the Disciples of Christ, most notably Robert Graham. Topics include Stewart's calling to the ministry; his travels and ministry throughout Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas; the loss of three of his children to disease; the affect of the Civil War on his homestead; the deep political and social divisions he perceived among residents in Lincoln County, Ky., after the Civil War; and the loss of his wife of 49 years. The final two chapters of the reminiscence include sketches and outlines of Stewart's sermons. In one of these, he described the organization and church government of the Disciples of Christ.
Creator Stewart, W. H. (William Harding), b. 1816.
Language English.
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the W. H. Stewart Reminiscence #5128-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Anne Moughon of Hillsborough, N.C., in July 2003(Acc. 99570).
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W. H. Stewart was born near Utica, N.Y., 19 December 1816. He was raised as a Quaker in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. He attended Marietta College in Ohio and taught school in Kentucky and North Carolina after graduation. In 1837, he went to Arkansas, and it was there that he began his work as a traveling Campbellite Christian (Disciples of Christ) preacher. In March 1841, Stewart married Martha J. Smith, with whom he had five children. From 1845 to 1851, he divided his time between teaching school and traveling and evangelizing in Arkansas, southwest Missouri, and the Indian Nation (including the Cherokee Nation). In 1858, he settled with his family in Cheneyville, La., to work with a church there. He also continued to travel and preach, mostly in Kentucky and Mississippi. During his tenure at Cheneyville, Stewart suffered the loss of three of his children, whom he buried in the Old Christian Cemetery. He also indicated that he lost everything in the Civil War, because his home was "... in the great military thoroughfare... ." From 1880 to the time the "Reminiscences" was published in 1894, Stewart lived and preached in Texas. During these last years, his wife died, in 1890, after 49 years of marriage.

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The collection consists of the Reminiscences of Eld. W. H. Stewart, published in Jackson, Miss., in 1894. Preacher and teacher  W. H. Stewart's reminiscences include an autobiography and sketches for and outlines of his sermons through 1893. Included in the autobiographical portion are comments about Stewart and his work and excerpts of letters to Stewart from prominent members of the Disciples of Christ, most notably Robert Graham. Topics include Stewart's calling to the ministry; his travels and ministry throughout Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas; the loss of three of his children to disease; the affect of the Civil War on his homestead; the deep political and social divisions he perceived among residents in Lincoln County, Ky., after the Civil War; and the loss of his wife of 49 years. The final two chapters of the reminiscence include sketches and outlines of Stewart's sermons. In one of these, he described the organization and church government of the Disciples of Christ.

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1 volume (96 p.)

The collection consists of the Reminiscences of Eld. W. H. Stewart, published in Jackson, Miss., in 1894. Preacher and teacher  W. H. Stewart's reminiscences include an autobiography and sketches for and outlines of his sermons through 1893. Included in the autobiographical portion are comments about Stewart and his work and excerpts of letters to Stewart from prominent members of the Disciples of Christ, most notably Robert Graham. Topics include Stewart's calling to the ministry; his travels and ministry throughout Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas; the loss of three of his children to disease; the affect of the Civil War on his homestead; the deep political and social divisions he perceived among residents in Lincoln County, Ky., after the Civil War; and the loss of his wife of 49 years. The final two chapters of the reminiscence include sketches and outlines of Stewart's sermons. In one of these, he described the organization and church government of the Disciples of Christ.

Folder 1

The Reminiscences of Elder W. H. Stewart #05128, Series: "Reminiscences of Elder W. H. Stewart, 1894." Folder 1

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