Sunday, May 18, 2014

John M. Young

Eld. John  M. Young was born in Madison County, Tenn. in 1828. After he attained his growth he went to Alabama and remained three years. While there he married Miss Emeline Simms, and later went to Georgia and remained about twenty years. In 1870 he moved to Logan county, Ark, In February 1889, his wife died leaving nine children to brighten the life of the bereaved father. About a year later he married Miss Prude Rana. He died at his home in Revilee Valley, January 28, 1897, leaving his wife and thirteen children to mourn his death. Bro. Young accepted Christ about 1845 and at once joined the Baptists and entered the ministry. He was ordained August 30, 1862 at Poplar Springs Baptist church, Chattooga county, Ga. Bro Young was a highly respected citizen and a prosperous farmer. Hw will be sadly missed in his community by all who knew him. In 1872 and 1876 he ws moderator of the Dardanelle Association. He organized the Revilee Baptist church and many others. His place around the family alter is vacant, but his influence will live throughout many generations. He was a successful revivalist and has been instrumental in bringing hundreds of souls to Christ. Our beloved brother and former moderator is dead, but his name still lives, and will e loved for many years to come.
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God, in his wisdom, to remove from our midst our beloved brother and moderator; and
Whereas, In the death of Bro. Young, Revilee church has lost one of its faithful lights and one of her most zealous members; therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Dardanelle Association extend to the family if the deceased our heartfelt sympathy and condolence in this hour of their bereavement.
Resolved, That his absence in our association makes us sad, yet it is true he is happy with Christ and his dear ones who have gone before.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Arkansas Baptist for publication and that a copy of the same be sent to the family of the deceased.

A.G. Taylor
J.M. Williams
J.A. Mayfield

Arkansas Baptist, Little Rock, Arkansas
October 20, 1897, page 15

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