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Daniel Trabue, part 4 Imprisonment didn’t stop Baptists

Jadon Gibson

In Daniel Trabue’s writings he said he came to the conclusion that pastor John Waller was one of Christ’s ministers and was preaching the true doctrine. He was ten years old when he heard Waller preach in 1770.

“I immediately began praying to God to direct me,” Trabue later wrote in his memoirs.

It is Daniel Trabue’s writings of his life, a period which spanned the exploration, settlement and new statehood for Kentucky, that provided much of the material for this series of articles. Continue reading Daniel Trabue, part 4 Imprisonment didn’t stop Baptists

Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Weekly Prayer in Action

The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during this year’s General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. The kick-off event was held on Tuesday, January 8 at 11:00 am in the Capitol Rotunda. Subsequent gatherings, listed below, will begin at 9:30 am.

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Daniel Trabue, part 3

Jadon Gibson

Anabaptists cause an upheaval in early America

We resume our study of the Daniel Trabue family in 1770 “in the new world” as North America was called in that era.

“My parents were very moral and were members of the Anglican Church,” Trabue wrote. “It was the established Church of England and was also the established church of Virginia.”

Trabue wrote about two Baptists, William Webber and Joseph Anthony, who were invited by some of the residents of Chesterfield County to preach among them. Webber and Anthony were members of Lower Spotsylvania Baptist Church in Goochland County, Va., but were not ordained preachers. Continue reading Daniel Trabue, part 3

Jadon introduces pioneer Daniel Trabue

Jadon Gibson

Daniel Trabue was born in Virginia, in 1760, and was part of the westward migration of settlers through Cumberland Gap and into the wilderness that would become Kentucky.

In 1827, he wrote about his family before coming to America and gave an accounting of his own life. Trabue’s writings detail a fascinating period of our history and provide an insight into the reasons our forebears came to America.

I am changing some of his words to ones that are commonly used today so that it can be readily understood.

The reign of King Louis XIV, the King of France, started when Louis was 4 years old and continued for more than 72 years, the longest of any monarch in European history. Continue reading Jadon introduces pioneer Daniel Trabue

Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Prayer in Action

The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol during next year’s General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. The kick-off event will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in the Capitol Rotunda. Subsequent gatherings will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be held in room 171.

Continue reading Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Prayer in Action

1904 Train Catastrophe at New Market

Jadon Gibson

The Carolina Special left Chattanooga destined for Salisbury, North Carolina, on September 24, 1904, comprised of four coaches, a combination baggage-mail car and three Pullman cars loaded with 210 passengers. The journey for many of them began in Missouri where they attended the St. Louis World’s Fair.

Engineer G.M. Dick Parrott and conductor Tom Murphy received their orders at the Strawberry Plains station instructing them to continue on the main track. Continue reading 1904 Train Catastrophe at New Market