Henderson Connections

"A Sunday School was organized sometime before May, 1884, for in that year it was first reported to the General Assembly as having three (3) Officers and teachers, and twenty-eight (28) scholars.

 

The school has been kept up through the years, ranging in the number of attendants from twenty-four (24) to around sixty. The Superintendents have been: (page of report missing)

 

"Bethesda has given one son to the Gospel ministry, the Rev. Franklin S. Henderson, son of J. A. Henderson, one of its first Elders, and has sent out Elders, Elders' wives, and Deacons to other churches. Rev. Franklin S. Henderson is pastor of the Central Park Presbyterian Church, Houston, Texas.

 

Officers of the Church

 

Ministers:

W. R. McClelland

1881-1883

L. H. Wilson

1884

T. W. White, evangelist 

1886-87, 1890

R. N. Smith

1888

C. C. Williams

1889

C. W. Chambers

1891-1894

W. C. Caldwell, S.S.

1897-1898

W. C. Tenney 

1899-1900

W. K. Johnston

1901

Supplied by Presbyterial Evangelists, et al

1902-1912

S. D. Logan

1913-1914

R. L. Owen

1915-1917

Supplies

1918-1919

J. Z. Haney

1920

J. M. Batte

1921-1923

Vacant

1924-1928

W. J. Eakens

1929-1931

C. Fred Hancock

1932

T. D. Murphy

1933

 

Elders:

Wm. L. (William Lee) Henderson

March 26, 1881-1883 (Death)

J. A. (Joseph Asmon) Henderson (Clerk)

March 26, 1881-1885 (Death)

John M. (Madison) Henderson

(Succeeded J .A. Henderson as Clerk)  

Aug. 11, 1886- 

K. E. (Kirk) Crews

September 10, 1899

S. A. Vernor (Vemon)

September 10, 1899

H. C. (Henry C.) Crews

March 18, 1917

J. L. (John Lee) Henderson

March 18, 1917

 

Deacons:

Thomas A. Love

March 26, 1881

F. S. (Franklin Smith I) Henderson

March 26, 1811

John M. (Madison) Henderson

October 30, 1889

Henry C. Crews

July 9, 1889

H. K. Crews

March 18, 1917

Edd Williams

March 18, 1917

Walter Crews

March 18, 1917

Descendants of William Lee Henderson and Eleanor Ann Selina Shelby
From the unpublished book written by Vivian Anderson Castleberry

Church Officers


Records in Montreat, North Carolina (MSS. Records of Session, v. 1, Minutes of the General Assembly and Dr. T. W. White’s Sketch of Bethesda Church. —FT.) dated Nov. 14, 1933 continue:

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