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Danniel D. Gillespie, son of Robert and Nancy Hanner Gil-

lespie, married Catherine A., daughter of Allen and Polly

Mebane Woodburn, in 1847. In 1861 they moved their mem-

bership from Alamance Church to Buffalo. Their children were


Members of the Congregation 67


Nannie C, Carrie, Ella, Johnsie, E. Eugene, and several others

who died young. Nannie C. married William Weatherly, son

of Bruce and Jane Denny Weatherly, in 1870 ; Carrie married

George B. Yates in 1883 ; Ella married John L. Thacker ;

Johnsie married Prof. Lee Blair; Rev. E. Eugene married

Mattie Lee, daughter of John M. Mclver, of Gulf. In 1887

this family was dismissed to Westminster Church, Greensboro.
Roddy E. Hanner, son of John and Sarah McAdoo Hanner,

of Alamance Church section, located one mile northeast of

Buffalo — - the Russell King place — in 1862 and united with

Buffalo. He had married Nancy, daughter of Samuel and Mary

Scott Rankin, in 1841. They had no children, but reared

J. Will Scott, his wife's nephew.


John L. Hendrix, son of Edward and Mary Gamble Hendrix,

of the Pleasant Garden section, married Martha, daughter of

Marcellus Jordan, in 1856, and located one and a half miles

north of the church in 1862. Their children were W. Julian,

Edward M., James M., and Charles A. W. Julian married Mol-

lie H., daughter of John C. and Mary Wharton Cannon, in 1883;

Edward M. married Lelia, daughter of George A. and Asenith

Wiley Denny, in 1885 ; James M. married Mary Anne, daughter

of James and ]\Iinerva Wharton Paisley, in 1884 ; Charles A.

married Katie Lambeth. Mr. and Mrs. Hendrix were dismissed

to the First Church, Greensboro, in 1904.
Robert C. Young, son of Col. Matthew, of the Alamance

Church section, married Caroline I., daughter of John and

Anne Gillespie Hanner, in 1864, and became identified with

Buffalo. Their children were John A., Annie and Sarah A.

John A. married Emma Hines, of Mount Airy, and became

identified with Holt's Chapel Methodist Church; Annie mar-

ried Rev. H. Frank Starr, of the Methodist Episcopal Church ;

Sarah A, died young.


Col. John A. Mebane was received into membership from St.

Mark's Reformed Church in 1865. He married Mary J., daugh-

ter of William and Polly Cunningham Pritchett, in 1863. In

1878 he was dismissed to Fair Grove Methodist Protestant

Church.

68 History of Buffalo Presbyterian Church and Her People


James B. Minor, son of James and Minerva Aydelotte Minor,

married Mary P., daughter of James M. and Celia Donnell-

Donnell, in 1867, and became associated with Buffalo. His

grandparents and great-grandparents on his mother's side were

Buffalo members.
Leven Denny Aydelotte, son of Leven and Nancy, who lived

several miles north of Buffalo, married Jennie Frances, daugh-

ter of Harper and Anne Hanner Donnell, in 1867, and located

four miles east of the church, and united with Buffalo on certifi-

cate from Fair Grove Methodist Protestant Church. Their chil-

dren were Lacy, Oscar, Lizzie D., Walter A., Charles D., Annie

F., and Mabel F. Lizzie D. married Carlton V. Paisley, son

of James Robert and Susan Hanner Paisley, in 1895 ; Walter A.

married Nannie E., daughter of William H. and Bettie Wilson

Donnell; Annie F. married Beaty Donnell, son of William H.

and Bettie Wilson Donnell ; Mabel F. married Edgar Morris,

of Thomas ville ; Lacy, Oscar and Charles D. died young.


Harrison Fields, son of Roddy and Cynthia Harden Fields,

of Pleasant Garden section, located one mile north of the church

in 1868. He married Sarah Catherine, daughter of Paul and

Lavinia Rankin Coble, in 1866, and their children were Georgia,

J. Henry, Charles H., William P., Mary Ida, Arthur A., Minnie

L., Rosa C. and Lizzie E. Georgia married W. Magruder Moore,

son of William P. and Ladosca Scott Moore, in 1900 ; J. Henry

married Emma Bailey in 1926 ; Charles H. married Nina, daugh-

ter of Daniel E. and Jennie Purvis Albright, in 1896 ; William P.

married Ethel Whitlock in 1905 ; Mary Ida married Phillip L.

Rouzie, son of Dr. Archie and Kittie Lewis Rowzie, of Virginia,

in 1898 ; Rosa C. married William L. Wharton, son of John W.

and Sallie McNairy Wharton, in 1905 ; Lizzie E. married Carl L.

Wharton, son of John W. and Sallie McNairy Wharton, in 1911.


John Doggett, of the Bethel Church section, bought the May-

nard place near Brown Summit in 1868 and located there, and

became associated with Buffalo Church. He married Mary Anne,

daughter of Valentine Cobb, and their children were Jennie R.,

William T., Mattie, Thomas, Frank W., James F., and Emma I.

Jennie R. died unmarried ; William T. became a Presbyterian

minister and married Ella Bow, of Indiana ; Mattie married

Major Andrew Summers in 1872 ; Thomas married Leola Mas-


Members of the Congregation 69


sey ; Frank W. married Mollie H. Rudd in 1881 ; James F. mar-

ried Nannie Belle, daughter of George Dalton ; Emma I. married

James Peay in 1880. John Doggett died in 1895.
James C. Abbott, son of William, of Virginia, married Julia

C, daughter of Joseph G. and Delana Whittington Mitchell, in

1869, and located here. Their children were Mary J., George W.,

Carrie Belle, Delana and Myrtle. Mary J. married William

Hobbs ; George W. married Zula Parish ; Carrie Belle married

William Sullivan ; Delana married Ernest Garrett ; Myrtle mar-

ried first Andrew Hupp, second Mr. Swift, and third G. A.

Nickolas.


Jesse T, Abbott, a brother of James C, married Emma E.,

daughter of Lorenzo D. and Eliza Spence Orrell, in 1869, and

located here. Their children were Minnie L., Rosa E., Jesse

Leslie, Charles R. and William L. Later this family moved to

Greensboro and united with the First Church.
John A. Hegwood married Martha E., daughter of Joseph

and Delana Whittington Mitchell, in 1873, and became identi-

fied with Buffalo. Their only child, Loula V., died unmarried.

Mr. and Mrs. Hegwood left a bequest to the church cemetery,


Luther C. Winchester lived eight miles northwest of the

church. He united with Buffalo by certificate from the Mora-

vian Church at Winston-Salem in 1876, and his wife, Mary,

came from Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Orange County.

Their children were Mary Lou, Carrie Janet and Robert W,

Mary Lou married W. E. Benbow; Carrie J. married James

McNairy, son of James D. Webb ; Robert W. married Cora

Barbee.
John Webb Wharton, son of John and Rlioda Webb Whar-

ton, of the Bethel Church section, married Maria Edwards, of

Chatham County, in 1876, and located at the Roddy E. Hanner

place. Their children were Ruth, E. Roy, Linda J. and Rhoda

W. This family moved to Greensboro in 1886.


John Wellington Wharton, son of Thomas Green and Mal-

vina Donnell Wharton, of the Brick Church section, located on

Hunting Creek in 1877. He married first Annie C, daughter of

Robert S. and Isabella McMurray Stewart, in 1877, and second

Sarah, daughter of J. D. Webb and Julia Moore McNairy, in

70 History of Buffalo Presbyterian Church and Her People


1880. The children were by the second marriage, and were

William L., Carl L., Lena, Vara, Shirley, Kathleen, Julia and

Richard E. William L. married Rosa C, daughter of Harrison

and Kate Coble Fields, in 1905 ; Carl L. married Lizzie E.,

daughter of Harrison and Kate Coble Fields, in 1911 ; Lena

married Earl Mendenhall ; Julia married Charles H. Doggett

in 1925 ; Richard E. married Hilda D. Davidson in 1929.
Alfred T. Whitsett, of Graham, married Ulalia C, daughter

of James M. and Celia Donnell-Donnell, in 1878, and became

identified with Buffalo. Their children were James M., Mary,

Onnie and Margaret. Several other children died young. This

family moved their membership to Midway when that church

was organized in 1888.


George K. Briggs, of Person County, located on the Edmond

Donnell place in 1881, and became identified with Buffalo. He

married first Minerva Ann, daughter of Thomas Buchanan, in

1865, and second Mollie Coleman, of Person County, and third

Sallie Coleman, a sister of his second wife. His children by

the second marriage were Minnie B., Patrick H., Jennie and

Charles. This family moved their membership to Midway when

that church was organized.


Monroe A. Russell married Callie V., daughter of Adam

Walker and Margaret Wharton Scott, and united with Buffalo

in 1881. Their children were Jessie N., Calvin, Lizzie A., Edgar,

Delbert, Nannie G., Gertrude V., Glen G., Robert M. and Don-

nell. This family later moved to Haw River, N. C.
William Newton Sikes, son of Willis, came from Bethel

Church section in 1883, and bought the John Carson Rankin

place. He married Cornelia, daughter of William A. and Mar-

garet Wiley Paisley, in 1872, and their children were William

Marion, Lacy W., Luther E., Alma, Cornelia J. and George A.

Rev. William Marion became a Presbyterian minister and mar-

ried May Lipscomb, of Virginia, in 1905 ; Luther E, married

Elizabeth McCollum, of Rockingham County, in 1907 ; Cornelia

married Charles L. Dallas, of Rockingham County, in 1909 ;

George A. married Ora Cobb, and lives near Gibsonville ; Lacy

W. died young.
Emsley W. Stratford, son of Henry, of the Bethel Church

section, bought a farm and located on the Battle Ground road


Members of the Congregation 71


in 1883, and united with Buifalo. He married Lydia P., daugh-

ter of Thomas and Eveline Brower Dick, and their children

were Chauncey L., Fred W., Mary E., T. Blair, Maury and

Annie B.


T. A, Smith came from Stony Creek Church in Alamance

County, in 1887, and located two miles north of the church and

united with Buffalo. His wife was Amanda. He died in 1897,

leaving no heirs.


Rev. R. W. Culbertson became pastor in 1887. He married

Anna Johnston, of Woodleaf, N. C. When he resigned the pas-

torate here in 1892 they had three small children, Mary, Ruth

and Lucy.


Rufus Webb Wilson, son of Robert A. and Nellie Huffman

Wilson, of Bethel Church, married Cora B., daughter of Andrew

M. and Amanda Denny Gamble, in 1887, and located on Hunt-

ing Creek in 1888 and united with Buffalo. Their children were

Maxwell M., Nellie, Shirley P., Mary A., Cora Ruth and W.

Banks. This family moved to Greensboro, and in 1923 united

with the First Church.
J. Lewis Hawkins, son of John and Margaret Jane Malone

Hawkins, of Caswell County, located at the Robert R. Prather

place in 1888. He had married Mary F., daughter of Robert W.

and Rebecca Foushee Anderson, in 1886, and their children are

Annie, John W., Eva Margaret, Mamie, Sarah, Robert A., Janie,

James and Grace G. Annie married J. R. Jones ; John W. mar-

ried Tommie Boone, Mamie married Nestor G. Walker ; Sarah

married Ernest D. Hobbs, son of Lewis, of Alamance Church

section ; Robert A. married Margaret, daughter of E. C. Turner,

of Hawfields Church, in 1923 ; Janie married E. Frank Par-

kins ; Grace G. married John J. Fenton ; James is not married ;

Eva Margaret died in 1910.


David P. May united with Buffalo by certificate from Ala-

mance Church in 1887. He married Mary Curtis, and their

children were Joseph, Ida E., Carrie Ethel, Olive Maude, Clay

D. and Currie. This family was later dismissed to Lee 's Chapel.


Samuel S. Heath and his brother John came from the east-

ern part of the county and bought the George A. Denny place

in 1890. He married Jane Murray in 1883, and their children

72 History of Buffalo Presbyterian Church and Her People


were Mary and Rankin. Mary married W. Vance Way, son of

John A.J in 1922 ; Rankin married Ruth Carter. John Heath

never married.
James A. May, who lived near Lee's Chapel, united with

Buffalo in 1891. He married Annie D. Johnston, of Reids-

ville, and their children were Mary Alice, James C. and Annie

Rachel. In 1924 this family was dismissed to the Presbyterian

Church, Burkeville, Va. Miss Alice May, a sister of James A.,

also united with Buffalo, and died in 1914, bequeathing $100 to

the church.
H. Cicero Rudd, son of Hezekiah, of Monticello, married

Fannie R., daughter of John C. and Mary Wharton Cannon, in

1891, and became identified with Buffalo. They lived near Lee's

Chapel. Their children were Ernest R., Ruth, Roy, Mary Fran-

ces, Annie W. and Julia. This family moved to Pleasant Gar-

den and when the Presbyterian Church was organized there in

1917 they were dismissed to that church.
Rev. J. McL. Seabrook located here as pastor in 1892. He

married Rachel Thornley, of South Carolina, and their chil-

dren were Ernest P., Alma, John Thornley, Mary, Josiah McL.,

Jr., Arthur R. and Rachel. When he resigned the pastorate in

1904 this family was dismissed to Gordonsville, Va.
Joseph Herman Kellam united with Buffalo on profession of

faith in 1896 ; he was the son of Julian and Sarah Cook Kellam,

but was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Heath, his parents

having died when he was ten years old. He married Maggie,

daughter of William and Fannie Norman Souther, and their

children are Annie Lee, Nosco H., Irene, Julius, Ruth, who died

young, and Mildred. Annie Lee married Russell Thornton.
Murphey W. Noah located in our midst in 1893. He had

married Barbara Sharpe, and their children were Alfred W.,

Cora L., Henry S., Marion W. and Zim. Cora L. married

Edward N. Brown.


Lindsay M. Stewart, son of Col. David C. Stewart, of Ala-

mance Church section, married first Rebecca, daughter of Sam-

uel D. and Elizabeth Kerr Wharton, and second Martha, daugh-

ter of Daniel and Easter Gannon Thom. The children were by

the first marriage — Ernest W., Lizzie M., and Florence R. This

Members of the Congregatio7i 73


family moved to our midst in 1897 and united with Buffalo.

After the death of Mr. Stewart in 1901 the family moved their

membership to the First Church, Greensboro.
Charles A. McNeely, son of Thomas and Janet Busiek

McNeely, married Maggie L., daughter of Samuel and Martha

White Denny, in 1889, and united with Buffalo in 1903. Their

children are Myrtle, Kate, John, who died young, and Jessie.

Myrtle married William S. Moore, son of William P. and

Ladosca Scott Moore; Jessie married Milton C. Foust, son of

Robert B.
Edward Rankin, son of H, Edward, of Alamance Church

section, was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. McNeely when his mother

died. Edward Rankin McNeely married Annie Ola, daughter

of H. C. Simpson, in 1931.


John M. Gallahan came here from South Carolina about

1903 and became associated with Buffalo. He married Cornelia,

daughter of Joseph G. and Delana Whittington Mitchell. There

were no heirs. Mrs. Gallahan left a bequest to Buffalo,


James R. A. Wilson, son of Robert A. and Nellie Huffman

Wilson, of Bethel Church section, married Martha E., daughter

of John E. and Mary Rankin McKnight, in 1903 and united

with Buffalo. Their children are James Robert A., Jr., Eliza-

beth A., and Martha K., who died young.
Henry L. Clapp, son of Peter, of the Mount Pleasant Metho-

dist Church section, married Ada, daughter of Robert A. Wilson,

of Bethel Church section, and located in our midst in 1904.

Their children were Lester C, Robert Lee, Minnie, Asa Carl,

May and Peter. Lester C. married Maud Stone and lives in

Greenville, S. C. ; Robert Lee married May Ward ; Minnie mar-

ried first Robert Bain, and second Edward Townes; Asa Carl

married Tommie Lee, daughter of John W. and Mary Booths

James, of Oconee County, S. C. ; Mary married Robert McPher-

son. Mr. Clapp was a Methodist and never united with Buffalo,

but his wife and children did.
Rev. J. W. Goodman became pastor of Buffalo in 1905. He

married Nettie Matton, of High Point. Their child is named

Grace. Mr. Goodman accepted a call to Hawfields Church in

1911, and the family was transferred to that church.


74 History of Buffalo Presbyterian Church and Her People


E. Henry Flagge was received on certificate from the Batch-

town Circuit of the Methodist Church of Southern Illinois in

1906. His wife was Katherine, and their children were Dr.

Philip W. and Walter S. In 1911 this family was dismissed to

Brooks Alta, Canada.
Dr. William P. Knight, son of Pinkney and Tabitha Williams

Knight, of Rockingham County, married Nellie M., daughter of

W. Julian and Mollie Cannon Hendrix, in 1906, and became

identified with Buffalo. Their children are William C, Mildred,

Helen, Holt, Margaret and Mary Ellen.
Thomas E. Morphis, son of Stephen, of Rockingham County,

located in our midst and united with Buffalo by certificate from

the Presbyterian Church at Reidsville in 1906. He had married

Frances, daughter of Henry Haizlip, and their children were

John, Lula, Sarah, Thomas W., Gertrude, Delia, Charles, Robert

C, J. Oscar and Geneva. John died young; Lula married James

P. Talley ; Sarah married Eulis Combs ; Thomas W. married

Jessie Coker ; Gertrude married Arthur J. Blackwood ; Delia

married Rita H. Armfield ; Charles married Myrtle Suratt ;

Robert C. married Nannie Wallace ; J. Oscar married Jennie

Swain; Geneva married Robert C. Brown.
Mrs. Sarah Anderson Doggett, the second wife of Wesley 0.

Doggett, united with Buffalo by certificate from Eno Presby-

terian Church in 1906. She is the daughter of Robert W. and

Rebecca Foushee Anderson, of Orange County. Their children

are Felix and James A. Felix married Alene Loy in 1933.

James A. married Mary E. Norton in 1933. Mrs. Doggett 's

stepdaughter, Anna, also joined Buffalo. Anna married Luman

W. Doggett, son of James F., and moved to Washington, D. C.

W. 0. Doggett is the son of James W., and his first wife was

Talula Chandler.


Joseph S. Phipps, son of Robert S. and Marianna Gilmer

Phipps of the Alamance Church, married Mamie, daughter of

John E. and Mary C. Rankin McKnight, in 1907, and located in

our midst and united with Buffalo.


James Loekamy, son of Wilson and Jimmie Dees Lockamy,

of Cumberland County, married Bessie, daughter of J. E. and

Ruth Emma Joyce Mills, of Stokes County, in 1917, and their

Members of the Congregation 75


children are Blanche Marie, John D. and Bernice Lee. Mr.

Lockamy located in our midst in 1907 and later joined Buffalo.


William Robert Minor, sou of William M. and Mary Rey-

nolds Minor, united with Buffalo in 1907. He married Donie,

daughter of Robert Daniel and Margaret Murray Wright, and

their children are Eugenia Jeanetta, William Robert, Jr., and

Daniel H.
Benjamin A. Simpson, son of Thomas D. and Serena MuUis

Simpson, of Union County, N, C, located in our midst in 1905,

and he united with Buffalo Church on profession in 1908 and

his wife by certificate from the Methodist Episcopal Church.

He married Toy D., daughter of David L. and Cynthia Jennings

Owen, of Pittsylvania County, Va., in 1892, and their children

are Claude A., Eugene W., H. Albert, Faye B., Charles V.,

Ransom C, Irma L., Ernest F., Ruth E. and Frances L. Claude

A. married Winnie W. Rowe ; Eugene W. married Roxie Crow-

der ; H. Albert married Ruby Thornlow ; Faye B. married

Charles R. Youngblood ; Charles B. married Virginia Myrick ;

Ransom C. (1906-1908) ; Irma L. married Harry L. Whittington.


Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Sellers united with Buffalo in 1909 by

certificates, Mr. Sellers from the Reformed Church and Mrs. Sel-

lers from the Baptist Church. In 1917 they returned to Cul-

peper, Va., and were dismissed to the Presbyterian Church there.


Mrs, Mattie Ritchie Lucas, widow of William M. Lucas, of

Rowan County, N. C, moved to our midst in 1909 and united

with Buffalo. Their children are Audry, Kate, Clara, Gilbert

and William, Audry married George H. Kirkman ; Kate mar-

ried J. A. Coble ; Clara married G. A. Flintum ; Gilbert married

Sadie Honeycut and William married Mary Herbin.


J. Iva Medearis, son of Francis M. and Emma Hoskins

Medearis, of Summerfield, married Hattie E., daughter of Wil-

liam D, and Jennie Gilmer Wharton, in 1909, and later united

with Buffalo by certificate from the Methodist Episcopal Church,

Their children are Francis Wharton, who died young, and John

William.


A. Russell King, son of Harper, married Annie J., daughter

of Dr. William M. and Josephine Rankin Albright, in 1910, and

united with Buffalo, Their children are Bertha Lee, Rankin A.,

76 History of Buffalo Presbyterian Church a7id Her People


Frank K-. and Ruth K. Bertha Lee married Dallas B. Frazier

in 1934.


Eev. George W. Oldham located here as pastor in 1912. He

married Miss John Kirkpatrick, of Mecklenburg County. In

1913 they moved to Yanceyville.
Rev. E. Frank Lee located here as pastor in 1913. He mar-

ried Elsie Barbee, of Durham, and their only child is Elsie. In

1923 they were dismissed to the Methodist Episcopal Church.
William Chappell, son of Edward, of Bedford, England,

came to this community in 1913 from Wisconsin and united

with Buffalo. He had married Carrie E-., daughter of William

Slack, also of England, and their children are Faith, Edward,

Daisy, George and Doris. Faith married Mr. Watson, of Mon-

tana ; George married Nellie, daughter of Robert Gilchrist ;

Doris married Charles Gilchrist, son of Robert.
J. Gurney Coble, son of W. R., of Alamance County, married

Mattie Coble, also of Alamance County, and located in our

midst and united with Buffalo in 1913. Their children are

Viola, William C, J. Gurney, Jr., Thomas K., Mary Lillian and

James. Mrs. Coble died in 1922 and Mr. Coble in 1927.
Henry A. Barnes and his wife united with Buffalo by cer-

tificates from the Methodist Protestant Church in 1915. He is

the son of James A. and Ida Lane Barnes, of Nash County, and

he married Euphemia, daughter of John H. and Susan Hughes

Dail, and their children are Murriel, Carlotta and James Nor-




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