vard. Murriel married Charles C. Erwin, of Forest City, N. C,
in 1929 ; James N. married Lillian Allen in 1933,
John Earl Oakes, of Burlington, N. C, married Vera, daugh-
ter of James B. and Margaret Wrenn Apple, in 1916, and became
a member of the congregation ; his wife was already a member
of Buffalo. Their children are Shirley and Kenneth Kay.
in 1915 and she united with Buffalo by certificate from the
Presbyterian Church at High Point. They have one son,
Arthur 0., Jr.
tington Cunningham, married Mrs. Alice Owen Mitchell, widow
Members of the Congregation 11
fax, Va., in 1897. He united with Buffalo on profession of faith
in 1915, and his wife by certificate from Bessemer Avenue Pres-
byterian Church. They had no children, but reared Everet
Cunningham and Evelyn Hupp, daughter of Andrew and
Myrtle Abbott Hupp.
charge of the Textile Dairy. He married Lillian Charles, of High
Point, and their children are William C. and Mary Louise.
Mr. Thacker was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
but Mrs. Thacker and the children are members of Buffalo.
Edward P. Hancock, son of Calvin and Cynthia Lassiter
Hancock, married Margaret Vaughn, and they united with
Buffalo in 1915. Their children are Austin and Margaret.
Austin married lone Michael in 1923 and Margaret married
Leighton W. McFarland, son of John A. and Catherine
McArthur McFarland, of Cumberland County, united with
Buffalo by certificate from the Church of the Covenant, Fay-
etteville Presbytery, in 1916. He married Myrtle, daughter of
John Henry and Alice Leonard Clemmons, in 1908, and their
children are Lois V., Catherine E., and Leighton "W., Jr.
Wharton- Wharton, united with Buffalo by certificate in 1916.
She had united with Buffalo in 1883, and was dismissed to Red
Springs, N. C, Presbyterian Church in 1894 when she married
Rev. S. M. Rankin, son of Robert C. and Mary McLean Rankin.
Jason H. Ham, son of William and Jane Davis Ham, of
Jamestown, married Mary, daughter of Addison and Cornelia
AUred, of Jamestown, in 1902, and their children are Mamie J.,
John W., Mittie A., and Woodrow W. Mamie J. married Rob-
ert Bachelor, and Mittie A. married Hampton Cook. Mr. Ham
united with Buffalo on profession of faith in 1916, and Mrs.
Ham by certificate from the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Rita H. Armfield, son of Needham and Frances Ward Arm-
field, of Jamestown, united with Buffalo on profession of faith
in 1916. He married Delia, daughter of Thomas E. and Frances
Haizlip Morphis, and their children are Frances, Elizabeth,
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the Baptist Church.
Rockingham County, married Annie, daughter of W. W. and
Mollie Robinson Newell, in 1917, and became identified with
Buffalo. Their children are Louise, J. Leonard, Jr., Katherine,
Myrtle and William.
Mrs. Pearl Tyson, widow of John W., united with Buffalo
by certificate from the Methodist Church in 1917. She is the
daughter of H. L. P. and Celestia Rankin Watson ; married
John W. Tyson in 1901, and their children are Paul H., Helen C,
Ruth F., Sadie V., and Johnnie W. Helen C. married Harold
C. Mills ; Ruth F. married James L. Jones ; Sadie V. married
Don C. Cox. Some of these are still members and others have
gone to other churches.
inson Trollinger, of China Grove, N. C, united with Buffalo
by certificate from the Third Presbyterian Church, of Green-
ville, S. C, in 1918. He married first Ada L. Wrenn, and their
children were Ivey, Norma, Ada Bell, Nannie, North, Thelma M.,
and Vance. His second marriage was to Mrs. Lula Laughlin
Winecoff. His stepson, Fred W. Winecoff, also united with
of Alamance County, became affiliated with Buffalo in 1918. He
married Mamie, daughter of W. H. and Eliza Stewart Sikes, and
their children are Howard H., Carl, Clarence, Clyde, James,
Ethel, Mildred and Ellen. Howard H. married Cornelia Wea-
ver ; Carl married first Lennie Hester, and second Romey Amick ;
Clarence married Beulah Squires.
Jarvis Hart, son of German and Mary Keck Hart, of Chat-
ham County, married Ola, daughter of A. E. and Ida Ward
Miller, in 1904, and united with Buffalo in 1918. Their child,
Irene, married D. J. Drake.
cock Blackwood, of Orange County, married first Daisy G.
Allison, and second Clara, daughter of Jesse and Sarah Wil-
liams Waynick, in 1911. The children by the second marriage
Members of the Congregation 79
wood and wife united with Buffalo in 1919.
with Buffalo. He married Bessie Smith, also of China Grove,
and their child is Fred W.
Milton C. Foust, son of Robert B. and Alice Starr Foust, of
the Mount Hope Church section, married Jessie, daughter of
Charles A. and Maggie Denny McNeely, in 1919, and united
with Buft'alo by certificate from Mount Hope Reformed Church.
Their children are Charles Robert and Milton McNeely.
John H. Coble, son of Eli and Betty Wilson Coble, of Ran-
dolph County, married Cornice, daughter of J. W. and Margaret
Oakley McAdams, in 1931. He became identified with Buffalo
in 1919. Their children are Maynard, Margurete and Meredith.
Chatham County, married Martha, daughter of Henry and Ellie
Willett Morris, in 1910, and united with Buffalo in 1919. Their
children are Lessie, Virginia, jMagdalene and Vance H., Jr.
and nephew of Leighton W., united with Buffalo by certificate
from the Church of the Covenant, Fayetteville Presbytery, in
1920. He married Joy Rebecca, daughter of Daniel and May
Hudson Steele, in 1920, and their child is Neil A., Jr.
Neil A. McFarland 's brother, John Watson, and a sister,
Agnes, also united with Buffalo.
Ward, united with Buffalo in 1921. He married Lillian, daugh-
ter of Samuel and Daisy Holder Ziglar, in 1928, and their
children are Thomas and Robert.
married Mary E., daughter of W. Julian and Mollie Cannon
Hendrix, in 1921, and united with Buffalo by certificate from
Bethel Presbyterian Church. In 1929 they were dismissed to
the Burlington Presbyterian Church.
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Booth united with Buffalo by cer-
tificate from the Reformed Church, Somerville, N. J,, in 1921.
They were both born in Glossop, England. Mr. Booth is the son
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daughter of Edwin and Hannah Harrop Brooke, and their chil-
dren are Lydia H., who married Dr. William E. Garlick, and
Arthur J., who married Elizabeth Fogg. In 1933 they moved to
Wappinger's Falls, N. Y.
William A. and Fannie Norman Souther located in our midst
and their children are Maggie, 0. B. and Hobart. They did not
unite with Buffalo, but their children did. Maggie married J.
Herman Kellam ; 0. B. married Nellie, daughter of Robert L. and
Lillie Starr Schoolfield, in 1923".
Mrs. Nancy Dunn Pugh united with Buffalo in 1922. She is
the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Ward Dunn, and mar-
ried E. W. Pugh in 1892. He was the son of Frank and Louiza
Curtis Pugh, and their children are Swannie L. and Herbert L.
Midway Presbyterian Church in 1922. She is the daughter of
Henry A. and Mary E. Climer Wilson, and her brothers and
sisters are Nannie B., Etha L., Henry L., lone, Allie, Charles,
and Herman C.
Miss Bettie Watt Jones united with Buffalo in 1922. She
is the daughter of E,. 0. and Sarah Morgan Jones, and her
brother and sisters are Samuel W., Mrs. Frank W. Smith and
Mrs. H. G. Ligons. This family came from Reidsville.
Wyrick, married Alice S., daughter of Oliver and Sarah Dan-
ielly Foster, in 1920, and their child is Jean Faye.
Andrew Jackson Swink, son of Thomas Robert and Rebecca
Parker Swink, of Salisbury, married Viola, daughter of Enoch
and Elizabeth Owen Spivey, of Randolph County, in 1915, and
later located in our midst and he and family united with Buffalo
in 1924. Their children are Leo and Ishmael.
Rev. A. P. Dickson became pastor in 1924. He is the son of
Dr. A. P. and Frances DeVane Dickson, of Raeford. He mar-
ried Maude Bragg, of Richmond, Va. Their children are Albert
P., Jr., and Maude Bragg.
William D. and Mary E. AVharton- Wharton, moved his member-
ship back to the dear old church in 1925, and is buried here.
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Wharton, in 1895, and second Lily Benton in 1902, and his
children are, by first marriage, William L., and by second mar-
riage D. Benton, L. Donnell, James Gilmer and Charles Watson.
to our midst as secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at White Oak, and
united with Buffalo by certificate from the Presbyterian Church
at Schenectady, N. Y. He had married Sarah Denell, of Nor-
folk, Va., and their children are Martin M., Jr., and George
Robert L. Schoolfield and family united with Buffalo by cer-
tificate from Hines' Chapel Christian Church in 1926. He was
the son of Daniel G. and Elizabeth Woofers Schoolfield ; he mar-
ried Lilly, daughter of Daniel and Sarah Low Starr, in 1888, and
their children are Sarah E., Charles A., Shirley M., Edward L.,
Nell A., Tyre S., Percy G., Nettie A., Paul A. and Ruth. Sarah
E. married Charles L. Donnell, son of William H. and Eliza-
beth Wilson Donnell, in 1919 ; Charles A. married Edith, daugh-
ter of Walter A. and Nannie Donnell Aydelotte, in 1916 ; Shirley
M. married Mary Forsythe in 1921 ; Edward L. married Lola
Pike in 1920 ; Nell A. married 0. B. Souther, son of William
and Fannie Norman Souther, in 1923 ; Tyre S. married Pearl
Terrell in 1922 ; Percy G. married Eva Matkins in 1925 ; Ruth
married H. W. Campbell in 1932; Paul A. (1909-1928). Nettie
is a trained nurse.
Rockingham County, married Mary S., daughter of J. B. and
Sarah Phipps, and their children are Pearl Lee, John P., and
William B. Pearl Lee married Tyre S. Schoolfield in 1922 ;
John P. married Mozelle Cole in 1930 ; and William B. married
Hattie Ware. This family became identified with Buffalo in
Morris W. Fulp, son of J. R. and Minerva Haggerty Fulp,
of Clinton County, Ohio, located in our midst and united with
Buffalo in 1926. He married Emma Frances Ladd, and their
children are Curtis E., Morris E., Orvill W. and Willis K.
N. C, married Lizzie, daughter of F. R. and Hattie Kirkman
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Bernard united with Buffalo in 1926.
Gregory, of Iredell County, married Lillie, daughter of Elbert
D. and Amanda Harris Wooten, in 1919, and united with Buffalo
in 1926. They have one child, David L,
was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and came to this community
from Magog, Quebec, Canada, in 1926. He married Mary,
daughter of Aaron and Annie Hambleton Williamson, of Mott-
ram, England, and their children are Frederick W. and John W.
Harry F. Bynum, son of T. M. and Mattie Foust Bynum,
of Goldston, N. C, married Ortrude, daughter of James F. and
Nannie Dalton Doggett, in 1926, and united with Buffalo by
certificate. Their children are Harry F., Jr., and Merlin Robert.
located in our midst and united with Buffalo in 1926. He mar-
ried Ola May Barber, daughter of J. W., in 1917, and their
children are Garland, Ethel, Virginia and Wallace.
Nancy M. Allred Martindale, united with Buffalo in 1926.
Wysong Hilton, united with Buffalo in 1926. She married J. L.
Bryant, son of S. F. and Nora John Bryant, in 1930, and their
child is Margaret McLean.
McNeely, married Cora, daughter of John Henry and Emma
Gentry Neal, and their children are George R., Jr., Frances,
Marie, Emma Sue, Mildred and Neil B., who died young.
McNeely, daughter of R. F., and their children are P. H., Jr.,
Suzanne and Elizabeth J.
Miss Phoebe Richards, daughter of Norman F. and Phoebe
Gibbes Richards, of Liberty, S. C, came here in 1928.
Allred-Allred, united with Buffalo in 1929. She had married
Thomas S. Bangle in 1900, son of William H. and Janie Jenkins
Bangle, and their children are Nellie, William G., who died
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ried Roy G., son of John E. and Mary Rankin McKnight ; Mar-
garet A. married Charles Bird, son of Thomas and Helen Bird.
Charlie G. Wyrick, son of John H. and Louise J. Christo-
pher Wyrick, of Rockingham County, united with Buffalo in
1931. He married Jessie Lee, daughter of Eli and Sarah Hagin
Jenkins, and their children are William C. (1913-1930) and
Mrs. Hazel Wyrick, the sister of Charlie G., united with
Buffalo in 1926.
Ada Wrenn Wyrick, and nephews of Charlie G., became identi-
fied with Buffalo. Carnie Lee married Prestine Blakeney in
Mrs. Lena Woodell, widow of John W. Woodell, and daugh-
ter of John H. and Rosa Melton Yow, united with Buffalo in
1931. Their children are Ruby E. and Katherine May. Ruby E.
married Carl W. Reynolds.
Miss Mary E. Blake, daughter of James G. and Eveline
Powers Blake, of Pender County, located in our midst in 1930
and united with Buffalo.
Alonzo E. Howerton and his wife united with Buffalo by
certificate from Hines' Chapel in 1931. He is the son of Elijah
A. and Alice Wyrick Howerton, and he married Donnie Frances,
daughter of James W. and Ida Wall Barker, of Randolph
County, and their children are Swanna Margarie and Juanita H.
Frank Pearman, son of W. A. and Polly Tally Pearman, of
Rockinghm County, married Clara May, daughter of J. H. and
Delia Myers Gregory, in 1920, and united with Buffalo in 1931.
Their children are Lucile, Roy William, Delia L., J. C. and
Lizzie Pearman, a sister of Frank, became a member in 1931.
She married Martin Gantj and their children are Archie, Carl,
Clarence and Raymond.
A. G. Ligon, son of David C. and Emma Riggins Ligon, of
Wilmington, N. C, married Nettie, daughter of Roddy A. and
Rebecca Hanner, in 1917, and united with Buffalo in 1931.
Their children are Margaret L. and Mabel.
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Ranl^in, united with Buffalo by certificate from Bessemer Pres-
byterian Church in 1932. He married Effie V., daughter of
James A. Clifton, in 1925, and their children are James Richard
and David Eugene. David Eugene was baptized by Rev.
Edward P. Rankin, of California, while here on a visit in 1930.
rison, of Fayetteville, united with Buffalo in 1932. He married
first Margaret White, and their children are Beatrice, Burl,
Margaret, Walter and George ; he married second Carrie May
Nunnery, and their children are Maynard, Rothel, Frank,
Wakelon, Effie May, Virginia, Alan J. and Mary Katherine.
with Buffalo in 1932. Her husband was the son of Henry 0.
and Isabel Wright Archer, and she was a daughter of Farral A.
and Annie Robinson Culbreth, and her child is Wright R., Jr.
Bouswell, and widow of Thomas J. Pickard, united with Buffalo
by certificate from Alamance Church in 1933. Mr. Pickard 's
adopted grandson, J. Frank Pickard, also joined Buffalo.
Kerchner, of Mifflintown, Pa., married Margaret, daughter of
George W. and Mary Calhoun Boyer, in 1917, united with
Buffalo by certificate from the Lutheran Church, Centre, Pa,, in
1933. Their children are Eleanor and Carrol Lois.
Hoyt Lee Cartledge, son of Ebb and Susan Stone Cartledge,
of Edgefield, S. C, located in our midst and united with Buffalo.
He married Cletus, daughter of Richard and Fannie Kenney
Woods, in 1915, and their children are Hammond Lee, Binford
M., Thad, Maxine Vanoy, Ishmel Dale and Jerrail Dane.
Rev. Wade C. Smith, son of Edward R. and Susan Cothran
Smith, of Rome, Ga., married Zadie, daughter of Judge James
W. and Sarah Pratt Lapsley, of Alabama, and their children are
Rev. Cothran G., Lapsley, Zadie and Elizabeth. Mr. Smith is a
general evangelist and his membership is in the Presbytery. His
wife and daughters united with Buffalo in 1933.
ily ; who his parents were ; whom he married ; the names of the
Members of the Congregation
parents of the one whom he married; the names of their chil-
dren, and whom they married. This is the foundation of the
genealogy in many of these families. This record is not as
complete in some of the families as we had wished. In some few
cases only one member of the family was an actual member of
the church. Of course many of these have moved away, but
they were all Buffalo folks.
More than 175 other names, separate and apart from the
families given, appear on the church roll from the time of the
first record in 1833 to 1934. The family names thus appearing
Be as on
We have failed, after repeated efforts, to secure any infor-
mation about the families of these. We regret exceedingly that
we are compelled to omit their family data.
There were many other families who lived in the bounds
of Buffalo in the early years, and these must have been mem-
bers of the congregation, and no doubt some of them were
members of Buffalo Church. It is a pity we do not have the roll
of the early members. Kemember that there was no other church
within a territory of some eighteen miles square until near the
year 1800. We are giving here an alphabetical list of these
families, and the dates and location of their farms, as gathered
from the books in the office of the Register of Deeds. This list
is not complete. Many of these families have moved away, most
of them going to Tennessee after the Revolutionary War, and
we have not been able to trace them or to give the names of
and located on North Buffalo. He later moved to Rockingham
County where he died in 1851.
John Baker was living on Reedy Fork in 1785. He may have
been the father of Mary, who married John McMurray, and of
James Baker, who married Catherine Patterson in 1821.