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Family Sheet

Name: James Madison Stewart Note Born: 16 May 1839 at Crow Creek Community, , Pickens Co., SC Married: 14 Nov 1865 at Pickens Co., , , SC Died: 26 Feb 1929 at Pickens, , Pickens Co., SC Other Spouses: Elizabeth Hamilton
Father: Robert T Stewart Mother: Isabella Telford
Name: Mary Malinda Lewis Born: 14 Jun 1843 at Pickens Co., , , SC Died: 14 Apr 1896 at Pickens Co., , , SC Father: James E Lewis Mother: Mary Stewart
Name: Belton D "duff" Stewart Born: 5 Jan 1867 at Pickens Co., , , SC Died: 3 Sep 1929 at Washington, , , DC
Name: Airy Emma Stewart Born: 29 Aug 1869 at Pickens Co., , , SC Died: 10 Aug 1957 at Beaufort, , , SC Husband: Stonewall W Major
Name: Lena Stewart Born: 11 Nov 1873 at Pickens Co., , , SC Died: 8 Nov 1957 at Greenville, , , SC Husband: Frank Edward Cox
Name: Ruth Stewart Born: 22 Feb 1877 at Pickens Co., , , SC Died: 25 May 1960 at Pickens Co., , , SC Husband: Benjamin Morgan Griffin
1). Rev. Matt Stewart was born on May 16,1839, and died on February 26,1929. He was the son of Robert and Isabella Telford Stewart. Hewastwice married. His first wife was Malinda M. Lewis 1843 1896 andhis second wife was Bessie Hamilton 1879 1969 . Theyare allburiedat Secona Church Cemetery. Rev. Stewart pastored Mountain GroveandOolenoy Churches in 1881 1882. Other churches he pastoredwere Griffin, Concord, Enon, Mile Creek, Six Mile and Cross Roads.Thefollowing is a sketch of Rev. Stewart s life asprinted in TheBaptistCourier on May 1, 1902 We take pleasure in reprinting the following brief sketch of Maj. J.M.Stewart, which appeared in a recent issue of the Pickens Sentinel.Maj.Stewart is one of the best men in all the land, and has exertedaninfluence for good in his county that cannot be estimated. Inprivateand public life his record is without blemish. The Sentinelsays Anative of Pickens county, now in his 62nd year, received hiseducationat an old field school. Prior to the late war he heldseveral militarypositions from captain to lieutenant colonel. Wentinto the late warcaptain and was promoted to major. Served throughthe war, returninghome at the close and engaged in agriculture, andmade a success infarming. In August, 1880, he was ordained to thegospel ministry ofthe Baptist denomination, and has served a greatmany churches. In1884 he was chosen as a missionary by the Board ofthe Baptist StateConvention, and served them much to the delight ofthe people amongwhom he labored. He held that position for threeyears, and until hishealth failed. He preached in Pickens and Oconeecounties, B.C., andJackson and Transylvania counties, NC He hasrepresented hisassociation in the Southern Baptist Convention and inthe StateConvention. He served as clerk of the Twelve Mile RiverAssociationforseveral years, and also as moderator of saidassociation for manyyears. In 1888 he was elected clerk of court forPickens county andheld that position for twelve years and wasappointed by his successoras deputy clerk of the board of countycommissioners. He has been asuccess in all his undertakings inlife.


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