614 History of Wake Forest College
were L. Ashton of Pasquotank County who remained only a year,
doing good work in the Preparatory department; it seems that he never
engaged in the active work of the ministry. J. A. Stradley, Buncombe
County, entering in 1855, gave up his work in the College in August,
1858, on account of his feeble health. Later he returned to the College
at his own expense, and though classed as a senior in the class of 1860
for some reason did not take his degree. He was long an able and
trusted minister, "fitted by nature, training and grace to fill any of our
pulpits." In his later years he resided at Oxford and labored in the
churches of the Flat River Association. He died on February 13, 1912.
R. R. Moore, also entering in 1855, did not graduate, but proved a
useful minister as colporter in the Army, missionary and pastor. He
was a liberal contributor to the College. He died in Chatham County,
June 7, 1910. Of the two who entered in 1856, M. G. Todd, remained
in College for three years, when he returned to his home near Eagle
Rock, Wake County, and for many years was a farmer-pastor of rural
churches. J. T. Albritton of Goldsboro, entering in 1856, remained in
College only one year, but became one of the most useful ministers in
the Baptist denomination in the State, laboring in the churches of the
Eastern Association. In the years of his prime he had much interest in
early Baptist history. By memorial benefications, his children giving
$25,000 and the Eastern Association $25,000, the Chair of Religion in
the College was handsomely endowed and now bears his name. He
died at his home at Calypso on December 5, 1906. Of those who
entered in 1859, D. N. Gore, Columbus County, was a corporal and
missionary in the Confederate States Army, and in January and
February, 1864, conducted a revival in Clingman's Brigade and
baptized 57 soldiers. After the war he remained in his native region
and was known for his evangelical zeal. P. N. Snider of Union County
remained only one year. He spent his life in his native county serving
country churches. He died in May, 1871. Of the two who entered in
1859, W. C. Nowell, Wake County, remained until 1861. Being
ordained in 1863, he served churches in eastern Wake and in Johnston
counties. The other E. B. Salmon, of Wilkes County, volunteered
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