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field of labor was education, as a professor of mathematics in the
College, of which more will be said under another head. In 1866-68,
he was corresponding secretary of the Mission Board of the North
Carolina Baptist State Convention.
Washington Manly Wingate was born in Darlington District, South
Carolina. He graduated in 1849. After studying for two years at
Furman Theological Institution he returned to North Carolina in 1852
as agent of the College, continuing in that work until July, 1854, as
has been told above, and in August 1854 became acting president of
Wake Forest College, and two years later president, a place which he
continued to hold, except during the suspension of the College in the
Civil War period and afterwards until his death, February 27, 1879. A
fuller account of him will be found in another section. Here it is only
necessary to say that he was considered the greatest preacher educated
at the College.
Henry Bate Folk for many years was a lawyer, and some account of
him is given under the head of "Lawyers" below. He was ordained in
August, 1887, at Brownsville, Tennessee, and later became manager
of the Baptist and Reflector.
Of John Calhoun Carlyle of Robeson County, and of David Richard
Wallace of Pitt County no more need be said under this head, since
Carlyle went to another denomination and Wallace did not pursue the
work of a minster.
John Mitchell, who graduated in 1852, was known among the men
who knew him best as "the Beloved Disciple." He came from Bertie
County. After his graduation he spent two years in further study in
theological institutions, and in 1855-58, acted as agent for the College
and helped to complete its endowment, a work that has been
discussed above. Later he served in several important pastorates,
Hillsboro, Bertie County, Asheville; in 1890 he became Secretary of
the Board of Education, after which he spent several years at Wake
Forest; before his death he returned to his old home in Bertie, where
he died in March, 1906, in his eightieth year. He was a saintly man;
he was also most liberal, having given freely to the Mills Home at
Thomasville, where he provided the funds to
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