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pastor of churches in Davie and Alexander counties. From 1866 to
1870 he was a student in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary;
he was pastor of the church at Fayetteville during the years 1870 to
1877, and of the church at Lillington during the years 1877 to 1883.
After that he was in Bladen County, and on the organization of the
Bladen County Association in 1892 was elected Moderator, a position
which he held until his death in 1906.
Lansing Burrows entered the Confederate States Army and served
until the end of the War. Then he became a journalist in Richmond,
but left this work for the ministry and was ordained on July 7, 1867,
and served churches at Stanford and Lexington, Kentucky, until 1871,
when he again became a student, first at Princeton University and
later at Madison, New York. In 1883 he moved to Georgia. He was
long influential in the Southern Baptist Convention, its chief secretary
for the years 1882-1913, and its president for 1914, 1915, and 1916.
He was regarded as one of the ablest church statisticians in the
country, serving as such the Southern Baptist Convention, 1881-1919.
He died at Americus, Georgia, October 17, 1919, in his seventy-
seventh year.
Immediately after his graduation James King Howell entered the
Confederate States Army as chaplain of the first North Carolina
Regiment. After a year he resigned this work and began his good and
long-continued work as teacher and minister, serving as pastor many
churches in Wake, Iredell, Catawba, Lenoir, Johnston, and Caldwell
counties. During the years 1862 to 1865 he was Secretary of the
Sunday School Board in Raleigh, and for the year 1876 was Sunday
School Missionary for North Carolina. He was the father of E. Vernon
Howell, also a graduate of the College, class of 1892, and organizer
and until his death head of the School of Pharmacy of the University
of North Carolina. Elder Howell died at Rocky Mount in 1907.
G. W. Sanderlin entered the army and was captain of Company E,
33rd North Carolina Infantry. In 1865 he entered the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary and remained two years. He was ordained in
March, 1868, at Wake Forest College; for the next three years he was
pastor of the Baptist Church in Goldsboro; in
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