210 History of Wake Forest College
Granville, Chappell in Forestville, where after teaching for two years
he also became proficient as a land-surveyor, and Green, who after
four years of teaching in Missouri returned to Davidson County. Two
were business men, Markham in Durham, and Jenkins in Gastonia
and Asheville where he was a banker. Two, Marshall and Folk,
became editors. The former was long connected with the Progressive
Farmer; the latter at his premature death, September 6, 1885, was
serving the St. Louis Republican as assistant editor, a position he had
previously held on the Times Democrat of New Orleans. In addition
to Kornegay and Green who for a few years were teachers, six others
became teachers of some note. These were Simmons, who attained
distinction in the collegiate world both as teacher and administrator,
his last and most distinguished work being as president of Brenau
College, Gainesville, Georgia; Beckwith, who from January, 1883,
served Wake Forest College first as tutor and from September, 1887,
till his death in the summer of 1892 as assistant professor of
Mathematics; Dunford, who held professorships in several collegiate
institutions in Virginia, South Carolina and Arkansas; Briggs, who
after serving five years in Judson College, went to Missouri and
taught in institutions there; Smith, who was perhaps the first North
Carolinian to get the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from a university
of high standing, which degree he won at Johns Hopkins University in
1889. In 1891 he went to William Jewell College, Missouri, in which
State he attained great distinction as a teacher and as a lecturer. In
1905 he became president of Mercer University, which place he
resigned after two years to become head of a printing firm, The
Edwards & Broughton Printing Company of Raleigh, which under his
direction has become one of the first printing establishments of the
South. Wooten soon turned from teaching to the work of planter. Two
won distinction as lawyers and in the political world. These were
Kornegay, who in 1888 went to Indian Territory and had a prominent
part in organizing the new state of Oklahoma, and
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