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1916: Rev. Grimsley writes of singings, Sunday schools, and buggy-sitters
Toward the end of April 1916, the Adair County News published a letter from I.M. Grimsley, a minister and well-known singing instructor of the McGaha/Sano section, penned while he was a-journey to the hamlet of Russell Springs (and thus the heading of his missive).
For those who haven't studied their recitations, Mt. Vernon Church isn't far removed from Esto (named after William Louis Esto Bazeldo Frank McAwain Barger, a young citizen of the communithy when the post office there was established, for those who keep track of such things), the southern-most point of the Sacred Triangle.
A few weeks earlier, the McGaha newsletter of February 9 had reported, "Rev. I.M. Grimsley, of this place, who has been attending the Normal School Singing at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., for several terms, has decided to spend the summer in this country, having accepted the care of Russell Springs, Liberty, and Mt. Vernon churches as pastor."
"Liberty" apparently referred to Liberty Church in Russell County, near Montpelier, rather than Liberty, Casey County. The Owensby, Russell County, newsletter in the same edition also mentioned him accepting those three pastorates and added, "He is reported to be an able minister and one of the greatest musicians in southern Kentucky."
Wrote Rev. Grimsley:
Russell SpringsMore about Rev. Grimsley:
Brief vignettes of Rev. I.M. (Pilgrim) Grimsley
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