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James R. Graves Ordination
By S. J. Conkwright, 1923

     James R. Graves and A. G. Rowland were ordained to the ministry from Mt. Freedom Church in October, 1842. Brother Graves was quite a useful man to the Baptist denomination, and became editor of the Tennessee Baptist in 1846, which he published in Nashville until the Civil War caused its suspension. After the war he continued the publication from Memphis, Tenn., for years. His industry, energy and activity were almost matchless. Although living most of his life in Tennessee, he labored much in Southern Kentucky.

[From S. J. Conkwright, History of the Churches of Boone's Creek Baptist Association of Kentucky, 1923, p. 99. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]

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