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Lewis, John W. ([1808]-1885)

Name
Lewis, John W. ([1808]-1885)
Historical Note
John W. Lewis was raised in Randolph County, North Carolina. In 1833, at around the age of 25, Lewis entered the Virginia Conference of Methodist ministers. His 50+ year career as a pastor took him from Virginia to Mississippi and eventually back to his home state of North Carolina. Lewis was a slave-owning member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MEC-S) offshoot that split from the main Methodist Episcopal Church due to differing views on the issue of slavery. He died on May 23, 1885.

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Sources
Donald W. Bain, ed., Journal of the North Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Forty-ninth session at Charlotte, NC. November 25th to December 2d, 1885 (Raleigh: Edwards, Broughton, & Co., 1886), 40-41.
Note Author
Jeffrey Flanagan, SCRC Staff

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Records or Manuscript Collections
John W. Lewis and Lewis P. Olds Papers, 1808-1900s