HISTORY OF HENDERSON COUNTY, KY.



     Brother McCullagh seems disposed to award my dear old aunt,
first place in the accomplishment of this great work. No doubt, she
most richly deserves all he can say in her praise. For many years,
her name in the community has been a synonym for all that is pure
and pious and lovely-a helper to the poor and needy, a ministering
angel to the sick and suffering, a friend to the erring. None but God's
recording angel ever knew her many deeds of kindness and charity.
With more than ordinary mental endowment and cultivation, her spirit
was so refined by grace that she attracted both young and old; and
while not neglecting her family duties, her chief thought seemed to be
for the welfare of the church, and the good of others. While, there-
fore, I would not gainsay one word said by Brother McCullagh, I can
not take back -what I have written, and shall record it as the verdict
of this history, at least that both deserve the first place, and I have
no doubt, but that the church as one man will join me and say amen.
    But we left our young Scotch brother on the way to his lodging
in the old seminary, singing the long metre doxology, and bearing his
precious paper in his hand, a document which has been so important
a factor in the history of the church, deserves a place in this narrative,
and the names of the benefactors who came to her help in the hour
of need, should be held in lasting remembrance by the church. The
following is a copy of the paper:
   "' Each of the undersigned hereby agree to pay to the Building Committee
of the Presbyterian Church, in the Town of Henderson, (which Committee is
named in the original subscription list for said Church), any sum of money
which we shall annex to our respective names, at the time and on the terms
mentioned in the said original subscription list; Provided, that no person shall
sign this paper who subscribes less than two hundred dollars; Provided, fur-
ther, th. t this obligation shall be utterly null, void, and of no effect, unless
within sixty days from this date the sum of two thousand dollars be subscribed
hereto by any number of persons not exceeding ten, and; Provided further,
that no subscriber hereto shall be bound, or in any manner responsible for the
amount of any other subscription hereto.
   "March 22nd, 1841, Samuel Stites, 200; Hugh Kerr, 200; Nancy Terry,
209X; Fayette Posey, 500; Annie Henderson, 200; David R. Burbank,
200; Edmund H. Hopkins, 200; Rebecca B. Stites, 300."
    Having made such a good start, Mr. McCullagh soon raised
a sufficient amount to build the church.
    I have now before me the old subscription paper, yellow with the
lapse of years, and as I read the long list of names it brings a feeling
of sadness to think that nearly all are numbered with the dead. Of
the whole eighty persons subscribing, but eleven are now living. A



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