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Rev. Asbury Visits My (G,G,G Grandfather In 1801)

 
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EARLY HISTORY OF TARBORO, NORTH CAROLINA ALSO COLLATED COLONIAL PUBLIC CLAIMS OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY, AND EASTER SUNDAY IN SAVANNAH, GA. BY GASTON LICHTENSTEIN. RICHMOND: WM. ELLIS JONES, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER.1908.

Rev. Francis Asbury (1745-1816), Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, who spent forty-five years in visiting the cities, villages and wildernesses of North America, has left a journal of his ministerial activities, from which several extracts have been noted for the present article.

Returning to Edgecombe and Tarboro, the next extract is dated Thursday, March 12, 1801.

"A dreary ride of 30 miles without food for man or beast, brought us to Joseph Pippen's; here we were kindly entertained: Our friend Pippen hath been settled in the Connecta Swamps for twenty years: he hath six children, and about fifty slaves, and never has had a death in his family: mercy and miracle, may they praise the Lord!"

(My g,g,g grandfather, Joseph Pippen, was an Ensign in the Revolutionary War, and saved the flag at the Battle of Brandywine http://www.ushistory.org/Brandywine/thestory.htm by swimming a stream, and hiding behind a boulder after being wounded in the face. The flag was kept in the attic of his house (where I live ) for many years, but unfortunately disappeared at some unknown time. He was also at Kingston (Kinston), Wilmington, Charleston, Two Sisters and Augusta. He was at the defeat at Brier Creek and also Bee Creek. He is buried in my graveyard. BT)


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ceek and also Bee Creek.
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