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Jessie Hopwood Hughes, Sons of thunder, 1975

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

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Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hughes, Jessie Hopwood, 1895-1978.
Title: Jessie Hopwood Hughes, Sons of thunder, 1975
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 250
Extent: 0.2 cubic ft. (2 folders)
Abstract:Consists of one unpublished manuscript containing biographies of twenty-one prominent Methodist circuit riders in America.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Jessie Hopwood Hughes, Sons of thunder, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Anne Graham and Lydia Dene, 2002.

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Biographical Note

Jessie Hopwood Hughes was born on March 13, 1895. Mrs. Hughes was married, but the identity of her husband is unknown. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in the Ashland District of the Kentucky Conference and a published author. Mrs. Hughes wrote the biography of Francis Newbery, "My son Francis," as well as the article, "Peter Cartwright: circuit rider," which appeared in the Methodist magazine, "Classmate." Jessie Hopwood Hughes died on November 14, 1978 and last resided in Ashland, Kentucky.

Scope and Content Note

This unpublished manuscript with handwritten editing notes contains biographies of twenty-one prominent Methodist circuit riders in America, including Francis Asbury, Benjamin Abbott, James Axley, Peter Cartwright, John A. Collins, Valentine Cook, Lorenzo Dow, James Bradley Finley, Jacob Gruber, Billy Hibbard, John Kobler, Jesse Lee, William McKendree, Richmond Nolley, Caleb B. Pedicord, James Quinn, Asa Shinn, Nicholas Snethen, John Strange, Thomas Ware, and Jacob Young. The section entitled, "These also served," contains brief sketches of thirteen lesser known circuit riders, including Robert Strawbridge, Jesse Walker, David Young, Learner Blackman, Henry Burchett, Benjamin Young, William Burke, Tobias Gibson, William Gassaway, James Jenkins, Samuel Parker, Henry Smith, and William G. Brownlow.

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1 1 Manuscript, 1975