|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1817|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1888|
B. B. Prestridge was born in Bibb County, Alabama, February 8, 1817. He was born again in 1844, and was baptized by Eld. nathan Sley; joined Clear Creek Baptist church, in Choctaw County, same state. He moved to Texas with his family December 8, 1866, and he has made this community home until Saturday, six p.m, June 9, 1888 - - - God called him up higher.
When the news spread that "Uncle Bagley Prestridge is dead", the response came back, "A good man is gone." He was a model citizen, and a model husband and parent. Still above these he was an understanding faithful Christian man. Our hearts are sad today while we remember that he will no more fill these positions among us. It was a lways his pleasure to be found in his seat in every service of his church when not providentially prevented. We rejoice that while his place in our church work is now vacant - - - that he has entered into the company that serve day and night in the Temple of the Lord. We weep when we see his home on earth made desolate by his departure, yet we are glad to feel assured that he has entered his "house not made by hands eternal and in the heavens."
His cheerful spirit has gone home, but he left the light of a bright Christian character standing before the world as a better destiny.
Before he went away, he said to his loved ones gathered about him, " I have tried to honor God with my life and property and have never suffered for the necessaries of life, and I request you all to do the same." He said to me some weeks before (when asked what reference to the future), "That question was settle long ago. I am resting on Christ, the solid rock and fear not."
he leaves his aged brother, J. M. Prestridge, who has been his life long associate in every experience and viscissitude of life's way. Also a devoted Christian wife and seven children to wait, toil, suffer and rejoice on this side till God shall say to htme, "Come home." Brother Bagley Prestirdge has rendered his testimony and gone from the witness stand forever. Who will recieve his testimony and be blessed? May his Savior comfort and sustain the bereaved ones in their dark hour.
G. W. Capps. Pastor
Elizabeth D Bagley Prestridge (1798 - 1874)
Sarah Adalline Williams Prestridge (1823 - 1873)*
Useba Jane McKeskey Prestridge (1826 - 1918)*
George Harris Prestridge (1855 - 1914)*
Benjamin Bagley Prestridge (1858 - 1910)*
Charles Henry Prestridge (1860 - 1945)*
Sarah Elizabeth Prestridge Vernon (1862 - 1932)*
Nancy Ann Prestridge Black (1866 - 1937)*
James Madison Prestridge (1814 - 1893)*
Benjamin Bagley Prestridge (1817 - 1888)
Berton R. Prestridge (1818 - 1857)*
Created by: Harold Prestridge
Record added: Jan 06, 2007
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