Elder Samuel Beene

Elder Samuel Beene

Birth
Coffee County, Tennessee, USA
Death 23 Nov 1896 (aged 83)
Marion County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Jasper, Marion County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 24357165 · View Source
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Dolores J. Rush suggested adding this article about Samuel Beene from the "Biographical History of Primitive or Old School Baptist Ministers of the United States ". Edited by R. H. Pittman. Herald Publishing Co, Anderson, IN. 1909.

SAMUEL BEENE.

Beene, Elder Samuel, was born in Franklin County, Tenn., July 4, 1813,
and died in Jasper, Marion County, Tenn., November 23, 189G. He obtain-ed a hope in Chiist at the early age of thirteen years, but did not unite
with the church till he was more than thirty years of age. He united with
the Primitive Baptist Church at Sweeton's Cove, Marion County, Tenn.,
about the year 184G, and was baptized by Elder John P. Walker. Soon after
he joined the church, he was made to feel that the Lord of the vineyard had an important work for him to perform in declaring the glorious truths of His blessed gospel. Being, as he believed, and as we believe, impressed of the Lord to this great and responsible work, he soon began to preach, and his church, feeling satisfied that the hand of the Lord was in the work, called a presbytery consisting of Elders Thomas Hargis and Samuel McBee, which convened July 19, 1854, and, after a due consideration of his gift, set him apart to the full work of a gospel minister; and I here feel to say, and believe that I voice the sentiment of all who knew him, that there have been but few, or perhaps none, who have proven more faithful to the charge committed to them than was our dear old father in Israel. Almost all the time during his long ministerial life, he had the care of three or four churches, some of which were at a considerable distance; yet the
weather was never too bad for him to be in attendance, going through rain, cold and heat, and with all the boldness and earnestness of a true soldier, ready to meet the enemy at all times and places. He was one that believed in practicing what he preached, and of him it can be truly said by those who have so often listened to his strong admonitions: "He gave us good advice." It would be difficult to find one who has been more industrious, and who showed a stronger determination to be self sustaining, and while he believed and earnestly contended that it was the duty of the church to see after the needs of her pastor, yet he was willing, like Paul the Apostle, to labor with his own hands that he might not be chargeable to his brethren.



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 24357165
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elder Samuel Beene (4 Jul 1813–23 Nov 1896), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24357165, citing Bean-Roulston Graveyard, Jasper, Marion County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Robert Garms & Margaret Stier-Garms (contributor 46905852) .