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Rev Zedekiah D “Kai” Lawless

Rev Zedekiah D “Kai” Lawless

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Death 22 Feb 1915 (aged 83)
Sobol, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Choctaw County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 27420901 · View Source
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Mary Jane Howell 17 December 1850 in Itwamba Co., MS.

Tennesseans in the Civil War
Served in Union Army
Age: 32
Enlisted: Dec 9 63 Mustered: Jan 19 64
Remarks: Ap Corp fr privt Mar 30 64
Zedekiah D. Lawless was a Missionary/Freewill Baptist preacher most likely influenced by his father-in-law, Rev. Tillman Howell, Sr. I have a copy of his ordination papers. His grandson, Grady Lawless, Sobol, OK, had the original and allowed me to copy them. The following is an exact transcript made from that copy.

State of Mississippi Alcorn Co; August 6th and days following 1877
The Association met with the Macedonia Church and received Brother Z.D. Lawless a minister of the Gospel hoo had been ordained by the Mishion Eary baptist which ordanation Withe Freewill baptist do regard as auther Dox but we do grant him credentials to which the asociation authenifed the moderator to rite them & asign them.

Kno all men by thes presants tht brother Z.D. Lawles a minister of the Gospel is duley authorized By the Freewill Baptist to preach And to Administer all the Holy Ordinences of the Gospel And we Heare by Recommend said Brother to all whom His offical duties may concern as a faithful Minister Duley Autherized By the Freewill Baptist to this we the Moderator & Clerk do set our names.

W.T. Webb Mod
John Austen A Clk

Read in Conference Saturday Before the third Lord's day October Sign By order of the Church
James Berry, Church Clerk
State of Arkansas,County of Pike
I Hereby Certify, That the annexed and foregoing Instrument of Writing was filed in my office for record, on the 22nd day of November 1880, and that the same is now duly recorded in record book A page 682 for the record of County Court.

Witness My Hand and official Seal this 22nd day of November 1880.
W.B. Thomasson, Clek and Ex-Office Recorder.
Per (unable to read this signature)

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Zedekiah D “Kai” Lawless (19 Jan 1832–22 Feb 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27420901, citing Sobol Cemetery, Choctaw County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by John Ragsdale (contributor 47015337) .