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Rev Henry Ledbetter

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Rev Henry Ledbetter

Birth
Brunswick County, Virginia, USA
Death 1 Apr 1852 (aged 83)
Anson County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 64154469 View Source

Married 3 times: Spouses; Mary Johnson, Ann Pritchard, and Mary Steele. (Four years after the death of his first wife, Henry Ledbetter married Ann Prichard Dunn, and they had five children: Mary, Nancy, Charles 1(died in infancy), Charles 2, and Tabitha" from Our Orchard -47845391) Thirteen or fourteen children, in all. With Mary Johnson- James, William, Frances, Henry. With Mary Steele-Sarah Elizabeth, Robert, John, Thomas.


Inscription

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF REV. HENRY LEDBETTER,
a native of the State of Virginia, but from early childhood a resident of the State which gives him a grave.

He was born in the month of Jan. 1769
Departed this Life April 1852.

He sought and obtained converting grace at the age of 13, and attached himself to the M. E. Church. In his 19th year he became a Minister of said Church and employed 8 years of his useful
life as a traveling Preacher in the South
Carolina Conference. When local he was not inactive but on all proper occasions, when
health would permit, he gladly published the Gospel of Peace and urged the necessity of reconciliation with God through Christ.

Years of acute bodily suffering were endured by this devoted and eminent servant of God, before he was released from his toil, and tho' his mind often suffered great anguish by reason of its sympathy with the body, yet he was strong in faith, giving glory to God.

The much desired hour at length arrived
and after a life of usefulness, having
preached the gospel in power and in
demonstration of the Spirit for more
than 64 years, he fell sweetly asleep
on the bosom of his Redeemer.

Blessed are the dead who
die in the Lord.

Gravesite Details

The History of Anson County, by Mary Medley, says that Rev. Henry Ledbetter's grave was originally on Salisbury Street in Wadesboro site of the first Methodist church in Wadesboro which was built in 1832. The church moved in 1891 and his grave...


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