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holder. He is a promising young man and active member of Baptist Church.

Page 401. William T. Hearne, Jr., on account of his health, summer of 1910, removed to the Ozark country in Southwest Missouri, and settled at Goodman, McDonald County, and built him a residence in a ten acre young apple orchard, and his health began to improve at once. On Oct. 12, 1910, a son was born, whom they named William Thomas 3rd. Also on same page, Miss Itasca Chiles, was born Sept. 19, 1871, and, also, Lewis Rowland, should be Louis.

Page 438. Fourth line, after S. F. Gano, read: Daniel Gano (a nephew of Rev. John Gano), when a boy seven years old, witnessed this Baptism of Gen George Washington. He, (Daniel Cano), afterwards removed to Scott County, Kentucky, and settled on Eagle Creek, and lived there to past ninety years of age, and often related the circumstances of this baptism to his neighbors and friends. I myself have seen him on the streets of Georgetown on public occasions. I met Gen. R. M. Gano, in Dallas, Texas, April. 1908, and he corroborated what I have written. Sept. 1908, at dedication of organ First Baptist Church, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Pastor M. V. McDuffie, gave this instance : “During the Revolutionary War, George Washington approached John Gano, a Baptist minister and said : ‘I have been investigating the Scriptures and I believe immersion to be the baptism taught by the Word of God, and I demand it, at your hands. I do not wish any parade or the army called out. Chaplain Gano took George Washington into the Potomac river and immersed him in the presence of forty-two witnesses.”

Just here, I would note when a small boy I frequently saw old Mr. Abner Shropshire, at his home in Bourbon County, Ky. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary Army, and died at an advanced age, Sept. 1840 or 1841, as marked on his gravestone. A deep impression was made on me, when a child, as on entering his room with others and finding him reading a newspaper, he stopped and stuck a pin where he was reading, and when the company left, he removed the pin and continued his reading. His daughter, Mrs. Susan Elizabeth Switzer, died Mar. 26, 1912, age ninety-six years. Up to the time of her death she was quite active with her mental faculties unimpaired, and

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