Collection American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

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  • Page 1 of [Fairfield County]

    Page 1 of [Fairfield County]

    Project #3613 W. W. Dixon, Winnsboro, S. C. FAIRFIELD COUNTY George Gregg Mayes (white) 72 Years Old [?] George Gregg Mayes D. D., a retired Presbyterian minister, is a resident of the town of Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina. He is held in high regard by all classes of people in this section of the State. "I was born at Mayesville, South Carolina, September ...

    • Contributor: Dixon, W. W. - Mayes, George Gregg
    • Original Format: Books
  • Page 2 of [Fairfield County]

    Page 2 of [Fairfield County]

    2 of what they deemed moral and right. C10 - [?][?][?] "Of the ministers who frequented our home, I remember Doctor James McDonald, Doctor W. J. McKay, Doctor J. S. Cosby, Doctor W. W. Mills, and the Reverend William Cuttino Smith. Association with such men early turned my mind toward a life work in the ministry of the Gospel. My mother encouraged me in ...

    • Contributor: Dixon, W. W. - Mayes, George Gregg
    • Original Format: Books
  • Page 3 of [Fairfield County]

    Page 3 of [Fairfield County]

    3 me to think for myself. "While in college, I took an active part in college Christian work. I was for two years head of the Y. M. C. A. I was sent by the association as the student's representative to the first students gathering at Northfield, Massachusetts. That was in 1886. From there, I went to the 'Meeting of the Nations,' as their ...

    • Contributor: Dixon, W. W. - Mayes, George Gregg
    • Original Format: Books
  • Page 4 of [Fairfield County]

    Page 4 of [Fairfield County]

    4 there 18 months, when the second Presbyterian Church at Greenville, South Carolina, prevailed upon me to accept their call. "In Greenville, I had no easy task. It was a struggling congregation, heavily in debt, but in six years we climbed out of its difficulties and paid its debts. The work was too hard a field for my dear wife, so we left Greenville ...

    • Contributor: Dixon, W. W. - Mayes, George Gregg
    • Original Format: Books
  • Page 5 of [Fairfield County]

    Page 5 of [Fairfield County]

    5 was erected and paid for. The membership of the church increased by 33 1/3 percent. "I was one of the youngest moderators the church has ever had to preside over the Synod. I represented our church in its General Assembly eight times and was a member of the board of trustees of the Presbyterian College at Clinton, South Carolina, for twenty years. This ...

    • Contributor: Dixon, W. W. - Mayes, George Gregg
    • Original Format: Books
  • Page 6 of [Fairfield County]

    Page 6 of [Fairfield County]

    6 as partaking of the world, the flesh, and the devil. These things are toned down now, in the light of the age. They are classed as innocent pleasures by the general public and many church members. My opinion has suffered little change from what they were deemed in the old days. "I have been asked many times why there is a decrease in ...

    • Contributor: Dixon, W. W. - Mayes, George Gregg
    • Original Format: Books
  • Page 7 of [Fairfield County]

    Page 7 of [Fairfield County]

    7 diminishes the respect for the whole body of the law, and the individual gets into the habit of selecting the ones he intends to respect and the ones he is going to disregard. And he winds up by ignoring them all, when any one of them runs counter and contrari-wise to his or her self-interest.

    • Contributor: Dixon, W. W. - Mayes, George Gregg
    • Original Format: Books