Marlboro County, South Carolina


Methodist Christian Advocate Newspaper, 1906

Alpheus Ammons

Alpheus Ammons was born July 4th, 1835, and died December 3rd, 1905. Between these dates it will be seen was lived a life of over seventy years. The subject of this sketch was born and reared in Marlboro County, was a grandson of Joshua Ammons, one of the noted Revolutionary patriots of the olden time, and a half uncle of the writer. In the sixties, when not more than a mere boy, he volunteered his services in defence of his country and saw much hard fighting. He laid down his musket under Gen. Joe E. Johnston at the end of the struggle, and ever since has borne the mark of his loyalty to duty as a brave soldier.

He was married first to Drusilla Jackson January 1866. Of this marriage was born one son and three daughters, all of whom are living, save one daughter. He was married to his second wife, Miss Catharine Ann McPherson October, 1871, in whom he was richly blessed with a helpmeet indeed.

Our brother professed faith in Christ and joined the M. E. Church at Hebron when quite a young man and through all the years of after life never failed to demonstrate in his walk and conversation; in fact, in all his dealings with both the Church when he loved so well and with his fellows that he was truly a man of God. Much could be said of him if space would allow. He is gone, but the impress of his life still remains. Dear friend and brother we will meet and greet you in the beautiful Beyond.

W. Quick
Clio, S.C., April 27, 1906

Submitted by Bonnie Crowley Freeman, 9 Jul 2001.


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