MEMOIRS--GEORGIA CONFERENCE. (Southern Christian Advocate)
Rev. Windsor Graham
Rev. Windsor Graham was born in Richmond county, N. C., but was for many
years a citizen of Jackson county, Ga. His early years were not blessed with
religious or education advantages. About the year 1820, he was soundly
converted to God, when he consecrated his soul fully to the Lord, and was,
for many years, an earnest exhorter in our church. He became of member of
this Conference in January, 1834, and for more than twenty years, was an
effective, zealous preacher. For some eight or ten years, he has been
superannuated. During these last years, he has resided in Henry co., Ga.,
where he died in great peace, on the 21st of January 1865.
Brother Graham, in some respects, was no ordinary man. While his educational
advantages were limited, consquently limiting his preaching abilities, yet
such was the holiness of the man, such his burning zeal, such his earnest,
consecrated life, such the melting tenderness of his heart, that he was
remarkably successful in his ministry. He carried the holy fire within him,
and kindled all the churches into a blaze where he preached. If any circuit
had declined in religion, he was chosen, as one of the best men of the
Conference, to revive and save them. "His heart was made up of tenderness,"
hence he wept over his people with an earnest solicitude for their welfare,
and sought to win them to Christ by love, and many are the stars that shine
in the crown of his rejoicing. We hear a voice from Heaven, saying--"Write
blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth. Yes, saith the
Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."
Submitted by Bonnie Crowley Freeman, 9 Jul 2001.