States: Georgia: Douglas
I have a letter dated in the 1890s (the writer didn't put the ending digit on the year) from a B. F. Watkins in Daniells Mills, GA to my gr grandfather, Wm Samuel Puckett. The Pucketts (sometime spelled with an extra "e")had moved from Coweta Co. in 1888 to Columbia Co, AR & apparently Watkins & Puckett had attended the same church in GA. The letter refers to hunting, crops, weather & the restoration of a Bro York to the ministry of their church. The Pucketts belonged to a Primitive Baptist Church of Christ in Magnolia, AR so I'm assuming the denomination was the same in GA. The letter goes on to say that the writer, Watkins, & the rest of the church, "believe that he (York) has fed on the husk until he (not legible)." Apparently Bro York had temporarily "gone astray" & was being accepted back into the pulpit. Watkins goes on to say the he often doubts that he (personally) is a "child of God" or else he "wouldn't be so often out of the way." He closes with saying that he is leaving that evening as 12:00 for a visit to Alabama. If any Watkins or York desc would like a copy, please let me know.
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