Here are links about some of the interesting subjects of the May 1893 Virginia Baptist State Convention in Hampton, Virginia:
Virginia Baptist State Convention
Spiller Academy and R. Spiller
Virginia Seminary at Lynchburg
Richmond Planet newspaper archives FREE access via virginiachronicle (The Library of Virginia) ——Title: Richmond Planet Available online: 16 November 1889 – 27 December 1930 (1906 issues) Place of publication: Richmond, VA
—-Paid access via newspapers.com—Richmond Planet Archives
Explore the Richmond Planet online newspaper archive. The Richmond Planet was published in Richmond, Virginia and with 11,311 searchable pages from 1889–1930.
On top of this very descriptive article, which provides rich historical and primary source documentation of all of these leaders convening for religious business, there is the slightest view and only known (so far) photo (however grainy) of my third great-grandfather, Rev. John H. Turner. That he is photographed and associated with such leading figures of his day is all the more reason to question his later obscurity.
As always, this is a reminder to check newspaper articles for possible information and maybe even photos on your ancestors.
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