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Rev Anthony Garnett Smith

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  • Name Anthony Garnett Smith 
    Title Rev 
    Born 30 Aug 1776  Cumberland Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Obituary 1852  Crawford Co, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died the 18th Jan. in Crawford Co. Ga. Rev. Anthony G. Smith [Sr.] in the 76th
    year of his age. He embraced Religion when about 11 years of age and joined
    the M. [Methodist] E. [Episcopal] Church at Smith's Chapel, Cumberland County,
    Va. Ever afterwards he undoubtedly believed that a change was divinely wrought
    upon his heart, for several years after his conversion he experienced a large
    measure of religious enjoyment but coldness and back-sliding succeeded and for
    some years his heart was a stranger to the comforts of DIVINE GRACE, but in
    1801 he was reclaimed and was fully restored into the joys of salvation.
    During the same year he was licensed to preach. In 1811 he received ordination
    [as a Deacon] at the hands of Bishop [Francis Asbury] Asberry and in 1812 was
    ordained [an Elder] by Bishop [William] McKendree. During the last six years
    of his life his mind was almost a total wreck, yet, strange to say, he did not
    lose his consciousness of the things of GOD, and for a long time he continued
    to pray regularly and devoutly in the service of the family Altar. Religion
    had become a habit of his heart and life. He was never heard during his
    affiliation but to pronounce the name of GOD but with tones and tokens of Holy
    Reverence. He never forgot the name of JESUS, it sounded sweetly to his ears
    and amidst the decay of his mind his memory was graven like a heavenly
    talisman upon his heart. The last act of his ministry was singularly touching
    and memorable to those present. It was at the burial of one of his
    grandchildren. The corpse was composed to its sepulcher, but there was none
    found to breath a prayer over the remains, ere dust was consigned to dust;
    when unexpectedly to all, this aged and smitten servant of GOD raised his
    voice in one of the most appropriate and impassioned Prayers which has ever
    been echoed from the opened grave to the ears of GOD. Thus when reason seemed
    to forsake her throne, Grace maintained its impire of the heart. When the
    temple had fallen to decay, Holy fire still radiated from its altar,
    consecrating its very ruins. Bro. Smith's piety was eminently characterized by
    firmness of faith and a professed love for the Word of GOD, as a Minister he
    labored faithfully and very usefully in the local ranks, and was ever a warm
    friend and ally of his brethren in the itinerant work. He was a plain strong
    preacher of practical and experimental religion, and doubtless very many to
    whom he ministered will rise up in the last day to call him blessed.
    -C. R. J.
    Southern Christian Advocate 12 Mar 1852 
    Died 18 Jan 1852  Crawford Co,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried A G Smith Family Cemetery, Crawford, GA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Anthony Garnett Smith 1776-1852
    Anthony Garnett Smith 1776-1852
    Person ID I45441  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA Smith DNA GRP-J-M172-4 Smith Branch: Robert Smith b c 1725 Cumberland Co VA m Elizabeth((YDNA-Kit*452)), Smith Branch: Robert Smith b c 1725 Cumberland Co VA ((YDNA-Kit*440))
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    Father Robert Smith, Jr,   b. 7 Feb 1749, Cumberland Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1834, Oglethorp Co,GA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Hannah Andrews 
    Family ID F16406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Polly Allen 
    Children 
     1. Johanna A Smith,   b. 31 Jul 1806,   d. 3 Apr 1863  (Age 56 years)
    +2. Anthony Smith, Jr,   b. 1809,   d. 1891  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2013 23:16:00 
    Family ID F16409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Aug 1776 - Cumberland Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Died the 18th Jan. in Crawford Co. Ga. Rev. Anthony G. Smith [Sr.] in the 76th year of his age. He embraced Religion when about 11 years of age and joined the M. [Methodist] E. [Episcopal] Church at Smith's Chapel, Cumberland County, Va. Ever afterwards he undoubtedly believed that a change was divinely wrought upon his heart, for several years after his conversion he experienced a large measure of religious enjoyment but coldness and back-sliding succeeded and for some years his heart was a stranger to the comforts of DIVINE GRACE, but in 1801 he was reclaimed and was fully restored into the joys of salvation. During the same year he was licensed to preach. In 1811 he received ordination [as a Deacon] at the hands of Bishop [Francis Asbury] Asberry and in 1812 was ordained [an Elder] by Bishop [William] McKendree. During the last six years of his life his mind was almost a total wreck, yet, strange to say, he did not lose his consciousness of the things of GOD, and for a long time he continued to pray regularly and devoutly in the service of the family Altar. Religion had become a habit of his heart and life. He was never heard during his affiliation but to pronounce the name of GOD but with tones and tokens of Holy Reverence. He never forgot the name of JESUS, it sounded sweetly to his ears and amidst the decay of his mind his memory was graven like a heavenly talisman upon his heart. The last act of his ministry was singularly touching and memorable to those present. It was at the burial of one of his grandchildren. The corpse was composed to its sepulcher, but there was none found to breath a prayer over the remains, ere dust was consigned to dust; when unexpectedly to all, this aged and smitten servant of GOD raised his voice in one of the most appropriate and impassioned Prayers which has ever been echoed from the opened grave to the ears of GOD. Thus when reason seemed to forsake her throne, Grace maintained its impire of the heart. When the temple had fallen to decay, Holy fire still radiated from its altar, consecrating its very ruins. Bro. Smith's piety was eminently characterized by firmness of faith and a professed love for the Word of GOD, as a Minister he labored faithfully and very usefully in the local ranks, and was ever a warm friend and ally of his brethren in the itinerant work. He was a plain strong preacher of practical and experimental religion, and doubtless very many to whom he ministered will rise up in the last day to call him blessed. -C. R. J. Southern Christian Advocate 12 Mar 1852 - 1852 - Crawford Co, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jan 1852 - Crawford Co,GA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - A G Smith Family Cemetery, Crawford, GA, USA Link to Google Earth
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