Oxford in Granville County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Katherine Blount Skinner Lassiter
In 1849 she came from her home in Perquimans County to Oxford as the bride of Robert William Lassiter. Here she was welcomed into the loving friendship of Mrs. Robert Kyle and Mrs. Russell Kingsbury, to whose devotion the beginnings of St. Stephenís congregation were in large part due, and whose husbands served on the committee which built the original church, consecrated April 20, 1833. Under their motherly guidance, her own active devotion to this church began and continued throughout a long and beautiful life of Christian service in this community. Near its close she had the happiness of seeing the consecration of the present church edifice on June 11, 1902, the triumphant culmination of many years of self-denial and arduous labor on the part of many saintly men and women, notable among whom with her were Mrs. Sarah Hall, Mrs. James Horner, Mrs. Melissa Hunter Gilliam and the Building Committee, sons of three of them, Robert W. Lassiter, John C. Hall, and Jerome C. Horner.
Among those who shared the hospitality of this home were her recently widowed mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Leich Skinner; her sister, Martha, whose husband, Captain Thomas Jones, C.S.A., had lately been killed in battle; her brother, Captain Benjamin Smith Skinner, C.S.A., wounds received in battle, and whose body was finally received here for funeral after his death in battle; her brother, Joshua Skinner, upon his release from military prison, and the widow of her first cousin; Major Tristrim Lowther Skinner, after his death in battle, and her children, Marlan Fisk Skinner, Federick Nash Skinner (later a minister of God in the Episcopal Church in East and South Carolina to his lifeís end, August, 1927), Tristrim Lowther Skinner, Maria Louisa Warren Skinner (later
“Her children rise up and call her blessed.” Christmas Day, 1927.
Location. 36° 18.81′ N, 78° 35.35′ W. Marker is in Oxford, North Carolina, in Granville County. Marker is on East McClanahan Street east of College Street (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oxford NC 27565, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Potter Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oxford Female College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horner Military School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oxford Orphanage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry P. Cheatham (approx. 1.1 miles away); Natíl Rochester (approx. 1.4 miles away); Central Orphanage of North Carolina (approx. 1.7 miles away); Harris Meeting House (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,270 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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