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The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D.

 
 
The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
1. The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker
Inscription.
[East Face]:
Erected
to the Memory
of
The Reverend
Thomas Curtis, D.D.

by his affectionate
and
devoted pupils.

[West Face]:
He was born
May 10, 1797 in the town
of Wisbfach England.
And was lost in the wreck of the
steamer North Carolina,
bound from Baltimore to Norfolk,
Jan'y 29th 1859.

[South Face]:
Our teacher,
ever faithful and affectionate,
one of the founders of the adjacent school
for the daughters of South Carolina
and her sister states;
Pastor of the Baptist Church at this place
the Christian Scholar amoung Christian Scholars;
The Preacher and Teacher;
Of original and impressive power;
And the humble Christian Man;
He constantly gave forth
that which he received through the grace of God,
Of the waters of life ????, of the throne
of God and of the lamb;
And thus passed a life distinguished
during a period of fifty years,
in both hemisphere's of the globe,
by the power to conceive
and to sustain great efforts
for the God of man and the glory of God.

[North Face]:
"He that overcometh,
and keepeth my works unto the end to
him
The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker </b><i>( East Face )</i> image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker ( East Face )
will I give power over the
nations and he shall rule them
with a rod of iron; as the vessels of
a potter shall they be broken to
shivers: even as I recieved of my Father.
And I will give him the morning star.
Revelations 26-28.

 
Location. 35° 3.379′ N, 81° 38.973′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Touch for map. On Campus of Limestone College, in front of the Winnie Davis Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1115 College Drive, Gaffney SC 29340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Limestone (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Limestone Springs ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Limestone College ( about 500 feet away); Towne Center ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Granard Graded and High School / Granard High School ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Gaffney Cornerstone ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Cherokee County Confederate Monument ( approx. 1.1 miles away); First Baptist Church ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Gaffney ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Col. James Williams ( approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. and Limestone College
The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker </b><i>( West Face )</i> image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
3. The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker ( West Face )
. (Submitted on April 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Burning of the Steamer North Carolina. An article about the loss of the Steamer North Carolina published in The New York Times on January 31, 1859, reported:
Burning of the Steamer North Carolina
Two Lives Lost
Baltimore, Sunday Jan. 30 (1859)
The steamer North Carolina, Captain Cannon, on her way to Norfolk from Baltimore on Friday night, took fire and was burned to the water's edge, all efforts to extinguish the flames having proved unavailing. A clergyman named Curtis and one of the colored stewards perished. The North Carolina was a first class steamer and insured for $80,000. (Submitted on April 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.EducationNotable Persons
 
The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker </b><i>( South face )</i> image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
4. The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker ( South face )
The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker </b><i> ( North Face )</i> image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker ( North Face )
Limestone Springs Baptist Church (1846)<br>Undated Photo Showing the<br>Rev. Thomas Curtis Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
6. Limestone Springs Baptist Church (1846)
Undated Photo Showing the
Rev. Thomas Curtis Monument
The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
7. The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker
Located in front of Winnie Davis Hall
The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
8. The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker
The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker -<br>During the Renovation of the Winnie Davis Hall image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 3, 2009
9. The Reverend Thomas Curtis, D.D. Marker -
During the Renovation of the Winnie Davis Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,806 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7, 8. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9. submitted on November 1, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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