Rev. John Pressly Snipes, B. 1880, Union Co. Miss.
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My family, David A. Black and family also attended Ebenezer Church, Tippah Co., Mississippi.
REV. JOHN PRESSLY SNIPES
Rev. John Pressly Snipes was born in Union county, Mississippi on October 13, 1880.
Son of H.F. and M.A. Snipes. Reared in the Hopewell congregation. Connected with the Hopewell Church when 12 years old.
This was during the pastorate of Rev. S.A. Agnew. Worked on the farm until 18 years old. Then entered Erskine College in 1898.
Spent five years in college graduating in 1905. Entered Seminary in fall of 1903. Graduated from Seminary in 1905.
Went to Steel Creek, N.C., as supplies for six months then became pastor.
Was called to Ebenezer, Miss., in January, 1907. Took up work at Ebenezer in February. Served this church as pastor till May, 1910, coming to Shady Grove and Hickory Springs, Arkansas in April, 1916.
He took up work as pastor of Russelville A. R. P. Church.
Married to Miss Ada Parkinson, of Richland, Tenn., on November 26, 1906.
Rev. J.P. Snipes having been called to this congregation (Ebenezer), accepted and took regular work in March, 1907.
D. E. Stewart and Joe Warrington having been elected to the eldership and E. B. Craig as deacon, were installed, May 10, 1908.
About this time the church was repapered and new and more comfortable seats were put in.
In April, 1910, Rev. J.P. Snipes resigned as pastor at Ebenezer to take up work in New Edinburg, Ark.
This information camed out of a pamplet. The cover is missing. It's the history of the Ebenezer church. It was written on Sept. 19, 1881 by Samuel A. Agnew of Guntown, Lee Co., Mississippi.