Who's Who at Matoaca Gospel Hall, VA

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Matoaca Gospel Hall, Virginia, United States

(OB) 1895-2020+

Leadership

Founding Evangelists 1895

Correspondents

  • +1927+: Grover Cleveland Skinner (b. 1885 Lunenburg, VA - d. 1958 Pembroke, Petersburg, VA);
  • +1936-1969: Samuel Moody McEwen, Jr., 213 River Rd. +1936-1969 (b. 1903 Matoaca, VA - d. 1976 Petersburg, VA) fellowship 1903-1976; retired "Southside Candy Co."
  • +1970-1974: John Paul Rockey 1970-1975 (b. 1926 Norfolk, VA - d. 2015 Cedar Falls, IA)
  • 1976-1980: Samuel McCracken Ellison @ Petersburg 1976-1980+ (b. 1895 Belfast, Ireland - d. 1982 Petersburg, VA)
  • 1981-2020+: John Nobles

Other Leadership

  • William Daniel Best 1899 officiated wedding for Samuel McEwen & Annie Johnson at Matoaca Gospel Hall.
  • Samuel McEwen Sr. (b. 1877 NYC, NY; m. 1899 @ Matoaca; d. 1944 Petersburg, VA) fellowship 1899-1944; traveling evangelist;

Visiting Itinerants

Alumni

  • with known years of fellowship and vitals; If there is no date of fellowship, it is unknown whether.

Individuals

  • Paul Hargrave +1954 (ca. 1871-1954)
    • "The oldest and only African-American living in Matoaca"
  • George Leys +1957 (b. 1884 Aberdeen, Scot. - d. 1957 Petersburg, VA)
    • T&T June 1957: "Our dear brother, George Leys, after a lingering illness went home on April 11. He was born in Aberdeen Scotland in 1884 and has been for many years in Petersburg and Matoaca assemblies and will be much missed. A large company heard the word at the funeral."
  • Walter James Parrish 1928-1944 (b. 1913 Matoaca, VA - d. 1994 Petersburg, VA); accepted Christ in 1928 in Mataoca, in fellowship at Matoaca and Petersburg until being inducted in the Army during WWII. Gave testimony and service report in June 1945 Letters of Interest. See bio.

Atkinson family

  • Dawsey Linwood Lawson Atkinson +1957 (1874-1957) shoe store salesman
  • Lelia Vernon Kibler Atkinson (d. 1922)
    • Linwood Atkinson (b. 1902)
    • Virginia Hyacinth Atkinson Crowder-Williamson (1905-1957)
    • Margaret Shirley Atkinson Thorp-Johnson-Trainham-Dann (1909-1991)

Bailey family

  • William Thaddeus Bailey, Sr. +1956 (1902-1956)
  • Louise Harrison Bailey +1956+ (1910-1993) remarried Herbert Lee Wilson
    • William Thaddeus Bailey, Jr. (b. 1931 Petersburg, VA - d. 1984 Sacramento, CA)
  • Henry L. Bailey
  • Sarah Jane Butler Bailey +1968 (d. 1968)

Bridgewater family

  • Joseph Emmett Bridgewater +1949 (1872-1949) grocery
  • Minnie Dora Wilson Bridgewater +1949+ (1875-1966)
    • Mary Acre Bridgewater Bowman (1897-1918 Matoaca) died of miscarriage. m. Floyd Moses Bowman, Sr. (1892-1976)
      • Mary Adlena Bowman Woodruff (1913-2000 Petersburg)
      • Floyd Moses Bowman, Jr. (b. 1915 Matoaca, VA - d. 1992 Montgomery, AL)
      • Margaret Christine Bowman Watkins (1916-2002)
      • Helen Christel Bowman Jones (1918-2011)
    • James Hugh Bridgewater (1903-1947 Matoaca) m. Louise Sherman Herzog

Brockwell family

  • Edward LeGrande Brockwell 1895?-1936 (b. 1860 - d. 1936 Matoaca, VA) cotton mill
  • Mary Rebecca Cottrell Brockwell 1895?-1921 (1862-1921)
    • Alma Gertrude Brockwell O'Kennon-Eanes 1895?-1897+ (1879-1941)
    • Cora Mary Brockwell Campbell 1895?-1960 (b. 1886 Matoaca, VA - d. 1960 Petersburg, VA) mgr. @ Burns & Campbell quarry; m. Benjamin B. Campbell (see Campbell family)
    • Mary Aurelia Brockwell Phillips 1895?-1909+ (1891-1947)
      • m. William Allen Phillips (1885-1954)
    • Inez E. Brockwell Mann-Racine 1896?-1914+ (1896- d. 1979 Burbank, CA); m. Aldridge Gernelle Mann (1890-1974)
      • Lucille Rebecca Mann Kidd (1916-2001) m. James Marvin Kidd

Butler family

  • Annie Maude Butler +1968
  • "Miss Daisy" Butler +1895-1970 (1878-1970)
    • T&T 1970 Dec: "On Oct. 14th, 1970, our beloved sister, Miss Daisy Butler lovingly called by all who knew her (Miss Daisy) age 92, passed into the presence of the Lord. She was saved in her teens in tent meetings held by Bre. Alex Lamb and William Beveridge. A year or so later, a Gospel Hall was built. She took her place in the assembly and for seventy years never failed in attendance. She was very active until the last few months before her passing. Her life's work was behind the scenes and it was never her desire to be in the spotlight. No doubt her reward will be great. John W. McEwen and Samuel Ellison shared the funeral."
  • Sarah Jane Butler Bailey +1968 (d. 1968) m. Henry L. Bailey

Campbell family

  • Benjamin Boville Campbell (1885-1947) co-owner Burns & Campbell (1885-1947)
  • Cora Mary Brockwell Campbell 1895-1911; 1947-1960 (b. 1886 Matoaca, VA - d. 1960 Petersburg, VA) mgr. @ Burns & Campbell quarry; in Sun. morn. fellowship at the Petersburg assembly 1911-1947 with her husband, but they used to attend the afternoon Lord's Supper frequently at Matoaca.
    • Judge Benjamin Logan Campbell

Edwards family

  • Charles Frank Edwards (b. 1924 Fountain, NC - d. 2007 Petersburg, VA)
  • Annie Chambers Edwards +2012 (1933-2012), dau. of Moss R. Chambers & Bernice Hudgins Chambers; retired Titmus Optical 40 yrs.
    • Charles Franklin Edwards (1953-1972) worked for Moss TV Service;
    • Diana Edwards Denson

Ellison family

  • Samuel McCracken Ellison +1924-1931+, +1968-1980+ (b. 1895 Belfast, Ireland - d. 1982 Longport, NJ)
  • Esther A McEwen Ellison 1905-1931+, +1968-1980+ (b. 1905 Matoaca, VA - d. 1996 Longport, NJ)
    • +1934-1940+, Samuel & Esther were living in Washington, D.C., where Samuel was employed as a painter, and in 1940 as a meter reader.

Holt familu

  • Clemmons John Holt (b. 1796 Prince Edward, VA - d. 1851 Ettrick, VA)
  • Martha Jenkins Holt (1806-1874)
    • James Edward Holt (1852-1930) m. Alice Eugenia Holt (1856-1934)
    • Alpheus Jenkins Holt (1836-1898) m. Mary Ann Blankenship (1838-1907)
      • Joseph Arthur Holt (1869-1952) m. Rose Catherine Johnson Holt (1868-1942)
        • Josie Myrtle Holt +1965 (b. 1906 Matoaca, VA - d. 1965 Atlantic City, NJ)
        • Frank Eugene Holt (1895-1950)
        • Myrtie Lee Holt (1882-1978)
        • Ralph Napoleon Holt (1888-1938)
        • Dennis Edward Holt (1884-1961)

Humphries family

  • William S. Humphries
  • Alice Jane Fields Humphries +1949 (1878-1949), dau. of Robert & Sarah Lewis Fields
    • Mrs. J.C. Slate
    • Mrs. Robert Ellison
    • Mrs. Thad Gibbs
    • Mrs. L.O. Doyle
    • Mrs. Earl Caffrey
    • Mrs. L.D. Dancey
    • J.W. Humphries
    • Robert Humphries
    • Freddie Humphries
    • James Humphries
    • Wilbur Humphries
    • Willie Humphries

Lockett family

  • James Early Lockett (1880-1949 Mataoca, VA) stone mason @ Burns & Campbell
  • Maggie Hope Wilson Lockett +1914-1974 (1881-1974); m. 1899;
    • Dorothy Elinor Lockett Mann (1903-1996) m. & John Edgar Mann & Jacob Murray Echols (1903-1996)
    • Naomi Hope Lockett Hawkins (1905-1995) m. George Herman Hawkins (1902-1974)
    • James Alfred Lockett (1907-1988 Matoaca), barber, WWII vet Army; m. Alease "Elsie" Cecil Costley (1907-1984); 1944 @ Matoaca Baptist Church;
    • Woodrow Wilson Lockett (1914-1923 Matoaca) accidentally shot by pistol;
    • Carolyn Elizabeth Lockett Bragg (1916-2017); 1939 m. Alonzo Richard Bragg, Jr. (1916-2016); married 77 years
    • Phyllis Juanita Lockett Atkins-Simmons (1926-1974) m. Harry Lee Atkins (1922-2009) & Edward Claiborne Simmons (1930-1997)

McEwen family

  • Samuel McEwen Sr. 1899-1944 (b. 1877 NYC, New York; m. 1899 @ Matoaca; d. 1944 Petersburg, VA) traveling evangelist; His parents were William R.H. McEwen (b. Dromore, Ireland) & Martha Donelly McEwen (b. Belfast, Ireland).
  • Annie Bell Johnson McEwen 1895-1963 (b. 1876 Matoaca, VA - d. 1963 Petersburg, VA), raised at Matoaca Gospel Hall;
    • Ruth Virginia McEwen 1901-1964 (b. 1901 Ettrick, VA - d. 1988 Longport, NJ)
      • 1964 m. William Waverly Elder (b. 1894 Petersburg, VA - d. 1976 Louisville, KY), a widowed printer of Louisville, KY by Ray McEwen Zander (PB evangelist from Boca Raton, FL), and the couple removed to Louisville. Elder retired in 1956 as safety director @ Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. Later in life, Wm. and Ruth were in fellowship @ Louisville Bible Fellowship. They had three sons and one daughter.
    • Samuel Moody McEwen, Jr. 1903-1976 (b. 1903 Matoaca, VA - d. 1976 Petersburg, VA) retired "Southside Candy Co."
      • m. Myrtle Bolling Williams +1947 (1909-1947)
        • Samuel W. McEwen +1947+
        • Philip L. McEwen +1947+
        • Charles N. McEwen +1947+
    • Esther A McEwen Ellison 1905-1931+, +1976-1980+ (b. 1905 Matoaca, VA - d. 1996 Longport, NJ)
      • m. Samuel McCracken Ellison @ Petersburg +1924-1931+, 1976-1980+ (b. 1895 Belfast, Ireland - d. 1982 Longport, NJ); by 1934, they were living in Washington, D.C., where Samuel was employed as a painter, and in 1940 as a meter reader.
    • John William McEwen 1908-1936? (b. 1908 VA - d. 1994 Petersburg?, VA), salesman.
      • 1936 m. Frances Evelyn Partin (b. 1910 Berwyn, MD - d. 1983 Petersburg, VA), dau. of Lester & Virgie Kitchen Partin; The wedding was officiated by W.C.L. Correll in his home in Ettricks, VA, a Methodist pastor.
    • Naomi Daisy McEwen Moon 1911-1926+ (b. 1911 VA)
      • 1947 @ Newport News m. William Moon II (b. 1894 Belfast, Ireland; div.; d. 1965?); Supt. of Western Union in Atlantic City, NJ); wedding performed by John Millar, Sr. of Newport News Gospel Hall (now Bethany Gospel Chapel). By 1954, Wm. and Naomi resided in Atlantic City. Need to research whether this Wm. Moon is any relation to an elder Wm. Moon from England who developed a ministry among the blind.
    • James Charles McEwen 1915-1930+ (b. 1915 VA - d. 2006 Virginia Beach, VA) Chief Master Sergeant WWII; employed by the American Tobacco Company, starting in Petersburg until 1974, then retired with them in VA Beach. One dau.: Rachel Ann McEwen Cummings of Atlanta, GA;
      • m. @ Baptist church of Richmond: Rachel Etta Smith (b. 1919 Mataoca, VA - d. 2009 Virginia Beach, VA); dental asst. @ Fort Lee, VA during WWII, then homemaker;
    • Dr. Philip Joseph McEwen 1920-1935+ (b. 1920 VA - d. 2004 Petersburg, VA); Sgt. Army Air Corps WWII Pacific; grad. Geo. Wash. Univ. and Doctorate @ Illinois College of Optometry.
      • 1947 m. Jane Elizabeth Collett (1922-2008) @ Rockbridge Methodist; Three sons; Philip & Jane were in fellowship @ First Baptist Church of Petersburg;

Moore family

  • Stanley Howard Moore (b. 1939 PA - d. 2017 Statesville, NC)
  • Christina Graham Moore
    • Bill Moore
    • Chris Moore Yockey
    • Marianne Moore Becker

Oliver family

  • William Joseph Oliver (b. 1929 Radnor, PA - d. 2012 Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia, PA)
  • Elizabeth Clara Linden Oliver (b. 1919 Sunny Brae, Moncton, NB - d. 2003 Villanova, Philadelphia, PA)
    • David W. Oliver
    • Alan D. Oliver

Perkinson family

  • Walter Perkinson (1869-1926 Petersburg)
  • Addie G. Wilson Perkinson +1968 (1873-1968); dau. of John T. Wilson & Rosella Harriett Mann Wilson; lifelong native of Matoaca.

Rockey family

  • John Paul Rockey 1965-1973 (b. 1926 Norfolk, VA - d. 2015 Cedar Falls, IA); Seaboard Airline RR, Conrail, & Amtrak; also real estate agent and built homes; 1973-2005 @ Bryn Mawr Gospel Hall in  PA then 2005-20015 @ Cedar Falls Gospel Hall, IA
  • Vivian Lynds Rockey 1965-1973 (b. 1928 Lynn, MA - d. 2012 Cedar Falls, IA); 2005-2012 at Cedar Falls Gospel Hall.
    • Stephen Dale Rockey 1965-1973 (b. 1958 Richmond, VA - d. 1991) Conestoga High School 
    • Lois Rockey  1965-1973 - later West Chester, PA
    • Susan Rockey Stickfort 1965-1973 - later Cedar Falls, IA; m. Tom Stickfort;
    • Philip Rockey 1965-1973 - later Hartford & Windsor Locks, CT; m. Joanne;

Skinner family

  • Grover Cleveland Skinner +1927+ (b. 1885 Lunenburg, VA - d. 1958 Pembroke, Petersburg, VA)
  • Margaret Boone Skinner +1927+ (b. 1884 Ireland - d. 1968 Colonial Heights, VA)
    • Miriam Irene Skinner Fox +1927+ (b. 1915 - d. 2005 Milford, DE) m. George Larkin Fox, Jr. (1918-1983)
    • Charles Boone Skinner Sr. +1927+ (1921-1993) 1947 m. Lois Ann Carter (1928-2010), div. Lois remarried Raymond Moring, Jr. (d. 2010) in 1974; Raymond & Lois were part of Oakland Baptist @ Prince George; Charles remarried Anna Evelyn Caudle Inge (1921-2013).

Talley family

  • George Newton Talley (1874-1931)
  • Martha "Patty" Algernon Talley +1961 (1875-1961)

Possible Alumni

  • Archie G. Andrews 1960?
  • Herbert Bryant 1960?
  • Susanna F. Cottrell 1900? (b. 1859)
  • India Anna Bailey 1900? (b. 1839 VA)
  • Gordon Clark 1956?
  • Ed Dancy 1961?
  • Robert Hamilton 1968?
  • J.A. Hancock 1968?
  • Carl Hardy 1961?
  • Robert A. Harris +1956-1968+?
  • C. Garland Harvill, Jr. 1961?
  • Esther T. Harvill 1968? (Colonial Heights)
  • Frank J. Harvill 1968?
  • W.E. Harvill 1961?
  • Mark E. Holt +1960+
  • Thomas Kidd 1956?
  • Robert Lancaster 1968?
  • Maggie Lockett 1968? (Petersburg)
  • Ralph Mann, Jr. 1956?
  • John McLeod +1957-1960+?
  • Dr. Dorothy Moore +1960+?
  • Kenneth G. Owen 1960?
  • Curtis E. Pritchett 1968?
  • Edwin W. Savory 1960?
  • George P. Scarborough 1957?
  • Florence Spratley 1968?
  • Mack Seay 1956?
  • Robert Smith 1957?
  • Clagget C. Wells 1956?
  • Rev. C.S. Wilson 1968? (Wartrace, TN)