Rev. T. C. P. Shelman

The Free Press Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia

December 14, 1882, Page 3

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Death of Rev. T. C. P. Shelman.

This aged minister of the Methodist church came to Cartersville two or three years ago from Kentucky.  He came with feeble health, and has remained in that condition since his residence here.  The deceased was quite old.  His remains were conveyed to his former home at Millersburg, Ky., for interment.


The Free Press Newspaper
January 4, 1883, page 3


Departed this life Dec. 5th, 1882, Rev. T. P. C. Shelman. He was born in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Georgia, Feb. 12th, 1811. When quite a youth he became a member of the Georgia conference, remained in it about five years. He was local for sometime, then entered the Alabama conference preaching in Greensboro, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa. During the second year of his ministry at Tuscaloosa, his health failed, he was obliged to give up work and travel north. After 2 years rest, he became a member of the Kentucky conference, filling some of the most important district stations etc. He worked and preached energetically, and faithfully for twenty-two years.

In consequence of deafness and many bodily infirmities, he was in 1874 superannuated. In 1880 he had a paralytic stroke. Thinking that the balmy air of his native state would prolong his life, we brought him to this place. Instead of improving, he became more enfeebled physically and mentally, and after repeated attacks of paralysis entered the haven of everlasting life. He had frequently requested that his remains should be taken to Millersburg, Bourbon Co., Kentucky, for burial; this wish was complied with Dec. 8th. His body was taken to the church, his funeral sermon preached by Rev. W. F. Taylor, and his remains followed to the grave by a multitude of friends, and collegiate of Wesley college (of which he was the originator) and many ministers. Before being taken to Kentucky, short services were conducted at his home, by Rev. Mr. Jarrell pastor of the M. E. church south of Cartersville.
---One who knew and loved him well.


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