Sunday, July 22, 2007

John Franklin McLendon

In addition to the link below, here is a link on John Franklin McLendon and Josephine Holmes. After arriving in Texas from Alabama, McLendon evidently lived mostly in Panola County. He lived in the Laneville area of Rusk County for a period while pastoring in that area. Elder McLendon pastored churches in East Texas, was long-time moderator of the Mt. Zion Baptist Association, and served as president of the East Texas Musical Convention. I have a copy of a letter that he wrote around 1910 to my great-uncle, Benjamin Lewis Vaughn. I will try to post that when I have time.