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Samuel Cartledge

SAMUEL CARTLEDGE, Presbyterian Minister, Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, son of Rev. Groves H. and Annie M. (Lane) Cartledge, was born at Bold Spring, Franklin County, Georgia, May 9, 1864. His father was a clergyman, born in Madison County, Georgia, and his mother a daughter of Joseph Lane, Portland, Maine.

Mr. Cartledge's schooling until he was nine years of age was obtained at the ordinary neighborhood schools. When nine years old he was entered at Hartin Institute, Prof. John W. Glenn, principal, Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia, where he remained three years, and then went back to the family farm. He next entered the school of Prof. A. M. Scudder, at Athens, Georgia, where, after six months close application, he was prepared to enter the sophomore class at the University of Georgia, Athens, which he did. At the end of a year he was obliged to stop for want of money. He taught school until he accomplished his object, when he went to Dahlonega, Georgia, where he took an elective course, finishing in one year. He next went to the Theological Seminary at Princeton, New Jersey, where he remained a year, when his funds becoming exhausted he had to leave to replenish.

He preached at Danielsville and New Hope Churches, Madison County, studying meanwhile, and as soon as he felt able went to the Theological Seminary at Columbia, South Carolina, where he remained two years, and completing his theological course, graduated May 9, 1880. Rev. Cartledge immediately took charge of a church in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, and supplied its pulpit acceptably five years. Since then he has been pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, giving entire satisfaction to a congregation whose pulpit has been filled by some of the most eminent clergymen of the denomination.

Rev. Cartledge was married November 27, 1889, to Miss Laura, daughter of James H. Burns, Apple Valley, Jackson County, Georgia, who has borne him two children, both boys. A useful life for such a man is not difficult to forecast.

Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing historical accounts of the states civil, military, industrial and professional interests and personal sketches of many of it’s people, Volume II, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895.

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