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Elder J.H.Purifoy

From Pittman's Biographical Sketches:

Elder J. H. Purifoy , of Snow Hill, Alabama, began preaching when about thirty-eight years old, served as pastor of churches five years, and as an evangelist about thirteen years, devoting his whole time to it. he traveled and preached through all southern and middle states and a portion of Canada and Michigan. While serving churches in pastoral work, he supported himself and family by his own labor, but as an evangelist, the voluntary contribution of brethren and friends afforded him and his family ample support, so that he lacked nothing in temporal things. He graduated in medicine from the Jefferson medical College in Pennsylvania, and immediately began the practice of medicine in his home village. He enlisted in the Confederate (States) Army, in 1861, and was assigned to duty as surgeon in the 44th Alabama Regiment, filling his post to the close of the war with perfect satisfaction to all concerned. Returning home at the close of the war he resumed the practice of medicine at his native village and soon became one of the most popular practitioners in his section in all his section of the state, during all of which he was an active church member. After a few years he gave up the practice of medicine and gave himself to the ministry until his health broke. In every relationship of life, Dr. Purifoy was a notable faithful man. As a physician, he was prompt, wise, sympathetic, and merciful; as a soldier, he was brave, loyal, and kind; as a husband and father he was passionately fond of his family and provided for them well; as a preacher, he was sound in doctrine, loyal to the book, clear in statements, fervent in the Spirit, and deeply reverent in his demeanor.

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