Parsons end tables - Wine barrel end tables.
Parsons End Tables
- are small tables typically placed beside couches or armchairs. Often lamps will be placed on an end table.
- Usually bought in pairs, they accent the style of the coffee table or other furniture. Usually placed at the end of the sofa, it is a very important piece of a living room set.
- United States sociologist (1902-1979)
- A beneficed member of the clergy; a rector or a vicar
- Any member of the clergy, esp. a Protestant one
- Parsons is a city in the northern part of Labette County, located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 11,514 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be in the year .
- Parsons is an impact crater on the battered far side of the Moon. It is located to the west-northwest of the crater Krylov, and to the east of Moore. Parsons is roughly circular in shape and the rim has undergone some erosion.
This three piece set would be the perfect addition to any room in your home. The two rectangular back accent chairs feature a plush, comfortable beige fabric seat cushion and back, and straight, sturdy legs. The small but spacious end table features a large top and sturdy legs. Wood parts are finished in "Light Cherry". The sleek and simple design along with its neutral colors are sure to fit into any room and any home decor. Features: Sleek and simple design Seat Height - 18" Table Height - 18" Beige fabric seat cushion and back on the Parsons style chairs Light cherry finish on the end table Some assembly required Specifications: Chair dimensions: 23" x 25-1,2" x 37" tall (18" seat height) End Table dimensions: 17" x 19" x 18" tall
First Presbyterian Church
1903 Avenue F, Galveston, TX
HISTORY of FIRST PRESBYTERIAN, GALVESTON
A hundred and seventy-one years ago, Galveston became a city in its own right instead of a pirate stronghold. Texas had won her freedom from Mexico, and Galveston almost at once became the gateway to the newborn Republic with a bustling population of some 300 people. Until this time the only religious life known to the people, and that rather sketchily, was Roman Catholicism. The preaching of Protestantism was prohibited. But in 1836, the same year that these momentous events were becoming history, the first Protestant sermon was given in Galveston in the open air near the old Navy Yard, located on the flats at the foot of 24th street--and it was preached by Presbyterian. The preacher was Rev. Henry Reid of Hopewell Presbytery, Georgia.
The next authentic Presbyterian sermon was preached in the same place two years later by Rev. W.Y. Allen of the Presbytery of South Alabama. In 1839 he brought to Galveston Rev. John McCullough, a missionary from the United States, who began to preach whenever and wherever he found a convenient place, eventually centering his work in a City Company house on the northwest corner of Church and 19th Streets, which became known as "The Academy," or Galveston University--evidently recognized as a seat of learning, as well as of religion.
At this time, Galveston had a population of 3000 people but no church. On December 1, 1839, a meeting of citizens was called to consider ways and means of meeting the need of a churchless town. Mr. McCullough preached a sermon and the meeting was called to order with the Presbyterian minister in the chair. Mr. Gail Borden, later of condensed milk fame, was secretary. It was then and there decided to proceed with the building of a Presbyterian church toward which $3,000 had been subscribed. Nine trustees were chosen to contract for the building and to superintend its construction. This action was taken not only because the only minister in the city was a Presbyterian, but over three-fourths of the church-going people were of the same persuasion. The First Presbyterian Church became an organization on January 1, 1840, with fourteen charter members and Rev. John McCullough as pastor. It was the fifth church in order entered on the rolls of the Brazos Presbytery at the time of the Presbytery's organization on April 3, 1840.
The First Presbyterian Church building, completed in 1843, was the first church constructed on the Island, followed soon after by the first Catholic Church which was completed in 1847. Of frame construction, the building was erected on the southwest corner of 19th and Church Streets, where it stood for 30 years until it was displaced by what eventually became the present magnificent structure. This current building, dedicated on February 24, 1889, was called "Bunting's Folly" because Dr. R.F. Bunting, known as the "Fighting Parson" as a result of his Civil War record, was the moving spirit in the great undertaking, which required sixteen years to complete, and cost $90,000. The building has been recognized by architectural experts as being the finest example of Norman architecture in the Southland, if not the whole country. It was the first major architectural endeavor of Nicholas J. Clayton, who supervised its construction. Clayton was the first professional architect in Texas and later earned fame as the designer of many prominent commercial, religious and residential buildings throughout the State.
An unusual feature of the church building which attracted much attention, but was eminently practical considering the church's location and the date of its construction, was the room off the left of the narthex which was fitted up as a mortuary where bodies could be placed after funeral services and held until it was convenient for friends or relatives to arrange for burial. In subsequent years as the need for this facility diminished, the room was converted to other uses.
The sanctuary has been enhanced by many gifts of devoted past members. The Hook & Hastings pipe organ, a gift of Mrs. George Ball, was constructed for the church at a cost of $7,000 and includes pipes from other organs.
The communion table, two chairs and a set of offering plates were carved of oak by a young woman, Virginia Stowe Hutches, around 1894. She married Rev. Henry Austin in 1896. Symbols carved into the communion table include an alpha superimposed on an omega signifying the infinity of God; a loaf and a cup of the Lord's Supper; lilies, symbolic of the resurrection; the Star of David, showing the lineage of Christ and the fulfillment of God's promise to Moses and his people of the coming of the Messiah; a crown of thorns, a symbol of Jesus' sacrifice for our sins; a descending dove, symbolic of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
Of the ten stained glass windows, three are outstanding examples of Tiffany's work. Five of the windows are memorials to
Bitton Parish Chronicles 1737 - 1758
News & Events Bitton Parish 1737 - 1758 - Gloucestershire
The Assizes at Gloucester, and Benjamin and Stephen Summerill were found guilty of the theft of 11 dozen hats. They were transported for life to the plantations of Virginia. Benjamin Summerill was baptised at Bitton in 1702, the son of Stephen Summerill. He married Mary Little at Doynton in 1723.
Although, he had a brother, also called Stephen, seven years his senior, it appears to be father and son who were transported, for it is known that Stephen junior who joined the army appeared again later. Their fate at hard labour in the colony is unknown. Benjamin Summerill junior, son and grandson of Benjamin and Stephen, who was referred to in his father's settlement examination of 1736, returned to Brislington where he was put out as a pauper apprentice. In time, like his uncle, he joined the army, and deserted his family. The sad wanderings of his wife and children are chronicled in Brislington Bulletins Number 4.
Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Cox died Oct 22nd 1737 aged 65, buried at Bitton. Joseph Cox of the Out-Parish of St Philip and Jacob died Sep 8 1738, buried at Bitton.
Isaac Stout died Dec 21 1737 aged 58, buried Bitton. His wife Mary died June 12, 1746, aged 65.
Benjamin Roach and Henry Willis, coal-drivers of Bitton, required to give bonds for their good behaviour in the connection with the same assault on William Berkeley, the night constable of St Mary Port ward in Bristol.
Settlement Examination of James Morris, horsedriver at Bitton, who said he was born at St Philip and Jacob in Bristol, and lived there until he was fourteen years of age, and then went as a covenant servant to Edward Warn for three quarters of a year, and then to William Brewer of Bitton, horsedriver where he worked by the week for three years. His father John had a settlement at Pontypool in Monmouthshire. That in the month of December last past he was married to his present wife Sarah near Bath.
Ann, the wife of Charles Brooks died aged 68 and was buried at Bitton. On her tombstone were the words "They lived 44 Years a Married Life" 'considered a remarkable achievement in those days of high mortality. Charles survived her twenty years, and was buried in the same grave aged 86. Cennick's group continued their alfresco meetings, and the following year, during a mission to Wiltshire, they were attacked in a field belonging to a Farmer Lee at Foxham.
One of Lee's workmen who enthusiastically joined the fray, Cennick tells us, was later condemned for horse stealing. Cennick went to see him in prison, where "He damned himself to Hell for disturbing us. I said 'My dear Man. You should not curse so. You don't know what it is to go to Hell.' He said 'I want to go there that I may call Old Burges to account,
Who cheated me before he died. But I heard before he was executed he became very sorry and altered his mind." (One of Cennick's chief concerns was "the widespread indifference to the terrors of sin", and he was mainly interested in saving this man's soul. It never occurred to him to question whether death was a suitable punishment for the theft of a horse.)
Like the unnamed horse thief, many others who spoke out or acted against the group were, according to Cennick, struck down in various ways, though it might be pointed out this was scarcely a Christian attitude. Farmer Lee of Foxham was, Cennick writes "a wealthy man, but several of his best horses died, his swine were bitten by a mad dog, and all things made against him until he was ruined and obliged to abscond." And in a final irony: "His house fell into the brethren's hands." In more Divine retribution four men were said to have expired from nosebleeds.
One of them, Sylvester Keene, bled until "his bowels corrupted, and so he ended his life cursing those who had encouraged him to meddle with us." Another man died a lingering death after falling from his horse which stumbled when a gun accidentally discharged.
As his relatives could not agree who was responsible for the funeral arrangements, he was left unburied, "until the stench grew too much." Charles Gay, a tailor and Thomas Perry, a breeches maker, "narrowly escaped the gallows", and Thomas Locker, a soap-boiler and Thomas Holliday, a labourer, were publicly whipped for stealing fowls.
In July, a Mr Hollis, arriving for work with his hay-makers at Segry, was not best pleased to find the field occupied and a prayer meeting in full swing. An altercation ensued and Mr Hollis "cursed me and my doctrines exceedingly, and while he continued to blaspheme, he sank down, and was carried to his house deprived of the use of his limbs, and there he recovered no more until he died", in November.
(Some of these "plagues of Egypt" must surely have been exaggerated and passed on t
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