The South Family of Kentucky
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Born: 02/01/1847
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Died: 01/29/1921
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Father:
  Jeremiah Weldon SOUTH, Sr.   (1805-1880)
Mother:
  Mary Magdalene COCKRELL

Spouse:
  Eudora LINDSEY   (1853-1918)

Notes:
He joined the Confederate Army at age 14 by lying about his age. He was soon 15 and became a Lieutenant (1st) on the battlefield at age 17. He fought in all major battles of the Civil War with the Orphan Brigade. In 1871 he graduated from Transylvania's College of the Bible and became an evangelical preacher with the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church). He married Eudorah Lindsay (also a college graduate in 1871) in 1876. Their school opened in 1878 and was accredited by the legislature in 1880. The Excelsior Collegiate Institute, by name. He and Eudorah Lindsay had 8 children. The Rev. South founded The Swallowfield Church in 1892.
 

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