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Biography: Nathan Slay born 1798



(1798 – 1865)

South Carolina – South Alabama

Nathan Slay was born in 1798 in South Carolina, came when a boy with his parents and settled on Dog River, near Mobile. Some time later he moved with his parents to Winchester, Mississippi.

Location of Dog River 

Schools being scarce in his community, he did not have the advantage of a formal education. In 1817, at the age of 19, he married Miss Polly Powell, daughter of a preacher in that neighborhood. He felt the call to preach but not until during a long spell of sickness did he yield to the divine call to preach. His ministry was hampered by the lack of education.


His devoted wife taught him to read by a pine knot fire at night. He studied his Bible almost constantly and became well versed in the scriptures. Most of the early churches of Southwest Alabama and Southeast Mississippi were organized by him, and he was probably the key man in the organization of Concord Baptist Church. He also organized the Liberty Association in 1838.

He died in 1865 and was buried at Clear Creek Baptist Church.

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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