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Guin, Rev. M. M.

from The Christian Advocate
Guin. - Rev. M. M. Guin was born at Williamson county, Tennessee, on the 22nd day of January, 1807, and died at his residence in Schulenburg, Fayette county, on the third day of May, 1885, by reason of strength almost living out his four score. He was married to Miss Mary Carson in 1827, and moved to Texas in 1838. Professed religion during a camp-meeting held in Smith county, Texas, in 1845; and joined the Presbyterian Church, but on reading the Scriptures decided his place was among the Methodists. He was licensed to preach in 1854 and was elected to and received deacon's orders from Texas Conference, by Bishop George F. Pierce, November 28th, 1858. My first acquaintance with Bro. Guin began in the year 1860, in Lavaca county, Texas; he was then a local preacher at Andrews Chapel. It was near this place that he lost his first wife. He was again happily married to Mrs. Lucinda Medris in November, 1859, in the State of Mississippi. Bro. Guin was a sufferer and confined for years before his death. He bore his afflictions with the fortitude and patience becoming a Christian. It was his delight to converse about an experimental knowledge of the Christian religion. He was want to meditate on the law of the Lord day and night; he seemed only desirous to depart and be with Christ. On the 16th day of June, 1882, he professed sanctification and it seemed as if he was in a new atmosphere radiant with life — on a higher plane of enjoyment than ever before. God, holiness and heaven are his themes now. It was pleasant to associate with him, and it may truly be said, "that the place where the good man meets his fate is privileged beyond the common walks of a virtuous life, quite on the verge of heaven." He was a good citizen, a kind friend, and an obliging neighbor, a loving husband and father. He leaves a wife, children and grandchildren, who mourn his departure. May God comfort the bereaved.
Thomas W. Glass
Schulenburg, Fayette County, Tex. July 14

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