Ann Street Methodist Church - Images from 1978 History Update

Amy Muse's The Story of the Methodist in the Port of Beaufort (published in 1941) was updated in 1978 with "A Collection of Memories." Below are a just a few images and captions from the update. 

"Judge" Julius F. Duncan, Sr.
"One of the memorable men who taught Sunday School at Ann Street for years was 'Judge' Julius F. Duncan, Sr. Here he is pictured in a characteristic pose in the Court House. The calendar on the wall reads 1938. The class he taught was named in his honor and is still quite active. His granddaughter Lou [Waters Register] Willis says that he was offered judgeship but he said he could not judge his fellowman. However, the title stuck anyway."

[NOTE: Julius Fletcher Duncan Sr. 1881-1963 (grandson of Thomas Duncan and Elicia Howland) was son of William Benjamin Duncan and Emily Frances Jones.]

Miss "Lottie" Sanders
"Miss Charlotte Sanders (better known as "Miss Lottie") is standing in front of her home on Front Street waiting to go to church where she spent most of her time. Her home was the Sloo House (now owned by Mrs. Harvey Smith) built in 1768. Miss Lottie is buried in the Old Burying Ground adjacent to the church." 

[NOTE: 209 Front Street should be plaqued for Solomon Shepard who built the house about 1768 (Sloo owned the lot for less than a month). This was home for decades to the Sanders family. Cotton-broker David Sanders had a cotton gin on Front Street. In 1865 he married Emily Frances Sabiston.  Daughter Charlotte Vance Sanders (1879–1951) was the last Sanders in the home. "Miss Lottie" was superintendent of Ann Street Methodist children's church school in 1941; in 1950, the Lottie Sanders Building named in honor of her years of service. The home was later owned by Evelyn Marie Chadwick (1911–1986), widow of Harvey Ward Smith (1908–1976), who was well known in the menhaden fishing industry.]

                                                                      Stanley Potter Jr.