This is the final G.A.A. letter. It was posted in Happy Home, NC (Now
Connelly Springs). In one of
the letters, he refers to teaching at a school and a cousin, Robert L.
Abernethy. "The school numbers about 80 students and there is a fine prospect
of it closing with over a hundred students as usual." The "Cousin R. L. Abernethy" referred to in the
letter was Robert Laban Abernethy, the founder of Rutherford College. I
suspect the school G.A.A. refers to is Rutherford College. Gideon was a
teacher there. And, I note that Rutherford College, NC, is only a few
miles north of Connelly Springs.
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