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The Peculiar Parson

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Born in Connecticut in 1777, Lorenzo Dow, moved to North Carolina to become a preacher. Scheduling appointments statewide as well as performing at various public locations, Dow was able to amass crowds of up to 1,500 people and issue sermons lasting for some four and one half hours. Dow was known for his ability to recover lost or stolen items, his powerful influence in the religious life of North Carolina, as well as his role as an eccentric pioneer Methodist evangelist.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 7, Sept 1962, p8, por