Samuel Brooks McJunkin biography

ELDER SAMUEL BROOKS McJUNKIN, son of John S. and Eliza Ann Morrow McJunkin, was born in Stewart (now Webster) county, Ga., December 23, 1838. He professed Christ in baptism September, 1 859, and was ordained July 30, 1861, in Pike county, Ala. Elder B. Hardin, once pastor at Waco, was one of the presbytery. He served in the Confederate army till the second battle of Manassas, when he received two severe wounds, on account of which he was discharged from the service. He remained with the army from that time as a missionary. During the last year of the war he baptized nearly five hundred soldiers, being known to thousands only as the “boy preacher.” After the war he returned to his native state, where he had previously married Miss Rosaline L. Thorp. With her and one child he moved to Texas. His first Texas pastorate was in Huntsville, where he buried his wife. He married Mrs. Leah A. Storey, his present wife, January 14, 1875, in Grimes county, Texas. More than five thousand persons have professed faith in Christ under his preaching, nearly three thousand of whom he baptized. From choice he has served country churches principally, but has served as pastor in the cities of Cold Springs, Moscow, Calvert, Waco, Rockport and Cuero. He is now (1897) pastor of Mount Calm. His brethern have often put him in positions of trust and honor. He has served as moderator the Navasota River, Little Brazos, Blanco and Colorado Associations. He is still active, full of vigor, and is an able preacher. May the Lord add yet many years to his useful life.

Source: J. L. Walker and C. P. Lumpkin, History of the Waco Baptist Association of Texas (Waco: Byrne-Hill Printing House, 1897), pp. 359-360.