A.M. St. John
One Of The First Elders Of The Henderson Church Of Christ
A.M. St. John came from the McMinnville, Tennessee area and moved to Henderson, Tennessee in the late 1800's. He was a nephew of E.G. Sewell, and for a time was a salesman for the Memphis Furniture Company. He was an elder in the Christian Church at Henderson. In January, 1903 he wrote to and invited E.A. Elam to come preach a gospel meeting in Henderson, and to discuss the use of the instrument in worship. Another elder, R.P. Meeks met Elam at the train station asking him not to conduct the meeting. To this Elam responded that he was compelled to be preach the truth no matter what the cost. Meeks closed the church building to Elam. So, Elam preached his meeting in the Baptist Church. As a result some 25 members left the Christian Church and a church of Christ at Henderson. Along with this number was A.M. St. John. He and A.G. Freed became the elders of this new body, with A.G. Freed and N.B. Hardeman doing the preaching. A.M. St. John served the body for three years as elder before his death in 1906.
Directions To The Grave Of A.M. St. John
A.M. St. John is buried in the City Cemetery at Henderson, Tennessee. From I-40 in West Tennessee, take the Hwy 45 exit south. Go through the city of Jackson, and continue south about 15 miles to Henderson. You will be on the bypass in Henderson. Go to you come to Hwy. 100. Turn left and go to the next stop. Turn left on North Church St. Go about 100 yards and turn into the cemetery on the right. The cemetery will fork close to the entrance. Take the left fork and head up the rise to the peak of the hill. Stop the car and look to the right. You should see the N.B. Hardeman Plot. Nearly directly across the street (to your left) go in about three rows and you will find the St. John monument. The grave faces west.b