Watauga Democrat, March 12, 1903
The Winston Republican learns that Rev. T.J. Bagwell, formerly a well known Methodist divine in this State now located in South McAlister, I.T., has joined the Baptist church. Dr. Bagwell was located at the last session of North Carolina Conference at Wilmington.
Charley Gray, a colored divine of this place, who claims to be sanctified, has eloped with the wife of Robert Spencer, and fled to parts unknown. The woman claimed sanctification also. Gray leaves a wife and two small children.