|P. S. Got the last cheap copy of the book by the grandson, Cousin J. Lawrence Brasher, The Sanctified South. Notice that Find a Grave has John Lakin Brasher dying in 1961, contrary to the 100th birthday celebration below. Click on the tombstone and you see that the year is 1971. Some of us lived a long time.|
Dr. John L. Brasher was a famous Methodist minister, who lived at Attalla, Alabama, where at his 100th birthday celebration, he preached an hour-long sermon. He owned a Methodist boook, printed in 1818, and inscribed "James Brasher, Sr., his book." According to his obituary, he was survived by three sons and four daughters, but the 1910 Census of Marshall Co., AL names a boy not listed in the obituary.