CHARLES F. NESBITT Staff

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Staff
Charles F. Nesbitt – Staff

CHARLES F. NESBITT Staff
Big Laurel Medical Settlement, 1923-1924


TAGS: Charles F. Nesbitt,Dr. Charles Franklin Nesbitt,Big Laurel Medical Settlement,Wofford College,Emory University,University of Chicago,Millsaps College,Charles Burns Nesbitt,Ethel de Long Zande,Aileene Lewis Nesbitt


Charles F. Nesbitt arrived at Big Laurel Medical Settlement in the summer of 1923, just five years after Pine Mountain Settlement School began its satellite operation. He probably had little idea of how life-changing his experiences at Big Laurel Medical Settlement would be, not only in his tending to the spiritual needs of the mountain people but also in his personal life.

Nesbitt received an A.B. from Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 1922. A year later he was sent to Big Laurel by the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

By September of 1923, Mrs. Ethel de Long Zande, the co-director of Pine Mountain Settlement School that oversaw Big Laurel, was looking for a “general worker” to assist the current staff in various ways and eventually hired Miss Aileene Lewis from Louisville, Kentucky.

Miss Lewis left her secretarial position at the Louisville Conference Epworth League and came to Pine Mountain in early October 1923. Her education, besides high school, consisted of three summer terms in English and Bible at George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. During the time that the two were still at Big Laurel, Charles F. Nesbitt married Aileene Lewis. Charles and Aileene left Big Laurel Medical Settlement in February 1925.

CHARLES F. NESBITT: After Pine Mountain

By the time of the 1930 U.S. Census, Charles and Aileene were living in Jackson, Mississippi, where Charles was teaching classes at Millsaps College. Mississippi was also where their son, Charles Burns Nesbitt, was born on May 7, 1932. (He was later known as The Rev. C. Burns Nesbitt. He died in 1999.) Charles went on to earn a B.Div., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

In 1939, Charles joined the religion department at Wofford College, the year he completed his doctorate. At Wofford, he prepared a generation of students to become Methodist ministers. During his tenure, he was a chairman of the Department of Religion and a John M. Reeves Professor of Religion Emeritus. As a member of Phi Beta Kappa, he was an officer of the southern section of the Society of Biblical Literature at Duke University. He retired from his Wofford College position in 1966.


Charles Franklin Nesbitt was born c. 1897 in Laurens, South Carolina, to Harve Nesbitt, a farmer, and Elizabeth Nesbitt. He had one younger sister, Blanche, and three younger brothers, Grady, Ernest and Harry. Dr. Nesbitt died on December 24, 1976, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. His wife, Aileene Lewis Nesbitt died in 1990.


See Also:
AILEENE LEWIS NESBITT Staff – Biography

AILEENE LEWIS NESBITT Album
AILEENE LEWIS NESBITT Correspondence 1923-1925

MEDICAL SETTLEMENT Big Laurel


Title

Charles F. Nesbitt

Alt. Title

Dr. Charles Franklin Nesbitt

Identifier

CHARLES F. NESBITT Staff

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Charles F. Nesbitt ; Dr. Charles Franklin Nesbitt ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Big Laurel Medical Settlement ; Wofford College ; Emory University,University of Chicago ; Millsaps College ; Charles Burns Nesbitt ; Ethel de Long Zande ; Aileene Lewis Nesbitt ; 

Subject LCSH

Nesbitt, Charles F., — 1897-1976.
Aileene Lewis Nesbitt, — 1898-1900.
Charles Burns Nesbitt, — 1932-1999.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Date

2020-08-17 aae

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet.

Source

Series 09: Biography – Staff

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Biography – Staff

Coverage Temporal

1897 – 1999

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ;

Spartanburg, SC ; Louisville, KY ; Nashville, TN, Chicago, IL ; Jackson, MS ; Atlanta, GA ; Laurens, SC ; Gilley, KY ; 

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of Charles F. Nesbitt ; clippings, photographs, books by or about Charles F. Nesbitt ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

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Bibliography

Sources
All Internet resources were accessed 2020-08-17.
AILEENE LEWIS NESBITT Correspondence and AILEENE LEWIS NESBITT Biography.” Series 09: Biography – Staff. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

Welcome Little Son.” Clarion-Ledger, May 9, 1932, Jackson, MS, page 3. Newspapers.com. Internet resource.

Papers of Charles Franklin Nesbitt, 1922-1969.” Archives, Sandor Texzler Library, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC. Internet resource.

 “United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K46X-7GW): Charles Nesbitt, Ward 2, Spartanburg, Spartanburg Township, Spartanburg, South Carolina. (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.) Internet resource.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRHD-427?cc=1810731&wc=QZF3-59V%3A648806401%2C649577701%2C648822401%2C1589282443 : (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002).

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RJY-FWP?cc=1488411&wc=QZJB-WZ7%3A1036472401%2C1037306601%2C1037330601%2C1589332316), (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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